Harold Sakata (1920–1982)


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The most famous henchman of the entire James Bond series of spy thrillers, Harold Sakata will forever be remembered as the villainous "Odd Job" in the ultimate Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), with his lethal martial arts and steel-brimmed bowler hat. He was born Toshiyuki Sakata in Hawaii, of Japanese descent. From a young age he was a proficient ... See full bio »

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(age 62) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Known For

Goldfinger Oddjob
(1964)
Dimension 5 Big Buddha
(1966)
The Wrestler Odd Job
(1974)
Sarge Takichi / Kenji Takichi / Kenji
(1971-1972)

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 1982 Invaders of the Lost Gold
Tobachi
 1982 Ninja Strikes Back
Sakata
 1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Ku Long
- The Roller Disco Karate Kaper (1981) ... Ku Long
 1979 Highcliffe Manor (TV Series)
Cheng
- Stark Terror (1979) ... Cheng
- Sex & Violence (1979) ... Cheng
- The Blacke Death (1979) ... Cheng
 1979 The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Movie)
Oriental Man
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Ito
 1978 Death Dimension
Santo 'The Pig' Massino (as Harold 'Odd Job' Sakata)
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Matsu
- Escort to Danger (1978) ... Matsu
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
John Doe
- The Competitive Edge (1978) ... John Doe
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Lee's Killer
- The Human Rights of Tiki Kim (1978) ... Lee's Killer
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Master Sensei Tobi
- Touch of Death (1977) ... Master Sensei Tobi
 1977 Record City
Gucci
 1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
Wong (as Harold Odd Job Sakata)
 1976 Broken House
 1976 Mako: The Jaws of Death
Pete (as Harold 'Odd Job' Sakata)
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Car smasher
- Everybody Needs a Little Attention (1976) ... Car smasher
 1974 The Wrestler
Odd Job
 1974 Impulse
Karate Pete
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Shibata Hood
- I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot! (1972) ... Shibata Hood
 1971-1972 Sarge (TV Series)
Takichi / Kenji Takichi / Kenji
- Napoleon Never Wanted to Be a Cop (1972) ... Takichi
- An Accident Waiting to Happen (1972) ... Takichi
- A Company of Victims (1971) ... Takichi
- Quicksilver (1971) ... Takichi
- The Silent Target (1971) ... Takichi
 1971 Jamison's Kids (TV Movie)
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #5.4 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1970 The Phynx
Oddjob (as Harold 'Oddjob' Sakata)
 1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Ramoo
- The Hunter (1967) ... Ramoo
 1966 Dimension 5
Big Buddha
 1966 Seventeenth Heaven (uncredited)
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower (TV Movie)
Martin
 1966 Balearic Caper
Direttore del museo
 1966 4 Schlüssel
Odd Job (uncredited)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Ching
- Jungle of Fear (1965) ... Ching
 1964 Goldfinger
Oddjob (as Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo})
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Vicks Formula 44 (1964)

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harold 'Odd Job' Sakata | Harold 'Oddjob' Sakata | Harold Odd Job Sakata | Tosh Togo | Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo}

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Trivia:

In the rehearsals at the Golf Club where he is to throw his hat at the statue, with the head subsequently falling off, after three attempts the special effects crew could not "arrange" the head to fall off correctly. On the fourth take he told the special effects team to just stand still - then he threw his iron-brimmed hat at the statues neck and successful severed the head at the neck on the "... See more »

Trademark:

Extremely heavy, muscular build See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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