Clyde Kusatsu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is a U.S. actor. Kusatsu was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended ʻIolani School. Kusatsu began acting in Honolulu summer stock, and after studying theatre at Northwestern University, started to make his mark on the small screen in the mid-1970s. Usually mustachioed, with a dapper, professional air, he has most often played doctors, but his repertoire has included a generous sampling of teachers (usually college professors), businessmen, detectives, church ministers and other intelligent, middle-class types. With his quiet, wry line delivery, Kusatsu made a memorably clever and hilarious sparring partner for Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) on several episodes of All in the Family as the Reverend Chong, refusing to baptize Archie's grandson without the permission of the boy's parents. During this period Kusatsu also worked with the Asian American theatre group East West Players in Los Angeles. Kusatsu was subsequently a regular on several series, but neither the adventure Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–83) nor the Hawaiian-set medical drama Island Son (1989–90) (in which he played one of Richard Chamberlain's colleagues) lasted very long. His many television movies have included the film adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar (1976), about Japanese American internment during World War II. Other M.O.W.s and mini-series have been "And The Sea Will Tell", and "American Tragedy" playing Judge Lance Ito. He had a memorable role in the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" episode "Prisoners of War" as a downed Japanese fighter pilot in the Pacific (1976). (Kusatsu also guest-starred on an episode of Lou Grant on Japanese internment in the U.S.); Golden Land (1988), a Hollywood-set drama based on a William Faulkner story; and the AIDS drama And the Band Played On (1993). He appeared in four M*A*S*H episodes and later starred in the short-lived A.B.C. series All American Girl (1994–1995), the first East Asian familiar sitcom in the U.S. Feature roles, beginning with Midway (1976), have generally been small, but in the 1990s Kusatsu had roles in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, as a history teacher) and In the Line of Fire (1993, as a Secret Service agent). He appeared as a high school English teacher in American Pie (1999). Other recent films have been "ShopGirl" as Mr. Agasa, and in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter (2005) as Lee Wu, head of security for the United Nations Headquarters. He currently plays the recurring role of Dr. Dennis Okamura on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Kusatsu starred in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) as Mr. Lee. Kusatsu is married to Gayle Kusatsu; they have two sons, Kevin and Andrew. Description above from the Wikipedia article Clyde Kusatsu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Geburtstag: 13.09.1948

Geburtsort: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Clyde Kusatsu gesehen haben: 1

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Clyde Kusatsu mitgespielt hat: 44

  • The Face of Love
    Rolle: Sushi Chef
  • 47 Ronin
    Rolle: Drunk Official
  • Love Happens
    Rolle: Cab Driver
  • Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
    Rolle: Additional Voices (voice)
  • Extreme Dating
    Rolle: Joe
  • Shopgirl
    Rolle: Mr. Agasa
  • The Interpreter
    Rolle: Police Chief Lee Wu
  • Pretty Persuasion
    Rolle: Judge Carl Munro
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
    Rolle: Head Monk
  • Hollywood Homicide
    Rolle: Coroner Chung
  • American Pie
    Rolle: English Teacher
  • Babylon 5: Thirdspace
    Rolle: Bill Morishi
  • Godzilla
    Rolle: Japanese Tanker Skipper
  • Paradise Road
    Rolle: Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
  • Spy Hard
    Rolle: Noggin
  • Top Dog
    Rolle: Capt. Callahan
  • Deconstructing Sarah
    Rolle: Officer Okawa
  • Dream Lover
    Rolle: Judge Kurita
  • Rising Sun
    Rolle: Tanaka
  • In the Line of Fire
    Rolle: Jack Okura
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    Rolle: History Teacher
  • Silent Cries
    Rolle: Saburo Saigo
  • Jailbirds
    Rolle: Kasaki
  • And the Sea Will Tell
    Rolle: Enoki
  • The Perfect Weapon
    Rolle: Detective Wong
  • Lies Before Kisses
    Rolle: Lieutenant Hand
  • In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing
    Rolle: Matsumo
  • Bird on a Wire
    Rolle: Mr. Takawaki
  • Gross Anatomy
    Rolle: Interviewing Professor
  • Wired
    Rolle: Coroner Thomas Noguchi
  • Turner & Hooch
    Rolle: Kevin Williams
  • Laguna Heat
    Rolle: Coroner
  • Intimate Encounters
    Rolle: Professor Ikeda
  • Shanghai Surprise
    Rolle: Joe Go
  • Lookin' to Get Out
    Rolle: Parking Attendant
  • The Challenge
    Rolle: Go
  • ...All the Marbles
    Rolle: Clyde Yamashito
  • A Perfect Match
    Rolle: Dr. Tommy Chang
  • Meteor
    Rolle: Yamashiro
  • Dr. Strange
    Rolle: Wong
  • Go Tell the Spartans
    Rolle: Col. Minh
  • The Choirboys
    Rolle: Francis Tanaguchi
  • Farewell to Manzanar
    Rolle: Teddy Wakatsuki
  • Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
    Rolle: Judge