A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. The recovery of fingerprints from a crime scene is an important method of forensic science. Fingerprints are deposited on suitable surfaces by the natural secretions of sweat from the eccrine glands that are present in epidermal ridges; these are sometimes referred to as "Chanced Impressions". In a wider use of the term, fingerprints are the traces of an impression from the friction ridges of any part of a human or other primate hand. A print from the sole of the foot can leave an impression of friction ridges. Deliberate impressions of fingerprints may be formed by ink or other substances transferred from the peaks of friction ridges on the skin to a smooth surface such as a fingerprint card. Fingerprint records contain impressions from the pad on the last joint of fingers and thumbs, although fingerprint cards typically record portions of lower joint areas of the fingers. Human fingerprints are detailed, nearly unique, difficult to alter, durable over the life of an individual, making them suitable as long-term markers of human identity.
They may be employed by police or other authorities to identify individuals who wish to conceal their identity, or to identify people who are incapacitated or deceased and thus unable to identify themselves, as in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Fingerprint analysis, in use since the early 20th century, has led to many crimes being solved; this means. In 2015, the identification of sex by testing the fingerprint biochemical content has been reported. A friction ridge is a raised portion of the epidermis on the digits, the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot, consisting of one or more connected ridge units of friction ridge skin; these are sometimes known as "epidermal ridges" which are caused by the underlying interface between the dermal papillae of the dermis and the interpapillary pegs of the epidermis. These epidermal ridges serve to amplify vibrations triggered, for example, when fingertips brush across an uneven surface, better transmitting the signals to sensory nerves involved in fine texture perception.
These ridges may assist in gripping rough surfaces and may improve surface contact in wet conditions. Before computerization, manual filing systems were used in large fingerprint repositories. Manual classification systems were based on the general ridge patterns of all fingers; this allowed the filing and retrieval of paper records in large collections based on friction ridge patterns alone. The most popular systems used the pattern class of each finger to form a key to assist lookup in a filing system. Classification systems include the Roscher system, the Juan Vucetich system, the Henry Classification System; the Roscher system was developed in Germany and implemented in both Germany and Japan, the Vucetich system was developed in Argentina and implemented throughout South America, the Henry system was developed in India and implemented in most English-speaking countries. In the Henry system of classification, there are three basic fingerprint patterns: loop and arch, which constitute 60–65%, 30–35%, 5% of all fingerprints respectively.
There are more complex classification systems that break down patterns further, into plain arches or tented arches, into loops that may be radial or ulnar, depending on the side of the hand toward which the tail points. Ulnar loops start on the pinky-side of the finger, the side closer to the lower arm bone. Radial loops start on the thumb-side of the finger, the side closer to the radius. Whorls may have sub-group classifications including plain whorls, accidental whorls, double loop whorls, peacock's eye and central pocket loop whorls. Other common fingerprint patterns include the tented arch, the plain arch, the central pocket loop; the system used by most experts, is similar to the Henry System of Classification. It consists of five fractions, in which R stands for right, L for left, i for index finger, m for middle finger, t for thumb, r for ring finger and p for little finger; the fractions are as follows: Ri/Rt + Rr/Rm + Lt/Rp + Lm/Li + Lp/Lr. The numbers assigned to each print are based on.
A whorl in the first fraction is given a 16, the second an 8, the third a 4, the fourth a 2, 0 to the last fraction. Arches and loops are assigned values of 0. Lastly, the numbers in the numerator and denominator are added up, using the scheme: /and a 1 is added to both top and bottom, to exclude any possibility of division by zero. For example, if the right ring finger and the left index finger have whorls, the fractions would look like this: 0/0 + 8/0 + 0/0 + 0/2 + 0/0 + 1/1, the calculation: / = 9/3 = 3. Using this system reduces the number of prints that the print in question needs to be compared to. For example, the above set of prints would only need to be compared to other sets of fingerprints with a value of 3. Fingerprint identification, known as dactyloscopy, or hand print identification, is the process of comparing two instances of friction ridge skin impressions, from human fingers or toes, or the palm of the hand or sole of the foot, to determine whether these impressions could have come from the same individual.
The flexibility of friction ridge skin means that no two finger or palm prints are exactly alike in every detail.
