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Pat Morita (1932–2005)


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 (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Act Your Age
Tom
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Emperor of China (English version, voice)
 2006 18 Fingers of Death! (Video)
Freeman Lee
 2006 Only the Brave
Seigo Takata (as Pat Noriyuki Morita)
 2006 Spymate
Kiro
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Emperor of China (English version, voice)
 2005 The Number One Girl (Video)
Mr. Sakata
 2004 Mulan II (Video)
The Emperor (voice)
 2004 Elvis Has Left the Building
Man in Turban
 2004 The Karate Dog (TV Movie)
Chin Li
 2003 Cats and Mice
Unagi
 2003 Rice Girl
Peter Ong
 2003 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Trainer
 2002 The Biggest Fan
Richard Limp
 2002 The Stoneman
Prof. Stevens
 2002 Body & Soul (TV Series)
Jin Han
- Yes Master (2002) ... Jin Han
 2001 WaSanGo
Vice Principal Jang Hak-Sa (MTV English Dub) (English version, voice)
 2001 Shadow Fury
Dr. Oh
 2000-2001 Baywatch (TV Series)
Hideki Tanaka
- Rescue Me (2001) ... Hideki Tanaka
 2001 The Center of the World
Taxi Driver
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
- Touched by a Reindeer ... (as Noriyuki Morita)
 2001 House of Luk
Kwang Luk
 2000 Hammerlock
Un Huong Lo
 2000 I'll Remember April
Abe Tanaka
 2000 Talk to Taka (Short)
Taka
 2000/I Brother
Guy at the poker table (uncredited)
 1998-2000 Adventures with Kanga Roddy (TV Series)
Uncle Pat
- Episode #3.9 (2000) ... Uncle Pat
- Episode #3.8 (2000) ... Uncle Pat
- Episode #3.7 (2000) ... Uncle Pat
- Episode #3.6 (2000) ... Uncle Pat
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Uncle Pat
 1999 Gone to Maui (TV Movie)
Mr Ono
 1999 Los gringos (Short)
The Samurai
 1999/II Desert Heat
Jubal Early
 1999 King Cobra (Video)
Nick Hashimoto
 1998 Mulan Story Studio (Video Game)
The Emperor (voice)
 1998 Mulan
The Emperor (voice)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Martin Gaylord
- Food Fight (1998) ... Martin Gaylord
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Mr. Straw
- Charity (1998) ... Mr. Straw (voice)
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Michael Chen
- In the Zone (1998) ... Michael Chen
 1998 Fast Track (TV Series)
- Going Japanese (1998)
 1998 Family Matters (TV Series)
Mr. Tanaka
 1996 Bloodsport III (Video)
David Leung
 1996 Reggie's Prayer
Principal
 1996 Spy Hard
Brian, Waiter in Restaurant
 1996 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Wise Man
- I Was a Teenage Spy (1996) ... Wise Man
 1996 Married with Children (TV Series)
Mr. Shimokawa
- Turning Japanese (1996) ... Mr. Shimokawa
 1996 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Judge
- Kingmare on Night Street (1996) ... Judge
 1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Akira Hitaki
- Kendo Killing (1996) ... Akira Hitaki
 1995 Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay (TV Movie)
Y.C. Kung
 1995 The Misery Brothers
Judge
 1995 Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah (TV Movie)
Pat
 1995 Timemaster
Isaiah (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Boots McKay
- Who Killed the Motor Car Maverick? (1995) ... Boots McKay
 1995 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (TV Movie)
Ling Goldberg
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Mr. Yoshi
- Love Hurts (1994) ... Mr. Yoshi
 1994 The Next Karate Kid
Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
 1994 Greyhounds (TV Movie)
Akira Mochizuki
 1993 Extralarge: Ninja Shadow (TV Movie)
 1993 Dave's World (TV Series)
Hardware Store Owner
- Exorcising with Dave Barry (1993) ... Hardware Store Owner
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Chink (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1993 American Ninja 5
Master Tetsu
 1993 Space Rangers (TV Series)
Nazzer
- Fort Hope (1993) ... Nazzer
 1992 Gengis Khan
Emperor Wang
 1992 Sangokushi
Narrator (1994) (English version, voice)
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Kevin Naito
 1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
Chief Koal
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Mahi Mahi
 1991 Goodbye Paradise
Ben (as Noryuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1991 Lena's Holiday
Fred
 1991 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Breaking the Chain (1991) ... Neighbor
 1991 Strawberry Road
Old Man's brother (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1990 Good Grief (TV Series)
Chip
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
Lucky Ernesto
- The Contractor from Hell (1990) ... Lucky Ernesto
 1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Yoodo Toda
 1989 The Karate Kid (TV Series)
- A Little World of His Own (1989) ... (voice)
- The Gray Ghosts (1989) ... (voice)
- The Hunt (1989) ... (voice)
- East Meets West (1989) ... (voice)
- Walkabout (1989) ... (voice)
 1989 The Karate Kid, Part III
Mr. Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1989 Collision Course
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo
 1987-1988 Ohara (TV Series)
Lt. Ohara
- Hot Spell (1988) ... Lt. Ohara
- Open Season (1988) ... Lt. Ohara
- X (1988) ... Lt. Ohara
 1988 Big Bird in Japan (TV Movie)
Narrator (Bamboo Princess story) (voice)
 1987 Captive Hearts
Fukushima (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1986 What Has Four Wheels and Flies (TV Movie)
 1986 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
The Toymaster
