The 1984 high school comedy movie, Sixteen Candles has already celebrated their 35th anniversary. “What’s happenin’, hot stuff?” “Ohhh, sexy girlfriend!” ring the bell, yes, today we are talking about our favorite Gedde Watanabe AKA Long Duk Dong from Sixteen Candles.

Gedde Watanabe has already spent over four decades in the entertainment industry. Well, how much wealth has he gathered from his acting career? Know more about his salary, earnings, and more.

Who Is Gedde Watanabe?

Gedde Watanabe is a Japanese-American actor popular as a voice actor for the character of Ling in animated film Mulan (1998) and its sequel Mulan II (2004).

Gedde Watanabe's Net Worth
Asian -American actor Gedde Watanabe.
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The Ogden born kicked off his acting career in 1976 from Broadway cast of Pacific Overtuners. Till date, Watanabe appeared in numerous film and televisions series, the first one of which was The Long Island Four (1980).

Gedde Watanabe’s Net Worth: How Much Has He Accumulated?

Gedde Watanabe has a net worth of around $2 million as of 2019 which he summons as a television and film actor. He earns around $52 thousand per annum as a movie actor and $15 thousand to $25 thousand per episode from his work in the television series.

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His notable work in television series includes Gung Ho (1986), Sesame Street (1988), Murphy Brown (1988), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995 and 1997), Duckman (1996), ER (1997–2003), Batman Beyond (1999, 2000) and Model Family (2006).

Gedde Watanabe's Net Worth
Gedde Watanabe has a net worth around $2 million as of 2019.
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The actor also featured in a handful of blockbuster films. For instance, he featured in Sixteen Candles along with Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall, and John Cusack which collected an impressive box office of $23.7 million on the budget of $6.5 million. Similarly, his other movie, Gung Ho (1986) earned $36.6 million on the budget of $13 million. On top of that, Watanabe starred film Mulan (1998) made a lucrative box office of $304.3 million on the budget of $90 million.

Who is Gedde Watanabe’s Girlfriend?

Gedde Watanabe is probably married to his girlfriend. Till the date, he has not made any official announcement about being in marital life.

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Gedde Watanabe and with his co-star from sixteen candles.
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On screen, Watanabe is often seen as a romantic and flirty guy. However, he has never spilled the beans about his love affairs and of being married.

The actor prefers a quiet and confidential love life. Similarly, he has not been in any scandals and paparazzi. Hence, the queries about his wife, past affairs, and children still remain as a mystery.

Quick Facts About Gedde Watanabe

How old is Gedde Watanabe?

63 years

How tall is Gedde Watanabe?

5 feet 7 inches

How much is Gedde Watanabe’s weigh?

80 kg

What is Gedde Watanabe’s nationality?


What is Gedde Watanabe’s ethnicity?

Asian (Japanse descent)