Mark Roberts (actor)
Mark Roberts was an American stage and television support actor who appeared in over 100 films between 1938 and 1994, according to the Internet Movie Database. Sometimes he was credited as Robert E. Scott, or Robert Scott. A native of Denver, Roberts began acting when he was 4, appearing in a play in kindergarten. "The smell of greasepaint got me," he said years later. During his childhood, the family moved to Lakewood, to Kansas City, Missouri. Roberts attended Southwest High School in Kansas City and the University of Arizona at Tucson, where he majored in English. Soon after Roberts graduated from college, a screen test at Columbia Pictures led to a long-term contract for him, he made his film debut in Brother Rat, a 1938 film directed by William Keighley and starring Ronald Reagan. Roberts played an uncredited bit role as Tripod Andrews. After that, he was billed as Robert Scott in three films before obtaining his first and only leading role in the 1944 Columbia serial Black Arrow, he served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Following discharge, he acted under the name of Mark Roberts. Roberts appeared in It's the 1946 classic Frank Capra film, he and Carl Switzer played Mickey and Freddie Othello the two guys who unlock the gym floor at the high school dance, exposing the pool below, into which George Bailey and Mary Hatch tumble. Roberts played the role of Dunbar in the Broadway production of Stalag 17. Concurrently, he was a member of the cast of a television serial; the dual responsibilities meant that Roberts left New York City via train at 8 a.m. going to Philadelphia for rehearsals and the program's live broadcast he would catch a 6:06 p.m. train back to New York to perform in the play. Roberts became a familiar face in selected drama and action television series, he starred as reporter Hildy Johnson in the 1949-1950 syndicated television series The Front Page. In the 1960-1961 season, he joined Stephen Dunne playing brothers who were private detectives in the syndicated television series, The Brothers Brannagan, which aired 39 episodes.
Roberts played Bob Brannagan. He made seven guest appearances on Perry Mason, including two 1962 roles as the murder victim: title character Otto Gervaert/Gabe Phillips in "The Case of the Absent Artist," and Tod Richards in "The Case of the Playboy Pugilist." He portrayed murderer Wayne Jameson in "The Case of the Nebulous Nephew". Roberts made his last screen appearance in the short-lived 1994 sitcom Monty. Roberts married Audrey Von Clemm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1953. Roberts died at the age of 84 in California, he is survived by his three children. Mark Roberts on IMDb Mark Roberts at the Internet Broadway Database
Black Dragons is a 1942 American film directed by William Nigh and starring Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke. The cast includes Clayton Moore; the Black Dragon Society appears in Let's Get Tough! A 1942 East Side Kids film made by the same team of producer Sam Katzman, it is prior to the American entry into World War II, Japan's fiendish Black Dragon Society is hatching an evil plot with the Nazis. They instruct Dr. Melcher, to travel to Japan on a secret mission. There he operates on six Japanese conspirators; the actual leaders are replaced with their likenesses. Dr. Melcher is condemned to a lifetime of imprisonment. Bela Lugosi as Dr. Melcher aka Monsieur Colomb / Cell Prisoner Joan Barclay as Alice Saunders George Pembroke as Dr. Bill Saunders Clayton Moore as Dick Martin Robert Frazer as Amos Hanlin Edward Peil, Sr. as Philip Wallace Robert Fiske as Ryder Irving Mitchell as John Van Dyke Kenneth Harlan as FBI Chief Colton Max Hoffman Jr. as Kearney Frank Melton as FBI Agent Joseph Eggenton as Stevens I.
Stanford Jolley as The Dragon Jack Cheatham as Policeman Jack Chefe as Hotel Clerk Bernard Gorcey as The Cabbie Jack Holmes as Industrialist Ethelreda Leopold as Girl at Party Carl M. Leviness as Industrialist The film was rushed into production following the attack on Pearl Harbor, it was to begin filming on 17 January 1942 but this was pushed back until 21 January. The original working title was The Yellow Menace; the film was released in Los Angeles on the double bill with the Australian film Pituri. The Los Angeles Times said that "those who love their mystery and their Lugosi will find this film unusually sinister."The film was colorized in the 1990s. Black Dragons, a modern Triad organisation. Black Dragons, a French antifascist group analogous to the Black Panthers. Black Dragons on IMDb Black Dragons at TCMDB Black Dragons at AllMovie Black Dragons is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Conrad "Connie" Lafcadio Hall, ASC was an American cinematographer from Papeete, French Polynesia. Named after writers Joseph Conrad and Lafcadio Hearn, he was best known for photographing such films as In Cold Blood, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, Road to Perdition. For his work he garnered a number of awards, including three Academy BAFTA Awards. In 2003, Hall was judged to be one of history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild, he has been given a star in Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. Conrad L Hall was born on June 1926 in Papeete, Tahiti, his father was James Norman Hall, an ace pilot and captain in the Lafayette escadrille that fought for France in World War I. James co-wrote Mutiny on the Bounty, his mother was Sarah Winchester Hall. Growing up during the relative infancy of cinema, Hall never was around cameras and the idea of going to the movies was a foreign concept. In his teens, Hall moved from Tahiti to Santa Barbara for prep school.
After prep school, Hall was told by his father to find his path in life. Hall attended the University of Southern California, intending to study journalism, but ended up doing poorly and instead went to cinema school, he wasn't sure this was the right decision, yet he thought since this was a new art form it would be interesting to start from the bottom. Hall went to the cinema school at a time, he taught the principles, left the rest up to us”. After creating his first shots in school he fell in love with the art and wanted to continue telling his stories through imagery. A few people that visited his school during his education at USC were Orson Welles. After graduation in 1949 Hall expected to get a job right out of college. At the time, Hollywood only allowed the camera crew to be filled with people that were on the International Photographers Guild roster. After graduation Hall collaborated with his classmates, Marvin R. Weinstein and Jack C. Couffer, to create Canyon Films in 1949. In the beginning they made advertising commercials and documentaries and did pickup shots for features.
In 1956 Canyon Films acquired a short film, My Brother Down There, which allowed Hall to enter into the cameraman position and become part of the International Photographers Guild. However, the Guild made Canyon Films hire an established Guild Cameraman for My Brother Down There, denying Hall credit though he shot the entire film. Instead he was credited as the visual consultant, after United Artists released the film under the new title Running Target. Once Running Target was finished Canyon Films dissolved, its members went off on their own paths. Since Hall was part of the Guild, he was able to work as an assistant cameraman at the side of many influential cinematographers such as Hall Mohr, Ernie Haller, Burnie Guffey and Ted McCord, who were all part of the ASC. Following a year of working as an assistant cameraman, he was awarded the chance to be the camera operator on the television series Stoney Burke. In 1963, he began filming another television series called The Outer Limits. In 1964, he shot his first feature-length black and white film, Wild Seed, made in 24 days with producer Albert S. Ruddy.
Hall's breakthrough came with Morituri for which he received his first Oscar nomination. In the following year Hall shot Incubus, The Professionals, Harper, his first color film, his first collaboration with director Richard Brooks on The Professionals was put in motion by assistant director Tom Shaw, who worked with Hall on Wild Seed and recommended him to Brooks. Their second collaboration, 1967's In Cold Blood, resulted in yet another Oscar nomination, it is notable for the documentary location shots, which were rare at the time. In that same year, Hall shot Divorce American Style. Cool Hand Luke is known for being shot in Panavision. In 1968, Hall filmed Hell in the Pacific for director John Boorman, not a box-office success but has since become a cult classic. In 1969, Hall received his first Oscar for the Sundance Kid. To make Butch Cassidy visually compatible with the time period, he used experimental techniques, such as overexposing the negatives in order to mute the primary colors when printing it back.
The result was considered an innovative success. He made two other films that The Happy Ending and Tell them Willie Boy is Here. In 1972, Hall shot Fat City, with director John Huston. Fat City was known for its grainy texture to reflect the harsh reality of the storyline. In 1973 he shot the police thriller Electra Glide in Blue, followed by Smile and The Day of the Locust in 1975, the latter of which earned him his fifth Oscar nomination. In 1976 he shot Marathon Man with director John Schlesinger, one of the first to use the Steadicam technique. After shooting 18 films in 12 years, Hall took an 11-year break. Around the same time he teamed up with noted cinematographer Haskell Wexler to make a commercial production company; this allowed him to not only be the cameraman on his own work, but the director. The break for him was about learning from others about their unique techniques; as Hall stated: "At heart I am more than a cinematographer. I'm a filmmaker." This led to his exploration such as an adaptation of the novel The Wild Palms.
