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Yuji Okumoto
Born Yuji Don Okumoto
April 20, 1959 (1959-04-20) (age 50)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Spouse(s) Angela (Present)

Yuji Don Okumoto (ユウジ・ドン・オクモト yūji don okumoto ?) (born April 20, 1959) is an American actor.


Early life

He was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Hollywood High School (where he played both baseball and basketball) and Cal State Fullerton, where he eventually took up acting. Okumoto has also been involved with several theater companies, including the celebrated East West Players, where he appeared in the play, Webster Street Blues.


Yuji's first feature film role was in the 1985 comedy film Real Genius as Fenton. He is also well known for his convincing portrayal of the venomous, ever-smiling Chozen Toguchi, the Okinawan gang leader, in The Karate Kid, Part II. He played a Korean character, Shu Kai Kim, in the 1989 film, True Believer, alongside James Woods and Robert Downey, Jr. Yuji then played the role as Pete Kapahala in the 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie Johnny Tsunami and its 2007 sequel Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. In 2005, he played a role in Lane Nishikawa's film about the Japanese American segregated fighting unit, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of World War II, Only the Brave.

Personal life

Okumoto resides in Seattle, Washington and also runs a Hawaii themed restaurant, Kona Kitchen/Yuji Lounge in Seattle with his wife.

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