Mako

Actor
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Makoto Iwamatsu was a Japanese–American actor, best known for his roles as Po-Han in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Oomiak "The Fearless One" in The Island at the Top of the World (1974), Akiro the Wizard in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Kungo Tsarong in Seven Years in Tibet (1997). Almost all of his acting roles credited him as Mako. read more

Makoto Iwamatsu was a Japanese–American actor, best known for his roles as Po-Han in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Oomiak "The Fearless One" in The Island at the Top of the World (1974), Akiro the Wizard in Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Kungo Tsarong in Seven Years in Tibet (1997). Almost all of his acting roles credited him as Mako. He was part of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's 1976 Broadway musical Pacific Overtures, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He was also one of the founding members of East West Players.

Birth Name

Makoto Iwamatsu

Born

Sunday, 10 December 1933

Died

Friday, 21 July 2006

Actor Filmography

Rise: Blood Hunter Poe 2007
TMNT Splinter (voice) / Splinter 2007
The Slanted Screen Himself / Self 2006
Memoirs of a Geisha Sakamoto 2005
Avatar: The Last Airbender Uncle / Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle / Additional Voices / Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle / Additional Voices, Uncle / Red Dragon / Uncle Iroh (voice) 2005
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Master Offay 2004
Duck Dodgers Happy Cat, Ah-Choo / Happy Cat 2003
Bulletproof Monk Mr. Kojima 2003
Lost at Home Mr. Li 2003
Black Sash Master Li 2003
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Rise: Blood Hunter Poe 2007
TMNT Splinter (voice) / Splinter 2007
The Slanted Screen Himself / Self 2006
Memoirs of a Geisha Sakamoto 2005
Avatar: The Last Airbender Uncle / Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle / Additional Voices / Uncle Iroh (voice), Uncle / Additional Voices, Uncle / Red Dragon / Uncle Iroh (voice) 2005
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Master Offay 2004
Duck Dodgers Happy Cat, Ah-Choo / Happy Cat 2003
Bulletproof Monk Mr. Kojima 2003
Lost at Home Mr. Li 2003
Black Sash Master Li 2003
Cruel Game Straw Hat 2002
What's New, Scooby-Doo? The Ancient One 2002
Monk Master Zi 2002
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Narrator 2001
Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Aku 2001
Samurai Jack Aku (voice), Aku, Aku / Aku (voice), Past Aku, Aku / Hermit / Aku (voice) 2001
Pearl Harbor Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto 2001
Conscience and the Constitution Singer in jail 2000
Rugrats in Paris Mr. Yamaguchi (voice) / Mr. Yamaguchi 2000
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (archive footage) 2000
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Kajimori 2000
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' The Wizard (archive footage) 2000
Owls' Castle Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1999
The West Wing Dr. Yosh Takahashi 1999
Alegría Old Momo 1999
Charmed Sorcerer 1998
Martial Law Master Reng 1998
The Bird People in China Shen 1998
Seven Years in Tibet Kungo Tsarong 1997
Riot Mr. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain") / Mr. Lee 1997
Sworn to Justice Mr. Young 1996
7th Heaven Henry Muranaka 1996
Balance of Power Todo Matsumoto 1996
Dexter's Laboratory Main Title Narrator, Narrator 1996
JAG Ichiro Higashimori 1995
Midnight Man Buun Som 1995
Crying Freeman Shudo Shimazaki / Shido Shimazaki 1995
Platypus Man Mr. Loo 1995
Highlander: The Final Dimension Nakano 1994
A Dangerous Place Sensei 1994
Red Sun Rising Buntoro Iga 1994
Diagnosis Murder Lee Moy 1993
Frasier Sam Tanaka 1993
Rising Sun Yoshida-san 1993
RoboCop 3 Kanemitsu 1993
