Pat Morita

Pat Morita

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Birthday: 
28 June 1932, Isleton, California, USA
Birth Name: 
Noriyuki Morita
Height: 
160 cm
Abundantly busy and much loved Asian-American actor who became an on-screen hero to millions of adults and kids alike as the wise and wonderful Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984), the sparkling Noriyuki Morita was back again dishing out Eastern philosophy and martial arts lessons for The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989)... Show more »
Abundantly busy and much loved Asian-American actor who became an on-screen hero to millions of adults and kids alike as the wise and wonderful Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984), the sparkling Noriyuki Morita was back again dishing out Eastern philosophy and martial arts lessons for The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and even for The Next Karate Kid (1994). However, putting all that karate aside, the diminutive Morita actually first started out as a stand-up comedian known as the Hip Nip in nightclubs and bars, and made his first on-screen appearance in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). He quickly adapted to the screen and showed up in small parts in such comedy films as The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), alongside Don Knotts, and in Evil Roy Slade (1972) supporting John Astin. He also appeared in such popular series as Sanford and Son (1972) and M*A*S*H (1972).Morita got his next break playing the often-perplexed restaurant owner Matsho "Arnold" Takahashi in two episodes of the hugely popular sitcom Happy Days (1974) between 1975 and 1976, and again between 1982 and 1983. Morita was quite in demand on the small screen and also scored the lead in his own police drama Ohara (1987), and guest-starred on other high-profile television series including Magnum, P.I. (1980), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Baywatch (1989) and The Hughleys (1998). Although most often used as a minor character actor, he remained consistently busy and occasionally lent his vocal talents to animated features such as Mulan (1998). However, his real strengths lay in portraying slightly oddball or unusual characters in offbeat films. He died at age 73 of natural causes at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 24, 2005. Show less «

Pat Morita's FILMOGRAPHY

Robot Chicken - Season 10

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SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 12

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Robot Chicken - Season 9

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SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 9

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Robot Chicken - Season 4

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Robot Chicken - Season 3

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Robot Chicken - Season 2

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SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 4

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Mulan 2

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The Last Shot

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Robot Chicken - Season 1

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The Center of the World

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The Outer Limits - Season 4

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Mulan

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Family Matters - Season 9

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Spy Hard

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Boy Meets World - Season 3

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Married With Children - Season 10

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Season 5

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The Next Karate Kid

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Murder, She Wrote - Season 10

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Murder, She Wrote - Season 9

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Honeymoon in Vegas

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Pat Morita'S roles

Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi
Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi
Emperor of China
Emperor of China
Matsuo 'Arnold' Takahashi
Matsuo 'Arnold' Takahashi
Michael Chen
Michael Chen
Mr. Tanaka
Mr. Tanaka
Master Udon
Master Udon
Himself
Himself
Capt. Sam Pak
Capt. Sam Pak
Capt. Sam Pak
Capt. Sam Pak
Akira Hitaki
Akira Hitaki
Akira Hitaki
Akira Hitaki