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: 43

2014
  • The Face of Love
    Rolle: Sushi Chef
2013
  • 47 Ronin
    Rolle: Drunk Official
2009
  • Love Happens
    Rolle: Cab Driver
2006
  • Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
    Rolle: Additional Voices (voice)
  • Extreme Dating
    Rolle: Joe
2005
  • Shopgirl
    Rolle: Mr. Agasa
  • The Interpreter
    Rolle: Police Chief Lee Wu
2004
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
    Rolle: Head Monk
2003
  • Hollywood Homicide
    Rolle: Coroner Chung
1999
  • American Pie
    Rolle: English Teacher
1998
  • Babylon 5: Thirdspace
    Rolle: Bill Morishi
  • Godzilla
    Rolle: Japanese Tanker Skipper
1997
  • Paradise Road
    Rolle: Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
1996
  • Spy Hard
    Rolle: Noggin
1995
  • Top Dog
    Rolle: Capt. Callahan
1994
  • Deconstructing Sarah
    Rolle: Officer Okawa
  • Dream Lover
    Rolle: Judge Kurita
1993
  • 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
1991
  • Jailbirds
    Rolle: Kasaki
  • And the Sea Will Tell
    Rolle: Enoki
  • The Perfect Weapon
    Rolle: Detective Wong
  • Lies Before Kisses
    Rolle: Lieutenant Hand
1990
  • In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing
    Rolle: Matsumo
  • Bird on a Wire
    Rolle: Mr. Takawaki
1989
  • Gross Anatomy
    Rolle: Interviewing Professor
  • Wired
    Rolle: Coroner Thomas Noguchi
  • Turner & Hooch
    Rolle: Kevin Williams
1987
  • Laguna Heat
    Rolle: Coroner
1986
  • Intimate Encounters
    Rolle: Professor Ikeda
  • Shanghai Surprise
    Rolle: Joe Go
1982
  • Lookin' to Get Out
    Rolle: Parking Attendant
  • The Challenge
    Rolle: Go
1981
  • ...All the Marbles
    Rolle: Clyde Yamashito
1980
  • A Perfect Match
    Rolle: Dr. Tommy Chang
1979
  • Meteor
    Rolle: Yamashiro
1978
  • Dr. Strange
    Rolle: Wong
  • Go Tell the Spartans
    Rolle: Col. Minh
1977
  • The Choirboys
    Rolle: Francis Tanaguchi
1976
  • Farewell to Manzanar
    Rolle: Teddy Wakatsuki
  • Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
    Rolle: Judge