Mako

Highest Rated: 94% The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Birthday: Dec 10, 1933
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

CREDIT
36% Rise: Blood Hunter Poe $59.9K 2007
34% TMNT Splinter $54.2M 2007
No Score Yet The Slanted Screen Actor 2006
35% Memoirs of a Geisha Sakamoto $57.1M 2005
No Score Yet Ashy 2 Classy Actor 2005
23% Bulletproof Monk Mr. Kojima $23.1M 2003
No Score Yet Deception Straw Hat 2002
24% 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
94% The Sand Pebbles Po-Han 1966

TV

CREDIT
93% Samurai Jack
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 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
  • 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

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