Robert Ito

Lowest Rated: 8% The Omega Code (1999)
Birthday: Jul 2, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1931, Robert Ito has spent his film career as a character actor, often in the science fiction genre. He enjoyed success on the long-running television series Quincy, and his voice has been used in many animated films, such as Batman and Superman.Robert Ito's first performances were on the stage as a dancer in the National Ballet of Canada. After a decade with the company, Ito moved to New York in the 1960s, to dance on Broadway in The Flower Drum Song.Ito moved to Hollywood and began his film career in 1966 with some forgettable science fiction vehicles, such as Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Dimension 5. The B-movie genre often turned to Ito when it wanted an actor to portray someone of his Japanese heritage. Over the years, he played many such roles, the most outstanding of which was his performance as Professor Hikita, the kidnapped scientist in the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.Ito fared well in television, in which he was given roles that showcased his talents in made-for-television movies and series. He appeared in some memorable dramas, such as Helter Skelter (1976), American Geisha (1986), and The War Between Us (1996). The latter film starred Ito as a Canadian World War I veteran and patriarch of a family of Japanese descent, forced to leave his home in Vancouver during the dark days of Japanese resettlement following Pearl Harbor.Ito also gained distinction for his role as Fong in the Kung Fu series, as well as on popular show Quincy. He made cameo appearances in many other television shows including Magnum, P.I. and Star Trek, which featured him in a 2001 production.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
8% The Omega Code Simoro Lin Che 1999
No Score Yet The Best Bad Thing Actor 1997
80% Once a Thief (John Woo's Once a Thief) (John Woo's Violent Tradition) The Godfather 1996
No Score Yet The War Between Us Kawashima 1996
No Score Yet Hollow Point Shin Chan 1995
37% Crazy People Yamashita's Aide 1990
No Score Yet Aloha Summer Ted Tanaka 1988
No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Kin 1987
No Score Yet Pray for Death Koga 1985
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Hikita 1984
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden) Actor 1977
54% Midway Cmdr. Minoru Genda 1976
No Score Yet Special Delivery Mr. Chu 1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Butler 1975
68% Rollerball Instructor 1975
No Score Yet Death Scream Intern 1975
No Score Yet Fer-de-Lance Masai Ikeda 1974
62% The Terminal Man Anesthetist 1974
No Score Yet The Naked Ape Actor 1973
No Score Yet Kung Fu Fong 1972
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut George Toyota 1969
No Score Yet Women of the Prehistoric Planet Tang 1966

TV

CREDIT
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
John Kim
  • 2001
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Mr. Fugita
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1996
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dr. Zama/Ishimaru
  • 1995
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Hideo Koto Johnny Leong
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
1987-1990
Japanese Industrialist
  • 1990
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Peng Chow
  • 1989
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Lt. Chang
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Lum
  • 1984
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Sam
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Lin North Korean Soldier
  • 1976
  • 1972
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Sammy
  • 1974
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Lee
  • 1974

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