George Kuwa

George Kuwa (7 April 1885 13 October 1931) was a Japanese and American Issei (Japanese immigrant) film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 58 films between 1916 and 1931. He was the first actor to portray Charlie Chan on-screen, in the 1926 film serial The House Without a Key.[1]

George Kuwa
Kuwa with Jackie Coogan in the 1923 film Daddy
Born(1885-04-07)7 April 1885
Died13 October 1931(1931-10-13) (aged 46)
Years active1916–1931

Partial filmography


  1. Hanke (1989), xii.
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