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Richard Loo ACTOR


Richard Loo was born on October 1st, 1903 in Maui, Hawaii.  He is one of the most familiar Asian actors seen in American films between the 1930's and 1940's.  Loo was raised in Hawaii and his family relocated to California when he was a teenager.
After high school, Loo attended the University of California and began to embark on a career in business.  When the stock market crashed in 1929, things were not going so well for him financially and he decided to re-think his career goals.

Loo began working in local amateur theater productions and realized how much he enjoyed acting.  Loo also took notice that there were not very many Asian American actors on the scene.
By 1931 he was appearing on the big screen in his first film and soon added such credits as, "Student Tour" (1934), "Mad Holiday" (1936), "That Certain Woman" (1937) and "Panama Patrol" (1939).  

During the course of his career he would add over 120 film roles, with some of the more well known ones, "The Purple Heart" (1944), "The Keys of the Kingdom" (1944), "God Is My Co-Pilot" (1945), "Back to Bataan" (1945) starring John Wayne and Anthony Quinn, "The Steel Helmet" (1951), "The Conqueror" (1956) starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward and "The Sand Pebbles" (1966) starring Steve McQueen and Richard Crenna.  One of his latest film roles was in 1974 portraying Hai Fat in, "The Man With The Golden Gun", a James Bond film.    

In addition to his film work he also appeared in a number of television commercials for Toyota cars and added a variety of television appearances to his resume such as, "The Incredible Hulk", "Kung Fu", "Perry Mason", "Wagon Train", "The Dakotas", "Bewitched", "Ironside" and "Police Story".     

Throughout his lifetime, Richard Loo married twice, first to Hollywood agent, Bessie Loo in 1929 and they had two children together before the marriage ended in 1960.  His second wife was Hope Loo whom he wed in 1964 and he had one step daughter from his wife's previous relationship.  This marriage lasted until Loo passed away on November 20th, 1983 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from cerebral hemorrhaging. 

1981   The Incredible Hulk 

1977   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1977   Police Story 

1976   The Quest 

1976   Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur
1974   The Man with the Golden Gun 

