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      Yuji Okumoto

      Yuji Okumoto

      Highest Rated: 98% The Paper Tigers (2020)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 20, 1959

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      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."

      Highest rated movies

      The Paper Tigers
      True Believer
      Nemesis
      Driven The Karate Kid Part II
      Fortress 2: Re-Entry

      Photos

      ALOHA SUMMER, back, l-r: Don Michael Paul, Scott Tanaka, Blaine Kia, front, l-r: Yuji Okumoto, Chris Makepeace, Warren Fabro, 1988. ©Warner Bros. KARATE KID PART II, Yuji Okumoto, Ralph Macchio, Tamlyn Tomita, 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures ALOHA SUMMER, Sho Kosugi (back left), Yuji Okumoto (center), Scott Nakagawa (right), 1988. ©Warner Bros. KARATE KID PART II, Yuji Okumoto (l.), 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures KARATE KID PART II, Ralph Macchio, Yuji Okumoto, Pat Morita, 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures TRUE BELIEVER, Yuji Okumoto, Luis Guzmán, 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures KARATE KID PART II, Ralph Macchio, Yuji Okumoto, 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures ALOHA SUMMER, Scott Nakagawa, Yuji Okumoto, 1988. ©Warner Bros. KARATE KID PART II, Tamlyn Tomita, Yuji Okumoto, 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures TRUE BELIEVER, Yuji Okumoto, Robert Downey Jr., James Woods, 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures THE KARATE KID PART II, Yuji Okumoto, Ralph Macchio, 1986, (c)Columbia Pictures TRUE BELIEVER, James Woods, Yuji Okumoto, Robert Downey Jr., 1989, (c) Columbia

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      98% 93% The Paper Tigers Wing (Character),
      Producer
      $112.7K 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultra Low Yuji (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2018
      64% 62% Driven Judge Takasugi (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 22% Beta Test The Surgeon (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seppuku Thomas (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Awesome Asian Bad Guys Yuji (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Coffee David (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 66% Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Pete (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 49% Only the Brave Sgt. Yukio "Yuk" Nakajo (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 61% I'll Remember April Matsuo Yomma (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners One Eye (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% Guilty as Charged Davis (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 62% Johnny Tsunami Pete (Character) - 1999
      0% 21% Fortress 2: Re-Entry Sato (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 52% Mean Guns Hoss (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 25% Blast FBI Agent (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 46% Hard Justice Jimmy Wong (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 54% Blue Tiger Lt. Sakagami (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 26% Robot Wars Chou-Sing (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 42% American Yakuza Kazuo (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 44% Brain Smasher... A Love Story Wu (Character) - 1993
      71% 41% Nemesis Yoshiro Han (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1990
      96% 63% True Believer Shu Kai Kim (Character) $8.7M 1989
      No Score Yet 92% Aloha Summer Kenzo Konishi (Character) - 1988
      45% 52% The Karate Kid Part II Chozen (Character) $112.1M 1986

      TV

      Credit
      95% 85% New Girl Mr. Yukimura (Guest Star) 2018
      89% 90% Grimm Sheriff Gaffen (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 83% Bones Bruce Takedo (Guest Star) 2009
      84% 72% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      30% No Score Yet Kindred: The Embraced Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Kim Huan (Guest Star) 1990-1991 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Jimmy (Guest Star) 1988