(Also know as Tom Layne Jr.)

Layne was a child actor who played Charlie Chan’s son in several of the successful series of Charlie Chan films. In each of the three films he played a different son! His other claim to fame is his daughter Kiana Tom.


  • Daughter of Shanghi (1937) - Chinese candy vendor
  • The Hurricane (1937) - Mako
  • Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) - Charlie Chan Jr.
  • Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) - Tommy Chan
  • Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise (1940) - Willie Chan
  • China Sky (1945)

Movie still of Layne as Charlie Chan Jr. : www.charliechan.net/gallery/olympics_pic_1.html

Source: tvguide.com and charliechan.net