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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameYuji Don Okumoto
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yuji Okumoto was born on April 20, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Yuji Don Okumoto. He is an actor and producer, known for The Karate Kid Part II (1986), Inception (2010) and Johnny Tsunami (1999). He has been married to Angie since 2001. They have three children.

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Angie (2001 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (6)

Best known for his role as Chozen Toguchi, the main villain of John G. Avildsen's sequel The Karate Kid Part II (1986).
He made guest appearances on both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Superman: The Animated Series (1996).
Currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he and his family manage Kona Kitchen, a Hawaiian-themed restaurant. [April 2004]
Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School, where he played baseball and basketball.
Attended and graduated from California State University, Fullerton, where he eventually accepted acting.
Started his martial arts training at the age of 13, in Chito-Ryu Karate. Later he also trained in Shotokan, Kajukenbo and Judo. After that he practiced Yau Kung Moon, a southern style Gung Fu. He had a brown belt in Karate during the shooting of Karate Kid 2.

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