James Hong finally received his star on Tuesday, becoming the oldest person ever to be immortalised on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you don’t know him by name, I guarantee you know him by face and/or voice – because he’s been in everything from Seinfeld and Friends to Blade Runner to Kung Fu Panda to Days of Our Lives to Wayne’s World to The West Wing to Rush Hour to Call of Duty, like whatever your entertainment kink is, he has serviced it. Go look at his IMDb page, it just keeps going and going and going. Just like James who keeps going and going and going. He’s currently in one of the most acclaimed films of the year, Everything Everywhere All At Once, and he has at least five projects in post-production and he’s working on the series American Born Chinese…
The man is 93 years old! Check him out with the lion dancers during his WoF ceremony.
The moment James Hong, at 93, joined the lion dancers at his Walk of Fame ceremony on Hollywood Blvd. and turned it into a dance party pic.twitter.com/pxCbpaufUz— jen yamato (@jenyamato) May 10, 2022
James reportedly arranged for the traditional lion dance to be part of his event to celebrate his Chinese heritage and I almost cried when I saw these images because …well… it’s not like this happens all the time on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, it rarely f-cking happens:
Daniel Dae Kim: Only 0.69% of the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belong to Asian Americans https://t.co/rX5LabJY82 pic.twitter.com/pWktko1WQI— Variety (@Variety) May 10, 2022
Daniel Dae Kim was the one who started the process of getting James his honour, putting through the paperwork and kicking off a crowdfunding campaign, meeting the goal in just four days.
As Jamie Lee Curtis said…
Jamie Lee Curtis: "It's about f---ing time that we are here honoring James Hong with a star on the Hollywood Walk to Fame" https://t.co/rX5LabJY82 pic.twitter.com/XdGbvq7a2j— Variety (@Variety) May 10, 2022
OK but can we talk about his skin? You know how people are always looking to celebrities for their lifestyle recommendations for health and wellness? Um, WHY AREN’T WE ASKING JAMES HONG??!?
Look at his skin! He’s 93 years old! Give me your secrets, James!
Yours in gossip,