Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu
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.
Name Mako Iwamatsu
Also Known As 岩松 マコ , Mako Iwamatsu, Mako Wakamatsu, Μάκο Ιβαμάτσου
Birthday 1933-12-10
Deathday 2006-07-21
Gender Male
IMDB Mako Iwamatsu profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Kobe, Japan
As: Nobu Matsumoto
1988-08-17
The Wash...
As: Calvin Coolidge Ishi
1968-05-08
The Private Navy of ...
As: Tao Gan
1974-12-29
Judge Dee and the Mo...
As: Todo Matsumoto
1997-03-25
Balance of Power...
As: Reciter / Shogun / J
1976-09-06
Pacific Overtures...
As: Splinter (voice)
2007-03-23
TMNT...
As: Aku
2002-03-19
Samurai Jack: The Pr...
As: Shen
1999-05-20
The Bird People in C...
As: Aitaro Sakura
1983-07-07
The Last Ninja...
As: Yuro
1970-02-10
The Challenge...
As: The Manchu
1986-02-01
Kung Fu: The Movie...
As: Akira Tanaka
1986-10-01
Armed Response...
As: Capt. Vinh
1986-04-01
P.O.W. The Escape...
As: Buntoro Iga
1994-09-01
Red Sun Rising...
As: Trang
1990-07-25
Fatal Mission...
As: Buun Som
1995-10-17
Midnight Man...
As: Max Chin
1989-10-12
An Unremarkable Life...
As: Sensei
1995-04-25
A Dangerous Place...
As: Maj. Bai
1979-10-08
When Hell Was in Ses...
As: Rooster (voice)
1972-12-24
Yokahama Mama...
As: Kim
1991-03-15
The Perfect Weapon...
As: Frank Machida
1991-04-27
Strawberry Road...
As: Toshio Watanabe
1990-09-28
Pacific Heights...
As: Mr. Lee
1992-12-17
Sidekicks...
As: Nakano
1995-01-27
Highlander: The Fina...
As: Oomiak
1974-01-01
The Island at the To...
As: Herbert
1980-09-10
The Big Brawl...
As: Mun Ki
1970-06-17
The Hawaiians...
As: Mori
1983-11-28
Girls of the White O...
As: Psychiatrist
1970-12-23
Fools...
As: Unknown
1993-03-05
Kirie Eleison...
As: Sgt. Moritaki
1990-08-06
Hiroshima: Out of th...
As: Capt. Kilalo
1990-01-19
Murder in Paradise...
As: Kungo Tsarong
1997-10-10
Seven Years in Tibet...
As: Po-han
1966-12-20
The Sand Pebbles...
As: Yoshida-san
1993-07-30
Rising Sun...
As: Yuen Chung
1975-12-19
The Killer Elite...
As: Akiro 'The Wizard'
1984-06-29
Conan the Destroyer...
As: Jimmy
1988-08-12
Tucker: The Man and ...
As: Oyama
1988-01-01
Silent Assassins...
As: James Chan
1981-08-14
An Eye for an Eye...
As: Mr. Young
1996-10-01
Sworn to Justice...
As: Low Sing
1974-03-21
The Green Hornet...
As: Kichijiro (as Mako I
1971-11-13
Silence...
As: Kanji Ousu
1978-01-30
Columbo: Murder Unde...
As: Kanemitsu
1993-11-05
RoboCop 3...
As: Himself
2006-01-03
The Slanted Screen...
As: Unknown
1992-01-01
My Samurai...
As: Gardener / Minister
1983-05-10
The Nightingale...
As: Nakomuri
1981-07-31
Under the Rainbow...
As: Straw Hat
2004-05-03
Cruel Game...
As: Fukimoto
1976-03-11
Farewell to Manzanar...
As: Shido Shimazaki
1995-09-13
Crying Freeman...
As: Mr. Kojima
2003-04-16
Bulletproof Monk...
As: The Wizard / Narrato
1982-05-14
Conan the Barbarian...
As: Sgt. Nguyen
1975-07-01
Prisoners...
As: Kenji
1966-02-16
The Ugly Dachshund...
As: Secret Agent Fong
1969-09-10
The Great Bank Robbe...
As: Enjiro
1981-11-20
The Bushido Blade...
As: Mr. Sakamoto
1990-08-16
Taking Care of Busin...
As: Poe
2007-04-28
Rise: Blood Hunter...
As: The Wizard (archive
2000-01-01
Conan Unchained: The...
As: Mike
1983-11-04
Testament...
As: Japanese Submarine C
1965-07-09
McHale's Navy Joins ...
As: Mr. Yamaguchi (voice
2000-09-14
Rugrats in Paris: Th...
As: Soldier in Hospital
1959-12-07
Never So Few...
As: Adm. Isoroku Yamamot
2001-05-21
Pearl Harbor...
As: Unknown
2003-08-23
Duck Dodgers...
As: Uncle Iroh (voice)
2005-02-21
Avatar: The Last Air...
As: Unknown
1998-09-26
Martial Law...
As: Unknown
1993-01-27
Kung Fu: The Legend ...
As: Unknown
1978-03-10
The Incredible Hulk...
As: Unknown
1963-09-20
Burke's Law...
As: Unknown
1965-09-01
Gidget...
As: Unknown
1965-09-18
I Dream of Jeannie...
As: Unknown
1979-08-24
The Facts of Life...
As: Unknown
1969-09-29
Love, American Style...
As: Unknown
1980-05-12
Flamingo Road...
As: Unknown
1976-10-03
Quincy, M.E....
As: Unknown
2001-08-10
Samurai Jack...
As: Unknown
1993-04-21
Walker, Texas Ranger...
As: Tanaka
1979-09-22
A Man Called Sloane...
As: Unknown
1996-08-26
7th Heaven...
As: Unknown
1986-01-10
Lovejoy...
As: Unknown
1967-03-28
Ironside...
As: Unknown
1982-10-03
Voyagers!...
As: Unknown
1976-09-25
Mr. T and Tina...
As: Unknown
2003-03-30
Black Sash...
As: Unknown
1962-10-11
McHale's Navy...
As: Unknown
1965-09-15
The Big Valley...
As: Unknown
1982-09-24
Bring 'Em Back Alive...
As: Unknown
1984-09-14
Hawaiian Heat...
As: Unknown
1966-09-09
The Green Hornet...
As: Unknown
1966-09-09
The Time Tunnel...
As: Unknown
1962-10-05
The Gallant Men...
As: Unknown
2002-09-14
What's New, Scooby-D...
As: Unknown
1999-09-22
The West Wing...
As: Unknown
1980-12-11
Magnum, P.I....
As: Kanji Ousu
1971-09-15
Columbo...
As: Unknown
2000-06-18
The Secret Adventure...
As: Unknown
1972-09-17
M*A*S*H...
As: Unknown
1979-02-07
Supertrain...
As: Unknown
1958-10-10
77 Sunset Strip...
As: Unknown
1985-09-20
Spenser: For Hire...
As: Unknown
1965-09-14
F Troop...
As: Unknown
1989-12-17
The Simpsons...
As: Unknown
1972-10-14
Kung Fu...
As: Pastry Chef
1983-01-23
The A-Team...
As: Unknown
2002-07-12
Monk...
As: Unknown
1981-03-18
The Greatest America...
As: Unknown
1965-09-19
The F.B.I....
As: Unknown
1968-09-20
Hawaii Five-O...
As: Unknown
1993-10-29
Diagnosis: Murder...
As: Unknown
1967-09-16
Mannix...
As: Unknown
2004-09-18
Super Robot Monkey T...
As: Sam Tanaka
1993-09-16
Frasier...
As: Unknown
1995-01-23
Platypus Man...
As: Unknown
1969-09-11
Room 222...
As: Unknown
1996-04-28
Dexter's Laboratory...
As: Unknown
1985-09-18
The Equalizer...
As: Unknown
1975-11-07
Wonder Woman...
As: Unknown
1995-09-23
JAG...
As: Unknown
1975-02-07
Khan!...
As: Unknown
1972-09-17
Anna and the King...
As: Unknown
1988-10-27
Paradise...
As: Tran
1987-09-24
Tour of Duty...
As: Unknown
1988-03-06
Supercarrier...
As: Unknown
1962-09-11
The Lloyd Bridges Sh...
As: Unknown
1976-10-21
Visions...
As: Unknown
2003-04-01
Lost at Home...
As: Aku
2001-08-10
Samurai Jack...
As: Gardener / Minister
1982-09-11
Faerie Tale Theatre...
As: Mr. Yamamoto
1989-09-19
The Paradise Club...