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Mako

Highest Rated:   93% The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Lowest Rated:   0% Under the Rainbow (1981)
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Birthplace:   Kobe, Japan
Japanese actor Mako, born Makoto Iwamatsu, has spent most of his professional career in the United States. His first important film appearance was as Po-Han, Steve McQueen's assistant machinist, in The Sand Pebbles (1966), a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination. He remained in films into the 1990s, playing choice character parts in such films as Hawaiians (1967), Conan the Destroyer (1984), and Rising Sun (1993). Mako's TV credits include the role of Major Oshira on the weekly Hawaiian Heat (1984) and the 1990 TV movie Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
36% Rise: Blood Hunter
  • Poe
$59.9k 2007
34% TMNT
  • Splinter
$54.2M 2007
No Score Yet The Slanted Screen
  • Actor
2006
34% Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Sakamoto
$57M 2005
No Score Yet Ashy 2 Classy
  • Actor
2005
23% Bulletproof Monk
  • Mr. Kojima
$23.1M 2003
No Score Yet Deception
  • Straw Hat
2002
25% Pearl Harbor
  • Adm. Yamamoto
$197.8M 2001
No Score Yet Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie
  • Director
  • Actor
2001
76% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
  • Mr. Yamaguchi
2000
No Score Yet The Bird People in China
  • Shen
1999
No Score Yet Alegría
  • Old Momo
1999
60% Seven Years in Tibet
  • Kungo Tsarong
1997
No Score Yet Riot
  • Mr. Lee
1997
No Score Yet Sworn to Justice
  • Young
1996
No Score Yet Balance of Power
  • Todo Matsumoto
1996
No Score Yet Blood for Blood
  • Buun Som
1995
No Score Yet Red Sun Rising
  • Buntoro Iga
1995
No Score Yet Crying Freeman
  • Shudo Shmizaki
1995
No Score Yet Highlander: The Final Dimension
  • Nakano
1994
No Score Yet A Dangerous Place
  • Sensei
1994
3% RoboCop 3
  • Kanemitsu
1993
33% Rising Sun
  • Yoshida-san
1993
10% Sidekicks
  • Mr. Lee
1993
No Score Yet My Samurai
  • Mr. Tszing
1992
45% The Perfect Weapon
  • Kim
1991
46% Pacific Heights
  • Toshio
1990
29% Taking Care of Business
  • Sakamoto
1990
No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
  • Sgt. Moritaki
1990
No Score Yet An Unremarkable Life
  • Max Chin
1989
No Score Yet Fatal Mission
  • Trang
1989
No Score Yet Silent Assassins
  • Oyama
1988
No Score Yet The Wash
  • Nobu Matsumoto
1988
85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Jimmy Sakuyama
1988
No Score Yet The Nightingale
  • Narrator
1988
No Score Yet P.O.W. the Escape (Behind Enemy Lines) (Attack Force 'Nam)
  • Capt. Vinh
1986
No Score Yet Armed Response
  • Akira Tanaka
1986
No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Movie
  • The Manchu
1986
26% Conan the Destroyer
  • Akiro 'The Wizard'
1984
No Score Yet Death Ride to Osaka
  • Mori
1983
78% Testament
  • Mike
1983
No Score Yet The Last Ninja
  • Actor
1983
70% Conan the Barbarian
  • Wizard
1982
No Score Yet Voyagers
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye
  • James Chan
1981
0% Under the Rainbow
  • Nakamuri
1981
67% The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)
  • Herbert
1980
No Score Yet The Bushido Blade
  • Friend
1979
No Score Yet When Hell Was in Session
  • Maj. Bai
1979
55% The Killer Elite
  • Yuen Chung
1975
43% The Island at the Top of the World
  • Oomiak
1974
No Score Yet Chinmoku
  • Girl
1971
No Score Yet The Hawaiians
  • Mun Ki
1970
No Score Yet Fools
  • Psychiatrist
1970
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
  • Calvin Coolidge Ishimuna
1968
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund
  • Kenji
1966
93% The Sand Pebbles
  • Po-Han
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Samurai Jack
2017
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
100% Avatar: The Last Airbender
2005-2008
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • Master Zee
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Yosh Takahashi
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Asian Alchemist
  • 2003
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • Edward Song
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Sam Fukuto
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
  • Racketeer
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Tozan
  • 1983
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • Actor
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Mr. Wakamatsu
  • 1982
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
  • Li Han Dr. Lin Tam Lt. Hung Lee Park Maj. Choi
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1976
  • 1974
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Brown
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • Li Sung
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Ozu
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Yamaguchi
  • 1977
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
  • Wong Ti Lu
  • 1973

Quotes from Mako's Characters