Takayo Fischer

Biography

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Takayo Fischer (born November 25, 1932) is an American stage, film and TV actress, as well as voice-over actress and singer.

Personal life

Fischer was born in Hardwick, California, the daughter of Issei (Japanese immigrants) Chukuro and Kinko Tsubouchi. During World War II, as a young child, she and her family were forcibly evacuated from the West Coast and spent time in the Fresno Assembly Center before being relocated to Jerome and Rohwer internment camps. Fischer later lived in Chicago, Illinois, where, as a young adult, she won the crown of "Miss Nisei Queen." She attended Rollins College from 1951-1953. After her 2nd year at Rollins College she married Dean Doran the day after he graduated from Rollins, in the college chapel, and had 3 children by him within 4 years. Toya: (1954), John (1956) Juliet (1957.). She married Sy Fischer, 2nd husband, (an entertainment executive) on November 29, 1980 . Her 2nd husband has 2 children Stewart and Peter. She resides in Los Angeles.

Career

Fischer appeared in the stage production of The World of Suzie Wong in New York in 1958. She won a Drama-Logue Award for ensemble performance for Tea at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She has also appeared in many productions with East West Players in Los Angeles, including Into The Woods. She toured the U.S. and Europe in The Peony Pavilion in 1997.

Fischer has appeared in many big-budget films, including Moneyball, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) as Mistress Ching, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) as Mrs. Chu, Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and War of the Worlds (2005). She has also worked on many independent Asian American films including Americanese (2009), Only the Brave (2005), Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story (2004) and Strawberry Fields (1997).

Fischer has had numerous guest-starring roles on network television including FX's It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as a North Korean bar owner named Mr. Kim. She is sometimes credited as "Takayo Doran."

Voice work

Fischer has also done voices in several cartoon programmes. Some of her well-known roles included Mister T, Battle of the Planets, Rubik the Amazing Cube, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Saturday Supercade, The Flintstone Kids, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The Karate Kid, Capitol Critters, The Centurions, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show, Super Friends, Thundarr the Barbarian, Rambo, Wildfire, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

She has also reprised her role as Mistress Ching in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Takayo Fischer (born November 25, 1932) is an American stage, film and TV actress, as well as voice-over actress and singer.

Personal life

Fischer was born in Hardwick, California, the daughter of Issei (Japanese immigrants) Chukuro and Kinko Tsubouchi. During World War II, as a young child, she and her family were forcibly evacuated from the West Coast and spent time in the Fresno Assembly Center before being relocated to Jerome and Rohwer internment camps. Fischer later lived in Chicago, Illinois, where, as a young adult, she won the crown of "Miss Nisei Queen." She attended Rollins College from 1951-1953. After her 2nd year at Rollins College she married Dean Doran the day after he graduated from Rollins, in the college chapel, and had 3 children by him within 4 years. Toya: (1954), John (1956) Juliet (1957.). She married Sy Fischer, 2nd husband, (an entertainment executive) on November 29, 1980 . Her 2nd husband has 2 children Stewart and Peter. She resides in Los Angeles.

Career

Fischer appeared in the stage production of The World of Suzie Wong in New York in 1958. She won a Drama-Logue Award for ensemble performance for Tea at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She has also appeared in many productions with East West Players in Los Angeles, including Into The Woods. She toured the U.S. and Europe in The Peony Pavilion in 1997.

Fischer has appeared in many big-budget films, including Moneyball, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) as Mistress Ching, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) as Mrs. Chu, Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and War of the Worlds (2005). She has also worked on many independent Asian American films including Americanese (2009), Only the Brave (2005), Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story (2004) and Strawberry Fields (1997).

Fischer has had numerous guest-starring roles on network television including FX's It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as a North Korean bar owner named Mr. Kim. She is sometimes credited as "Takayo Doran."

Voice work

Fischer has also done voices in several cartoon programmes. Some of her well-known roles included Mister T, Battle of the Planets, Rubik the Amazing Cube, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Saturday Supercade, The Flintstone Kids, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The Karate Kid, Capitol Critters, The Centurions, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show, Super Friends, Thundarr the Barbarian, Rambo, Wildfire, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

She has also reprised her role as Mistress Ching in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1932-11-25

Place of Birth Hardwick - California - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Takayo Tsubouchi

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 Model Minority as Grandma Reiko Tanaka
2011 Moneyball as Suzanne
2008 The Cleaner(13 episodes) as Akani's mother or Miss Kato
2008 Uncross The Stars as Tina
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Mistress Ching
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness as Mrs. Chu
2006 Americanese as Keiko Crane
2006 Numb3rs(1 episode)
2005 Weeds(1 episode) as Dry Cleaning Owner
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia(1 episode) as Mr. Kim
2005 War of the Worlds as Older Woman
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender(3 episodes)
2004 Boston Legal(6 episodes)
2003 Teen Titans(1 episode)
2002 Ocha Cups For Christmas as Mrs. Ishikawa
1999 Batman Beyond(2 episodes)
1997 Strawberry Fields as Takayo
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith(1 episode)
1996 7th Heaven(1 episode)
1994 ER(1 episode)
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo as Mama Yamaguchi
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(1 episode)
1990 Pacific Heights as Bank Teller
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo(38 episodes)
1983 Mister T(30 episodes)
1982 Cagney and Lacey(3 episodes)
1982 Fame(1 episode)
1979 The Facts of Life(1 episode)

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