Willie Fung

Active - 1924 - 1942  |   Born - Mar 3, 1896 in Canton, China  |   Died - Apr 16, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Western, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Share on

Chinese character actor Willie Fung spent his entire Hollywood career imprisoned by the Hollywood Stereotype Syndrome. During the silent era, Fung was the personification of the "Yellow Peril," never more fearsome than when he was threatening Dolores Costello's virtue in Old San Francisco (1927). In talkies, Fung was a buck-toothed, pigtailed, pidgin-English-spouting comedy relief, usually cast as a cook or laundryman.

Movie Highlights

See Full Filmography