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Michael Paul Chan

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Birth Place: San Francisco, CA

Birthday: June 26, 1950, Cancer

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Raised in Richmond, CA.
  • Decided to pursue acting while in college. 
  • Stage debut came in 1977's The Year of the Dragon with the San Francisco-based Asian American Theatre Company.
  • Appeared in the 1981 off-Broadway production of Family Devotions.
  • Played Data's father in the 1985 film The Goonies.
  • His first TV series was the 1994 syndicated drama Valley of the Dolls.
  • Provided the voice for Jimmy Ho on Fox's animated comedy The PJs. 
  • Likes to ride, build and restore single-speed bikes.

Awards

  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jeffery Paul Chan — Brother

College

  • Attended San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA