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      Danny Kamekona

      Danny Kamekona

      Highest Rated: 44% The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Robot Jox (1990)

      Birthday: Nov 15, 1935

      Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, USA

      Danny Kamekona was an actor of mixed Asian descent best known for his role as Sato, the rival of Pat Morita's Miyagi character in the popular martial arts drama "The Karate Kid, Part II." A native of Hawaii, Kamekona fittingly got his screen-acting start on a 1968 episode of "Hawaii Five-O" and frequently appeared on the hit series, often in different parts, though he portrayed two recurring characters over the course of the show's decades-spanning run. During the 1970s, Kamekona was featured on other various hit shows, notably turning up two-part Hawaii-set specials of the sitcom "Sanford and Son" and the crime series "Barnaby Jones," starring Buddy Ebsen. Continuing to work the local island angle, Kamekona appeared on various episodes of the 1980s adventure show "Magnum, P.I.," yet another series set in Hawaii. For "The Karate Kid, Part II," he played a Japanese businessman with a contentious history that involves the film's heroic mentor, Miyagi. Though the movie was set in Japan, it was largely shot in Hawaii, meaning Kamekona could once again work on his home island. Other productions to feature the actor include the expansive miniseries "War and Remembrance," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/action film "Robot Jox," and the comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas."

      Highest rated movies

      The Karate Kid Part II poster The Karate Kid Part II Robot Jox poster
      Robot Jox



      No Score Yet 27% Robot Wars Wa-Lee (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye, Paradise Lt. Nomura (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 67% Night of the Warrior Chang (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Unknown (Character) - 1990
      40% 42% Robot Jox Dr. Matsumoto (Character) $995.8K 1990
      No Score Yet 32% Collision Course Oshima (Character) - 1989
      44% 51% The Karate Kid Part II Sato (Character) $112.1M 1986


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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Muoi (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Van Luy (Guest Star) 1989
      71% 80% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979