Ancient, The

The name of an elderly Shaolin priest who ran a local apothecary shop in Chinatown on the police drama KUNG FU: THE LEGEND CONTINUES/SYN/1993-97.


The Ancient (played by Kim Chan) was well versed in the martial arts and possessed mystical powers. His herbal mixtures helped save many in the community including fellow Shaolin priest and friend, Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine).

See also“Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” – Intro @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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