Nathan Jung was born November 29, 1946.
Jung played the character of Genghis Khan on Star Trek: The Original Series in the episode, “The Savage Curtain” (1969), an axe-wielding villain named “The Dark Rider” who fought David Carradine in the TV series Kung Fu on the episode “Arrogant Dragon” (1974), and appeared opposite Bruce Lee as a Tong Enforcer in Lee’s only pure acting (and non-martial arts) role on the TV show Here Come the Brides, in the episode “Marriage, Chinese Style” (1969). Jung also played Saburyo, Helen Funai’s cousin on an episode of Sanford and Son entitled “Home Sweet Home” (1974).
Jung has been on a number of other TV shows including General Hospital (as Won Chu), Starsky and Hutch (as “Itchy” in the episode “Nightlight” (1976)), M*A*S*H (as the Korean Man), The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (as Kahuna), Manimal (as Tang), Magnum P.I. (as Yaikra), The A-Team (as Chi), Falcon Crest (as Chao-Li’s cousin), The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Cho-Lin), Hunter (as the henchman “Mongol” that goes toe-to-toe against Fred Dryer), Riptide (as Kona, Al Leong’s colleague), Joe Forrester, and The New Mike Hammer.
Jung has also appeared in the TV shows Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (in two episodes – “Chi of Steel” (1995) and “Illusions of Grandeur” (1994) – as “Jzuk-Mao”), Martial Law (as the villain Wen in the Martial Law pilot episode, “Shanghai Express” (1998)), as well as Highway to Heaven (as Yoji), Burke’s Law, Dear John and Tour of Duty.
Jung has acted in the films Surf Ninjas (as Leslie Nielsen’s henchman, Manchu), as the henchman Bulkus in John Landis’s first film, Kentucky Fried Movie (in the Enter the Dragon spoof segment entitled A Fistful of Yen), as The Wing Kong Hatchet Man in Big Trouble in Little China, as the Bonsai Club Manager in Showdown in Little Tokyo, and also appeared in films such as Sam Raimi’s Darkman (as the Chinese Warrior), The Shadow (as the Tibetan Kidnapper), American Yakuza (as The Big Yakuza), Beverly Hills Ninja (as the Fisherman), Corvette Summer (as the bouncer that roughs up Mark Hamill’s character) and more.
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