Pat Morita

Pat Morita
1932 - 2005

Pat Morita  American Actor


Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American film and television actor who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Kesuke Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie ...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship19 yrs
Average Relationship Length11 yrs
First Name Pat
Last Name Morita
Full Name at Birth Noriyuki Morita
Alternative Name Mr. Miyagi, The Hip Nip
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th June, 1932
Birthplace Isleton, California, United States
Died 24th November, 2005
Place of Death Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Cause of Death Kidney Failure
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Asian
Nationality American
High School Armijo High School, Fairfield, California, United States
Occupation Text Film And Television Actor.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Kesuke Miyagi In The Karate Kid Film Series (1984-1994).
Year(s) Active 1964–2005
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Pat Morita73 CancerActor
Evelyn Guerrero67 PiscesActress
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Remove All Obstacles2010 The Guru Movie
Act Your Age2009 Tom Movie
Royal Kill2009 Exhibition Manager Movie
Coming Attractions2006 Mr. Miyami Movie
Only the Brave2006 Seigo Takata (as Pat Noriyuki Morita) Movie
Spymate2006 Kiro Movie
American Fusion2005 Lao Dong Movie
Down and Derby2005 Ono Yakimoto Movie
Elvis Has Left the Building2004 Man in Turban Movie
The Karate Dog2004 Chin Li TV Movie
Cats and Mice2003 Unagi Movie
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story2003 Mr. Leo Movie
Rice Girl2003 Peter Ong Movie
The Biggest Fan2002 Richard Limp Movie
Body & Soul2002 Jin Han TV Show
The Stoneman2002 Prof. Stevens Movie
Shadow Fury2001 Dr. Oh Movie
The Boys of Sunset Ridge2001 Charlie Watanabe Movie
The Center of the World2001 Taxi Driver Movie
WaSanGo2001 Vice Principal Jang Hak-Sa (MTV English Dub) (English version, voice) Movie
First Years2001 TV Show
House of Luk2001 Kwang Luk Movie
Alien Ant Farm: Movies2001 Mr. Miyagi Movie
Brother2000 Guy at the poker table (uncredited) Movie
Talk to Taka2000 Taka Short Film
Son of the Beach2000 King Kumonya TV Show
Yes, Dear2000 Trainer TV Show
Hammerlock2000 Un Huong Lo Movie
I'll Remember April1999 Abe Tanaka Movie
Desert Heat1999 Jubal Early Movie
SpongeBob SquarePants1999 Master Udon TV Show
Gone to Maui1999 Mr Ono TV Movie
Los gringos1999 The Samurai Short Film
Mulan1998 The Emperor Movie
Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'1998 Emperor, Narrator TV Movie
The Hughleys1998 Mr. Park TV Show
Adventures with Kanga Roddy1998 Uncle Pat TV Show
Fast Track1997 TV Show
Bloodsport 21996 David Leung Movie
Earth Minus Zero1996 Dr. Mobius Jefferson Movie
Reggie's Prayer1996 Principal Movie
Spy Hard1996 Brian, Waiter in Restaurant Movie
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1996 Mr. Straw TV Show
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo1996 Mike 'Grandpa' Woo TV Show
The Misery Brothers1995 Judge Movie
Timemaster1995 Isaiah (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) Movie
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart1995 Ling Goldberg TV Movie
Caroline in the City1995 Mr. Chu TV Show
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995 King Makahana TV Show
The Outer Limits1995 Michael Chen TV Show
Captured Alive1995 Sam Kashawahara Movie
Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay1995 Y.C. Kung TV Movie
Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah1995 Pat TV Movie
The Next Karate Kid1994 Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi Movie
Burke's Law1994 Boots McKay TV Show
One West Waikiki1994 Judge TV Show
Greyhounds1994 Akira Mochizuki TV Movie
American Ninja V1993 Master Tetsu Movie
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993 The Chink (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) Movie
Extralarge: Ninja Shadow1993 TV Movie
Boy Meets World1993 Wise Man TV Show
Dave's World1993 Hardware Store Owner TV Show
Diagnosis Murder1993 Martin Gaylord TV Show
Space Rangers1993 Nazzer TV Show
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies1992 Chief Koal Movie
Gengis Khan1992 Emperor Wang Movie
Honeymoon in Vegas1992 Mahi Mahi Movie
Miracle Beach1992 Gus Movie
Mastergate1992 Kevin Naito TV Movie
Sangokushi1992 Narrator (1994) (English version, voice) Movie
Do or Die1991 Masakana 'Kane' Kaneshiro Movie
Harry and the Hendersons1991 TV Show
Goodbye Paradise1991 Ben (as Noryuki 'Pat' Morita) Movie
Lena's Holiday1991 Fred Movie
Strawberry Road1991 Old Man's brother (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) Movie
