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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:
144
First Appeared:
In the movie Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
Latest Project:
Movie 47 Ronin 2013-12-06
Known For
Poster of Dollhouse
Poster of Chuck
Poster of NCIS
Poster of The West Wing
Filmography
Movie Sex Tax: Based on a True Story Judge 2018
Movie The Face of Love Sushi Chef 2013-10-25
Movie 47 Ronin Drunk Official 2013-12-06
Series Ben and Kate Mr. Su 2012-09-25
Movie Love Happens Cab Driver 2009-09-18
Series Dollhouse Unknown 2009-02-13
Series Chuck Morimoto 2007-09-24
Movie Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms Additional Voices (voice) 2006-10-28
Series Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
Series Numb3rs Unknown 2006-03-05
Movie Shopgirl Mr. Agasa 2005-10-21
Movie Extreme Dating Joe 2005-06-23
Series The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Movie The Interpreter Police Chief Lee Wu 2005-04-08
Series Avatar - The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Head Monk 2004-12-05
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie Hollywood Homicide Coroner Chung 2003-06-09
Series Evil Con Carne Unknown 2003-07-11
Series Nip Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Series The Lyon's Den Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Lilo & Stitch: The Series Unknown 2003-09-20
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series Citizen Baines Unknown 2001-09-29
Series Heavy Gear 2001-09-22
Series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Unknown 2001-08-24
Series Samurai Jack Unknown 2001-08-10
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Even Stevens Unknown 2000-06-17
Series Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Mickey Mouse Works 1999-05-01
Movie American Pie English Teacher 1999-07-09
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Movie Babylon 5: Thirdspace Bill Morishi 1998-07-19
Movie Godzilla Japanese Tanker Skipper 1998-05-20
Movie Paradise Road Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake' 1997-04-11
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Extreme Ghostbusters Unknown 1997-09-01
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Series City Guys Unknown 1997-09-06
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Movie Spy Hard Noggin 1996-05-24
Movie Top Dog Capt. Callahan 1995-04-28
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-19
Series Pinky and the Brain Unknown 1995-09-09
Series Maybe This Time Unknown 1995-09-15
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Movie Deconstructing Sarah Officer Okawa 1994-12-16
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Series Fantastic Four Unknown 1994-09-24
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series All-American Girl 1994-09-14
Series Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Series Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? 1994-02-05
Movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story History Teacher 1993-05-07
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Class of '96 Unknown 1993-01-19
Movie In the Line of Fire Jack Okura 1993-07-08
Series Mighty Max Unknown 1993-09-12
Movie Rising Sun Tanaka 1993-07-30
Movie Silent Cries Saburo Saigo 1993-03-08
Series SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Unknown 1993-09-11
Series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Unknown 1993-08-27
Series Raven Unknown 1992-06-24
Movie Jailbirds Kasaki 1991-05-16
Movie And the Sea Will Tell Enoki 1991-04-24
Movie The Perfect Weapon Detective Wong 1991-03-15
Movie Lies Before Kisses Lieutenant Hand 1991-03-03
Series Good & Evil Unknown 1991-09-25
Series Beverly Hills 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1990-09-10
Series Parker Lewis Can't Lose Unknown 1990-09-02
Movie Gross Anatomy Interviewing Professor 1989-10-20
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Series Island Son 1989-09-16
Movie Wired Coroner Thomas Noguchi 1989-08-25
Movie Turner & Hooch Kevin Williams 1989-07-28
Series Jesse Hawkes Unknown 1989-04-22
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 1988-11-02
Series Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Star Trek - The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Series Designing Women Unknown 1986-09-29
Series Sidekicks Unknown 1986-09-26
Series Alf Unknown 1986-09-22
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series The New Gidget Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Shanghai Surprise Joe Go 1986-08-29
Series The Hogan Family Unknown 1986-03-01
Series Jem 1985-10-06
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
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 Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1983-03-08
Series Webster Unknown 1983-09-16
Movie Lookin' to Get Out Parking Attendant 1982-10-08
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series Bring 'Em Back Alive 1982-09-24
Movie The Challenge Go 1982-07-23
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series T.J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie ...All the Marbles Clyde Yamashito 1981-10-16
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series Magnum P. I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie Meteor Yamashiro 1979-10-19
Series Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Movie Go Tell the Spartans Col. Minh 1978-07-12
Movie Dr. Strange Wong 1978-09-06
Series Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series Tales of the Unexpected (US) Unknown 1977-02-02
Movie The Choirboys Francis Tanaguchi 1977-12-23
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Farewell to Manzanar Teddy Wakatsuki 1976-03-11
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 Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28