Michael Paul Chan

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Michael Paul Chan
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Chan in 2016
Born (1950-06-26) June 26, 1950 (age 69)
OccupationActor
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Christina Ann (m.1975)
Children1

Michael Paul Chan (born June 26, 1950) is an American actor. [1] He is known for his role as Lieutenant Michael Tao on the TNT series The Closer and Major Crimes . He also acted in U.S. Marshals , playing an assassin. [2]

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Biography

Chan was born in San Francisco, California. 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 , a Japanese investor in the 1990 Northern Exposure episode "Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens", 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 , "Nash Bridges" and The Young and the Restless .

One of his more notable film roles was as the Korean 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 two different roles: a Wayne Enterprises executive in Batman Forever , and Dr. Lee in Batman & Robin . Other films in his filmography include Americanese , Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 , U.S. Marshals , Spy Game , The Protector , Quicksilver , The Joy Luck Club , The Insider , and Thief .

Chan, a third-generation Chinese American, is a founding member of the Asian American Theater Company. He is married with one child. His brother is Jeffery Paul Chan, an author and academic.

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References

  1. "Michael Paul Chan". The New York Times .
  2. Hale, Mike (August 12, 2012). "The New Boss, Not the Same as the Old Boss 'Major Crimes' Replaces 'The Closer' on TNT". The New York Times .