George Kuwa
Date of Birth
Apr 07, 1885
Birth Place:
Japan

Biography

Best remembered as the answer to a trivia question, Japanese actor George Kuwa was indeed the screen's first Charlie Chan. Kuwa played the Hawaiian sleuth in The House Without a Key, a 1926 serial starring the popular team of Allene Ray and Walter Miller. But unlike the later Fox series, Kuwa's Chan appeared halfway down the cast list and his presence in the serial was reportedly minimal. (Sadly,...