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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 best known for his roles as Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days, Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid film series, Captain Sam Pak on the comedy series 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 10,872,880 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Pat Morita is the 248th most popular actor (up from 454th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from United States (up from 847th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular American Actor.

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

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  • 67.29

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  • 39

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  • 4.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Pat Morita ranks 248 out of 9,996Before him are Joan Fontaine, Montgomery Clift, Annie Girardot, Glenn Close, Rudolph Valentino, and Isabelle Huppert. After him are Sharon Stone, Raffaella Carrà, Dennis Hopper, Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Colin Firth.

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Among people born in 1932, Pat Morita ranks 23Before him are Anouk Aimée, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, Sylvia Plath, Fernando Botero, and Víctor Jara. After him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Gerhard Richter, Miriam Makeba, Camilo Cienfuegos, Michel Legrand, and Anthony Perkins. Among people deceased in 2005, Pat Morita ranks 13Before him are Claude Simon, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, Arthur Miller, and Rinus Michels. After him are Zhao Ziyang, Saul Bellow, Aslan Maskhadov, Omar Sívori, Rafic Hariri, and Kenzō Tange.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pat Morita ranks 451 out of 18,182Before him are Tennessee Williams (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), Montgomery Clift (1920), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), John Wayne Gacy (1942), and Glenn Close (1947). After him are Jim Jones (1931), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Sharon Stone (1958), Willis Carrier (1876), Iggy Pop (1947), and Richard Bach (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Pat Morita ranks 122Before him are Viggo Mortensen (1958), Kim Basinger (1953), George Clooney (1961), Joan Crawford (1904), Montgomery Clift (1920), and Glenn Close (1947). After him are Sharon Stone (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Lauren Bacall (1924), and Danny Trejo (1944).

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