Soon-Tek Oh
Soon-Tek Oh
Soon-Tek Oh made several guest appearances on the M*A*S*H TV series.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1932-06-29)June 29, 1932
Birthplace: Mokpo, Korea
Died April 4, 2018(2018-04-04) (aged 85)
Death Location Los Angeles, California, US
Actor and voice artist
Years active: 1965–2006
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: M*A*S*H
Character/appeared as: Joon-Sung / Ralph / Dr. Syn Paik / Korean Soldier / Mr. Kwang
Episode appearances/
Involved with:
"Love and Marriage" in Season 3
"The Bus" in Season 4
"The Korean Surgeon" in Season 5
"The Yalu Brick Road" in Season 8
"Foreign Affairs" in Season 11

Soon-Tek Oh (June 29, 1932 – April 4, 2018) appeared in various roles on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H beginning with the Season 3 episode titled "Love and Marriage", where he appeared as Mister Kwang. He was perhaps best known for the voice of Fa Zhou in Disney's Mulan animated film and the sequel Mulan II. He had starred in many films, notably as Lieutenant Hip, a Thai Police officer in James Bond: The Man With The Golden Gun. He also acted in television series, including MacGyver, M*A*S*H, Charlie's Angels, Airwolf[1], Magnum, P.I., Hawaii Five-O, Kung-Fu, Zorro, and Touched by an Angel.

Oh was wrongly said to have been born in Japan, due to his career playing Japanese characters. He was born in Mokpo, Korea, under Imperial Japanese rule. He emigrated with his family to America when he was a teenager. Oh attended high school at Gwangju, South Korea, and attended Yonsei University in Seoul, the University of Southern California, and later received an MFA from UCLA. [2]

On Broadway, he appeared in the original cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical Pacific Overtures. He was one of the earliest members of East West Players, an Asian American theatre group founded in 1965. In 1995 he founded the Korean American theatre group, Society of Heritage Performers, which later evolved into the present Lodestone Theatre Ensemble.

Note: Besides Phillip Ahn, Soon-Tek Oh was one of the few ethnic Koreans to play a Korean in MASH 4077.


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