Hall returned to the film industry in 1987 to shoot
A doppelgänger is a non-biologically related look-alike or double of a living person, sometimes portrayed as a ghostly or paranormal phenomenon and seen as a harbinger of bad luck. Other traditions and stories equate a doppelgänger with an evil twin. In modern times, the term twin stranger is used; the word "doppelgänger" is used in a more general and neutral sense, in slang, to describe any person who physically resembles another person. The word doppelgänger is a loanword from the German Doppelgänger, a compound noun formed by combining the two nouns Doppel and Gänger; the singular and plural forms are the same in German, but English prefers the plural "doppelgängers". The first known use, in the different form Doppeltgänger, occurs in the novel Siebenkäs by Jean Paul, in which he explains his newly coined word by a footnote – while the word Doppelgänger appears, but with a quite different meaning. Like all nouns in German, the word is written with an initial capital letter. Doppelgänger and Doppelgaenger are equivalent spellings, Doppelganger is different and would correspond to a different pronunciation.
In English, the word should be written with a lower-case letter unless it is the first word of a sentence or part of a title. It is further common to drop the umlaut on the letter "a", writing "doppelganger". English-speakers have only applied this German word to a paranormal concept. Francis Grose's, Provincial Glossary of 1787 used the term fetch instead, defined as the "apparition of a person living." Catherine Crowe's book on paranormal phenomena, The Night-Side of Nature helped make the German word well-known. However, the concept of alter egos and double spirits has appeared in the folklore, religious concepts, traditions of many cultures throughout human history. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, a ka was a tangible "spirit double" having the same memories and feelings as the person to whom the counterpart belongs; the Greek Princess presents an Egyptian view of the Trojan War in which a ka of Helen misleads Paris, helping to stop the war.. This is depicted in Euripides' play Helen. In Norse mythology, a vardøger is a ghostly double, seen performing the person's actions in advance.
In Finnish mythology, this is called having an etiäinen, "a firstcomer". The doppelgänger is a version of the Ankou, a personification of death, in Breton and Norman folklore. Izaak Walton claimed that English metaphysical poet John Donne saw his wife's doppelgänger in 1612 in Paris, on the same night as the stillbirth of their daughter. German playwright Goethe described an experience in his autobiography Dichtung und Wahrheit in which he and his double passed one another on horseback. In addition to describing the doppelgänger double as a counterpart to the self, Percy Bysshe Shelley's drama Prometheus Unbound makes reference to Zoroaster meeting "his own image walking in the garden". Lord Byron uses doppelgänger imagery to explore the duality of human nature. In The Devil's Elixir, a man murders the brother and stepmother of his beloved princess, finds his doppelgänger has been sentenced to death for these crimes in his stead, liberates him, only to have the doppelgänger murder the object of his affection.
This was one of E. T. A. Hoffmann's early novels. Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Double presents the doppelgänger as an opposite personality who exploits the character failings of the protagonist to take over his life. Charles Williams' Descent into Hell has character Pauline Anstruther seeing her own doppelgänger all through her life. Clive Barker's story "Human Remains" in his Books of Blood is a doppelgänger tale, the doppelgänger motif is a staple of Gothic fiction. In Stephen King's book, The Outsider, the antagonist is able to use the DNA of individuals to become their near perfect match through a science-fictional ability to transform physically; the allusion to it being a doppelganger is made by the group trying to stop it from killing again. The group discusses other examples of fictional doppelgangers that occurred throughout history to provide some context. In The CW supernatural drama series, The Vampire Diaries, actress Nina Dobrev portrayed the roles of several doppelgangers; the series focused on the doppelgangers of the sweet & genuine Elena and the malevolent & bitchy Katherine.
With the advent of social media, there have been several reported cases of people finding their "twin stranger" online, a modern term for a doppelgänger. Twinstrangers.net is a website where users can upload a photo of themselves and facial recognition software attempts to match them with another user of like appearance. The site reports that it has found numerous living doppelgängers—including three living doppelgängers of its founder Niamh Geaney. Heautoscopy is a term used in psychiatry and neurology for the hallucination of "seeing one's own body at a distance", it can occur as a symptom in schizophrenia and epilepsy, is considered a possible explanation for doppelgänger phenomena. Criminologists find a practical application in the concepts of facial familiarity and similarity due to the instances of wrongful convictions based on eyewitness testimony. In one case, a person spent 17 years behind bars persistently denying any involvement with the crime of which he was accused, he was released after someone was found who shared a striking resemblance and the same first name.
