James Hong will finally get his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With his career spanning over 600 movie and TV credits in the 1950s, Hong can be recognized by his fans from anywhere, Aeroplane! and Big Trouble in Little China To Wayne’s World 2 And this Kung Fu Panda Movies. James Hong Definitely more than worthy, and this week, the 92-year-old actor was listed as one of a bunch of Hollywood veterans as one of the newest recipients to be given a star of his own.
This is great news, as it follows a campaign by Hong supporters to honor the actor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Last year, Hawaii Five-0 Star Daniel Dae Kim launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for Hong’s Walk of Fame star installation. The campaign successfully exceeded its target of $55,000, which certainly would have helped the Walk of Fame selection panel make its decision.
“This guy embodies the term ‘actor at work,’ and isn’t even paying attention to what he’s done to help create more representation for actors of color,” the GoFundMe page description read. “Let’s show this person the respect and love this person has received by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We all know that Walk of Fame has been an important part of Hollywood lore over the years. Tourists from all over the world Hollywood Flock to these star-studded blocks spanning Boulevard and Vine Street. If you’re reading this you probably agree that James deserves to be among them.”
Hong is in some very good company. The Walk of Fame Class of 2022 also includes fellow Hollywood stars Carrie Fisher, Michael B. Jordan, Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Helen Hunt, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa . , and Tessa Thompson. TV honorees include Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson Peet, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gene Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson.
Representing the musical side of the new honorees are DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle, George Clinton, Jr., Ashanti Douglas, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracáns del Norte and Martha Reeves. Richard Blades will receive his star as the only honoree in the radio category, while Michael Strahan will be the first name to be added to the new category of sports entertainment. Among the live performance honorees are Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCook and Billy Davis Jr., and Angelica Vale.
“The panel did an amazing job selecting these very talented people,” said Ellen Kay, president of the Walk of Fame selection panel, per Variety. “We can’t wait to see the reaction of each honoree as they realize they are becoming a part of Hollywood history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!”
Many congratulations to Hong and everyone else for being honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the Class of 2022. For More Than Hong, he recently provided the voice of O-sensei in the animated DC film. Batman: Soul of the Dragon and will appear in an upcoming sci-fi movie everywhere together With Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis. The new list of honorees comes to us from Variety.