Keone J. Young (born September 6, 1947) is an American character actor. His father is Chinese and his mother is Japanese.

He 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, The Simpsons, Alias, JAG, The Steve Harvey Show and on the daytime soaps The Young and the Restless and Generations.

Young played Dr. Michael Kwan on the short-lived multi-ethnic medical drama Kay O'Brien, which aired in the fall of 1986 on CBS. Despite the fact that the network had high hopes for the series (which was a sort of Grey's Anatomy for the 80's), just 9 of 13 episodes were aired. He was also a semi-regular on the HBO series Deadwood as Mr. Wu.

Young has many voice-over credits as well: Grandpa in American Dragon: Jake Long and Kaz in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. He has also voiced Mr. Sanban in Codename: Kids Next Door, the firebending master "Jeong Jeong, The Deserter" in an episode of the Asian-influenced Avatar: The Last Airbender, as Storm Shadow in the Sunbow G.I. Joe animated series, as Mr. Wu on Nickelodeon's show The Mighty B!, and Marshall Kai Ti Chang in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb. He has also done voice work on many video game titles.

Young also has several Star Trek links: He played Buck Bokai, a famous baseball player in the 24th century in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "If Wishes Were Horses". He also played Hoshi Sato's father in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Vanishing Point". Young appeared as Governor Ho in the movie North starring Elijah Wood.

In theatre, Young has had a long history with the Asian American theatre company, East West Players, in Los Angeles, where he not only performed but often served as producer. He voiced Lord Chin in Mulan II and in honor of the late Pat Morita, he was voicing the Emperor of China in an upcoming Disney film called Mulan 3 which will be produced and released someday.

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