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Professor Toru Tanaka

Was an American professional wrestler, professional boxer, college football player, soldier, actor, and martial artist who, in fighting rings, was also known as Professor Toru Tanaka, or simply Professor Tanaka. He also taught martial arts in Dallas,Texas. His skills were taught to young men with potential for football greatness. He was located directly across from Southern Methodist University. His students included many All American football players including David Randle. Randle’s training began on his 5th birthday. Randle went on to become one of the most awarded high school football players in Texas history. After high school he played at SMU for one season in 1981. He then transferred to UCLA, where he was part of 2 Rose Bowl victories in 1983 and 1984. Randle always honored Professor Tanaka with the most important influence in the football techniques he used his entire life. (Wikipedia)

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Jan 6, 1930 In Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Little House on the Prairie 1974-09-11
Latest Project:
Movie Last Action Hero 1993-06-18
Known For
Poster of 3 Ninjas
Poster of Alligator 2: The Mutation
Poster of Darkman
Poster of The Running Man
Movie Last Action Hero Tough Asian Man 1993-06-18
Movie 3 Ninjas Rushmore 1992-08-07
Movie The Perfect Weapon Tanaka 1991-03-15
Movie Alligator 2: The Mutation Tokyo Joe 1991-12-18
Movie Deadly Game Ikiru-Sun 1991-07-10
Movie Secret Agent 00 Soul 1990-01-01
Movie Darkman Chinese Warrior #2 1990-08-24
Movie Martial Law Jimmy Kong 1990-10-01
Movie Hyper Space Android 1989-04-01
Movie Black Rain Sugai's Man 1989-09-22
Movie Dead Heat Butcher 1988-05-06
Movie The Running Man Subzero 1987-11-13
Movie Catch the Heat Dozu 1987-10-01
Movie Tag Team Champions Unknown 1986-03-01
Movie Bad Guys Lord Percy's Bodyguard 1986-03-14
Movie Shanghai Surprise Yamagani San 1986-08-29
Movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure Butler 1985-07-26
Movie Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Lao 1985-03-01
Movie Volunteers Sumo Guard 1985-08-16
Series Airwolf Bandit King 1984-01-22
Series Wizards and Warriors Unknown 1983-02-26
Series The A-Team Ling, the Bodyguard 1983-01-23
Movie Off the Wall Banzai Wrestler #1 1983-07-01
Movie Revenge of the Ninja Sumo Servant 1983-09-07
Movie Modesty Blaise Akira 1982-01-01
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey Unknown 1982-09-22
Movie An Eye for an Eye The Professor 1981-08-14
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11