Khigh Dheigh

infobox actor
birthname=Kenneth Dickerson
birthplace=city-state|Spring Lake|New Jersey
deathdate=BirthDeathAge| |1910| | |1991|10|25
deathplace=city-state|Mesa|Arizona U.S.
occupation=Film, television actor

Khigh Alx Dheigh (born "Kenneth Dickerson", 1910, Spring Lake, New Jersey – died 25 October 1991, Mesa, Arizona)cite web | title=Daoist teachers in North America | format=pdf | url= | publisher=Pacific Lutheran University via Centre for Daoist Studies | first=Louis | last=Komjathy | accessdate=2008-03-07 Includes short biographical summary of Khigh Dheigh.] was an American television and motion picture actor of mixed North African ancestry, noted for portraying Asian roles. He is perhaps best remembered for portraying villains, in particular his recurring TV guest role as Chinese agent Wo Fat on "Hawaii Five-O" (from the pilot in 1968 to the final episode in 1980), and brainwasher Dr. Yen Lo in 1962's "The Manchurian Candidate." He also starred in the short-lived 1975 TV series "Khan!" as the title character.

Besides his acting endeavours, Dheigh was active in Taoist philosophy, writing a number of books on the subject, including "The Eleventh Wing" (ISBN 0-385-28371-7). He founded the Taoist Sanctuary (now the Taoist Institute) in Hollywood, California.

His stage name was pronounced "Kye" (rhymes with "eye") "Dee" (IPAEng|ˌkaɪˈdiː) or "Day."


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