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Clyde Kusatsu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is a U.S. actor. Kusatsu was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended ʻIolani School. Kusatsu began acting in Honolulu summer stock, and after studying theatre at Northwestern University, 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 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. During this period Kusatsu also worked with the Asian American theatre group East West Players in Los Angeles. Kusatsu was subsequently a regular on several series, but neither the adventure Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–83) nor the Hawaiian-set medical drama Island Son (1989–90) (in which he played one of Richard Chamberlain's colleagues) lasted very long. His many television movies have included the film adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar (1976), about Japanese American internment during World War II. Other M.O.W.s and mini-series have been "And The Sea Will Tell", and "American Tragedy" playing Judge Lance Ito. He had a memorable role in the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" episode "Prisoners of War" as a downed Japanese fighter pilot in the Pacific (1976). (Kusatsu also guest-starred on an episode of Lou Grant on Japanese internment in the U.S.); Golden Land (1988), a Hollywood-set drama based on a William Faulkner story; and the AIDS drama And the Band Played On (1993). He appeared in four M*A*S*H episodes and later starred in the short-lived A.B.C. series All American Girl (1994–1995), the first East Asian familiar sitcom in the U.S. Feature roles, beginning with Midway (1976), have generally been small, but in the 1990s Kusatsu had roles in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, as a history teacher) and In the Line of Fire (1993, as a Secret Service agent). He appeared as a high school English teacher in American Pie (1999). Other recent films have been "ShopGirl" as Mr. Agasa, and in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter (2005) as Lee Wu, head of security for the United Nations Headquarters. He currently plays the recurring role of Dr. Dennis Okamura on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Kusatsu starred in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) as Mr. Lee. Kusatsu is married to Gayle Kusatsu; they have two sons, Kevin and Andrew. Description above from the Wikipedia article Clyde Kusatsu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 13, 1948 In Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
147
First Appeared:
In the movie Intimate Encounters
Latest Project:
Series The Grinder 2015-09-29
Known For
Poster of Chuck
Poster of Navy: Investigación criminal
Poster of El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca
Poster of Embrujadas
Filmography
Pelicula Intimate Encounters Professor Ikeda 2019
Pelicula Sex Tax: Based on a True Story Judge 2019
Series The Grinder Joseph Yao 2015-09-29
Pelicula La mirada del amor Sushi Chef 2013-10-25
Pelicula La leyenda del samurái: 47 Ronin Drunk Official 2013-12-06
Series Ben and Kate Mr. Su 2012-09-25
Pelicula Love Happens Cab Driver 2009-09-18
Series Dollhouse Unknown 2009-02-13
Series Chuck Morimoto 2007-09-24
Pelicula Hellboy Animado: La espada de las tormentas Additional Voices (voice) 2006-10-28
Series Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
Series Numb3rs Unknown 2006-03-05
Series Avatar: La leyenda de Aang Unknown 2005-02-21
Pelicula Prohibido enamorarse Mr. Agasa 2005-10-21
Pelicula Extreme Dating Joe 2005-06-23
Pelicula La intérprete Police Chief Lee Wu 2005-04-08
Series The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Pelicula El bibliotecario: En busca de la lanza perdida Head Monk 2004-12-05
Pelicula Hollywood: Departamento de Homicidios Coroner Chung 2003-06-09
Series Evil Con Carne Unknown 2003-07-11
Series The Lyon's Den Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Nip/Tuck, a golpe de bisturí Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Lilo y Stitch Unknown 2003-09-20
Series Navy: Investigación criminal Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Samurai Jack Unknown 2001-08-10
Series Citizen Baines Unknown 2001-09-29
Series Las macabras aventuras de Billy y Mandy Unknown 2001-08-24
Series Heavy Gear 2001-09-22
Series Malcolm el de En Medio Unknown 2000-01-09
Series Mano a mano Unknown 2000-06-17
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series Batman del futuro Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Mickey Mouse Works 1999-05-01
Series Leyes de familia Unknown 1999-09-20
