Danny Kamekona

Danny Kamekona was an actor of mixed Asian descent best known for his role as Sato, the rival of Pat Morita's Miyagi character in the popular martial arts drama "The Karate Kid, Part II". A native of Hawaii, Kamekona ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1935

Filmography

Actor (23)

Burke's Law 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raven 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Wars 1993 (Movie)

General Wa-Lee (Actor)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

Niko (Actor)

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

Actor

Night of the Warrior 1991 (Movie)

Chang (Actor)

The Perfect Weapon 1991 (Movie)

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Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Mr Nishikawa (Actor)

Moon Over Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Nomura (Actor)

Problem Child 1990 (Movie)

Mr Hirohito (Actor)

Robot Jox 1990 (Movie)

Doctor Matsumoto (Actor)

Aloha Summer 1988 (Movie)

Reverend (Actor)

The Wash 1988 (Movie)

Blackie (Actor)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

Sato (Actor)

Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Actor

The Islander (TV Show)

Actor

The Paradise Connection (TV Show)

Actor

Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Danny Kamekona was an actor of mixed Asian descent best known for his role as Sato, the rival of Pat Morita's Miyagi character in the popular martial arts drama "The Karate Kid, Part II". A native of Hawaii, Kamekona fittingly got his screen-acting start on a 1968 episode of "Hawaii Five-O" and frequently appeared on the hit series, often in different parts, though he portrayed two recurring characters over the course of the show's decades-spanning run. During the 1970s, Kamekona was featured on other various hit shows, notably turning up two-part Hawaii-set specials of the sitcom "Sanford and Son" and the crime series "Barnaby Jones", starring Buddy Ebsen. Continuing to work the local island angle, Kamekona appeared on various episodes of the 1980s adventure show "Magnum, P.I.", yet another series set in Hawaii. For "The Karate Kid, Part II", he played a Japanese businessman with a contentious history that involves the film's heroic mentor, Miyagi. Though the movie was set in Japan, it was largely shot in Hawaii, meaning Kamekona could once again work on his home island. Other productions to feature the actor include the expansive miniseries "War and Remembrance", the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/action film "Robot Jox", and the comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas".

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