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Aki Aleong

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also been Executive Director of AIM (Asians in Media), Vice President of The Media Coalition of Los Angeles and President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian-Americans). Among Aki's numerous awards is an Honorary Doctorate from New Dimensions University in 2013. Aki's legendary career started on Broadway in "Teahouse of the August Moon" and "The Interview." He went on to star in more than 50 movies and 150 television shows and has worked with Academy Award-winners Frank Sinatra Jr., Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Ben Kingsley, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau. Aki has worked with Directors William Wyler {3 time Oscar winner}, John Sturges and Martin Ritt. Other notable stars with whom Aki has worked include Roger Moore, Bill Cosby, Peter Lawford, Tony Randall, Gina Lollobrigida, Chuck Norris, Olivia Hussey, Pierce Brosnan and others, many of whom have been the recipients of Golden Globes, DGA, WGA, SAG, Cannes and similar prestigious awards. Aki's career also includes working with prominent Writers/Directors, including John Milius, Lionel Chetwynd, Philip Yordan, Mark Rydell and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck. Aki also has experience as a record executive producer/artist. He was Chairman of FORE (The Fraternity of Recording Executives), an organization dedicated to bringing Executives of Color into the Music Industry. His other affiliations include President of Pan World Records and Golden Dragon Publishing companies. He was the National Director of Black Promotion for Polydor/Polygram Records and also worked with Liberty/UA Records and Capitol Records. He also produced records for Columbia Records, Capitol, Liberty/UA, Artista and other prominent labels. Aki, in fact, is the first Asian American to have a Top100 record, which he wrote and co-produced, on the National Charts in the US. Aki's other accomplishments include NAAAP ( National Association of Asian American Professionals) membership, an Advisory Board Member of the US China Aids Foundation and a Judge for the Asian American Teens 2007-2008. Aki is President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans), Senior Advisor for Ace Studios Hong Kong and President of Mustard Seed Media Group, for which he wrote, directed and starred in "Chinaman's Chance: America's Yellow Slaves." Aki's extensive background in the entertainment industry also includes the production of a wide variety of movies, videos and documentaries.


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Born:
Dec 19, 1934 In Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1955-09-06
Latest Project:
Movie Savage Dog 2017-08-04
Known For
Poster of Roswell
Poster of Fit to Kill
Poster of Out for Blood
Poster of Braddock: Missing in Action III
Filmography
Movie Savage Dog Tribal Chieftain 2017-08-04
Movie Pound of Flesh Kung 2015-05-07
Movie Agents of Secret Stuff Agent X 2010-11-23
Series Veritas: The Quest Unknown 2003-01-27
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie The Independent Mr. Ko 2000-11-10
Series Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
Series L.A. Heat Unknown 1999-03-15
Series Martial Law Unknown 1998-09-26
Series Seven Days Unknown 1998-10-07
Movie Breaking The Surface: The Greg Louganis Story Dr. Sammy Lee 1997-03-19
Movie The Quest Khao 1996-04-19
Movie The Force Dr. Shin 1995-02-21
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1994-01-19
Movie Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey Gallery Speaker 1994-01-01
Series Babylon 5 Unknown 1994-01-26
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown 1993-01-27
Movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Principal Elder 1993-05-07
Movie Fit to Kill Chang 1993-10-27
Movie Out for Blood Hiroshi 1992-12-16
Movie Dragonfight Kyoto 1990-06-05
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Mancuso, F.B.I. Unknown 1989-10-13
Movie Farewell to the King Col. Mitamura 1989-03-03
Movie Braddock: Missing in Action III Gen. Quoc 1988-01-22
Series War of the Worlds Unknown 1988-10-10
Series China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series Cagney and Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey Unknown 1982-09-22
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie Operation Bikini Seaman Ronald Davayo 1963-03-26
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Movie Never So Few Billingsly 1959-12-07
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06