Mako

Mako

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1933-12-10
Deathday: 2006-07-21 (72 years old)

Biography

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.

Filmography

all 147

Movies 78

TV Shows 69

Voice 3

Narrator 3

self 2

Happy Cat (voice) / Happy Cat / Ah-Choo (voice)
Duck Dodgers

Duck Dodgers (2003)

TV
6
Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Movie
7.57
Dr. Yosh Takahashi
The West Wing

The West Wing (1999)

TV
5.66
Mr. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
Riot

Riot (1997)

Movie
Ichiro Higashimori
JAG

JAG (1995)

TV
4.4
Dr. Henry Lee / Edward Song
Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

TV
5.63
Nobu Matsumoto
The Wash

The Wash (1988)

Movie
Toshiro Tanaka
Lovejoy

Lovejoy (1986)

TV
5
Maj. Taro Oshira
Hawaiian Heat

Hawaiian Heat (1984)

TV
Gardener / Minister
The Nightingale

The Nightingale (1983)

Movie
Gardener / Minister
Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

TV
Mr. Yamaguchi / John Moroshima
Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

TV
5.85
Psychiatrist
Fools

Fools (1970)

Movie
Angry Youth (uncredited) / Yoshimura
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. (1965)

TV
Samurai Warrior
F Troop

F Troop (1965)

TV
6
Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited)
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force

McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)

Movie
Captain Osato / The Japanese Commander
Broadside

Broadside (1964)

TV
Pete / Happy Tuava
Burke's Law

Burke's Law (1963)

TV
6
Soldier in Hospital
Never So Few

Never So Few (1959)

Movie
Self - Nominee/Performer
Tony Awards

Tony Awards (1956)

TV
1

Ratings

Average 6.19
Based on 2.99 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1956
1974
1984
1975
2017
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1933-12-10

Deathday
2006-07-21 (72 years old)

Birth Name
Makoto Iwamatsu

Birth Place
Kobe, Japan

Height

Father
Taro Yashima

Mother
Mitsu Yashima

Siblings
Chihiro Isa

Citizenships
United States of America, Japan

Also Known As
Mako Iwamatsu, Mako Wakamatsu, Μάκο Ιβαμάτσου, Iwamatsu Mako, 岩松信, マコ岩松

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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8 TV Shows
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1 Movie
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1 Movie
10 TV Shows
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2 Movies
9 TV Shows
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11 TV Shows
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3 Movies
8 TV Shows
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1 Movie
10 TV Shows
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Linden Chiles worked together with Mako in:
11 TV Shows
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10 TV Shows
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10 TV Shows
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7 TV Shows
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