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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:
125
First Appeared:
In the series 77 Sunset Strip 1958-10-10
Latest Project:
Series Black Sash 2017
Known For
Poster of Lost at Home
Poster of Samurai Jack
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Visions
Filmography

Maid in Akihabara (2018)

Drama
Series

Black Sash (2018)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

TMNT (2007)

Comedy Adventure Fantasy Action Science Fiction Family
Movie
as Splinter (voice)
6 295 votes

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Action Adventure Horror Thriller
Movie
as Poe
4.7 54 votes

The Slanted Screen (2006)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Action Adventure Animation Fantasy
Series
as Uncle Iroh
8.2 151 votes

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004)

Animation
Series
as Unknown
4 3 votes

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

Action Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Mr. Kojima
5.1 243 votes

Duck Dodgers (2003)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Lost at Home (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)

Animation Action & Adventure Mystery Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.9 10 votes

Monk (2002)

Drama Mystery Crime Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 117 votes

Cruel Game (2002)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Straw Hat

Pearl Harbor (2001)

History Romance War
Movie
as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
6.5 1476 votes

Samurai Jack (2001)

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Aku
7.6 42 votes

Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' (2000)

Movie
as The Wizard (archive footage)
6.3 3 votes

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

Adventure Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Mr. Yamaguchi (voice)
6.1 83 votes

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

The West Wing (1999)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 86 votes

The Bird People in China (1998)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Shen
7.1 19 votes

Martial Law (1998)

Action & Adventure Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 10 votes

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Adventure Drama History
Movie
as Kungo Tsarong
6.9 512 votes

7th Heaven (1996)

Family Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.4 35 votes

Balance of Power (1996)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Todo Matsumoto
7.3 3 votes

Sworn to Justice (1996)

Thriller Action Romance
Movie
as Mr. Young
7.3 4 votes

Dexter's Laboratory (1995)

Family Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
7.3 68 votes

Platypus Man (1995)

Series
as Unknown

Crying Freeman (1995)

Action Crime
Movie
as Shido Shimazaki
6.2 54 votes

A Dangerous Place (1995)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Sensei
7 2 votes

Midnight Man (1995)

Movie
as Buun Som
7 1 votes

JAG (1995)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 43 votes

Red Sun Rising (1994)

Action
Movie
as Buntoro Iga

Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)

Action Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Nakano
4.4 89 votes

Kirie Eleison (1993)

Thriller
Movie
7 1 votes

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.2 10 votes

RoboCop 3 (1993)

Action Adventure Crime Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Kanemitsu
4.2 264 votes

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.1 45 votes

Frasier (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 139 votes

Rising Sun (1993)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Yoshida-san
5.8 162 votes

Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 9 votes

My Samurai (1992)

Movie
7 1 votes

Sidekicks (1992)

Action Adventure Drama Family
Movie
as Mr. Lee
5 32 votes

The Perfect Weapon (1991)

Action Drama
Movie
as Kim
6 20 votes

Taking Care of Business (1990)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Sakamoto
6 41 votes

Fatal Mission (1990)

War Action Adventure
Movie
as Trang
10 28 votes

Pacific Heights (1990)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Toshio Watanabe
6 70 votes

An Unremarkable Life (1989)

Movie
as Max Chin

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 844 votes

Silent Assassins (1988)

Action
Movie
as Oyama
6 1 votes

Supercarrier (1988)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Paradise (1988)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
5 1 votes

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Drama
Movie
as Jimmy
6.4 59 votes

The Wash (1988)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Nobu Matsumoto

Tour of Duty (1987)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.4 13 votes

Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)

Drama Western Action
Movie
as The Manchu
3.6 5 votes

Lovejoy (1986)

Mystery Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.3 10 votes

Armed Response (1986)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Akira Tanaka
3.8 2 votes

P.O.W. The Escape (1986)

Action War Adventure
Movie
as Capt. Vinh
6 2 votes

The Equalizer (1985)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.9 10 votes

Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 7 votes

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as Akiro 'The Wizard'
5.8 328 votes

Hawaiian Heat (1984)

Series

The A-Team (1983)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Pastry Chef
6.9 92 votes

The Last Ninja (1983)

Movie
as Aitaro Sakura
7 1 votes

Girls Of The White Orchid (1983)

Action Thriller Romance
Movie
as Mori

Testament (1983)

Action Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Mike
6.2 23 votes

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as The Wizard / Narrator
6.6 556 votes

Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

Voyagers! (1982)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

The Greatest American Hero (1981)

Action & Adventure Comedy Crime
Series
as Unknown
6.8 13 votes

Under the Rainbow (1981)

Comedy
Movie
as Nakomuri
4.8 6 votes

An Eye for an Eye (1981)

Adventure Action Crime
Movie
as James Chan
5.2 21 votes

The Bushido Blade (1981)

History Action Drama
Movie
as Enjiro

Flamingo Road (1980)

Soap
Series
as Unknown
6.8 3 votes

The Big Brawl (1980)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Herbert
6.1 20 votes

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7 42 votes

The Facts of Life (1979)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.8 16 votes

Supertrain (1979)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown

When Hell Was in Session (1979)

Drama
Movie
as Maj. Bai
7 1 votes

A Man Called Sloane (1979)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5 1 votes

The Incredible Hulk (1978)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.2 53 votes

Farewell to Manzanar (1976)

Drama
Movie
as Fukimoto
6 1 votes

Pacific Overtures (1976)

Movie
as Reciter / Shogun / Jonathan Goble

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 25 votes

Visions (1976)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Mr. T and Tina (1976)

Series
as Unknown

Khan! (1975)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Prisoners (1975)

Drama War
Movie
as Sgt. Nguyen

The Killer Elite (1975)

Crime Action
Movie
as Yuen Chung
5.8 20 votes

Wonder Woman (1975)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.9 16 votes

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

Adventure Fantasy Action Science Fiction Family
Movie
as Oomiak
5.8 16 votes

The Green Hornet (1974)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Low Sing
7 3 votes

Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)

Mystery TV Movie
Movie
as Tao Gan

M*A*S*H (1972)

War & Politics Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 138 votes

Anna and the King (1972)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
5 3 votes

Kung Fu (1972)

Action & Adventure Drama Western
Series
as Unknown
7.6 23 votes

Yokahama Mama (1972)

Animation
Movie
as Rooster (voice)

Silence (1971)

Drama History
Movie
as Kichijiro (as Mako Iwamatsu)
7.2 11 votes

The Challenge (1970)

Drama War
Movie
as Yuro

Fools (1970)

Movie
as Psychiatrist

The Hawaiians (1970)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mun Ki
6.3 2 votes

Room 222 (1969)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.1 5 votes

The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

Western Comedy
Movie
as Secret Agent Fong
6 4 votes

Love, American Style (1969)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 5 votes

The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)

Comedy War
Movie
as Calvin Coolidge Ishimura

Columbo (1968)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.7 85 votes

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 18 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 18 votes

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 10 votes

The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Kenji
6.5 20 votes

The Green Hornet (1966)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 13 votes

The Time Tunnel (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 21 votes

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Action Adventure Drama War Romance
Movie
as Po-han
7.2 50 votes

Gidget (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 5 votes

F Troop (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6 7 votes

McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)

Comedy
Movie
as Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited)
5.5 2 votes

The Big Valley (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
5.5 4 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 40 votes

Burke's Law (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

McHale's Navy (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

The Gallant Men (1962)

Series
as Unknown

Never So Few (1959)

Action Drama War
Movie
as Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)
5.8 16 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes