What ethnicity is Long Duk Dong?

Played by Japanese American actor Gedde Watanabe, the character is an Asian foreign exchange student and a supporting character in the film set at a US suburban high school. The character has been called an offensive stereotype of Asian people.

What does Long Duk Dong say in Sixteen Candles?

Long Duk Dong: No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food!

Who played the Donger in Sixteen Candles?

Gedde Watanabe as Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles.

What nationality is Gedde Watanabe?

Watanabe was born and raised in Ogden, Utah in a Japanese-American family. His mother, who had been previously interned during World War II, worked as a seamster at the Utah Tailoring Company. He performed in several dramatic productions in high school, both acting and singing.

What ethnicity is Long Duk Dong? – Related Questions

How old is Gedde Watanabe?

67 years (June 26, 1955)
Gedde Watanabe / Age

Does Gedde Watanabe speak Japanese?

Japanese-American actor Gedde Watanabe, who does not speak Japanese, describes his audition for the role of Long Duk Dong — and the trick he used to win the part.

What does Long Duk Dong say?

Long Duk Dong : Go away! I call F.B.I.! I call police! Go away!

How tall is Gedde Watanabe?

1.7 m
Gedde Watanabe / Height

Did Pat Morita speak Japanese?

The answer is no.

Was Pat Morita a real martial artist?

What style teaches “wax on wax off?” Since Pat Morita wasn’t a martial artist, his body double was a distinguished Karate master named Fumio Demura. Demura espouses Shito-Ryu Karate, but that’s not evident in the movies. It is implied that Miyagi teaches a style of Karate called Goju-Ryu.

What did Morita suffer from?

Morita suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1993 while playing tennis and on November 25, 1994, stepped down as Sony chairman to be succeeded by Ohga.

Is Miyagi a real karate?

Chōjun Miyagi (宮城 長順, Miyagi Chōjun, April 25, 1888 – October 8, 1953) was an Okinawan martial artist who founded the Gōjū-ryū school of karate by blending Okinawan and Chinese influences.