469 television shows. 149 movies. 32 short films. 22 video games. James Hong has a total of 672 acting credits on his IMDb page. The Chinese-American actor has been working in Hollywood since 1954. Yet he still does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”) wants to change that.

A couple weeks ago, Kim started a GoFundMe to raise money to submit Hong’s name to receive a star. Using the hashtag #StarforJamesHong, the fundraiser blew up on Twitter. It reached its $55,000 goal in just three days. $50,000 is the required amount for the installation and maintenance of the star; the other $5,000 is for GoFundMe’s fees. Kim plans to submit Hong’s application in the spring, to be considered for the class of 2022. If, for some reason, Hong is not chosen, the funds will go towards a charity of his choosing.



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Erin Dumke

Erin Dumke is the head editor at Chinosity. She is a journalist who recently graduated from the University of Kentucky. She hopes to bridge the education gap and promote international communication.