Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1948-09-13 (75 years old)

Biography

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Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is a U.S. actor.


Kusatsu was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended ʻIolani School. Kusatsu began acting in Honolulu summer stock, and after studying theatre at Northwestern University, started to make his mark on the small screen in the mid-1970s. Usually mustachioed, with a dapper, professional air, he has most often played doctors, but his repertoire has included a generous sampling of teachers (usually college professors), businessmen, detectives, church ministers and other intelligent, middle-class types. With his quiet, wry line delivery, Kusatsu made a memorably clever and hilarious sparring partner for Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) on several episodes of All in the Family as the Reverend Chong, refusing to baptize Archie's grandson without the permission of the boy's parents. During this period Kusatsu also worked with the Asian American theatre group East West Players in Los Angeles.


Kusatsu was subsequently a regular on several series, but neither the adventure Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–83) nor the Hawaiian-set medical drama Island Son (1989–90) (in which he played one of Richard Chamberlain's colleagues) lasted very long. His many television movies have included the film adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar (1976), about Japanese American internment during World War II. Other M.O.W.s and mini-series have been "And The Sea Will Tell", and "American Tragedy" playing Judge Lance Ito. He had a memorable role in the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" episode "Prisoners of War" as a downed Japanese fighter pilot in the Pacific (1976). (Kusatsu also guest-starred on an episode of Lou Grant on Japanese internment in the U.S.); Golden Land (1988), a Hollywood-set drama based on a William Faulkner story; and the AIDS drama And the Band Played On (1993). He appeared in four M*A*S*H episodes and later starred in the short-lived A.B.C. series All American Girl (1994–1995), the first East Asian familiar sitcom in the U.S.


Feature roles, beginning with Midway (1976), have generally been small, but in the 1990s Kusatsu had roles in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, as a history teacher) and In the Line of Fire (1993, as a Secret Service agent). He appeared as a high school English teacher in American Pie (1999). Other recent films have been "ShopGirl" as Mr. Agasa, and in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter (2005) as Lee Wu, head of security for the United Nations Headquarters. He currently plays the recurring role of Dr. Dennis Okamura on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Kusatsu starred in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) as Mr. Lee.


Kusatsu is married to Gayle Kusatsu; they have two sons, Kevin and Andrew.


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Filmography

all 224

TV Shows 138

Movies 86

Voice 26

Watari / Boss Hamata (voice) / Watari (voice) / Boss Hamata / Tayu (voice) / Elder Domo (voice)
BLUE EYE SAMURAI

BLUE EYE SAMURAI (2023)

TV
10
Ping (voice) / Ping / Reporter 2 (voice)
Pantheon

Pantheon (2022)

TV
Store Owner (voice)
Major Lazer

Major Lazer (2015)

TV
4
Conference Attendee
Rumor Has It...

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Movie
6
Additional Voices (voice) / Senior Monk (voice) / Storyteller / Additional Voices (voice) / Calm Man / Additional Voices (voice)
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

TV
7
Benjamin Franklin
NCIS

NCIS (2003)

TV
6.18
Mr. Wong (voice) / (voice) / Bald Tourist / Luau Host (voice) / Mayor Kim (voice)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)

TV
6.18
Edward Ogawa
Everwood

Everwood (2002)

TV
7
Dr. Akira Onodera / Fisherman / Desk Clerk (voice)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?

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

TV
5.74
Judge Rienzo
Monk

Monk (2002)

TV
5.76
Japanese Ambassador / Asian Technician (voice)
Justice League

Justice League (2001)

TV
6.09
Kusunoki Tachi
Heavy Gear

Heavy Gear (2001)

TV
Old Man / Dad (voice) / Father (voice) / Grand Master (voice)
Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack (2001)

TV
Coach (voice) / Mr. Fong (voice) / Jimmy Lin (voice) / Mr. Tan (voice)
Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond (1999)

TV
6.55
Henry Yamada / Pediatrician
Providence

Providence (1999)

TV
4.75
Japanese Tanker Skipper
Godzilla

Godzilla (1998)

Movie
5.39
Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
Paradise Road

Paradise Road (1997)

Movie
Thief / Additional Voice Talents (voice)
Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

Movie
6.09
Capt. Morimoto / Senator Theodore Fujiwara
JAG

JAG (1995)

TV
4.4
Review Board Doctor #1
ER

ER (1994)

TV
5.44
Judge Mitchell Sung
Ellen

Ellen (1994)

TV
6
Dr. Sweeney / Detective Danny Cho
Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV
5.63
Former Prime Minister Nakasone
Pizza Man

Pizza Man (1991)

Movie
Interviewing Professor
Gross Anatomy

Gross Anatomy (1989)

Movie
Principal Edgar Shimata
Family Matters

Family Matters (1989)

TV
6.4
Dr. Kenji Fushida
Island Son

Island Son (1989)

TV
Coroner Thomas Noguchi
Wired

Wired (1989)

Movie
Judge T.S. Masuoka
L.A. Law

L.A. Law (1986)

TV
6
Japanese Businessman
Gimme an 'F'

Gimme an 'F' (1984)

Movie
Det. Lt Raymond Lau
Hunter

Hunter (1984)

TV
Parking Attendant - Gets the China Speech
Lookin' to Get Out

Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

Movie
Francis Tanaguchi
The Choirboys

The Choirboys (1977)

Movie
Supermarket Employee (uncredited)
Oh, God!

Oh, God! (1977)

Movie
4.75
Freighter Captain
Black Sunday

Black Sunday (1977)

Movie
6
Cmdr. Watanabe
Midway

Midway (1976)

Movie
1
Captain Paul Yamato / Kwang Duk
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H (1972)

TV
5.65
Ken Tanaka
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Ratings

Average 6.4
Based on 5.43 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1967
1986
1994
1986
2024
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1948-09-13 (75 years old)

Birth Place
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

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