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      Gedde Watanabe

      Gedde Watanabe

      Highest Rated: 86% Mulan (1998)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 26, 1955

      Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA

      Although he's appeared in numerous movies and television shows since the mid-'80s, Gedde Watanabe is still widely recognized for his comical portrayal of foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong in "Sixteen Candles" (1984). In the film, a coming-of-age teen dramedy directed by John Hughes, Watanabe uttered several memorable phrases, such as "What's happenin', hot stuff?" and "Oh, sexy girlfriend," which have become as important to the American film lexicon as "Here's looking at you, kid." When the film was released in 1984, Watanabe received his share of outrage from those who believed his portrayal of Long Duk Dong to be overtly stereotypical of Asian-Americans. However, Watanabe never allowed himself to be sidetracked by criticism, and has since gone on to have a long career as a film, television and stage actor.

      Highest rated movies

      Guinevere
      Sixteen Candles
      Boys on the Side
      Gremlins 2: The New Batch
      UHF
      Volunteers
      Alfie The Last Word

      Photos

      SIXTEEN CANDLES, Gedde Watanabe, Molly Ringwald, 1984, (c)Universal/courtesy UHF, Gedde Watanabe (center), 1989, (c)Orion Pictures GUNG HO, Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, 1986. (c) Paramount Pictures. GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, Michael Keaton, 1986. (c) Paramount Pictures. GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, Michael Keaton, 1986. ©Paramount Pictures GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, 1986. ©Paramount Pictures SIXTEEN CANDLES, Gedde Watanabe, Deborah Pollack, 1984. (c)Universal Pictures. GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, Michael Keaton, 1986. ©Paramount GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, Rodney Kageyama, Michael Keaton, 1986. ©Paramount GUNG HO, Gedde Watanabe, 1986. (c) Paramount Pictures.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultraman Rising Professor Sato (Voice) - 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Patsy Lee & the Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms Trader Joe (Voice) - 2024
      40% 64% The Last Word Gardener (Character) $1.8M 2017
      18% 59% Parental Guidance Mr. Cheng (Character) $77.3M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scooby Doo! and the Ghosts Vincent Wong (Voice) - 2011
      15% 18% Not Forgotten Agent Nakamura (Character) $53.7K 2009
      No Score Yet 56% Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Kenji (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Ages Night Dead Head Fred (Character) - 2009
      22% 48% Two for the Money Milton (Character) $22.9M 2005
      0% 43% Mulan II Ling (Voice) - 2004
      48% 51% Alfie Wing (Character) $13.4M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Cyril (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You, Good Night Unknown (Character) - 2001
      86% 53% Guinevere Ed (Character) $614.2K 1999
      86% 85% Mulan Ling (Voice) $120.6M 1998
      31% 59% Booty Call Chan (uncredited) (Character) $20.1M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Enzo (Character) $11.3K 1997
      73% 68% Boys on the Side Steve (Character) $22.2M 1995
      No Score Yet 12% Perfect Alibi Det. Onoda (Character) - 1994
      71% 59% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Mr. Katsuji (Character) $40.5M 1990
      61% 77% UHF Kuni (Character) $5.6M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spring Matty (Character) - 1989
      40% 49% Vamp Duncan (Character) $4.1M 1986
      33% 46% Gung Ho Oishi Kazihiro (Character) $36.4M 1986
      58% 33% Volunteers At Toon (Character) $19.4M 1985
      81% 85% Sixteen Candles Long Duk Dong (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Island Four Unknown (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 84% Magnum P.I. Sato (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet 54% Call Me Kat Henry (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Long Duk Dong (Guest Voice) 2006
      No Score Yet 85% ER Nurse Yosh Takata (Guest Star) 1998-2003
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 40% The Proud Family Mr. Min (Guest Voice) 2001
      No Score Yet 77% Jackie Chan Gangster 1 (Guest Voice) 2001
      0% No Score Yet Secret Agent Man Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 93% Rugrats Kangaroo (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
      85% 76% The Simpsons Japanese Father (Guest Voice) 1997 1999
      No Score Yet 68% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995 1997
      89% 92% Seinfeld Mr. Oh (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Speech Writer (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990