Alter ego Capgras delusion Doppelganger Week Evil twin Fetch Fylgja Sy
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state, it is sandwiched between China to Russia to the north. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan. At 1,564,116 square kilometres, Mongolia is the 18th-largest and the most sparsely populated sovereign state in the world, with a population of around three million people, it is the world's second-largest landlocked country behind Kazakhstan and the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. The country contains little arable land, as much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the country's population. Ulaanbaatar shares the rank of the world's coldest capital city with Moscow and Nur-Sultan. 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic. The majority of its population are Buddhists.
The non-religious population is the second largest group. Islam is the dominant religion among ethnic Kazakhs; the majority of the state's citizens are of Mongol ethnicity, although Kazakhs and other minorities live in the country in the west. Mongolia joined the World Trade Organization in 1997 and seeks to expand its participation in regional economic and trade groups; the area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Turkic Khaganate, others. In 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous land empire in history, his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict, except during the era of Dayan Khan and Tumen Zasagt Khan. In the 16th century, Tibetan Buddhism began to spread in Mongolia, being further led by the Manchu-founded Qing dynasty, which absorbed the country in the 17th century.
By the early 1900s one-third of the adult male population were Buddhist monks. After the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Mongolia declared independence, achieved actual independence from the Republic of China in 1921. Shortly thereafter, the country came under the control of the Soviet Union, which had aided its independence from China. In 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was founded as a socialist state. After the anti-Communist revolutions of 1989, Mongolia conducted its own peaceful democratic revolution in early 1990; this led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, transition to a market economy. Homo erectus inhabited Mongolia from 850,000 years ago. Modern humans reached Mongolia 40,000 years ago during the Upper Paleolithic; the Khoit Tsenkher Cave in Khovd Province shows lively pink and red ochre paintings of mammoths, bactrian camels, ostriches, earning it the nickname "the Lascaux of Mongolia". The venus figurines of Mal'ta testify to the level of Upper Paleolithic art in northern Mongolia.
Neolithic agricultural settlements, such as those at Norovlin, Tamsagbulag and Rashaan Khad, predated the introduction of horse-riding nomadism, a pivotal event in the history of Mongolia which became the dominant culture. Horse-riding nomadism has been documented by archeological evidence in Mongolia during the Copper and Bronze Age Afanasevo culture; the wheeled vehicles found in the burials of the Afanasevans have been dated to before 2200 BC. Pastoral nomadism and metalworking became more developed with the Okunev culture, Andronovo culture and Karasuk culture, culminating with the Iron Age Xiongnu Empire in 209 BC. Monuments of the pre-Xiongnu Bronze Age include deer stones, keregsur kurgans, square slab tombs, rock paintings. Although cultivation of crops has continued since the Neolithic, agriculture has always remained small in scale compared to pastoral nomadism. Agriculture arose independently in the region; the population during the Copper Age has been described as mongoloid in the east of what is now Mongolia, as europoid in the west.
Tocharians and Scythians inhabited western Mongolia during the Bronze Age. The mummy of a Scythian warrior, believed to be about 2,500 years old, was a 30- to 40-year-old man with blond hair; as equine nomadism was introduced into Mongolia, the political center of the Eurasian Steppe shifted to Mongolia, where it remained until the 18th century CE. The intrusions of northern pastoralists into China during the Shang dynasty and Zhou dynasty presaged the age of nomadic empires; the concept of Mongolia as an independent power north of China is expressed in a letter sent by Emperor Wen of Han to Laoshang Chanyu in 162 BC: Since prehistoric times, Mongolia has been inhabited by nomads who, from time to time, formed great confederations that rose to power and prominence. Common institutions were the office of the Khan, the Kurultai and right wings, imperial army and the decimal military system; the first of these empires, the Xiongnu of undetermined
James Hong is an American actor, voice actor and director of Chinese descent. He has worked in numerous productions in American media since the 1950s, playing a variety of East Asian roles, he became known to audiences through starring in the crime series The New Adventures of Charlie Chan. Hong is known for his roles in various Hollywood films, such as Chinatown, Airplane!, Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner, David Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China, Jeff Wong in Wayne's World 2, Master Hong in Balls of Fury, R. I. P. D.. Hong famously guest starred on the sitcom Seinfeld as a maître d' in the episode "The Chinese Restaurant"; as a voice actor, Hong voiced Chi-Fu in Mulan, Daolon Wong on the television series Jackie Chan Adventures and Mr. Ping in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, in addition to several video games roles including Sleeping Dogs and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Hong voiced several characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Hong is a charter former president of the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists.
