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BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE/CBS/1982-83
**(Ron O'Neal) His Highness the Sultan of Jahore, a Malaysian potentate who interacted with Singapore-based adventurer Frank Buck, the Great White Hunter in 1939 prior to World War II. Also featured were Clyde Kusatsu as Ali, Frank's "number one boy"; Harvey Jason as Bhundi, the assistant of a local underworld figure; and George Lee Cheong as Chaing, the bartender.

CAFE AMERICAIN/NBC/1993-94
**(Jodi Long) Madame Ybarra, the deposed former first lady from and unnamed Asian country [ousted by the Vintulo government] who frequented the Cafe Americain, a local restaurant in Paris where a multitude of ex-patriots and foreigners mingled. Before being deposed, she misappropriated U.S. financial aid to her country to buy clothes instead of using the money for a malaria prevention program. [draining the swamps]. To earn money in Paris, Madame Ybarra authors an advice column for The Weekly Globe.

CAPTAIN DAVID GRIEF/SYN/1956-57
*(Maureen Hingert/costar) Anura, a beautiful South Seas native girl who accompanied Captain David Grief as he roamed the ocean waters around Melanesia (near Australia.) aboard the schooner "Rattler."

CHINA SMITH (THE AFFAIRS OF CHINA SMITH)/SYN/1952 & 1954-55
*(Myrna Dell/costar) Empress Shira, a scheming a powerful South Seas female who had dealing with China Smith, a rough and tumble Irish-American con artist, opportunist based in Singapore who traveled the orient in search of adventure.

GENE RODDENBERRY’S EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT/SYN/1997-2002
**(Von Flores) Ronald T. Sandoval, an F.B.I. agent recruited as one of the protectors for the Taelon occupation force. He is the primary human aide to Da’an, a power mad Tealon leader. Although Ronald does Da’an’s bidding, he has his own agenda that includes destroying the Taelons for their culpability in the killing of his wife and the destruction of the his birthplace [Caya Island in the Pacific Rim] with a power burst from their space craft. Von Flores was born and raised in the Philippine Islands.

THE ISLANDERS/ABC/1960-61
**(Daria Massey) Naja, gorgeous 20-year-old Balinese dancer who works at Shipwreck Callahan's American Bar on the island of Ambowia in the Spice Islands of the East Indies. Naja once described her ethnic background saying "My father was Portuguese but more of an Islander than my mother." Before working as a dancer, Naja was a switchboard operator at Macaser Imports in Singapore.


 

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