Jamie Lee tried to give James the award to hold, but he asked her to hold it instead as he tried to raise the mic. Michelle then added, “We told him he has 49 seconds, okay?”
Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, James began acting in 1954, gaining popularity in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957–1958).
He’s been in more than 650 films and TV shows, including Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life (1954), Bonanza (1960), Perry Mason (1962–1963), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965–1966), Hawaii Five-O (1969–1974), Chinatown (1974) , Kung Fu (1972–1975), Blade Runner (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and Wayne’s World 2 (1993). He also voiced Chi-Fu in Mulan (1998) and, more recently, Mr. Gao in Turning Red (2022).