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Morita in a 1971 promotional photo

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American film and television actor who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Kesuke Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.

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  • Born: Noriyuki Morita June 28, 1932 Isleton, California, U.S.
  • Died: November 24, 2005 (aged 73) Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Kidney failure
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1964–2005
  • Spouse(s): Kathleen Yamachi (m. 1953–67) (divorced), Yukiye Kitahara (m. 1970–89) (divorced), Evelyn Guerrero (m. 1994–2005) (his death)

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