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Mako

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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Born:
Dec 10, 1933 In Kobe, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
126
First Appeared:
In the series 77 Sunset Strip 1958-10-10
Latest Project:
Series Maid in Akihabara 2017
Known For
Poster of El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca
Poster of Frasier
Poster of Visions
Poster of Colombo
Filmography
Series Maid in Akihabara 2017
Pelicula TMNT: Tortugas ninja jóvenes mutantes Splinter (voice) 2007-03-23
Pelicula Rise: Cazadora de sangre Poe 2007-04-28
Pelicula The Slanted Screen Himself 2006-01-03
Series Avatar: La leyenda de Aang Uncle Iroh 2005-02-21
Series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Unknown 2004-09-18
Pelicula El monje Mr. Kojima 2003-03-28
Series Black Sash Unknown 2003-03-30
Series Lost at Home Unknown 2003-04-01
Series Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Series Scooby Doo Que hay de nuevo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Pelicula Cruel Game Straw Hat 2002-11-27
Pelicula Pearl Harbor Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto 2001-05-21
Series Samurai Jack Aku 2001-08-10
Pelicula Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' The Wizard (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Pelicula Rugrats en París: la película Mr. Yamaguchi (voice) 2000-09-14
Series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Unknown 2000-06-18
Series El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca Unknown 1999-09-22
Pelicula 中国の鳥人 Shen 1998-06-10
Series Martial Law Unknown 1998-09-26
Pelicula Siete años en el Tíbet Kungo Tsarong 1997-09-12
Series El laboratorio de Dexter 1996-04-28
Pelicula Balance of Power Todo Matsumoto 1996-06-25
Series 7 en el paraiso Unknown 1996-08-26
Pelicula Sworn to Justice Mr. Young 1996-10-01
Pelicula Crying Freeman: Los paraísos perdidos Shido Shimazaki 1995-04-23
Series Platypus Man Unknown 1995-01-23
Pelicula Midnight Man Buun Som 1995-05-09
Pelicula A Dangerous Place Sensei 1995-04-25
Series J.A.G.: Alerta roja Unknown 1995-09-23
Pelicula Red Sun Rising Buntoro Iga 1994-09-01
Pelicula Los inmortales III: El hechicero Nakano 1994-11-29
Pelicula (生)盗聴リポート 痴話 1993-03-05
Series Kung Fu: la leyenda continua Unknown 1993-01-27
Pelicula RoboCop 3 Kanemitsu 1993-04-17
Series Walker, Ranger de Texas Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Pelicula Sol naciente Yoshida-san 1993-07-30
Series Diagnóstico: Asesinato Unknown 1993-10-29
Pelicula My Samurai 1992-01-01
Pelicula Juntos para vencer Mr. Lee 1992-12-17
Pelicula Arma perfecta Kim 1991-03-15
Pelicula Millonario al instante Mr. Sakamoto 1990-08-16
Pelicula Fatal Mission Trang 1990-07-25
Pelicula De repente, un extraño Toshio Watanabe 1990-09-28
Pelicula An Unremarkable Life Max Chin 1989-10-12
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Pelicula Silent Assassins Oyama 1988-01-01
Series Supercarrier Unknown 1988-03-06
Series Paradise Unknown 1988-10-27
Pelicula Tucker, un hombre y su sueño Jimmy 1988-08-12
Pelicula The Wash Nobu Matsumoto 1988-08-17
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Pelicula Kung Fu: la película (TV) The Manchu 1986-02-01
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Pelicula El poder de las armas Akira Tanaka 1986-10-01
Pelicula P.O.W. The Escape Capt. Vinh 1986-04-01
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Pelicula Conan, el destructor Akiro 'The Wizard' 1984-06-29
Series Hawaiian Heat 1984-09-14
Series El equipo A Pastry Chef 1983-01-23
Pelicula The Nightingale Gardener / Minister 1983-05-10
Pelicula Girls Of The White Orchid Mori 1983-11-28
Pelicula The Last Ninja Aitaro Sakura 1983-07-07
Pelicula Testamento final Mike 1983-11-04
Pelicula Conan, el bárbaro The Wizard / Narrator 1982-04-02
Series Bring 'Em Back Alive Unknown 1982-09-24
Series Voyagers! Unknown 1982-10-03
Series El gran héroe americano Unknown 1981-03-18
Pelicula Under the Rainbow Nakomuri 1981-07-31
Pelicula Golpe por golpe James Chan 1981-08-14
Pelicula La espada del samurái Enjiro 1981-11-20
Series Flamingo Road Unknown 1980-05-12
Pelicula La furia de Chicago Herbert 1980-09-10
Series Magnum Unknown 1980-12-11
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Series Supertrain Unknown 1979-02-07
Pelicula When Hell Was in Session Maj. Bai 1979-10-08
Series A Man Called Sloane Unknown 1979-09-22
Series El increíble Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Pelicula Farewell to Manzanar Fukimoto 1976-03-11
Pelicula Pacific Overtures Reciter / Shogun / Jonathan Goble 1976-09-06
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Visions Unknown 1976-10-21
Series Mr. T and Tina Unknown 1976-09-25
Series Khan! Unknown 1975-02-07
Pelicula Prisoners Sgt. Nguyen 1975-07-01
Pelicula Los aristócratas del crimen Yuen Chung 1975-12-19
Series La mujer maravilla Unknown 1975-11-07
Pelicula La isla del fin del mundo Oomiak 1974-01-01
Pelicula El avispón verde Low Sing 1974-03-21
Pelicula Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders Tao Gan 1974-12-29
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series Anna and the King Unknown 1972-09-17
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Pelicula Yokahama Mama Rooster (voice) 1972-12-24
Series Colombo Unknown 1971-09-15
Pelicula Silencio Kichijiro (as Mako Iwamatsu) 1971-11-13
Pelicula The Challenge Yuro 1970-02-10
Pelicula Fools Psychiatrist 1970-12-23
Pelicula Los indomables Mun Ki 1970-06-17
Pelicula Ojos verdes, rubia y peligrosa Secret Agent Fong 1969-09-10
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Pelicula The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Calvin Coolidge Ishimura 1968-05-08
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series El Retorno del Dragón Unknown 1966-09-09
Pelicula Los perros de mi mujer Kenji 1966-02-16
Series El túnel del tiempo Unknown 1966-09-09
Pelicula El Yangtsé en llamas Po-han 1966-12-20
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Pelicula McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited) 1965-07-09
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Mi bella genio Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Lloyd Bridges Show Unknown 1962-09-11
Series McHale's Navy Unknown 1962-10-11
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Pelicula Cuando hierve la sangre Soldier in Hospital (uncredited) 1959-12-07
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10