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      Michael Yama

      Michael Yama

      Highest Rated: 77% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 77% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

      Birthday: Nov 14, 1943

      Birthplace: Hawaii, USA

      Throughout his entertainment career as an accomplished actor, Michael Yama graced the silver screen many times. Yama started his acting career landing roles in such films as the comedy sequel "The Bad News Bears Go to Japan" (1978) with Tony Curtis, the comedy "Deal of the Century" (1983) with Chevy Chase and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984). He also appeared in the Tom Hanks comedy "Bachelor Party" (1984), the Nick Nolte dramatic adaptation "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986) and the action movie "Number One With a Bullet" (1987) with Robert Carradine. He kept working in film throughout the nineties, starring in "Bloodfist V: Human Target" (1994) with Don "The Dragon" Wilson and the Julia Sweeney comedy adaptation "It's Pat" (1994). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Sisters" (1990-96). In his more recent career, he continued to act in "Molly" (1999) with Elisabeth Shue, "Now Chinatown" (2001) and the Adam Sandler smash hit comedy "Click" (2006). Yama's distinctive voice can be heard on "Dr. Strange" (2007) with Bryce Johnson. Most recently, Yama acted in the comedic drama "I'll See You In My Dreams" (2015) with Blythe Danner. Michael Yama died on July 30, 2020 at the age of 76.

      Highest rated movies

      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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      Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Betty White (R), 'Episode 204', Season 2, Ep. #4, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, from left: Michael Yama, Ann Benson, Betty White, Richard Reicheg, Lou Beatty Jr., 'Episode 203', Season 2, Ep. #3, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, from left: Michael Yama, Ann Benson, Betty White, Richard Reicheg, Lou Beatty Jr., 'Episode 203', Season 2, Ep. #3, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Betty White (R), 'Episode 204', Season 2, Ep. #4, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Betty White (L), Michael Yama (R), 'Episode 206', Season 2, Ep. #6, 01/22/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Richard Reicheg (R), 'Episode 204', Season 2, Ep. #4, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Betty White (C), Reatha Grey (R), 01/16/2012, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Ann Benson (C), Betty White (R), 'Episode 205', Season 2, Ep. #5, 01/22/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Ann Benson (C), Betty White (R), 01/16/2012, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Richard Reicheg (R), 'Episode 204', Season 2, Ep. #4, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama, 01/16/2012, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Betty White (R), 01/16/2012, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Betty White (L), Michael Yama (R), 'Episode 208', Season 2, Ep. #8, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama (L), Ann Benson (C), Betty White (R), 'Episode 203', Season 2, Ep. #3, 01/15/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, from left: Richard Reicheg, Michael Yama, Lou Beatty Jr., Ann Benson, 'Episode 207', Season 2, Ep. #7, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Betty White (L), Michael Yama (R), 'Episode 208', Season 2, Ep. #8, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, from left: Reatha Grey, Michael Yama, Lou Beatty Jr., Richard Reicheg, 'Episode 207', Season 2, Ep. #7, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Betty White (L), Ann Benson (C), Michael Yama (R), 'Episode 207', Season 2, Ep. #7, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Betty White (L), Michael Yama (R), 'Episode 208', Season 2, Ep. #8, 01/29/2013, ©NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Michael Yama, 'Season 2', 01/08/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adultolescence Mr. May / Baba (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 54% Pure Country 2: The Gift Morita (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 58% Doctor Strange Ancient One (Voice) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Dreams Little Tokyo Mr. Ozu (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 9% All Babes Want to Kill Me Mr. Cho (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Now Chinatown Deputy Consul (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 30% Chain of Command Chairman Tzu (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 40% Murder Live! Tourist (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 90% Born Into Exile Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doorways Surgeon (Character) - 1993
      77% 82% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Chinese Co-Pilot (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 38% My Tutor Mr. Russell (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      86% 87% Alias Chinese Agent (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Wataru Yamaguchi (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
      74% 86% The X-Files Hsin (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You The Dealer (Guest Star) 1996
      17% No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      10% No Score Yet The George Wendt Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Shintogo Natsuo (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Kei (Guest Star) 1983-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Mr. Lee (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982