Series El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca Joe 1999-09-22
Pelicula American Pie English Teacher 1999-07-09
Pelicula Godzilla Japanese Tanker Skipper 1998-05-20
Series Embrujadas Unknown 1998-10-07
Pelicula Babylon 5: Tercer Espacio Bill Morishi 1998-07-19
Series El abogado Unknown 1997-03-04
Pelicula Camino al paraíso Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake' 1997-04-11
Series City Guys Unknown 1997-09-06
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Series Extreme Ghostbusters Unknown 1997-09-01
Pelicula Espía como puedas Noggin 1996-05-24
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Superman: La serie animada Unknown 1996-09-06
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Pelicula Top Dog, el perro sargento Capt. Callahan 1995-04-28
Series Maybe This Time Unknown 1995-09-15
Series Pinky y Cerebro Unknown 1995-09-09
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Series J.A.G.: Alerta roja Unknown 1995-09-23
Series Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Series En busca de Carmen Sandiego 1994-02-05
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series All-American Girl 1994-09-14
Series Gárgolas Unknown 1994-10-24
Pelicula Deconstructing Sarah Officer Okawa 1994-12-16
Series Urgencias Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Los 4 Fantásticos (Los Cuatro Fantásticos) Unknown 1994-09-24
Series Tocados por un ángel Unknown 1994-09-21
Pelicula Huéspedes del emperador Saburo Saigo 1993-03-08
Pelicula Dragón, la vida de Bruce Lee History Teacher 1993-05-07
Series Class of '96 Unknown 1993-01-19
Series Walker, Ranger de Texas Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Mighty Max Unknown 1993-09-12
Pelicula En la línea de fuego Jack Okura 1993-07-08
Pelicula El amante ideal Judge Kurita 1993-10-24
Series SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Unknown 1993-09-11
Pelicula Sol naciente Tanaka 1993-07-30
Series Las aventuras de Brisco County, Jr Unknown 1993-08-27
Series Raven Unknown 1992-06-24
Pelicula Lies Before Kisses Lieutenant Hand 1991-03-03
Pelicula And the Sea Will Tell Enoki 1991-04-24
Pelicula Jailbirds Kasaki 1991-05-16
Series Good & Evil Unknown 1991-09-25
Pelicula Arma perfecta Detective Wong 1991-03-15
Series Parker Lewis Nunca Pierde Unknown 1990-09-02
Series Sensación de vivir, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1990-09-15
Pelicula Socios y sabuesos Kevin Williams 1989-07-28
Series Jesse Hawkes Unknown 1989-04-22
Pelicula Wired Coroner Thomas Noguchi 1989-08-25
Series Cosas de casa Unknown 1989-09-22
Pelicula Anatomía a la americana Interviewing Professor 1989-10-20
Series Island Son 1989-09-16
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 1988-11-02
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Treinta y tantos Unknown 1987-09-29
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Star Trek: La nueva generación Unknown 1987-09-28
Series The Hogan Family Unknown 1986-03-01
Pelicula Shanghai Surprise Joe Go 1986-08-29
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Series The New Gidget Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Designing Women Unknown 1986-09-29
Series La ley de Los Angeles Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Sidekicks Unknown 1986-09-26
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
Series Jem 1985-10-06
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Who's the Boss? Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Se ha escrito un crimen Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Webster Unknown 1983-09-16
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Pelicula El reto del samurái Go 1982-07-23
Pelicula Lookin' to Get Out Parking Attendant 1982-10-08
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series Bring 'Em Back Alive 1982-09-24
Series Dinastía Unknown 1981-01-12
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Pelicula Chicas con gancho Clyde Yamashito 1981-10-16
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Magnum Unknown 1980-12-11
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Series Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Pelicula Meteoro Yamashiro 1979-10-19
Pelicula Dr. Strange Wong 1978-09-06
Series Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Pelicula La patrulla Col. Minh 1978-07-12
Pelicula La patrulla de los inmorales Francis Tanaguchi 1977-12-23
Series Tales of the Unexpected (US) Unknown 1977-02-02
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Pelicula Farewell to Manzanar Teddy Wakatsuki 1976-03-11
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28