Walker, Texas Ranger Dr. Henry Lee, Edward Song 1993
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Li Sung 1993
Sidekicks Mr. Lee 1992
Shaky Ground Nakamura 1992
Nightingale Narrator 1992
My Samurai Mr. Tszing 1992
The Perfect Weapon Kim 1991
Pacific Heights Toshio Watanabe 1990
Taking Care of Business Mr. Sakamoto / Sakamoto 1990
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Sgt. Moritaki 1990
Enemy Trang 1990
An Unremarkable Life Max Chin 1989
The Paradise Club Mr. Yamamoto 1989
Paradise Kao 1988
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Jimmy 1988
The Wash Nobu Matsumoto 1988
Silent Assassins Oyama 1988
Tour of Duty Tran 1987
Ohara Toshi 1987
Armed Response Akira Tanaka 1986
P.O.W. the Escape Capt. Vinh 1986
Kung Fu: The Movie The Manchu 1986
Lovejoy Toshiro Tanaka 1986
Spenser: For Hire Tommy Nguyen 1985
The Equalizer Jimmy Thanarat 1985
Hawaiian Heat Maj. Taro Oshira 1984
Conan the Destroyer Akiro 'The Wizard' 1984
Testament Mike 1984
Girls of the White Orchid Mori 1983
The Last Ninja Aitaro Sakura 1983
The A-Team Lin Duk Coo 1983
Voyagers! Karauna Chief 1982
Bring 'Em Back Alive Tanako 1982
Romance Theatre Shibata 1982
Faerie Tale Theatre Gardener / Minister 1982
Conan the Barbarian Narrator / The Wizard 1982
An Eye for an Eye James Chan 1981
Under the Rainbow Nakomuri 1981
The Bushido Blade Enjiro 1981
The Greatest American Hero Master of Flowers 1981
Magnum, P.I. Tozan 1980
Battle Creek Brawl Herbert 1980
Flamingo Road Mr. Tanoshi 1980
When Hell Was in Session Maj. Bai 1979
A Man Called Sloane Tanaka 1979
The Facts of Life Mr. Wakamatsu 1979
Supertrain Kirby 1979
Salvage 1 Toshiro 1979
The Incredible Hulk Li Sung 1977
Fantasy Island Kwong Soo Luke 1977
Visions Masaru Murakami 1976
Quincy M.E. John Moroshima, Mr. Yamaguchi 1976
All's Fair Professor Chung 1976
The 30th Annual Tony Awards Self - Nominee & Performer 1976
Farewell to Manzanar Fukimoto 1976
The Killer Elite Yuen Chung 1975
Wonder Woman Mr. Brown 1975
Prisoners Sgt. Nguyen 1975
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders Tao Gan 1974
The Island at the Top of the World Oomiak 1974
The Green Hornet Low Sing 1974
M*A*S*H Dr. Lin Tam, Li Han, Lt. Hung Lee Park, Major Choi 1972
Anna and the King Sanum 1972
Kung Fu Wong Ti Lu 1972
If Tomorrow Comes Tadashi 1971
Silence Kichijiro (as Mako Iwamatsu) / Kichijiro 1971
Columbo Kanji Ousu 1971
Fools Psychiatrist 1970
The Hawaiians Mun Ki 1970
The Challenge Yuro 1970
Love, American Style Jack (segment "Love and the Fortunate Cookie") 1969
Room 222 Mr. Shigematsu 1969
The Great Bank Robbery Secret Agent Fong 1969
Hawaii Five-O Kazuo Tahashi 1968
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Calvin Coolidge Ishimura 1968
Mannix Tami Okada 1967
Ironside Phil Tsang 1967
The Sand Pebbles Po-han 1966
The Green Hornet Low Sing 1966
The Time Tunnel Lt. Nakamura 1966
The Ugly Dachshund Kenji 1966
The Wackiest Ship in the Army Capt. Kulijame, T. Vushikori 1965
I Dream of Jeannie Kato 1965
The F.B.I. Angry Youth, Yoshimura 1965
The Big Valley Wong Lo 1965
I Spy Jimmy, Baby Face 1965
Gidget Casey 1965
F Troop Samurai Warrior 1965
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Japanese Submarine Captain 1965
Broadside Captain Osato, The Japanese Commander 1964
Burke's Law Happy Tuava, Pete 1963
Arrest and Trial Kyoto 1963
Vacation Playhouse Simba 1963
McHale's Navy Lt. Yamasake, Capt. Uzaki, Sessua, The 1st Japanese, Lt. Sakawa, The 1st Japanese Soldier, The 3rd Japanese Soldier, The Japanese Non-Com, The Japanese Sentry 1962
The Gallant Men Frank Fakuda 1962
Ensign O'Toole Kumagae, Sgt. Harada, Yamada, Jr. 1962
The Lloyd Bridges Show Akai Takahashi 1962
Never So Few Soldier in Hospital 1959
77 Sunset Strip Ito Nakayama 1958
The Magical World of Disney Kenji 1954
1967 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1967 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
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