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Pat Morita Overview:

Actor, Pat Morita, was born Noriyuki Morita on Jun 28, 1932 in Isleton, CA. Morita died at the age of 73 on Nov 24, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV .

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Although Morita was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1984Best Supporting ActorThe Karate Kid (1984)MiyagiNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Pat Morita Facts
Last movie ever filmed is Royal Kill (2009) (working title: Princess) also starring Eric Roberts and Lalaine.

His real accent is American, when playing "Mr. Miyagi" in the Karate Kid movies, he used a faux Japanese accent.

Was the subject of a popular Internet myth, that he owned a Japanese-style restaurant called Miyagi's on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. However, according to Morita himself in an about.com interview, this was just a myth and he had nothing to do with the restaurant.

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