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What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Sunday, 08 May 2022

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James Hong, Veteran Actor Receives His Star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame! 2022 is a Year of Great Firsts for Asian Americans in Hollywood

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 12 October 2022.

October 12, 2022

Hollywood

By Suzanne Joe Kai

 

2022 is year of great firsts for Asian Americans in Hollywood. Veteran actor, producer and director James Hong finally has received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles. 

                  James Hong - Hollywood Actor, Producer, Director Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame May 10, 2022 Photo Courtesy by Luke Ford                                      

Congratulations to James Hong!

Co-starring in the 2022 movie Everything Everywhere All At Once Hong has acted in 149 feature films, 32 short films and 22 video games spanning nearly seven decades!

The ceremony on May 10, 2022 was joined by actor Daniel Dae Kim who raised funds to pay for Hong's star in four days in 2020.

Hong was also joined by Everything Everywhere All At Once co-star Jamie Lee Curtis. 

At age 93, Hong becomes the oldest person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Daniel Dae Kim said Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are less than 1% of the names on the Walk Of Fame. Hong's name joins Anna May Wong, Mako, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.

On the crowdfunding page, Daniel Dae Kim writes that Hong "epitomizes the term "working actor" and that's not even taking into account all he's done to help further representation for actors of color." 

We still have a long road ahead to create parity in diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a good step forward. 

 

Click here to AsianConnections.com interview with James Hong and his daughter April Hong on December 11, 2008. 

Photo courtesy by Luke Ford, under Creative Commons license.