Clyde Kusatsu

Actor, Brewery worker
Diminutive, balding, Asian-American character actor who, despite making his TV debut on the aggressively mystical "Kung Fu" series, has beautifully managed to avoid or transcend that quality of inscrutability ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (134)

Dr. Strange 2016 (Movie)

Wong (Actor)

The Face of Love 2014 (Movie)

Sushi Chef (Actor)

The Moment 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Nunakawa (Actor)

47 Ronin 3D 2013 (Movie)

Drunk Official (Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2013 (Tv Show)

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Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

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New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

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Bleep My Dad Says 2011 (Tv Show)

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Fairly Legal 2011 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Dollhouse 2009 (Tv Show)

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Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

NCIS 2009 (Tv Show)

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Chuck 2008 (Tv Show)

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Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Lee (Actor)

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2006 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

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Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

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Still Standing 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Disney's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

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Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

Conference Attendee (Actor)

Shopgirl 2005 (Movie)

Mr Agasa (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

Police Chief Lee Wu (Actor)

Everwood 2004 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1990 - 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

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One on One 2004 (Tv Show)

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Paparazzi 2004 (Movie)

Dr Hanson (Actor)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Coroner Chung (Actor)

The Lyon's Den 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

Visiting Japanese Doctor (Actor)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Providence 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

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American Tragedy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Disney's Mickey MouseWorks 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Family Law 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Mr Yamashiro (Voice)

The Practice 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Ellen 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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For Your Love 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm in the Middle 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Parker Lewis 1990 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Sirens 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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American Pie 1999 (Movie)

English Teacher (Actor)

Any Day Now 1999 (Tv Show)

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Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1992, 1999 (Tv Show)

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Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Japanese Tanker Skipper (Actor)

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

the Snake (Actor)

Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)

Maybe This Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

Noggin (Actor)

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Dear John 1990 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Raven 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The Wayans Bros. 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Top Dog 1995 (Movie)

Captain Callahan (Actor)

Dream Lover 1994 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Designing Women 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

History Teacher (Actor)

Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 (Movie)

Prime Minister Soto (Actor)

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Jack Okura (Actor)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

Bob Takashima (Actor)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Tanaka (Actor)

The Streets of Beverly Hills 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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And the Sea Will Tell 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Perfect Weapon 1991 (Movie)

Detective Wong (Actor)

Bird on A Wire 1990 (Movie)

Mr Takawaki (Actor)

Island Son 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Revealing Evidence 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Golden Land 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

Interviewing Professor (Actor)

Murphy's Law 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Road Raiders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Turner & Hooch 1989 (Movie)

Kevin Jenkins (Actor)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

Coroner (Actor)

Mistress 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

Joe Go (Actor)

Volunteers 1985 (Movie)

Souvanna (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

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All the Marbles 1981 (Movie)

Clyde Yamashito (Actor)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

Go (Actor)

All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Dr. Strange 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Frisco Kid 1979 (Movie)

Mr Ping (Actor)

Go Tell the Spartans 1978 (Movie)

Colonel Minh (Actor)

Black Sunday 1977 (Movie)

Freighter Captain (Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

Yasuji Watanabe (Actor)

The Choirboys 1976 (Movie)

Francis Tanaguchi (Actor)

Zero Intelligence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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A Perfect Match (TV Show)

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And the Band Played On (TV Show)

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Baby of the Bride (TV Show)

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Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Show)

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Deconstructing Sarah (TV Show)

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Farewell to Manzanar (TV Show)

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Hellboy: Sword of Storms (TV Show)

Voice

Intimate Encounters (TV Show)

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Jailbirds (TV Show)

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Laguna Heat (TV Show)

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Lies Before Kisses (TV Show)

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Marker (TV Show)

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Pandemic (TV Show)

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Run Till You Fall (TV Show)

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Silent Cries (TV Show)

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Streets of Justice (TV Show)

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Velvet (TV Show)

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Music (1)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

("The Lullaby of Itsuki") (Song Performer)

Biography

Diminutive, balding, Asian-American character actor who, despite making his TV debut on the aggressively mystical "Kung Fu" series, has beautifully managed to avoid or transcend that quality of inscrutability stereotypically associated with so many Far Eastern acting roles. Born in Hawaii, Kusatsu began in Honolulu summer stock and, after studying theater at Northwestern, started to make his mark on the small screen in the mid-1970s. Usually mustachioed, with a dapper, professional air, he has most often played doctors, but his repertoire has included a generous sampling of teachers (usually college professors), businessmen, detectives, church ministers and other intelligent, middle-class types. With his quiet, wry line delivery, Kusatsu made a memorably clever and hilarious sparring partner for no less than Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) on several episodes of "All in the Family" as the Reverend Chong, refusing to baptize Archie's grandson without the permission of the boy's parents.

Relationships

Gayle Kusatsu

Wife

Andrew Kusatsu

Son

Kevin Kusatsu

Son

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1966 - 1970

Iolani School

Honolulu , Hawaii
an Episcopalian prep school

Milestones

1991

First TV miniseries, "And the Sea Will Tell"

1983

First TV work as a series regular: played Ali on the CBS adventure show, "Bring 'Em Back Alive"

1977

Played the role of the Reverend Chong on several episodes of the long-running CBS sitcom, "All in the Family" (date approximate)

1976

First TV-movie, "Farewell to Manzanar"

1976

Feature film debut, "Battle of Midway"

1974

Made TV debut on an episode of the ABC action drama, "Kung Fu"; made a good impression on the show's producers, and was subsequently signed up to act in four more episodes of the series (date approximate)

1966

Made professional stage debut at age 17 playing the Crown Prince in a summer-stock production of "The King and I" in Honolulu (date approximate)

Played Dad on the ABC sitcom, "All-American Girl"

Played a recurring role on the popular CBS detective series, "Magnum P.I.", Starring Tom Selleck, in the mid-1980s

Returned home to Hawaii for a time after graduating college; worked for a time in a brewery

Played Dr. Kenji Fushida on the CBS medical drama set in Hawaii, "Island Son", starring Richard Chamberlain

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