Michael Paul Chan

Biography

Michael Paul Chan (born June 26, 1950) is an American television and film actor. He is probably best known for his role as Lieutenant Michael Tao on the TNT series The Closer. His television work has included roles like Judge Lionel Ping on Arrested Development, Detective Ron Lu on Robbery Homicide Division, the voice of Jimmy Ho on The PJ's, Mr. Chong on The Wonder Years, an agent of the C.I.A. (Chinese Intelligence Agency) on a 2011 episode of The Simpsons, and roles on shows like Bones, Babylon 5 and Young and the Restless. One of his more notable film roles was as the convenience store owner in the 1993 film Falling Down, where he refused to give a discount to Michael Douglas' character when he attempted to purchase a can of soda to get change for the pay telephone outside the store. Another was as Data's father in The Goonies. He appeared in both of Joel Schumacher's Batman movies, in 2 different roles: a Wayne Enterprises executive in Batman Forever, and Dr. Lee in Batman & Robin. Other films in his filmogaphy include Americanese, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, Spy Game and The Insider. Chan, a third generation Chinese American, was born in San Francisco, California. He is a founding member of the Asian American Theater Company. He is married with one child.

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Birth Place

San Francisco, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

6/26/1950
Known For
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Once in the Life

Buddha

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American Playhouse: Thousand Pieces of Gold

Hong King

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Double Tap

Fung Suk

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Profit - The Complete Series

Alex Yee (1 episode, 1996)

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Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders

Lester Kuriyama

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Dangerous Heart

Capt. Lin

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Boy Genius

Sam

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Runaway

Wilson

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Nasty Boys

Thug #2 1 episode, 1990

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Stranger on My Land

Eliot

Starring In
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Boy Genius

Sam

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Runaway

Wilson

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Mrs. Harris

Dr. Louis Roh

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Masked and Anonymous

Guard

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Spy Game

Vincent Vy Ngo

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The Glass House

Mr. Kim

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Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

Chinese Premier

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Once in the Life

Buddha

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Molly

Domingo

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The Insider

Norman the Cameraman

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The Big Tease

Clarence

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U.S. Marshals

Xian Chen, U.N. Cultural Attache of China

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Black & White

Witness (as Michael P. Chan)

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Double Tap

Fung Suk

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Batman & Robin

Observatory Scientist

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Body Armor

Dr. Anthony Mane

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Profit - The Complete Series

Alex Yee (1 episode, 1996)

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Batman Forever

Executive

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The Immortals

Mifune

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Galaxis

Manny Hopkins

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Death of a cheerleader

Mr. Kwan

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Maverick

Riverboat Poker Player

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Dangerous Heart

Capt. Lin

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Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders

Lester Kuriyama

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Body Chemistry 4 - Full Exposure

Judge Hakawa

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Heaven & Earth

Interrogator

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The Joy Luck Club

Harold, Lena's Husband

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Army of One

Jimmy Shoeshine

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Falling Down

Mr. Lee

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Rapid Fire

Carl Chang

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American Playhouse: Thousand Pieces of Gold

Hong King

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Nasty Boys

Thug #2 1 episode, 1990

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Stranger on My Land

Eliot

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Quicksilver

Asian Gang Member #2

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Kung Fu: The Movie

Ching

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The Goonies

Data's Father

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Runaway

Wilson

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TJ Hooker - The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons

Doctor (2 episodes, 1982-1983)

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Thief

Waiter at Chinese Restaurant

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