Pat Morita

1932 - 2005

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Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was a Japanese-American actor and comedian. He was known for his roles as Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days, Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid film series, Captain Sam Pak on the sitcom M*A*S*H, Ah Chew in Sanford and Son, Mike Woo in The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and The Emperor of China in Mulan and Mulan II. He was the series lead actor in the television program Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pat Morita has received more than 9,701,538 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Pat Morita is the 454th most popular actor (down from 342nd in 2019), the 848th most popular biography from United States (down from 695th in 2019) and the 235th most popular American Actor.

Pat Morita is most famous for playing Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movies.

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  • 71.60

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  • 36

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  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Pat Morita ranks 454 out of 10,030Before him are Petr Shelokhonov, Donnie Yen, Robert Downey Jr., Groucho Marx, Edward Norton, and Pierre Brice. After him are Tim Curry, Lana Turner, Halle Berry, Leslie Howard, Maria Schell, and Jürgen Prochnow.

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Among people born in 1932, Pat Morita ranks 50Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Francis Lai, Nam June Paik, Robert Vaughn, Houari Boumédiène, and Sirikit. After him are Stéphane Audran, Vladimir Ivashko, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Harriet Andersson, Melvin Schwartz, and John Updike. Among people deceased in 2005, Pat Morita ranks 28Before him are James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, Ernst Mayr, Zdzisław Beksiński, and Max Schmeling. After him are Joseph Rotblat, Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, Moustapha Akkad, John Fowles, and Milton Obote.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pat Morita ranks 848 out of 15,968Before him are Groucho Marx (1890), Edward Norton (1969), Theodore Schultz (1902), Barbara Bush (1925), Leon M. Lederman (1922), and Roy J. Glauber (1925). After him are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Michael Cimino (1939), Lana Turner (1921), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Carl Lewis (1961), and L. Frank Baum (1856).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Pat Morita ranks 235Before him are Burgess Meredith (1907), Melanie Griffith (1957), Luke Perry (1966), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Groucho Marx (1890), and Edward Norton (1969). After him are Lana Turner (1921), Halle Berry (1966), Tim Robbins (1958), Guy Williams (1924), Linda Hamilton (1956), and Jamie Lee Curtis (1958).

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