 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II
Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Horse
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Tommy Tanaka
 1985 Blind Alleys (TV Movie)
Kenji Sato
 1984 The Vegas Strip War (TV Movie)
Yip Tak (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1984 Night Patrol
Rape Victim
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series)
Joe
 1984 The Karate Kid
Miyagi (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
 1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
Ah Fong, the Chinese Ambassador
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
Maurice
 1982 Savannah Smiles
Father Ohara
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Ike Tatsumi
- Recovery (1982) ... Ike Tatsumi
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Jack Metro
- One More Summer (1982) ... Jack Metro
 1981 Full Moon High
The Silversmith
 1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Cummings' Assistant
- The Roller Disco Karate Kaper (1981) ... Cummings' Assistant
 1981 Aloha Paradise (TV Series)
Dr. Nakamura
 1980 Bizarre (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Ishihara
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Mr. Wong
- Separate Tables (1980) ... Mr. Wong
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Fred
- Stop the Presses (1978) ... Fred
 1978 Human Feelings (TV Movie)
Waiter
 1977-1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Yamashiro / Vincent
 1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Moby
- Imp (1978) ... Moby
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Jewelry Store Owner
- The Trap (1978) ... Jewelry Store Owner
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Pat Yamaguchi
- Charo Takes Over (1977) ... Pat Yamaguchi
 1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mr. Takahashi
- Career Day (1976) ... Mr. Takahashi
 1976 Midway
Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka
 1974-1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Ah Chew / Colonel Hiakowa
- Sergeant Gork (1976) ... Colonel Hiakowa
 1976 Farewell to Manzanar (TV Movie)
Zenahiro
 1975 I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?
Heshy Yamamoto
 1975 Wives (TV Movie)
Waiter
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Arthur Chen
- Ambush (1975) ... Arthur Chen
 1974 Punch and Jody (TV Movie)
Takahasi
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Chuck Yamagata
- The Avenger (1974) ... Chuck Yamagata
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mike Matsuto
- Anatomy of Two Rapes (1974) ... Mike Matsuto
 1973-1974 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Capt. Sam Pak
- Deal Me Out (1973) ... Capt. Sam Pak
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Phoebe
- Tricks Are Not Treats (1973) ... Phoebe
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Ishi
- Inflation (1973) ... Mr. Ishi
 1973 Cops (TV Movie)
Captain Irving Ho
 1973 The Barbara Eden Show (TV Movie)
Tomo
 1973 Brock's Last Case (TV Movie)
Sam Wong
 1972 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
The Bartender
 1971-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Kam (segment "Love and the Woman in White") / Bellhop (segment "Love and Lady Luck") / (segment "Love and the Love Potion")
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Bellhop (segment "Love and Lady Luck")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Love Potion")
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Sahigmetsu
- Just Call Me Mr. Shigematsu (1972) ... Mr. Sahigmetsu
 1972 Cancel My Reservation
Yamamoto
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
The House Boy
- √Čtude in Black (1972) ... The House Boy
 1972 Where Does It Hurt?
Nishimoto
 1972 A Very Missing Person (TV Movie)
Delmar Faulkenstein
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Turhan
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Mr. Wing
- Partner's Investment (1972) ... Mr. Wing
 1971 McCloud (TV Series)
Felix
- The Disposal Man (1971) ... Felix
 1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Charlie Lee
- Hawaiian Honeymoon (1971) ... Charlie Lee
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Tree Surgeon
- The Power of a Tree (1971) ... Tree Surgeon
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Jason Wong
- My Son, the Sitter (1970) ... Jason Wong
 1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Duke Komosori
- The Littlest Kidnapper (1969) ... Duke Komosori
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Toshi
- Love Is Under 'L' (1968) ... Toshi
 1968 Blondie (TV Series)
- Sayanora Dagwood (1968)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Oriental #2
 1964 Car Thieves
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita | Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita | Noriyuki Morita | Noryuki 'Pat' Morita | Pat Noriyuki Morita | Patrick N. Morita

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I didn't have a childhood. See more »

Trivia:

One of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Miyoshi Umeki who won Best Supporting Actress nominated for Sayonara (1957), Sessue Hayakawa nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Mako nominated for The Sand Pebbles (1966), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Supporting Actor for The ... See more »

Trademark:

Short stature

Nickname:

The Hip Nip See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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