|Born||June 28th, 1932 |
Isleton, California, United States
|Died||November 24th, 2005 |
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Productions||Thoroughly Modern Millie as Bun Foo |
The Karate Kid as Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
Babes in Toyland as The Toymaster
Talk to Taka as Taka
|Recordings||Thoroughly Modern Millie (original cast recording)|
Pat Morita is an American actor.
Born Noriyuki Morita in Isleton, California, he was initially a stand-up comedian and member of an improvisational troupe before making his screen debut in the television series Johnny Midnight and a notable early role as a henchman in Thoroughly Modern Millie. He went on to appear on series such as Happy Days and Mr. T and Tina before becoming a household name for his role as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid and its sequels, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
Morita also received an Emmy nomination for his role in the television film Amos, made guest appearances in Married...With Children and Spongebob Squarepants and played the Emperor of China in Disney's Mulan.
He passed away in 2005.
Morita first sang one of his earliest films, Thoroughly Modern Millie, where he sang "The Japanese Sandman." He also sang the solo "Eyes of a Child" in Babes in Toyland and duetted on "Something Stupid" in the short film Talk to Taka.
- The Japanese Sandman (duet)
- Happy Birthday (solo)
- Eyes of a Child (solo)
- Something Stupid (duet)