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PAT MORITA BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Pat Morita was born on June 28th, 1932 in Isleton, California with the birth name Noriyuki Morita.  He became a very well known Asian-American actor who many remember from the film, "The Karate Kid" (1984) portraying, Mr. Miyagi, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
 
After graduating from Armijo High School in Fairfield, California he went on to pursue a career in entertainment.  His career as an actor first began working as a stand up comedian known to many as, "The Hip Nip".  He would perform throughout various nightclubs and was discovered by Redd Foxx who helped his career take off.
 
In 1967 he broke into the film industry first appearing on the big screen in, "Thoroughly Modern Millie".  Other roles soon followed such as in the film, "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968) starring Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Don 'Red' Barry and Jackie Coogan, the television movie, "Evil Roy Slade" (1972) and on such television series as, "Sanford and Son", "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days", "Married With Children", "Starsky and Hutch" and "The Incredible Hulk" starring Bill Bixby.
 
He returned to also appear on, "The Karate Kid, Part II" (1986) and again in, "The Karate Kid, Part III" (1989) and "The Next Karate Kid" (1994) for which he earned a Golden Globe for his performance.  He also did voice over work for the Walt Disney animated film, "Mulan" (1998) and on an episode of the television cartoon, "Spongebob SquarePants".
 
Other television credits included, "O'Hara", "Magnum, P.I.," starring Tom Selleck, "Murder, She Wrote", "Baywatch", "Burke's Law" and "The Hughleys".  After he passed, two films he appeared in were released, "Royal Kill" (2009) and "Act Your Age" (2011). 
 
Pat Morita married three times throughout his lifetime, first to Kathleen Yamachi in 1953 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1967.  He then wed Yukiye Kitahara in 1970 and they had two children together before divorcing in 1989.  His third wife was Evelyn Guerrero whom he wed in 1994 and they stayed together until Morita passed away from natural causes on November 24th, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  His remains were cremated and are buried at Palm Green Valley Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.  
 
 
Filmography

2009   Act Your Age 

2009   Royal Kill
 
2007   Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+

2006   SpongeBob SquarePants

2006   18 Fingers of Death!
 
2006   Only the Brave

2006   Spymate

2006   Blunt Movie 
 
2005   Kingdom Hearts II 

2005   American Fusion 

2005   Down and Derby
 
2005   The Number One Girl 

2004   Mulan II

2004   Elvis Has Left the Building 
 
2004   The Karate Dog 

2004   Miss Castaway and the Island Girls

2003   Rice Girl 
 
2003   Yes, Dear

2003   High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story

2003   Cats and Mice
 
2002   Body & Soul

2002   The Biggest Fan

2002   The Stoneman 
 
2001   WaSanGo

2001   Shadow Fury

2000-2001  Baywatch 
 
2001   The Center of the World 

2001   First Years

2001   Son of the Beach 
 
2001   The Boys of Sunset Ridge

2001   House of Luk 

2000   I'll Remember April
 
2000   The Hughleys

2000   Talk to Taka

2000   Brother
 
2000   Hammerlock

1998-2000  Adventures with Kanga Roddy

1999   Inferno 
 
1999   King Cobra 

1999   Caroline in the City 

1999   Gone to Maui 
 
1999   Los gringos 

1996-1998  The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo 

1998   Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan' 
 
1998   Mulan

1998   Diagnosis Murder

1998   The Outer Limits
 
1998   Fast Track

1998   Family Matters 

1998   Mulan Story Studio
 
1998   Adventures from the Book of Virtues

1997   Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
 
1996   Bloodsport III 

1996   Reggie's Prayer 

1996   Spy Hard
 
1996   Boy Meets World 

1996   Married with Children

1996   One West Waikiki
 
1996   Bloodsport 2 

1996   Murder, She Wrote 

1996   Earth Minus Zero 
 
1995   Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah

1995   Timemaster 

1995   Burke's Law 
 
1995   Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart 

1995   Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay
 
1995   Captured Alive

1995   The Misery Brothers

1994   The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
 
1994   The Next Karate Kid

1994   Greyhounds

1993   Dave's World
 
1993   Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

1993   American Ninja V

1993   Space Rangers
 
1993   Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun

1993   Extralarge: Ninja Shadow
 
1992   ABC Weekend Specials

1992   Mastergate

1992   Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
 
1992   Miracle Beach 

1992   Honeymoon in Vegas

1992   Sangokushi 
 
1992   Gengis Khan

1991   Goodbye Paradise 

1991   Lena's Holiday
 
1991   Do or Die

1991   Harry and the Hendersons

1991   The Munsters Today
 
1991   Strawberry Road

1990   Good Grief

1990   What a Dummy
 
1990   Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

1989   The Karate Kid 

1989   The Karate Kid, Part III
 
1989   Collision Course

1987-1988  Ohara

1988   Big Bird in Japan
 
1987   Captive Hearts

1986   Babes in Toyland

1986   The Karate Kid, Part II
 
1986   What Has Four Wheels and Flies

1985   Alice in Wonderland 

1985   Amos 
 
1985   Blind Alleys

1984   The Vegas Strip War

1984   Night Patrol
 
1984   Pryor's Place

1984   The Karate Kid

1975-1983  Happy Days
 
1982   Slapstick

1982   Jimmy the Kid

1982   Savannah Smiles
 
1982   Lou Grant

1982   Magnum, P.I.

1981   The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
 
1981   Aloha Paradise

1981   Full Moon High

1980   For the Love of It 
 
1980   Laverne & Shirley

1980   When Time Ran Out...

1980   Hito Hata: Raise the Banner
 
1980   Bizarre

1978   The Incredible Hulk 

1978   Human Feelings 
 
1977-1978  The Love Boat 

1978   Man from Atlantis

1978   Starsky and Hutch
 
1977   Chico and the Man

1977   Blansky's Beauties

1976   Mr. T and Tina
 
1976   Welcome Back, Kotter

1976   Midway

1974-1976  Sanford and Son
 
1976   Farewell to Manzanar

1975   I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?

1975   Wives
 
1975   Kung Fu

1974   Punch and Jody 

1974   Cannon
 
1974   Police Woman 

1973-1974  M*A*S*H 

1973   Hawaii Five-O
 
1973   The Brian Keith Show

1973   Cops

1973   The Barbara Eden Show
 
1973   Brock's Last Case

1972   The Bob Newhart Show

1971-1972  Love, American Style
 
1972   Room 222

1972   Cancel My Reservation 

1972   Columbo
 
1972   Where Does It Hurt? 

1972   Every Little Crook and Nanny

1972   A Very Missing Person 
 
1972   Evil Roy Slade

1972   The Odd Couple

1971   McCloud 
 
1971   Green Acres

1971   The Bill Cosby Show 

1970   Nanny and the Professor 
 
1969   The Courtship of Eddie's Father 

1969   The Queen and I

1968   The Outsider
 
1968   Blondie 

1968   The Shakiest Gun in the West 

1967   Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
 
1967   Thoroughly Modern Millie

1964   Car Thieves 





Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan


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