Hong was born in Minnesota to Frank W. Hong and Lee Shui Fa, his father emigrated from Hong Kong to Illinois via Canada, where he owned a restaurant. Hong's grandfather was from Taishan. For his early education, Hong moved to Hong Kong, where he lived in Kowloon, before returning to the United States at the age of ten, he graduated from Minneapolis Central High School. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he concentrated the majority of his free time on moving plates and fixing templates for the drill squad. James became interested in acting and trained with Jeff Corey. Hong was a road engineer in Los Angeles County for seven and a half years, acting during his vacations and sick days, he quit engineering for good to devote himself to acting and voice work full-time. Hong served in the United States Army at Camp Rucker with the Special Services. After finishing his training for the day, he would entertain soldiers during the Korean War. Hong reflected on this experience and how it may have saved his life: I don't know if I would have liked to go to war in Korea but let's admit it that with a G.
I. cap and this face charging at the Korean army, the Koreans would try to kill me. But if we were to retreat and I turned around and ran back the Americans would try to kill me too because they'd think I'm an enemy in disguise. I think I would have been shot from one side and the other. Hong has played over 500 film roles, his career in show business began in the 1950s. He dubbed the voices of characters Ogata and Dr. Serizawa in the 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, as well as the title character in The Human Vapor. In 1956, he was cast as Jimmy Ling in the episode "Red Tentacles" of the Western aviation adventure series Sky King, starring Kirby Grant, he guest-starred in the NBC Western series The Californians. In 1957-1958, he was cast as the "Number One Son", Barry Chan, in the British-American series The New Adventures of Charlie Chan starring J. Carrol Naish as Charlie Chan; the role of the Number One Son was played by Keye Luke in the predecessor films. However, Keye Luke's character was known as Lee Chan.
In 1959, he appeared as a prince on an episode of Walt Disney's ABC series, Zorro. He was thereafter cast as Chung Lind in the 1960 episode "East of Danger" in the David Janssen NBC crime drama series Richard Diamond, Private Detective. From 1960 to 1962, he appeared four times on the ABC/Warner Brothers crime drama Hawaiian Eye, twice each on the ABC series Hong Kong and Adventures in Paradise, once on ABC's related series, The Islanders. In 1962, he appeared on CBS's Perry Mason as Dean Chang in "The Case of the Weary Watchdog", in 1963, he played Louis Kew in "The Case of the Floating Stones", he appeared three times on the NBC military sitcom, Ensign O'Toole. In 1965, Hong was one of the original founding members of the East West Players, an early Asian American theatre organization. In 1966, he played the bar owner Mr. Shu in The Sand Pebbles. Hong appeared in several episodes of the original Hawaii Five-O. Hong had a small part on a 1972 episode of CBS's The Bob Newhart Show, he was a frequent guest star on the 1972–1975 ABC television series Kung Fu, joined the cast on the final season of CBS's Switch, as Wang, played a flight attendant in the original 1979 film The In-Laws.
He appeared as a doctor accused of performing an illegal abortion in the Blake Edwards movie The Carey Treatment in 1972. He starred as a uniformed man in the 1980 comedy cult film Airplane! He has directed such films as Teen Lust. Hong is most known as the immortal ghost sorcerer Lo Pan in John Carpenter's cult classic Big Trouble in Little China, as the eye manufacturer Chew in Blade Runner, as Evelyn Mulwray's loyal and vigilant butler in Chinatown and The Two Jakes, as the low-rent private eye in Black Widow, he would appear in the film The Vineyard. Hong's first appearance as a host in a Chinese restaurant was in the movie Flower Drum Song. Hong appeared as a host in a Chinese restaurant in the 1975 All In the Family episode "Edith Breaks Out" as well as on the well-known Seinfeld episode "The Chinese Restaurant". Hong played a similar role in several episodes of T