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  • Pat Morita

    Born on June 28, 1932 in Isleton, California

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The Karate Kid (1984)

Pat Morita as "Mr. Kesuke Miyagi"

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

Academy Award (1984) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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'The Karate Kid' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 21st 2014, 5:00AM

Jun 21st 2014, 5:00AM

The Karate Kid 1984 vs. 2010: Side-by-Side

Posted by
Erik Childress on Jun 11th 2010, 5:02PM

Jun 11th 2010, 5:02PM

Review: The Karate Kid

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Jun 11th 2010, 5:03AM

Jun 11th 2010, 5:03AM

Pitch of the Day: Collision Course (Remake)

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jan 14th 2010, 2:50PM

Jan 14th 2010, 2:50PM

'The Karate Kid' Remake Gets a Trailer

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 22nd 2009, 11:30AM

Dec 22nd 2009, 11:30AM

'Karate Kid' Remake: What We Know So Far

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 3rd 2009, 11:00AM

Nov 3rd 2009, 11:00AM

'Royal Kill' Producers Elated by Film's Awfulness

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Apr 12th 2009, 11:03AM

Apr 12th 2009, 11:03AM

Discuss: Who Could Play Mr. Miyagi in 'Karate Kid' Remake?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 11th 2008, 11:02AM

Nov 11th 2008, 11:02AM

A 'Karate Kid' Remake with Will Smith's Son?!

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 28th 2007, 6:32AM

Sep 28th 2007, 6:32AM

Retro Cinema: The Next Karate Kid

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on May 31st 2007, 5:01PM

May 31st 2007, 5:01PM

Retro Cinema: The Karate Kid, Part III

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on May 30th 2007, 4:02PM

May 30th 2007, 4:02PM

Retro Cinema: The Karate Kid, Part II

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on May 29th 2007, 5:01PM

May 29th 2007, 5:01PM

Retro Cinema: The Karate Kid

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on May 28th 2007, 5:32PM

May 28th 2007, 5:32PM

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