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  • The Hawaiians

  • Under the Rainbow

  • TMNT

  • The Slanted Screen: Asian Men in Film &...

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  • The Bushido Blade

  • Testament

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Mako Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 10, 1933
  • Died: Jul 21, 2006
  • Birth Name: Makoto Iwamatsu

Japanese actor Mako, born Makoto Iwamatsu, has spent most of his professional career in the United States. His first important film appearance was as Po-Han, [[Performer~P48038~Steve McQueen~stevemcqueen]]'s assistant machinist, in [[Feature~V42802~The Sand Pebbles~thesandpebbles]] (1966), a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination. He remained in films into the 1990s, playing choice character parts in such films as Hawaiians (1967), [[Feature~V10703~Conan the Destroyer~conanthedestroyer]] (1984), and [[Feature~V41512~Rising Sun~risingsun]] (1993). Mako's TV credits include the role of Major Oshira on the weekly [[Feature~V126102~Hawaiian Heat~hawaiianheat]] (1984) and the 1990 TV movie [[Feature~V22500~Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes~hiroshima:outoftheashes]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi