Philip Ahn

1905 - 1978

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Philip Ahn (born Pillip Ahn (안필립), March 29, 1905 – February 28, 1978) was an American actor and activist of Korean descent. With over 180 film and television credits between 1935 and 1978, he was one of the most recognizable and prolific Asian-American character actors of his time. He is widely regarded as the first Korean American film actor in Hollywood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Ahn has received more than 651,279 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Philip Ahn is the 4,585th most popular actor (down from 4,398th in 2019), the 6,713th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,592nd in 2019) and the 2,048th most popular American Actor.

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  • 650k

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  • 47.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Philip Ahn ranks 4,585 out of 13,578Before him are Harold Gould, Kazuo Hasegawa, Grażyna Szapołowska, Daniela Romo, Karl Dall, and Noah Emmerich. After him are Gummo Marx, Lon Chaney Jr., Juliane Köhler, Patti D'Arbanville, Boris Babochkin, and Eve Arden.

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Among people born in 1905, Philip Ahn ranks 268Before him are Víctor Morales, Ray Barbuti, Pedro Solé, Jenő Rejtő, Leopold Hofmann, and John Lyng. After him are Augusto Hamann Rademaker Grünewald, Vicente Trueba, John Van Ryn, József Turay, Akilles Järvinen, and Roberto Gayón. Among people deceased in 1978, Philip Ahn ranks 181Before him are Jānis Daliņš, Philip K. Hitti, Ahmad al-Ghashmi, Sandy Denny, Edward Lindberg, and John Lyng. After him are Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Willy Hansen, Carlos Torre Repetto, Ivan Kavaleridze, Mladen Ramljak, and František Šterc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Ahn ranks 6,713 out of 20,380Before him are Hugo Benioff (1899), Bobby Unser (1934), David Hungate (1948), Harold Gould (1923), Edward Everett (1794), and Noah Emmerich (1965). After him are Gummo Marx (1893), Lon Chaney Jr. (1906), Patti D'Arbanville (1951), Ramsey Clark (1927), Eve Arden (1908), and Yvonne Craig (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Philip Ahn ranks 2,048Before him are Kate Bruce (1860), Campbell Scott (1961), Jeremy Davies (1969), Tom Kane (1962), Harold Gould (1923), and Noah Emmerich (1965). After him are Gummo Marx (1893), Lon Chaney Jr. (1906), Patti D'Arbanville (1951), Eve Arden (1908), Yvonne Craig (1937), and Al St. John (1892).

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