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Jack Soo

Jack Soo


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Also Known As: Died: January 11, 1979
Born: October 28, 1917 Cause of Death: Throat cancer
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Career breakthrough, playing in "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway
Performed stand-up comedy on a nightclub circuit in the Midwest in the late 1940s; first met Danny Arnold, who would later produce the TV series, "Barney Miller"
First TV-movie, "The Monk"
Played recurring role of Woody Yamada on the NBC sitcom, "The Jimmy Stewart Show"
Played Rockwell "Rocky" Sin on the ABC comedy series, "Valentine's Day"
Played Sergeant Nick Yemana on the ABC sitcom, "Barney Miller" up until his death
Feature film debut, "Flower Drum Song", recreating his stage role of Sammy Fong
Interned in a camp for Japanese-Americans in Utah during WWII
Last film for a decade, "The Green Berets"
Retrospective episode of "Barney Miller", done as a tribute to Soo and which included many of his character Nick Yemana's finest moments, aired on May 17, several months after the actor's death
Returned to features for his last film credit, "Return from Witch Mountain"

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