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Dale Ishimoto (1923–2004)

Dale Ishimoto was born on April 3, 1923 in Delta, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), Beach Red (1967) and Midway (1976). He was married to Miiko Taka. He died on March 4, 2004 in Culver City, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1998 Inconceivable
Mr. Akiyama
 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja
Old Japanese Man
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Tingit Chief
- Ancient Future (1996) ... Tingit Chief
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Native Chief
- Oafs Overboard (1991) ... Native Chief
 1990 Come See the Paradise
Mr. Ogata
 1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Fisherman
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Male Tourist
- The Trip: Part 2 (1988) ... Male Tourist
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Stockwell's contact
- Point of No Return (1986) ... Stockwell's contact
 1986 Rambo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 Three's a Crowd (TV Series)
Diner
- A Case of Sour Grapes (1985) ... Diner
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Japanese Businessman
 1983 Mister T (TV Series) (voice)
 1983 Cracking Up
Japanese Mechanic
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Pool Hall Owner / Mr. Asato
- Sword of Honor, Blade of Death (1982) ... Pool Hall Owner
- Bitter Pill (1982) ... Mr. Asato
 1982 Dangerous Company (TV Movie)
Mr. Hikaru
 1981 Enter the Ninja
Komori
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Smitty
 1976 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Japanese Officer / Japanese Mechanic
- Anyone for Suicide? (1976) ... Japanese Officer
- Small War (1976) ... Japanese Mechanic
 1976 Midway
Vice Admiral Moshiro Hosogaya
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
 1975 Sharks' Treasure
Ishi
 1973-1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Palace Guard / Weapon Maker / Chinese Sergeant
- The Thief of Chendo (1975) ... Palace Guard
- The Devil's Champion (1974) ... Weapon Maker
- Alethea (1973) ... Chinese Sergeant
 1971-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Dr. Yamato / Supervisor
- Raise the Devil: Part 2 (1974) ... Dr. Yamato
- No Motive for Murder (1971) ... Supervisor (as Ishimoto)
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Gold Vence
- The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973) ... Gold Vence
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Wu (segment "Love and the Fortunate Cookie")
 1973 Superchick
Karate Instructor
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Man #1
- Partner's Investment (1972) ... Man #1
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Mr. Kazahaya
- Quicksilver (1971) ... Mr. Kazahaya (as Ishimoto)
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Shimura
- Teacher of the Year (1970) ... Mr. Shimura
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Saburi
- Butterfly (1970) ... Saburi
 1970 The Games
Japanese Doctor
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Eddie
- Sea of Security (1970) ... Eddie (as Ishimoto)
 1970 MASH
Korean Doctor (uncredited)
 1968 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Arcturus construction guard
- Pilot (1968) ... Arcturus construction guard
 1965-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Yu / Dr. Matsu / Manager
- The Deep Six Affair (1967) ... Mr. Yu
- The Her Master's Voice Affair (1966) ... Dr. Matsu
- The Cherry Blossom Affair (1965) ... Manager
 1967 Beach Red
Captain Tanaka
 1967 Savage Justice
Dick Kazanami
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Pearl King
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... Pearl King
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Misawa
- Hard Hat Jody (1967) ... Misawa
 1966 Walk Don't Run
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
George Yamada
- The Hiding Place (1966) ... George Yamada
 1965-1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Captain Shimatsu / Oshima
- Court of the Lion (1966) ... Captain Shimatsu
- The Time of the Knife (1965) ... Oshima
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Premier
- The Peacemaker (1965) ... Premier
 1965 King Rat
Yoshima
 1964 Moro Witch Doctor
Manuel Romblon
 1964 McHale's Navy
Japanese Captain
 1962-1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
The Japanese Officer / The Japanese Lieutenant / The Japanese Commander
- French Leave for McHale (1963) ... The Japanese Officer (as Ishimoto)
- The Confidence Game (1963) ... The Japanese Lieutenant (as Ishimoto)
- A Purple Heart for Gruber (1962) ... The Japanese Commander
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lao
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Father Yamamoto
- The Shoemaker's Child (1963) ... Father Yamamoto
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Nakamira
- Honor Bound (1962) ... Nakamira
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Akamura / Sgt. Leo Ayoki
- The Last Samurai (1962) ... Akamura
- Kim Quixote (1960) ... Sgt. Leo Ayoki
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Temuchin
- The Mark of Cain (1962) ... Temuchin
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sgt. Yamazaki
- A Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Sgt. Yamazaki
 1961 A Majority of One
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1961 Battle at Bloody Beach
Blanco
 1959-1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Niko Sugimoto / Police Officer
- Niko (1961) ... Niko Sugimoto
- Proof of Guilt (1959) ... Police Officer
 1961 Operation Bottleneck
Matsu (as Dale Ishomoto)
 1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Taro Yamamoto
- The Long Search (1961) ... Taro Yamamoto
 1961 The Great Impostor
Korean Soldier (uncredited)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
General Wu
- Terror from the East (1961) ... General Wu
 1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Japanese Pilot (uncredited)
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Sammy
- Murder Is a Grave Affair (1960) ... Sammy
 1959 Never So Few
Scout (uncredited)
 1959 Battle of the Coral Sea
Japanese Guard (uncredited)
 1959 Tokyo After Dark
Reporter (uncredited)
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
Toshio
- Princess of Crazy Creek (1959) ... Toshio
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Tokyo
- Mayday (1957) ... Tokyo
 1956 The King and I
Crewman (uncredited)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Nissan as former Nissan president Yutaka Katayama (Mr. K) (1997)

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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

He gained fame in the "Dream Garage" commercials for Nissan, portraying the former president of its U.S. division, Yutaka "Mr. K" Katayama, despite being thirteen years younger at the time of filming.

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