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Let's Be Cops Samoan Guy
(2014)
Little Boy Giant Tokyo Joe
(2015)
How I Met Your Mother Chaz / Chinese Bodyguard
(2011-2013)
Fractalus Monk
(2005)

Filmography

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 2017-2021 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Samoan / Tomo
- A Fait Accompli (2021) ... Samoan (uncredited)
- Mountebank (2017) ... Tomo
 2020 Lumpia with a Vengeance
Lumpia Roller #1
 2020 L.A.'s Finest (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- March or Die (2020) ... Prison Guard
 2020 Duel of Legends
Zhang
 2019/III Moving Day (Short)
Harry
 2019 Lodge 49 (TV Series)
FAA Goon
- Conjunctio (2019) ... FAA Goon
 2019 Animal Kingdom (TV Series)
Feki
- Exit Strategy (2019) ... Feki
 2019 Adventures of Aladdin
Rich Man
 2019 Barry (TV Series)
Burmese Monk
- The Audition (2019) ... Burmese Monk (uncredited)
- The Truth Has a Ring to It (2019) ... Burmese Monk (uncredited)
- Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday (2019) ... Burmese Monk (uncredited)
- The Power of No (2019) ... Burmese Monk (uncredited)
 2017-2019 Lucifer (TV Series)
Uni
- Everything's Okay (2019) ... Uni
- Chloe Does Lucifer (2017) ... Uni
 2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (TV Series)
Turbo Team #1
- Has This Ever Happened to You? (2019) ... Turbo Team #1
 2019 You're the Worst (TV Series)
Curling Member
- We Were Having Such a Nice Day (2019) ... Curling Member (uncredited)
 2019 Breaking Barbi
The Monk
 2018 Lethal Weapon (TV Series)
Big Suit
- Leo Getz Hitched (2018) ... Big Suit
 2018 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Hotel Security Chief
- Episode #1.13306 (2018) ... Hotel Security Chief
 2018 Ghost Story Club (TV Series)
Cake Man
 2017 Kung Fu Theater
Sumo
 2017 Moon Creek Cemetery
Card Player 3
 2017 Insecure (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Hella Questions (2017) ... Security Guard
 2017 Bizaardvark (TV Series)
Sumo Wrestler
- Paige Bugs Out (2017) ... Sumo Wrestler
 2017 All Nighter
Bouncer (uncredited)
 2017 Baskets (TV Series)
Suburban Officer #1
- Reverie (2017) ... Suburban Officer #1
- Freaks (2017) ... Suburban Officer #1
 2011-2017 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Stan / Bouncer
- Episode #1.11102 (2017) ... Stan
- Episode #1.11101 (2017) ... Stan
- Episode #1.11097 (2017) ... Stan (uncredited)
- Episode #1.11096 (2017) ... Stan (uncredited)
- Episode #1.11095 (2017) ... Stan (uncredited)
 2016 The Enforcers (TV Movie)
Giant Man
 2016 FullCharge Ahead (TV Movie)
Big Boss
 2016 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Sloth
- Sam I Am (2016) ... Sloth (uncredited)
- Follow the Money (2016) ... Sloth (uncredited)
 2015-2016 Bosch (TV Series)
Kiko Pahinui / Officer Kiko Pahinui
- Gone (2016) ... Kiko Pahinui
- Chapter Ten: Us and Them (2015) ... Officer Kiko Pahinui
- Chapter Seven: Lost Boys (2015) ... Kiko Pahinui
- Chapter Two: Lost Light (2015) ... Officer Kiko Pahinui
 2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (TV Series)
Bouncer
- How to Survive Being a Plus One (2016) ... Bouncer (uncredited)
 2015 Exit Strategy (TV Movie)
Bodyguard (uncredited)
 2015 Jane the Virgin (TV Series)
Henchman
- Chapter Thirty (2015) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 2015 Life in Pieces (TV Series)
Vasectomy Patient
- Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong (2015) ... Vasectomy Patient (uncredited)
 2015 Grandfathered (TV Series)
Bouncer
- Sexy Guardian Angel (2015) ... Bouncer (uncredited)
 2013-2015 Conan (TV Series)
Samoan Guy / Fat Guy
- Chris O'Dowd/Alicia Vikander/Best Coast (2015) ... Samoan Guy (uncredited)
- Escape from Podcast Mountain (2013) ... Fat Guy
 2015 Little Boy
Giant Tokyo Joe
 2015 Danny Collins
Backstage Guard (uncredited)
 2014 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Tour Group Member
- Supporting Jackie (2014) ... Tour Group Member
 2014 A to Z (TV Series)
Doorman
- E Is for Ectoplasm (2014) ... Doorman
 2014 Let's Be Cops
Samoan Guy
 2014 Shameless (TV Series)
Bouncer
- There's the Rub (2014) ... Bouncer
 2013 Ground Floor (TV Series)
Big Guy #1
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (2013) ... Big Guy #1 (as Americus Phillippe Abesamis)
 2011-2013 Kickin' It (TV Series)
Tonga / Yamazaki
- Queen of Karts (2013) ... Tonga (uncredited)
