Through starring in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957–1958), Hong became a household name

Through starring in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957–1958), Hong became a household name

One of the most successful Asian American performers in Hollywood history, James Hong, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

One of the most successful Asian American performers in Hollywood history, James Hong, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The actor has acted in various films, including Chinatown (1974) and its sequel The Two Jakes (1990), Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner

The actor has acted in various films, including Chinatown (1974) and its sequel The Two Jakes (1990), Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner

Hong became one of only 19 people of Asian heritage to make it onto the walk of fame

Hong became one of only 19 people of Asian heritage to make it onto the walk of fame