1972-1974  Kung Fu 

1974   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1973   McCloud 

1973   Ironside 

1972   The Delphi Bureau
1972   The Sixth Sense 

1971   Chandler 

1971   One More Train to Rob 
1970   Which Way to the Front? 

1970   One More Time

1968-1970  It Takes a Thief
1970   Bewitched

1969   Here Come the Brides

1969   Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1968   Hawaii Five-O

1967   My Three Sons 

1967   Family Affair 
1966   The Sand Pebbles

1966   The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

1966   I Dream of Jeannie
1966   The Wild Wild West

1966   The Wackiest Ship in the Army 

1965   Burke's Law
1965   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

1965   Honey West

1965   I Spy 
1963   Perry Mason 

1963   Wagon Train

1963   The Outer Limits 
1963   The Dakotas 

1963   Diamond Head

1962   A Girl Named Tamiko 
1962   Confessions of an Opium Eater 

1962   The Beachcomber 

1961   Bonanza
1961   Seven Women from Hell

1961   Follow the Sun

1961   Maverick 
1960-1961  Hong Kong

1961   Espionage: Far East 

1959   The Scavengers 
1958   Hong Kong Affair 

1958   The Quiet American 

1958   Tombstone Territory 
1957   Battle Hymn

1956   Around the World in Eighty Days

1955-1956  TV Reader's Digest
1954-1956  Cavalcade of America

1956   Four Star Playhouse

1956   The Man Called X 
1956   The Conqueror 

1956   Crossroads 

1956   Navy Log
1955   Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 

1955   House of Bamboo 

1955   Soldier of Fortune 
1954   The Bamboo Prison

1954   My Little Margie

1954   December Bride 
1954   Living It Up 

1954   The Shanghai Story

1954   Hell and High Water
1953   China Venture

1953   Fireside Theatre 

1953   Summer Theatre 
1953   Destination Gobi

1953   Target Hong Kong

1952   5 Fingers
1951   I Was an American Spy

1951   Operation Pacific

1951   Chinatown Chump 
1951   The Steel Helmet 

1949   Malaya 

1949   The Clay Pigeon
1949   State Department: File 649

1948   Rogues' Regiment

1948   The Golden Eye
1948   The Cobra Strikes 

1948   Half Past Midnight 

1948   To the Ends of the Earth 
1948   Women in the Night 

1947   Beyond Our Own

1947   Web of Danger
1947   Seven Were Saved 

1947   The Beginning or the End

1946   Tokyo Rose 
1945   Prison Ship

1945   First Yank Into Tokyo 

1945   Back to Bataan
1945   China's Little Devils 

1945   China Sky

1945   God Is My Co-Pilot
1945   Betrayal from the East

1944   The Keys of the Kingdom

1944   The Story of Dr. Wassell
1944   The Purple Heart

1943   Rookies in Burma

1943   Jack London 
1943   So Proudly We Hail! 

1943   Destroyer 

1943   Behind the Rising Sun 
1943   Yanks Ahoy 

1943   China

1943   The Falcon Strikes Back
1943   The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

1943   Flight for Freedom

1943   City Without Men
1942   Star Spangled Rhythm

1942   Road to Morocco

1942   Flying Tigers
1942   Manila Calling

1942   Across the Pacific

1942   Wake Island
1942   Little Tokyo, U.S.A. 

1942   Bombs Over Burma 

1942   Submarine Raider 
1942   Remember Pearl Harbor

1942   A Yank on the Burma Road

1941   Secret of the Wastelands
1941   They Met in Bombay 

1941   Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery

1940   Doomed to Die 
1940   The Fatal Hour 

1939   Barricade 

1939   Daughter of the Tong 
1939   Island of Lost Men

1939   Lady of the Tropics 

1939   Miracles for Sale
1939   Mr. Wong in Chinatown

1939   Panama Patrol 

1939   North of Shanghai 
1938   Shadows Over Shanghai 

1938   Too Hot to Handle 

1938   Blondes at Work 
1937   Thank You, Mr. Moto 

1937   West of Shanghai 

1937   That Certain Woman
1937   Outlaws of the Orient 

1937   The Singing Marine 

1937   The Soldier and the Lady
1937   Lost Horizon 

1937   The Good Earth 

1936   After the Thin Man
1936   Stowaway 

1936   Mad Holiday 

1936   Shadow of Chinatown 
1936   Shadow of Chinatown

1936   Roaming Lady 

1935   China Seas
1935   Captured in Chinatown 

1935   Shadows of the Orient 

1935   Stranded 
1934   The Mysterious Mr. Wong 

1934   The Painted Veil

1934   Student Tour
1934   Now and Forever 

1933   The Bitter Tea of General Yen 

1932   The Secrets of Wu Sin
1932   War Correspondent

Matinee Classics - The Fatal Hour starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds, Lita Chevret, Harry Strang, Hooper Atchley and Richard Loo
Matinee Classics - God is My Co-Pilot starring Dennis Morgan, Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale Sr., Richard Loo, John Ridgely, Carig Stevens, Andrea King, Stanley Ridges, Warren Douglas, Stephen Richard and Charles Smith
Matinee Classics - The Keys of the Kingdom starring Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner, Roddy McDowall, Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke, Dennis Hoey, Ruth Nelson, Edith Barrett, Peggy Ann Garner, Jane Ball, James Gleason, Anne Revere, Benson Fong, Leonard Strong, Philip Ahn, Arthur Shields, Sara Allgood, Ruth Ford, Richard Loo, H.T. Hsiang, Si-Lan Chen and Eunice Soo-Hoo
Matinee Classics - Mr. Wong in Chinatown starring Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon, Peter George Lynn, William Royle, James Flavin, Lotus Long, Lee Tong Foo, Bessie Loo, Richard Loo and Ernie Stanton
Matinee Classics - The Purple Heart starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea, Don 'Red' Barry, Trudy Marshall, Sam Levene, Charles Russell, John Craven, Tala Birell, Richard Loo, Peter Chong, Gregory Gaye, Torben Meyer and Kurt Katch
Matinee Classics - Secret of the Wastelands starring William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King, Barbara Britton, Douglas Fowley, Keith Richards, Soo Yong, Richard Loo, Lee Tung Foo and Gordon Hart
Matinee Classics - State Department: File 649 starring William Lundigan, Virginia Bruce, Johnathan Hale, Frank Ferguson, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Raymond Bond, Milton Kibbee, Victor Sen Yung, Lora Lee Michel, John Holland, Harlan Warde and Carole Donne

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