"Hawaii Five-O" fans know just how much of a hero Detective Chin Ho Kelly is, but may be unaware of the actor's behind the scene moments! Here's what happened to the actor after the show ended.
The lives of celebrities are usually under scrutiny by the media. Tabloid runs wild with different news concerning celebrities. The renowned actor, Kam Fong, is famous for his feature in the series, and his role oozed of commitment to a just cause.
However, varied sources have described his personal life. The TV star happened to have been a victim of tragedies but was still able to overcome the challenges and attained a zenith in his profession.
His birth name was Kam Tong Chun, which meant "golden temple," but he adopted the name Fong in the 1960s as he kick-started his profession in the movie industry. His dedication and professionalism earned him an esteemed position as an inspiration even among colleagues.
Chun's first family was a victim of the catastrophic World War II bombing; it claimed the lives of his wife and two children.
The iconic star remarried and had other children, namely, Dickson, Brenda and Valerie Chun. Sadly, he died in 2002, after combating lung cancer. He appeared to have lived an accomplished live as loved ones, co-workers and friends had incredible things to say about him.
Although born without a silver spoon, as a child, he witnessed hardship maintaining a healthy meal. He wriggled his way through the success ladder, and in his 20s, Detective Chin worked as a welder in Pearl Harbour; working tirelessly and reporting to duty even when it was least convenient.
It appeared that his role on TV as a devoted detective wasn't entirely different from his disposition to situations in real life as an individual. The details garnered from co-stars and family, revealed the star also had a humorous side.
According to his son, Fong always joked with the cast; they were all like a family, as they maintained their relationship after the show.
Before he bagged the role of playing Detective Chin Ho, he served in the Honolulu police department for over a decade, with such an experience, no wonder he was loved and always at his A-game on screen!
His fans didn't just admire him; he lived a good life and was a role model to his son. They both co-authored his autobiography; and Dickson, who is also an actor, described his dad as "special."
The "Hawaii Five-0" star featured in several other productions, such as "Ghost of the China Sea," "Seven Women From Hell," and "Diamond Head." While he is deceased his works speak for him, as he was a man of exemplary character!