Quick Facts of Soon-Tek Oh

  • Full NameSoon-Tek Oh
  • Net Worth$2 Million
  • Date of Birth29 June, 1932
  • BirthplaceMokpo, Japanese Korea (now South Korea)
  • Ethnicity Asian-American
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American

Soon-Tek Oh a.k.a. Soon-Taek Oh was a Korean-American actor known for the voice of Fa Zhou in Disney’s Mulan, and the direct-to-video sequel Mulan II. Furthermore, he also gave voice in the sadistic Colonel Yin in Missing in Action 2: The Beginning.

Soon-Tek Oh died on 4th April 2018 because of Alzheimer’s disease. What is his net worth? Was he Married? Read this full article and get know all about Soon-Tek Oh.

Who Was Soon-Tek Oh? Bio

Soon-Tek Oh was born on 29th June 1932, in Mokpo, Japanese Korea (now South Korea). However, he was mistakenly said to have been born in Japan, due to his career playing Japanese characters and Korea had under Japanese rule at the time. When Oh was a teenager, he emigrated with his family to the U.S. He has a sister named, Onjah.

Late actor Soon-Tek Oh
Late actor Soon-Tek Oh

Oh joined the high school at Gwangju, South Korea, and enrolled at Yonsei University in Seoul, the University of Southern California. Likewise, he later earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Soon-Tek Oh Career

He made his acting career debut in 1966, portraying the character Tempura in Murderers’ Row. Since then, he appeared in numerous movies including A Home of Our Own, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The President’s Man, and True Blue. Further, his last film role was Jong-chae in Gang-jeok.

Apart from movies, Oh also appeared in almost 20 TV series including King of the Hill, Highlander: The Series, Diff’rent Strokes, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Oh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 by the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Also, Oh was a founder of one of the first Asian American theater companies in the United States, the East-West Players, which helped pave the way for other theater companies that followed renowned alumni include BD Wong, John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, and Kal Penn.

Soon-Tek Personal Life

His personal life is behind the curtain. The information regarding his married life, wife, girlfriend, is still the subject of curiosity. Also, there is no news and rumors regarding him being involved in a relationship with his co-stars.

Later it came to know that, he had a son named, James. But still, there is no information about the mother of his son or wife.

Cause of Soon-Tek Oh Death

Mr. Oh died on 4th April 2018 in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. at the age of 85, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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East West Players mourns the passing of one of our founders, Soon-Tek Oh. Mr. Oh was a pioneer in the field with a career spanning over 4 decades. He challenged traditional portrayals of Asian Americans, particularly Korean Americans, while challenging artists not to compromise themselves and build community in the process. Though he worked extensively in tv and film, theater was always what he kept returning to from East West Players to the Society of Heritage Performers and Lodestone. He will be missed and leaves a rich legacy led by the countless artists he inspired. (Photo 2)"Camels Were Two-Legged In Peking" by Soon-Tek Oh was adapted from a novel by Lao She and produced at East West Players in 1967. He also wrote "Martyrs Go Home," which was performed the same year.

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His death was confirmed by the actor and producer Chil Kong.

Soon-Tek Oh Net Worth

The actor had a net worth of $2 million. He earned his wealth widely through his acting career. Throughout his career, Oh starred in several movies and tv series. Some of his blockbuster movies are listed below with their box office collections.

Year Movie Box Office Production Budget
1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown $6.9 Million $5 Million
1998 Mulan $304.3 Million $70 Million
2003 S.W.A.T $206.2 Million $70 Million

Besides, there is no information regarding real estate properties and cars owned by him.


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