Yuji Okumoto

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Yuji Don Okumoto ( ユウジ ドン オクモト Yuji Don Okumoto ?) (nacido el 20 de abril 1959) es un actor estadounidense de origen japonés, mejor conocido por su papel de Chozen Toguchi en Karate Kid II.

Primeros años[editar]

Yuji Okumoto nació en Los Angeles, California, de padres estadounidenses de origen japonés. Asistió a la Hollywood High School (donde jugó béisbol y baloncesto) y Cal State Fullerton, donde finalmente se decidió por la actuación. Okumoto también ha participado con varias compañías de teatro, entre ellos el famoso East West Players , donde apareció en el juego, Webster Street Blues.

Carrera[editar]

Su primer papel fue en el largometraje de comedia de 1985 Real Genius, donde interpretó el personaje de Fenton. También es conocido por su gran interpretación del malvado Chozen Toguchi en Karate Kid II. Interpretó a un personaje de Corea, Kim Kai Shu, en la película de 1989, True Believer , junto a James Woods y Robert Downey Jr.. Posteriormente, Yuji desempeñó el papel de Pete Kapahala en la película de 1999 de Disney Channel Johnny Tsunami y su secuela de 2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board . En 2005, tuvo un papel en la carril Nishikawa's película sobre la Japanese American Unidad de lucha contra la segregación, el 442o Regimiento de Combate Equipo de Segunda Guerra Mundial, Sólo los valientes . También estuvo al lado de Ken Watanabe de Christopher Nolan's thriller de 2010 Inception.

Vida personal[editar]

Okumoto reside en Seattle, Washington, donde es el propietario de un Hawai, un restaurante temático llamadoKona cocina / sala de estar, junto con su esposa y familia.

Filmografía[editar]

Cine y programas televisivos[editar]

Año Título Papel Notas
2010 Inception Saito's Attendant Film
2009 Anatomy of a Fly Politician Film (short)
2009 Black Coffee David Film (short)
2009 Bones Bruce Takedo (2005 TV series) Episode: "The Girl in the Mask"
2009 Katana Kenji (2009 TV series) Episode: "Pilot" (also producer and writer)
2008 Mask of the Ninja Nakano TV movie
2008 Heroes and Villains Naomasa Ii (2007 TV series documentary) Episode: "Shogun"
2008 Touch Ken Film (short)
2007 Cookies for Sale Grumpy Man Film (short)
2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Pete TV movie
2007 The Unit Mr. Michael (2006 TV series) Episode: "The Broom Cupboard"
2006 End Game Doctor Lee Film
2006 Only the Brave Sgt. Yukio 'Yuk' Nakajo Film
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Parsons Film
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Pestilence Film
2003 True Crime: Streets of LA Additional Voices Video Game (voice)
2003 Partners One Eye TV movie
2001 V.I.P. Morton Zhou (1998 TV series) Episode: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Val"
2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Graffiti TV movie
2001 Ticker Embassy Consul Film
2001 Pearl Harbor Japanese Shy Bomber Film
2001 The District Officer (2000 TV series) Episode: "A Southern Town"
2001 Max Steel n/a (2001 TV series) Episode: "Seraphim" (voice)
2001 Throne of Darkness Swordsman Video Game (voice)
2000 I'll Remember April Matsuo Yomma Film
2000 Guilty as Charged Davis TV movie
2000 Fortress 2 Sato Film
2000 Martial Law Mr. Strinc (1998 TV series) Episode: "Scorpio Rising"
1999 Johnny Tsunami Pete TV movie
1999 Just Shoot Me! Kevin Tanaka (1997 TV series) Episode: "Miss Pretty" (uncredited)
1998 JAG Jiro Kitamura (1995 TV series) Episode: "Innocence"
1998 The Truman Show" Japanese Family Film
1998 The Sentinel Lo (1996 TV series) Episode: "Love Kills"
1998 Sorcerers Secretary Film
1997 Players Mr. Hayashi (1997 TV series) Episode: "Rashocon"
1997 The Game Nikko Hotel Manager Film
1997 Contact Electrical Film
1997 Mean Guns Hoss Film
1997 Blast FBI Agent Film
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Chang (1993 TV series) Episode: "Higher Power"
1996 Superman Security Guard (1996 TV series) (voice) Episode: "A Little Piece of Home"
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Lieutenant Kwan (1996 TV series) Episodes: "Bad Moon Rising", "Prince of the City"
1995 Hard Justice Jimmy Wong Video
1995 Murder, She Wrote Kim Huan (1984 TV series) Episode: "Murder a la Mode"
1995 Vanishing Son n/a (1995 TV series) Episode: "Holy Ghosts"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Chen Chow (1993 TV series) Episode: "Chi of Steel"
1995 Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie Shinji Video Game (voice)
1995 3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon Naparva Video (voice: English version) (as Yujii Okumoto)
1994 Red Sun Rising Yuji Film
1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Lester Kuriyama TV movie
1994 Blue Tiger Lieutenant Sakagami Film
1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target Tommy Film
1993 American Yakuza Kazuo Film
1993 Brain Smasher... A Love Story Wu Video
1993 Robot Wars Chou-Sing Film
1993 Silent Cries Mickey Film (uncredited)
1991-1993 Knots Landing Art Nam (1979 TV series) 6 Episodes: "1001 Nights of Anne Matheson" (1991), "Lost at Sea" (1991), "Rescue Me" (1992), "Bye Bye Love" (1992), "The Getaway" (1993)
1992 Nemesis Yoshiro Han Film
1991 3x3 Eyes Chou/Transvestite #2 Video (voice: English version) (as Yujii Okumoto)
1991 American Playhouse Teruo Kuroda (1982 TV series) Episode: "Hot Summer Winds"
1990 Midnight Caller Lee Minh (1988 TV series) Episode: "Home to Roost"
1990 Only One Survived Peter Fujko TV movie
1990 Murder in Paradise n/a TV movie
1989 True Believer Shu Kai Kim Film
1988 Hunter Jimmy (1984 TV series) Episodes: "The Baby Game", "Heir of Neglect"
1988 Aloha Summer Kenzo Konishi Film
1987 Simon & Simon Masaki (1981 TV series) Episode: "Desperately Seeking Dacody"
1986 Karate Kid II Chozen Film
1986 T. J. Hooker Howie Kalanuma (1982 TV series) Episode "Blood Sport"
1986 The Check Is in the Mail... Bellboy Film
1985 Better Off Dead... Yee Sook Ree Film
1985 Real Genius Fenton Film
1985 Crime Killer Vietnam Soldiers Film