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Dale Ishimoto

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dale Ishimoto (April 3, 1923 – March 4, 2004) was an American actor of Japanese descent. He was born in Delta, Colorado in 1923 and was raised in Guadalupe, California. After being sent to the Gila River internment camp in Arizona, Ishimoto volunteered to fight in World War II, joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After two years, he was awarded a Purple Heart and given a medical discharge. After starting a business in Chicago, he moved back to California, where he grew up, and started his acting career by acting at the Altadena Playhouse. He became a "familiar figure" for playing "villainous Japanese soldiers". Over the course of his career, he acted in a wide variety of movies, such as a Japanese army captain in Beach Red (1967), a Korean doctor in MASH (1970), a karate instructor in Superchick (1973), and as Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya in Midway (1976). He became famous in the late 1990s for his appearances in television commercials for Nissan in which he portrayed Yutaka Katayama, the company's former president. He also appeared in one episode of Wanted:Dead or Alive"


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Born:
Apr 3, 1923 In Delta, Delta County, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the series Panic! 1957-03-05
Latest Project:
Movie Beverly Hills Ninja 1997-01-17
Known For
Poster of Cannonball Run II
Poster of Midway
Poster of When the North Wind Blows
Poster of Hawaii Five-O
Filmography
Movie Beverly Hills Ninja Old Japanese Man 1997-01-17
Movie Come See the Paradise Mr. Ogata 1990-08-17
Series Rambo Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Ninja III: The Domination Okuda 1984-09-14
Movie Cannonball Run II Japanese Businessman 1984-06-29
Series The A-Team Stockwell's contact 1983-01-23
Movie Enter the Ninja Komori 1981-07-17
Movie Midway Vice Admiral Moshiro Hosogaya 1976-06-18
Series Black Sheep Squadron Japanese Mechanic 1976-09-21
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie When the North Wind Blows Yermak 1974-01-14
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Games Japanese Doctor 1970-08-07
Series The Odd Couple Man #1 1970-09-24
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Beach Red Capt. Tanaka 1967-08-03
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie King Rat Yoshima 1965-10-27
Series The Beachcomber Unknown 1962-02-20
Movie The Nun and the Sergeant Pak 1962-01-01
Series McHale's Navy Unknown 1962-10-11
Series The Twilight Zone Sgt. Yamazaki 1959-10-02
Series Philip Marlowe Unknown 1959-10-06
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21