Aki Aleong’s career has spanned 55 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. Aki has served on the National Board of Screen Actors Guild. He was appointed, National Chair of SAG’S EEOC and a member of the President’s Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has been the Executive Director of AIM (Asians in Media) and President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian-Americans). Recently Aki co-starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie “Pound Of Flesh”.
Aki’s legendary career started on Broadway in “Teahouse of the August Moon” and “The Interview.” He went on to star in more than 50 movies and 200 Television shows. He has worked with Academy Award Winners, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunnaway, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Jenniffer Connelly, Martin Landau, Directors; William Wyler (3 time winner) Mark Rydel, John Sturges, Martin Ritt, Writers/ Directors; John Milius, Lionel Chetwyn, Phillip Yordan, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Pearl Buck and other notable Stars; Sir Roger Moore, Bill Cosby; Peter Lawford, Tony Randall, Gina Lollobrigida, Chuck Norris, Olivia Hussey, Pierce Brosnan and many others who have won dozens of Golden Globes; DGA, WGA, SAG, Cannes and other prestigious awards.
Aki has been a record executive producer/artist. He was Chairman of FORE (The Fraternity of Recording Executives), an organization dedicated to bringing executives of color into the Music Industry, president of Pan World Records and Golden Dragon Publishing companies. He was the National Director of Black Promotion for Polydor/Polygram Records, Liberty/UA Records and Capitol Records. He also produced records for Columbia Records, Capitol, Liberty/UA, Artista and other labels. Aki has produced videos and documentaries and was the first Asian-Black American to have a top-100 record on the national charts in the U.S. that he wrote and co-produced.
He is currently the President of Mustard Seed Entertainment and former President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans), National Board Member of the NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals), was an Advisory Board Member of the U.S. China Aids Foundation and a judge for the Asian American Teens.