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Yuki Shimoda

Highest Rated: 93% Auntie Mame (1958)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Octagon (1980)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1921

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

Though he played almost exclusively Asian--predominately Japanese--characters throughout more than 20 years in film and television acting, Yuki Shimoda was actually born in Sacramento. The first-generation American performed on Broadway over much of the 1950s, eventually taking his role in the hit comedy "Auntie Mame" to the big screen as his 1958 film debut. For the next two decades, Shimoda appeared primarily either in B-movies or in smaller roles in bigger-budget films. In the mid-'70s, he took to figures of authority, including a role as an officer in the Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda-starring World War II drama, "Midway." Shimoda had an especially solid year in 1980, when he co-starred with fellow first-generation Japanese-American Pat Morita in the Japanese immigrant drama "Hito Hata: Raise the Banner," followed by a key supporting role in the Disney family adventure "The Last Flight of Noah's Ark," starring Elliott Gould and Rick Schroder. On TV, Shimoda was more prone to stereotypical Asian parts, whether as an "Oriental Man" on the sitcom"Gomer Pyle, United StatesM.C." in 1965, or as Cho Pak on three episodes of the military comedy "M*A*S*H." Arguably his best role came as one of the stars of the 1976 TV-movie "Farewell to Manzanar," an Emmy-nominated drama about a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. In 1981, his last year of life, Shimoda had a key supporting role in the Bryan Brown-starring Australian mini-series, "A Town Like Alice," another production set during World War II. Shimoda passed away from cancer at age 59.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 32% The Octagon Katsumo (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death in Canaan Dr. Samura (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farewell to Manzanar Ko Wakatsuki (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders Pure Faith (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 52% Once a Thief John Ling, Chinese Funeral Director (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Kobayashi (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Women From Hell Dr. Matsumo (Character) - 1961
93% 93% Auntie Mame Ito (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Cho Pak (Guest Star) 1981 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Oriental Man (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Izamoto (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Robert (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962

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