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Mako Iwamatsu

Mako was born in Kobe, Japan, the son of noted children's book author and illustrator Taro Yashima. His parents moved to the United States when he was a small child. He joined them there after World War II, in 1949, joining the military in the 1950s. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1956. When Mako first joined his parents in the USA, he studied architecture. During his military service, he discovered his theatrical talent, and trained at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Mako was married to actress Shizuko Hoshi with whom he had two daughters (both are actresses) and three grandchildren.

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Dec 10, 1933 in Kobe, Japan
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series 77 Sunset Strip 1958-10-10
Ultimul film:
Serial Maid in Akihabara 2020
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Poster of Pearl Harbor
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Green Hornet
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Maid in Akihabara 2020
Film Rise: Blood Hunter Poe 2007-04-28
Film TMNT Splinter (voice) 2007-03-23
Serial Avatar: The Last Airbender Uncle Iroh (voice) 2005-02-21
Serial Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Unknown 2004-09-18
Serial Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Serial Black Sash Unknown 2003-03-30
Film Bulletproof Monk Mr. Kojima 2003-03-28
Film Cruel Game Straw Hat 2002-11-27
Serial What's New, Scooby-Doo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Serial Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Serial Samurai Jack Aku 2001-08-10
Film Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Aku 2001-08-10
Film Pearl Harbor Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto 2001-05-21
Film Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' The Wizard (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Serial The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Unknown 2000-06-18
Film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Mr. Yamaguchi (voice) 2000-09-14
Serial The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Film The Accomplice 1999-04-10
Serial Martial Law Unknown 1998-09-26
Film The Bird People in China Shen 1998-06-10
Film Seven Years in Tibet Kungo Tsarong 1997-09-12
Film Sworn to Justice Mr. Young 1996-10-01
Serial 7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Film Balance of Power Todo Matsumoto 1996-06-25
Serial Dexter's Laboratory 1996-04-28
Serial JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Film Midnight Man Buun Som 1995-05-09
Film A Dangerous Place Sensei 1995-04-25
Film Crying Freeman Shido Shimazaki 1995-04-23
Film Highlander: The Final Dimension Nakano 1994-11-29
Film Red Sun Rising Buntoro Iga 1994-09-01
Serial Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Serial Frasier Sam Tanaka 1993-09-16
Film Rising Sun Yoshida-san 1993-07-30
Serial Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Film RoboCop 3 Kanemitsu 1993-04-17
Film Kyrie Eleison 1993-03-05
Serial Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown 1993-01-27
Film Sidekicks Mr. Lee 1992-12-17
Film My Samurai 1992-01-01
Film Strawberry Road Frank Machida 1991-04-27
Film The Perfect Weapon Kim 1991-03-15
Film Murder in Paradise Capt. Kilalo 1990-01-19
Film Fatal Mission Trang 1990-07-25
Film Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Sgt. Moritaki 1990-08-06
Film Taking Care of Business Mr. Sakamoto 1990-08-16
Film Pacific Heights Toshio Watanabe 1990-09-28
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Film An Unremarkable Life Max Chin 1989-10-12
Serial The Paradise Club Mr. Yamamoto 1989-09-19
Film The Wash Nobu Matsumoto 1988-08-17
Film Tucker: The Man and His Dream Jimmy 1988-08-12
Serial Supercarrier Unknown 1988-03-06
Film Silent Assassins Oyama 1988-01-01
Serial Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Film Armed Response Akira Tanaka 1986-10-01
Film P.O.W. The Escape Capt. Vinh 1986-04-01
Film Kung Fu: The Movie The Manchu 1986-02-01
Serial Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Serial Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Serial The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Film Conan the Destroyer Akiro 'The Wizard' 1984-06-29
Film Girls of the White Orchid Mori 1983-11-28
Film Testament Mike 1983-11-04
Film The Last Ninja Aitaro Sakura 1983-07-07
Film The Nightingale Gardener / Minister 1983-05-10
Serial The A-Team Pastry Chef 1983-01-23
Serial Voyagers Unknown 1982-10-03
Serial Faerie Tale Theatre Gardener / Minister 1982-09-11
Film Conan the Barbarian The Wizard / Narrator 1982-04-02
Film The Bushido Blade Enjiro 1981-11-20
Film An Eye for an Eye James Chan 1981-08-14
Film Under the Rainbow Nakomuri 1981-07-31
Serial The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Serial Flamingo Road Unknown 1980-05-12
Serial Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Film The Big Brawl Herbert 1980-09-10
Film When Hell Was in Session Maj. Bai 1979-10-08
Serial A Man Called Sloane Tanaka 1979-09-22
Serial The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Serial Supertrain Unknown 1979-02-07
Serial The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Film Columbo: Murder Under Glass Kanji Ousu 1978-01-30
Serial Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Film Pacific Overtures Reciter / Shogun / Jonathan Goble 1976-09-06
Film Farewell to Manzanar Fukimoto 1976-03-11
Film The Killer Elite Yuen Chung 1975-12-19
Serial Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Film The Island at the Top of the World Oomiak 1974-01-01
Film The Green Hornet Low Sing 1974-03-21
Film Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders Tao Gan 1974-12-29
Serial Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Serial M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Serial Anna and the King Unknown 1972-09-17
Film Silence Kichijiro (as Mako Iwamatsu) 1971-11-13
Serial Columbo Kanji Ousu 1971-09-15
Film Fools Psychiatrist 1970-12-23
Film The Hawaiians Mun Ki 1970-06-17
Serial Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Serial Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Film The Great Bank Robbery Secret Agent Fong 1969-09-10
Serial Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Film The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Calvin Coolidge Ishimura 1968-05-08
Serial Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Serial Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Film The Sand Pebbles Po-han 1966-12-20
Serial The Time Tunnel Unknown 1966-09-09
Serial The Green Hornet Unknown 1966-09-09
Film The Ugly Dachshund Kenji 1966-02-16
Serial The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Serial I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Serial The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Serial F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Serial Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Film McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited) 1965-07-09
Serial McHale's Navy Unknown 1962-10-11
Serial The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Film Never So Few Soldier in Hospital (uncredited) 1959-12-07
Serial 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10