Gedde Watanabe is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for voicing the character of Ling in the animated film Mulan and its sequel in 2004. He played Long Duke Dong in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles and as a nurse in the medical drama ER from 1997 to 2003. He has mostly portrayed East Asian characters with heavy accents throughout his career, although he doesn’t speak any Japanese.
Here is everything we know about Gedde Watanabe.
Gary Watanabe Early Life:
Gedde Watanabe was born on June 26, 1995, in Ogden, Utah, United States. he was born to a Japanese American family.
Gedde Watanabe Education:
Gedde Watanabe attended the American Conservatory Theatre, a non-profit theatre company in San Fransisco with an attached acting school.
Gedde Watanabe Family:
The identity of the actor’s parents is under wraps. It is, however, known that he was born to a Japanese American family, and his mother had been interned in world war II as a seamstress at the Utah tailoring company. It is unknown which of the parents is Japanese and American. There are no records of siblings in Geddes’s life.
Gedde Watanabe Zodiac Sign:
Geddes’s birth zodiac sign is cancer, symbolized by a crab. His element is water. His birth flower is the white rose which signifies peace, purity and positivity. His birthstone is the emerald.
Gedde Watanabe Physical Stats:
Gedde stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 87 kilograms. He has black eyes that compliment his black hair.
Gedde Watanabe Career:
Watanabe played his first role in 1976 as a member of the original Broadway cast of Pacific Overtures, originating in the roles of Priest, Girl, and The Boy. He has since appeared in several films and television series, the first of which was The Long Island Four in 1980. Many of his roles are characters of East Asian with heavy accents, though he does not speak Japanese.
He had a starring role in Gung Ho‘s film and its television spinoff. Watanabe co-starred as Kuni In the 1989 movie UHF starring “Weird Al” Yankovic, a karate instructor and troublesome host of a TV game show called Wheel of Fish. He later reprised this role on the Weird Al Show. Watanabe appeared on Sesame Street from 1988 to 1991 as Hiroshi and had a recurring role as gay nurse Yoshi Takata on the television drama ER from 1997 to 2003. Watanabe studied acting at Theater Theater in Hollywood, California, with Chris Aable, who introduced him to fellow actors Jon Cedar and Steve Burton during the nineties. He voiced various Japanese characters on the animated television comedy The Simpsons. In 1998, he voiced Ling in the Disney animated film Mulan and reprised this role for the 2004 direct-to-video sequel, Mulan II and the 2005 video game Kingdom Hearts II.
Gedde Watanabe Net Worth:
Gedde Watanabe has a net worth of 2 million dollars as of 2022. his primary source is the roles he plays like a television and film actor. He earns around 15 thousand dollars per episode in television series and 52 thousand dollars per year as an actor.
Gedde Watanabe Dating Life:
Gedde could be single as of now. There are no records of Geddes’s past relationships either. We will update the information in case of any updates.
Gedde Watanabe Social Media Handles:
Gede Watanabe has a huge following on his Facebook account.