Yuji Okumoto

Yuji Okumoto

Highest Rated: 98% The Paper Tigers (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 20, 1959

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Japanese-American actor Yuji Okumoto won a number of key roles throughout his early career in the 1980s, including parts in hits "True Believer" and "The Karate Kid, Part II," and has settled nicely into smaller supporting and cameo roles since. Raised in Hollywood, Okumoto fell into acting while at school and afterwards began working with various theater companies in California. His first major screen part came in 1986 as gang leader Chozen in the hit sequel "The Karate Kid, Part II." His charisma and presence in this role helped land him the part of Shu Kai Kim, a young Korean imprisoned for a gangland crime, in the James Woods-Robert Downey Jr. legal-conspiracy thriller "True Believer." In the early '90s he began to work more in television, notably as Art Nam on the evening soap "Knots Landing." Appearances on prime-time dramas were punctuated by supporting work in some major Hollywood films, including David Fincher's mind-bending thriller "The Game" and Peter Weir's comedy-drama "The Truman Show." This mix of television and small roles in blockbusters continued for Okumoto into the 2000s, with a part in the Michael Bay epic "Pearl Harbor," roles on such sitcoms as "Just Shoot Me!," and a part on the police procedural "Bones," as well as a high-profile role alongside Ken Watanabe in the 2010 corporate-espionage thriller "Inception."

Highest rated movies

The Paper Tigers
True Believer
The Karate Kid Part II
Fortress 2: Re-Entry




98% 93% The Paper Tigers Wing (Character),
$112.7K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultra Low Yuji (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
63% 63% Driven Judge Takasugi (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 22% Beta Test The Surgeon (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seppuku Thomas (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awesome Asian Bad Guys Yuji (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Coffee David (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 67% Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Pete (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 50% Only the Brave Sgt. Yukio "Yuk" Nakajo (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 57% I'll Remember April Matsuo Yomma (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners One Eye (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 17% Guilty as Charged Davis (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 62% Johnny Tsunami Pete (Character) - 1999
0% 21% Fortress 2: Re-Entry Sato (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 53% Mean Guns Hoss (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 25% Blast FBI Agent (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Hard Justice Jimmy Wong (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 54% Blue Tiger Lt. Sakagami (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 26% Robot Wars Chou-Sing (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 42% American Yakuza Kazuo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 44% Brain Smasher... A Love Story Wu (Character) - 1993
60% 40% Nemesis Yoshiro Han (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1990
95% 63% True Believer Shu Kai Kim (Character) $8.7M 1989
No Score Yet 92% Aloha Summer Kenzo Konishi (Character) - 1988
44% 51% The Karate Kid Part II Chozen (Character) $112.1M 1986


95% 84% New Girl Mr. Yukimura (Guest Star) 2018
89% 89% Grimm Sheriff Gaffen (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
90% 81% Bones Bruce Takedo (Guest Star) 2009
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kindred: The Embraced Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Jimmy (Guest Star) 1988