Mako

Mako was born in Kobe, Japan, the son of noted children's book author and illustrator Taro Yashima. His parents moved to the United States when he was a small child. He joined them there after World War II, in 1949, joining the military in the 1950s. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1956. When Mako first joined his parents in the USA, he studied architecture. During his military service, he discovered his theatrical talent, and trained at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Mako was married to actress Shizuko Hoshi with whom he had two daughters (both are actresses) and three grandchildren.

Geburtstag: 10.12.1933

Todestag: 21.07.2006

Geburtsort: Kobe, Japan

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Mako gesehen haben: 3

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Mako mitgespielt hat: 65

2007
  • Rise: Blood Hunter
    Rolle: Poe
  • TMNT
    Rolle: Splinter (voice)
2006
  • The Slanted Screen
    Rolle: Himself
2004
  • Cruel Game
    Rolle: Straw Hat
2003
  • Bulletproof Monk
    Rolle: Mr. Kojima
2002
  • Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie
    Rolle: Aku
2001
  • Pearl Harbor
    Rolle: Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
2000
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
    Rolle: Mr. Yamaguchi (voice)
  • Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'
    Rolle: The Wizard (archive footage)
1999
  • The Bird People in China
    Rolle: Shen
1997
  • Seven Years in Tibet
    Rolle: Kungo Tsarong
1996
  • Sworn to Justice
    Rolle: Mr. Young
  • Balance of Power
    Rolle: Todo Matsumoto
1995
  • Midnight Man
    Rolle: Buun Som
  • Crying Freeman
    Rolle: Shido Shimazaki
  • A Dangerous Place
    Rolle: Sensei
  • Highlander: The Final Dimension
    Rolle: Nakano
1994
  • Red Sun Rising
    Rolle: Buntoro Iga
1993
  • RoboCop 3
    Rolle: Kanemitsu
  • Rising Sun
    Rolle: Yoshida-san
  • Kirie Eleison
    Rolle:
1992
  • Sidekicks
    Rolle: Mr. Lee
  • My Samurai
    Rolle:
1991
  • The Perfect Weapon
    Rolle: Kim
1990
  • Pacific Heights
    Rolle: Toshio Watanabe
  • Taking Care of Business
    Rolle: Mr. Sakamoto
  • Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
    Rolle: Sgt. Moritaki
  • Fatal Mission
    Rolle: Trang
  • Murder in Paradise
    Rolle: Capt. Kilalo
1989
  • An Unremarkable Life
    Rolle: Max Chin
1988
  • The Wash
    Rolle: Nobu Matsumoto
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    Rolle: Jimmy
  • Silent Assassins
    Rolle: Oyama
1986
  • Armed Response
    Rolle: Akira Tanaka
  • P.O.W. The Escape
    Rolle: Capt. Vinh
  • Kung Fu: The Movie
    Rolle: The Manchu
1984
  • Conan the Destroyer
    Rolle: Akiro 'The Wizard'
1983
  • Girls Of The White Orchid
    Rolle: Mori
  • Testament
    Rolle: Mike
  • The Last Ninja
    Rolle: Aitaro Sakura
  • The Nightingale
    Rolle: Gardener / Minister
1982
  • Conan the Barbarian
    Rolle: The Wizard / Narrator
1981
  • The Bushido Blade
    Rolle: Enjiro
  • An Eye for an Eye
    Rolle: James Chan
  • Under the Rainbow
    Rolle: Nakomuri
1980
  • The Big Brawl
    Rolle: Herbert
1979
  • When Hell Was in Session
    Rolle: Maj. Bai
1976
  • Pacific Overtures
    Rolle: Reciter / Shogun / Jonathan Goble
  • Farewell to Manzanar
    Rolle: Fukimoto
1975
  • The Killer Elite
    Rolle: Yuen Chung
  • Prisoners
    Rolle: Sgt. Nguyen
1974
  • Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders
    Rolle: Tao Gan
  • The Green Hornet
    Rolle: Low Sing
  • The Island at the Top of the World
    Rolle: Oomiak
1972
  • Yokahama Mama
    Rolle: Rooster (voice)
1971
  • Silence
    Rolle: Kichijiro (as Mako Iwamatsu)
1970
  • Fools
    Rolle: Psychiatrist
  • The Hawaiians
    Rolle: Mun Ki
  • The Challenge
    Rolle: Yuro
1969
  • The Great Bank Robbery
    Rolle: Secret Agent Fong
1968
  • The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
    Rolle: Calvin Coolidge Ishimura
1966
  • The Sand Pebbles
    Rolle: Po-han
  • The Ugly Dachshund
    Rolle: Kenji
1965
  • McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
    Rolle: Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited)
1959
  • Never So Few
    Rolle: Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)