Biography

Was an American actor of Japanese descent who was well-known for playing the role of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and known as Mr. Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.

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Was an American actor of Japanese descent who was well-known for playing the role of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and known as Mr. Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Pat Morita, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1932-06-28

Day of Death 2005-11-24

Place of Birth Isleton, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita
  • Patrick N. Morita
  • Pat Noriyuki Morita
  • Noriyuki Morita
  • Noryuki 'Pat' Morita

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Pat Morita: Long Story Short as Himself
2015 The Real Miyagi
2013 Blunt Movie as Mr. Miyami
2013 Mulan: 15th Anniversary - The Voices of Mulan II as Himself
2011 Synchronize as Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (uncredited) (archival footage)
2011 Act Your Age as Tom
2010 Remove All Obstacles as The Guru
2010 Behind the Scenes with Interviews of Ninja's Creed as Himself
2009 Royal Kill as Exhibition Manager
2006 Only The Brave as Seigo Takata
2006 The Number One Girl as Mr. Sakata
2006 18 Fingers of Death! as Freeman Lee
2005 Down and Derby as Ono Yakimoto
2005 American Fusion as Lao Dong
2004 Mulan II as The Emperor
2004 The Last Shot as Himself
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building as Man in Turban
2004 The Karate Dog as Chin Li
2003 Rice Girl as Peter Ong
2003 Spymate as Kiro
2002 The Stoneman as Prof. Stevens
2002 The Biggest Fan as Richard Limp
2001 Shadow Fury as Dr. Oh
2001 The Center of the World as Cab driver
2001 First Years (1 episode)
2001 The Boys of Sunset Ridge as Charlie Watanabe
2000 Brother as Guy at the poker table (uncredited)
2000 Son of the Beach (1 episode)
1999 Inferno as Jubal Early
1999 King Cobra as Nick Hashimoto
1998 The Hughleys (2 episodes)
1998 Mulan as The Emperor (voice)
1998 Adventures with Kanga Roddy (15 episodes) as Uncle Pat
1997 Beyond Barbed Wire as Narrator
1996 Bloodsport III as David Leung
1996 Reggie's Prayer as Principal Osaki
1996 Spy Hard as Brian, Waiter in Restaurant
1996 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (41 episodes)
1996 Bloodsport II as David Leung
1996 Earth Minus Zero as Dr. Mobius Jefferson
1995 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart as Ling Goldberg
1995 The Misery Brothers as Judge
1995 Timemaster as Isaiah
1994 The Next Karate Kid as Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as The Chink
1993 Boy Meets World (1 episode)
1993 Dave's World (1 episode)
1993 American Ninja 5 as Master Tetsu
1992 Mastergate as Senator Naito
1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies as Chief Koal
1992 Miracle Beach as Gus
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas as Mahi Mahi
1991 Lena's Holiday as Fred
1991 Do or Die as Masakana 'Kane' Kaneshiro
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Mr. Yoshi
1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes as Yoodo Toda
1989 Family Matters (1 episode)
1989 The Karate Kid, Part III as Mr. Keisuke Miyagi
1988 Big Bird in Japan as Narrator
1988 Collision Course as Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
1987 Babes In Toyland as The Toymaster
1987 Captive Hearts as Fukushima
1987 Ohara (30 episodes)
1986 Shiatsu with Pat Morita as Himself
1986 The Karate Kid, Part II as Kesuke Miyagi
1985 Alice in Wonderland (0 episodes)
1985 Amos as Tommy Tanaka
1984 The Vegas Strip War as Yip Tak
1984 Night Patrol as Rape Victim
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 The Karate Kid as Mr. Miyagi
1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind) as Ah Fong, the Chinese Ambassador
1982 Jimmy the Kid as Maurice
1982 Savannah Smiles as Father Ohara
1981 Crash Island as Kazi Yamamora
1981 Aloha Paradise (1 episode)
1981 Full Moon High as The Silversmith
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1980 When Time Ran Out... as Sam
1978 Human Feelings as Waiter
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode)
1977 Man from Atlantis (1 episode)
1977 Lou Grant (1 episode)
1977 The Kallikaks (1 episode)
1976 Mr. T and Tina (9 episodes)
1976 The Captain and Tennille (1 episode)
1976 Midway as Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka
1976 Farewell to Manzanar as Zenahiro
1976 Laverne & Shirley (1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1974 Punch and Jody
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Happy Days (26 episodes)
1973 Brock's Last Case as Sam Wong
1972 Cancel My Reservation as Yamamoto
1972 M*A*S*H (2 episodes)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show (1 episode)
1972 Where Does It Hurt? as Nishimoto
1972 A Very Missing Person as Delmar Faulkenstein
1972 Sanford and Son (7 episodes)
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as The House Boy
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple (2 episodes)
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 The Outsider (1 episode)
1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West as Wong
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie as Oriental #2
1965 Green Acres (1 episode)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)

Creator

1987 Ohara Creator

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