Yuji Okumoto

Japanese-American actor Yuji Okumoto won a number of key roles throughout his early career in the 1980s, including parts in hits "True Believer" and "The Karate Kid, Part II", and has settled nicely into smaller ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1959

Filmography

Actor (40)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

Saito's Attendant (Actor)

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Momma's House 2 2006 (Movie)

Parsons (Actor)

A Kitty Bobo Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Guilty as Charged 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Japanese Shy Bomber (Actor)

The District 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fortress II 2000 (Movie)

Sato (Actor)

Martial Law 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 2000 (Movie)

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I'll Remember April 1999 (Movie)

Matsuo (Actor)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Member--Japanese Family (Actor)

Blast 1997 (Movie)

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Contact 1997 (Movie)

Electrical (Actor)

The Game 1997 (Movie)

Nikko Hotel Manager (Actor)

Hard Justice 1996 (Movie)

Jimmy Wong (Actor)

Kindred: The Embraced 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Sons 1994 (Movie)

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American Yakuza 1994 (Movie)

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Bloodfist V: Human Target 1993 (Movie)

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Robot Wars 1993 (Movie)

Chou Sing (Actor)

Hot Summer Winds 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

True Believer 1989 (Movie)

Shu Kai Kim (Actor)

Aloha Summer 1988 (Movie)

Kenzo (Actor)

Blood Sport 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Check Is in the Mail 1986 (Movie)

Bell Boy (Actor)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

Chozen (Actor)

Better Off Dead 1985 (Movie)

Yee Sook Ree (Actor)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

Fenton (Actor)

Blue Tiger (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Tsunami (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Guns (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Only One Survived (TV Show)

Actor

Red Sun Rising (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Japanese-American actor Yuji Okumoto won a number of key roles throughout his early career in the 1980s, including parts in hits "True Believer" and "The Karate Kid, Part II", and has settled nicely into smaller supporting and cameo roles since. Raised in Hollywood, Okumoto fell into acting while at school and afterwards began working with various theater companies in California. His first major screen part came in 1986 as gang leader Chozen in the hit sequel "The Karate Kid, Part II". His charisma and presence in this role helped land him the part of Shu Kai Kim, a young Korean imprisoned for a gangland crime, in the James Woods-Robert Downey Jr. legal-conspiracy thriller "True Believer". In the early '90s he began to work more in television, notably as Art Nam on the evening soap "Knots Landing". Appearances on prime-time dramas were punctuated by supporting work in some major Hollywood films, including David Fincher's mind-bending thriller "The Game" and Peter Weir's comedy-drama "The Truman Show". This mix of television and small roles in blockbusters continued for Okumoto into the 2000s, with a part in the Michael Bay epic "Pearl Harbor", roles on such sitcoms as "Just Shoot Me!", and a part on the police procedural "Bones", as well as a high-profile role alongside Ken Watanabe in the 2010 corporate-espionage thriller "Inception".

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