- Fat Chance (2011) ... Yamazaki
 2013 Hot Package (TV Series)
Kevin
- Romance (2013) ... Kevin
 2013 Catherine (TV Series short)
Waiter
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... Waiter
 2011-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Chinese Bodyguard / Chaz
- The Bro Mitzvah (2013) ... Chinese Bodyguard (uncredited)
- Bad News (2011) ... Chaz
 2013 The Client List (TV Series)
Bouncer
- My Main Trial Is Yet to Come (2013) ... Bouncer (uncredited)
 2012-2013 The Neighbors (TV Series)
Zabrvonian Alien / Zabvronian Alien / Zabvronian / ...
- Cold War (2013) ... Zabvronian (uncredited)
- The Gingerbread Man (2013) ... Zabvronian Alien (uncredited)
- Juan of the Dead (2012) ... Zabrvonian Alien (uncredited)
- Merry Crap-mas (2012) ... Zabvronian Alien (uncredited)
- Larry Bird and the Iron Throne (2012) ... Alien #3 (uncredited)
 2012 Monster Roll (Short)
Sushi Chef
 2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
Bouncer
- The Wedding... (2012) ... Bouncer
 2012 Shake It Up (TV Series)
Sumo Wrestler
- Weird It Up (2012) ... Sumo Wrestler (uncredited)
 2010 The Suite Life on Deck (TV Series)
Mikio
- Trouble in Tokyo (2010) ... Mikio
 2010 The Confidant
Black's Bodyguard #1 (uncredited)
 2010 The Office (TV Series)
Bouncer
- Happy Hour (2010) ... Bouncer
 2010 The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins (TV Series)
Male Masseuse
- Orlando (2010) ... Male Masseuse
 2009 Bald
Monk Hiroshi
 2009 Castle (TV Series)
Asian Bodyguard
- Deep in Death (2009) ... Asian Bodyguard (uncredited)
 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Kitchen Monk (uncredited)
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Chinese Bodyguard
- Devotion (2009) ... Chinese Bodyguard (uncredited)
 2009 Miss March
Mansion Bouncer (uncredited)
 2008-2009 MADtv (TV Series)
Master Chef
- Episode #14.11 (2009) ... Master Chef (uncredited)
- Episode #14.9 (2008) ... Master Chef (uncredited)
 2009 Chuck (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Chuck Versus the Best Friend (2009) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 2008 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Gambler
- Red-Handed (2008) ... Gambler (uncredited)
 2008 iCarly: iGo to Japan (TV Movie)
Toupée Guard
 2008 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Hiro
 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series)
Mongolian Gay Guy #1
- The Mongolian Beef (2008) ... Mongolian Gay Guy #1
 2008 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Biology Student
- Spagett (2008) ... Biology Student
 2008 Mask of the Ninja (TV Movie)
Dead Security Guard (uncredited)
 2008 Mind of Mencia (TV Series)
Yakuza Bodyguard #1
- Episode #4.4 (2008) ... Yakuza Bodyguard #1 (uncredited)
 2007 Erotic Aftershock (Video)
Bouncer
 2007 Heroes (TV Series)
Black Bear
- Chapter Five 'Fight or Flight' (2007) ... Black Bear (scenes deleted)
 2007 Feel the Noise
Cop #1 (uncredited)
 2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz (TV Series)
Asian Man #2
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Asian Man #2
 2007 Richard III
Referee
 2007 In Case of Emergency (TV Series)
Chung
- The Good, the Bad and the Mob (2007) ... Chung
 2006 The Circuit III: Final Flight (Video)
Bodyguard (uncredited)
 2005 Fractalus (Short)
Monk
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Silent Disciple
- Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra (2005) ... Silent Disciple
 2004 Little Black Book
Security Ape #1 (uncredited)
 2004 50 First Dates
Cafe Regular (uncredited)
 2003 Heart of Darkness (Video)
Police Officer (uncredited)
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Americus
- Shock (2002) ... Dr. Americus
 1996 Satan Claus (Video)
Cop
 1996 Joe's Apartment
Bianco's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Americus Phillippe Abesamis

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Took third place in the heavyweight division during the 2008 and 2009 US Sumo Nationals. In 2011 at the California Sumo Open, he took 1st Place in the Heavyweight and Openweight Divisions. In the 2011 Nationals in Las Vegas, he took 2nd Place in the Masters Heavyweight and 3rd Place in the Masters Openweight Divisions. Member of the United States Sumo Federation and California Sumo Association.

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