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Aki Aleong

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Birth nameAssing Aleong
Birth dateDecember 19, 1934(age 81)
Place of birthPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
OccupationActor, singer, songwriter

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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.

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