Re: Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles
He looked completely ridiculous with the fake epicanthic folds.
There were a couple of Mission: Impossible
episodes where Leonard Nimoy's Paris disguised himself as an Asian with fake epicanthic folds and a fake accent, presumably because he looked "exotic" to casting directors at the time. I could marginally buy it in the one where he was playing a Chinese advisor to a communist movement in a Latin American country, presuming that they hadn't met any actual Chinese people before, but it was ridiculous in the episode where he played a Japanese person in Japan
and the Japanese people around him didn't instantly see through his disguise. (Although, to the episode's credit, they were all played by genuine Asian actors.)
Hey if it can work for Sean Connery....
James Kirk seemed to think Spock looked Chinese.