Interview with Keone Young
Updated: May 27, 2019
Keone Young is an actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe Animated Series, Mr. Wu in HBO’s Deadwood, Jun Sato in Star Wars Rebels, Silver Samurai in Wolverine and the X-Men, Kaz Harada in Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi, Dr. Hido Takahashi in HBO’s True Blood, Grandpa in American Dragon: Jake Long, Mr. Sanban in Codename: Kids Next Door, Jeong Jeong in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Hard Master in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Mr. Wu in Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B!, and multiple appearances in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Enterprise.
Some of Keone’s other credits include appearances as Henry Lin’s Uncle in Sons of Anarchy, Mr. Wu in Men in Black 3, Ellison Onizuka in Challenger, Dr. Michael Kwan in Kay O’Brien, Governor Ho in North, Babaram in Surf Ninjas, Marshall Kai Ti Chang in Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Sensei in Young Justice, and Chen Stormstout in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
Keone has been prolific in his character work and has made numerous guest appearances on such varied television series as Diff’rent Strokes, The Golden Girls, Murphy Brown, Mad About You, Family Matters, Futurama, The Simpsons, Alias, JAG, The Steve Harvey Show, Zeke and Luther, Shake It Up: Made In Japan, and on the daytime soaps The Young and the Restless and Generations. He also portrayed the bodyguard of the Ancient One (Keye Luke) during the Asian Quarter storyline on General Hospital.