Britannica's Tales Around the World1991 Host - Storyteller Movie
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes1990 Yoodo Toda TV Movie
Good Grief1990 Chip TV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990 Mr. Yoshi TV Show
What a Dummy1990 Lucky Ernesto TV Show
Collision Course1989 Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo Movie
The Karate Kid, Part III1989 Mr. Miyagi Movie
Baywatch1989 Hideki Tanaka TV Show
Family Matters1989 Mr. Tanaka TV Show
The Karate Kid1989 Miyagi - NBC Live action introduction TV Show
Big Bird in Japan1988 Narrator (Bamboo Princess story) (voice) TV Movie
Captive Hearts1987 Fukushima (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) Movie
Married with Children1987 Mr. Shimokawa TV Show
Ohara1987 Lt. Ohara TV Show
The Munsters Today1987 Neighbor TV Show
The Karate Kid, Part II1986 Miyagi Movie
Babes in Toyland1986 The Toymaster TV Movie
What Has Four Wheels and Flies1986 TV Movie
Alice in Wonderland1985 Horse TV Movie
Amos1985 Tommy Tanaka TV Movie
Blind Alleys1985 Kenji Sato TV Movie
Night Patrol1984 Rape Victim Movie
The Karate Kid1984 Miyagi Movie
The Vegas Strip War1984 Yip Tak (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984 Akira Hitaki TV Show
Pryor's Place1984 Joe TV Show
Jimmy the Kid1982 Maurice Movie
Savannah Smiles1982 Father Ohara Movie
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)1982 Ah Fong, the Chinese Ambassador Movie
Full Moon High1981 The Silversmith Movie
Aloha Paradise1981 Dr. Nakamura TV Show
Crash Island1981 Kazi Yamamora Movie
When Time Ran Out...1980 Sam Movie
Bizarre1980 Various Characters TV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980 Jack Metro TV Show
For the Love of It1980 Ishihara TV Movie
Hito Hata: Raise the Banner1980 Yamada Movie
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979 Cummings' Assistant TV Show
Young Guy Christian1979 Professor Mishugi Movie
The Incredible Hulk1978 Fred TV Show
Human Feelings1978 Waiter TV Movie
ABC Weekend Specials1977 TV Show
Blansky's Beauties1977 Arnold TV Show
Lou Grant1977 Ike Tatsumi TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Mr. Yamashiro, Vincent TV Show
Man from Atlantis1977 Moby TV Show
Midway1976 Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka Movie
Farewell to Manzanar1976 Zenahiro TV Movie
Laverne & Shirley1976 Mr. Wong TV Show
Mr. T and Tina1976 Taro Takahashi TV Show
I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?1975 Heshy Yamamoto Movie
Starsky and Hutch1975 Jewelry Store Owner TV Show
Welcome Back, Kotter1975 Mr. Takahashi TV Show
Wives1975 Waiter TV Movie
Chico and the Man1974 Pat Yamaguchi TV Show
Happy Days1974 Arnold TV Show
Police Woman1974 Mike Matsuto TV Show
Punch and Jody1974 Takahasi TV Movie
Brock's Last Case1973 Sam Wong TV Movie
Cops1973 Captain Irving Ho TV Movie
The Barbara Eden Show1973 Tomo TV Movie
Cancel My Reservation1972 Yamamoto Movie
Every Little Crook and Nanny1972 Nonaka Movie
Where Does It Hurt?1972 Nishimoto Movie
Evil Roy Slade1972 Turhan TV Movie
Kung Fu1972 Arthur Chen TV Show
M*A*S*H1972 Capt. Sam Pak TV Show
Sanford and Son1972 Ah Chew TV Show
The Bob Newhart Show1972 The Bartender TV Show
The Brian Keith Show1972 Mr. Ishi TV Show
A Very Missing Person1972 Delmar Faulkenstein TV Movie
Cannon1971 Chuck Yamagata TV Show
Columbo1971 The House Boy TV Show
McCloud1970 Felix TV Show
Nanny and the Professor1970 Jason Wong TV Show
The Odd Couple1970 Mr. Wing TV Show
Love, American Style1969 Kam (segment "Love and the Woman in White"), Bellhop (segment "Love and Lady Luck"), Ah So (segment "Love and the Love Potion") TV Show
Room 2221969 Mr. Sahigmetsu TV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969 Tree Surgeon TV Show
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969 Duke Komosori TV Show
The Queen and I1969 Barney Cook TV Show
The Shakiest Gun in the West1968 Wong Movie
Blondie1968 TV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968 Phoebe TV Show
The Outsider1968 Toshi TV Show
Thoroughly Modern Millie1967 Oriental #2 Movie
Green Acres1965 Charlie Lee TV Show
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964 Chris Yamato TV Show
Car Thieves1964 Movie
Johnny Midnight1960 Aki TV Show
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    marcus28Jun 30, 2014

    Pat Morita's cause of death was not Natural Causes. His cause of death was Kidney Failure.

    CraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

    Pat Morita was a real gem. Loved his acting since Happy Days. He is really missed.

    staciNov 20, 2008

    like some movies of him.

    jordanAug 4, 2008

    if he passed away in november 2005 how can he guest star in spongebob in 2006 maybe they did the episode before he passed away

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