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Bruce Lee's Television Career

While in the United States from 1958-1964, Lee abandoned thoughts of a film career in favor of pursuing martial arts. However, after Lee's high-profile martial arts demonstration at the 1964 Long Beach Karate Tournament, he was seen by some of the nation's most proficient martial artists--as well as the hairdresser of Batman producer William Dozier. Dozier soon invited Lee for an audition, where Lee so impressed the producers with his lightning-fast moves that he earned the role of Kato alongside Van Williams in the TV series The Green Hornet. The show lasted just one season, from 1966 to 1967. Lee would also play Kato in three episodes of the series Batman, produced by the same company as The Green Hornet. This was followed by guest appearances in a host of television series, including Ironside (1967) and Here Come the Brides (1969).

Bruce Lee Television Credits

The Green Hornet (1966-1967) - Kato
Batman (3 episodes, 26 September 1966, 1 March 1967, 2 March 1967) - Kato
Ironside (Episode: "Tagged for Murder" 26 October 1967) - Leon Soo
Here Come the Brides (Episode: "Marriage Chinese Style" 9 April, 1969) - Lin
Longstreet (4 episodes, 1971) - Li Tsung

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