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Creator: Mako

Mako Iwamatsu (December 10, 1933 — July 21, 2006), commonly known simply by Mako, was a Japanese-American actor and voice actor. He was born in Kobe, Japan. He immigrated to The United States as a young child, later becoming a citizen. He also had married actress Shizuko Hoshi, and left two daughters (both actresses) and three grandchildren.

Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie Never So Few. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie The Sand Pebbles and also including The Hawaiians, The Killer Elite, Highlander III: The Sorcerer / Final Dimension (as well as Highlander The Series), Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer, Under the Rainbow, Sidekicks, RoboCop 3, Seven Years in Tibet, and Pearl Harbor, among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Sand Pebbles, and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of Pacific Overtures.

Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film Cages. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie TMNT, which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its sequel series his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd.

Not to be confused with the Japanese voice actress of the same name.


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alternative title(s): Mako Iwamatsu; Mako
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