Actor "Mako" has passed away!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Chuck Mayer, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

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    Sad news

    Well known for:
    The Sand Pebbles
    Conan The Barbarian
    Samurai Jack (Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness)

    Mako
     
  2. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

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    I'll always remember him as Yoshida-san in Rising Sun and the little bitty part he played on Frasier as Niles' literary agent, Sam Tanaka.

    RIP, Mako, you were a brilliant character actor.
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    He will be missed, some great stuff he's done especially in Conan The Barbarian,
     
  4. Lynda-Marie

    Lynda-Marie Supporting Actor

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    I would also like to add a heartfelt RIP to a terrific actor.

    I loved him as Akiro the Wizard in the Conan series, especially the scene where he meets Conan. He is yelling about the demons he is going to raise; the Governator just cracks up, then so does Akiro.

    He was also terrific in the Rainbow Bridge episode of MASH, as the Chinese doctor supervising the exchange of allied wounded for Chinese wounded.

    Excellent actor, he will be missed.
     
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    RIP.
    He was one of those actors I enjoyed whenever I saw him.
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    Aaargh! Really sad news. A fantastic character actor. Loved him in Sand Pebbles, Killer Elite, Conan, Battlecreek Brawl, many more.

    RIP Mako [​IMG]
     
  7. Tim Glover

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    Fantastic character actor indeed. RIP. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ricardo C

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    RIP, Mako. A great actor all the way [​IMG]
     
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    What a great voice. RIP Mako.
     
  10. Joseph J.D

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    Very sad news......Mako was one of those actors that I saw many times on film and TV as I grew up - so much so that he was like an old friend.

    Rest in peace. [​IMG]
     
  11. RobertR

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    RIP Mako. Enjoyed him and his voice.
     
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  13. joshEH

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    Damn, all the Sidekicks stars are kicking off quick...first Brandis, now Mako.

    Piscopo and Norris should cash in on the sequel before it's too late!
     
  14. Robert Crawford

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    He might not be well known to many people, but I still remembered watching him in a darken movie theater about 40 years ago in a great film called "The Sand Pebbles". I thought he was excellent in that role and IMO, the film also had Steve McQueen's best acting performance. I'm sure some will comment about his roles in the Conan films. May he R.I.P.


    http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html
     
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    Last thing I saw him do was Samurai Jack. He also had a small but important role in Rising Sun.
     
  16. Cameron Yee

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    Oh...the last thing I saw him in was the docu "The Slanted Screen." He had some great things to say in that - check it out if you have the chance.

    http://www.slantedscreen.com/
     
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  18. Dave Mack

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    rip, old friend...
     
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    Just finished up watching the Columbo episode "Murder Under Glass" and Mako was in it. So sad he left us.
     

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