The Korean American actor had a long fight with Alzheimer’s

Soon-Tek Oh, the voice of Mulan’s father, has died at the age of 85.

According to Variety, Korean American actor Soon Tek Oh died on Wednesday aged 85 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.

Oh was best known for voicing Fa Zhou, Mulan’s father, in both Mulan animated films. He also acted alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond film Man With The Golden Gun as Lieutenant Hip.

Other credits include It Takes a Thief, I Spy, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Charlie’s Angels, Magnum PI, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues and East of Eden.

Oh also founded the East West Players – one of the first Asian American theater companies. Alumni include B.D. Wong, John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, and Kal Penn.

“[Oh] awakened within me a life-changing cultural and community awareness; and while we continually performed and interacted with Korean American partner organizations over the next five years or so, Mr. Oh constantly coached and mentored me,” wrote The Sensei actor Tim Lounibos in a tribute.

 

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