Aki Aleong

Born

Assing Aleong,

December 19, 1934 (1934-12-19) (age 77),

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Occupation

Actor, singer, songwriter

Years active

1956-present

Assing "Aki" Aleong (born December 19, 1934) is an American character actor and singer who has also been active in songwriting and musical production. He is probably best known for portraying Senator Hidoshi during the first season of the critically acclaimed series Babylon 5, as well as portraying Mr. Chiang, the aide to Nathan Bates in the weekly series of V: The Series. He also portrayed the character of Colonel Mitamura in Farewell to the King He owned the Gingham Dog fast food restaurant in Hollywood, California circa 1965.

He has a listing in the current "Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008" with "Trade Winds, Trade Winds" appearing in November 1961. The song peaked at #101 in Billboard Magazine on the "Bubbling Under the Hot 100" charts and it remained on the chart for four weeks. According to an interview with Aki on YouTube ("Part 1 of Twyman Creative Insider Interview with Aki Aleong") the song was Number 1 in Los Angeles in 1961.

He also is a member of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) and is the executive director for Asians in Media.

He can be heard as a contestant on the 3rd February 1958 edition of Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life.