Michael Paul Chan

Active - 1980 - 2013  |   Born - Jun 26, 1950 in San Fernando, California, United States  |   Genres - Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy Drama

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  • Raised in Richmond, CA.
  • Decided to pursue acting while in college. 
  • Stage debut came in 1977's The Year of the Dragon with the San Francisco-based Asian American Theatre Company.
  • Appeared in the 1981 off-Broadway production of Family Devotions.
  • Played Data's father in the 1985 film The Goonies.
  • His first TV series was the 1994 syndicated drama Valley of the Dolls.
  • Provided the voice for Jimmy Ho on Fox's animated comedy The PJs
  • Likes to ride, build and restore single-speed bikes.