Clyde Kusatsu

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Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is a U.S. actor.

Kusatsu was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended ʻIolani School. Kusatsu began acting in Honolulu summer stock, and after studying theatre at Northwestern University, started to make his mark on the small screen in the mid-1970s. Usually mustachioed, with a dapper, professional air, he has most often played doctors, but his repertoire has included a generous sampling of teachers (usually college professors), businessmen, detectives, church ministers and other intelligent, middle-class types. With his quiet, wry line delivery, Kusatsu made a memorably clever and hilarious sparring partner for Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) on several episodes of All in the Family as the Reverend Chong, refusing to baptize Archie's grandson without the permission of the boy's parents. During this period Kusatsu also worked with the Asian American theatre group East West Players in Los Angeles.

Kusatsu was subsequently a regular on several series, but neither the adventure Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–83) nor the Hawaiian-set medical drama Island Son (1989–90) (in which he played one of Richard Chamberlain's colleagues) lasted very long. His many television movies have included the film adaptation of Farewell to Manzanar (1976), about Japanese American internment during World War II. Other M.O.W.s and mini-series have been "And The Sea Will Tell", and "American Tragedy" playing Judge Lance Ito. He had a memorable role in the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" episode "Prisoners of War" as a downed Japanese fighter pilot in the Pacific (1976). (Kusatsu also guest-starred on an episode of Lou Grant on Japanese internment in the U.S.); Golden Land (1988), a Hollywood-set drama based on a William Faulkner story; and the AIDS drama And the Band Played On (1993). He appeared in four M*A*S*H episodes and later starred in the short-lived A.B.C. series All American Girl (1994–1995), the first East Asian familiar sitcom in the U.S.

Feature roles, beginning with Midway (1976), have generally been small, but in the 1990s Kusatsu had roles in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993, as a history teacher) and In the Line of Fire (1993, as a Secret Service agent). He appeared as a high school English teacher in American Pie (1999). Other recent films have been "ShopGirl" as Mr. Agasa, and in Sydney Pollack's The Interpreter (2005) as Lee Wu, head of security for the United Nations Headquarters. He currently plays the recurring role of Dr. Dennis Okamura on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Kusatsu starred in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) as Mr. Lee.

Kusatsu is married to Gayle Kusatsu; they have two sons, Kevin and Andrew.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
1978: Wong - Dr. Strange
1977: Francis Tanaguchi - The Choirboys
1995: Capt. Callahan - Top Dog
1986: Joe Go - Shanghai Surprise
1989: Interviewing Professor - Gross Anatomy
1982: Go - The Challenge
1976: Teddy Wakatsuki - Farewell to Manzanar
1991: Enoki - And the Sea Will Tell
1980: Dr. Tommy Chang - A Perfect Match
1998: Bill Morishi - Babylon 5: Thirdspace
1993: Saburo Saigo - Silent Cries
1994: Officer Okawa - Deconstructing Sarah
1986: Professor Ikeda - Intimate Encounters
1993: Tanaka - Rising Sun
1990: Matsumo - In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing
2005: Police Chief Lee Wu - The Interpreter
2005: Mr. Agasa - Shopgirl
1982: Parking Attendant - Lookin' to Get Out
1989: Coroner Thomas Noguchi - Wired
2005: Joe - Extreme Dating
1991: Detective Wong - The Perfect Weapon
1987: Coroner - Laguna Heat
2009: Cab Driver - Love Happens
2004: Head Monk - The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
1978: Col. Minh - Go Tell the Spartans
1991: Lieutenant Hand - Lies Before Kisses
1997: Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake' - Paradise Road
2013: Sushi Chef - The Face of Love
1993: Jack Okura - In the Line of Fire
2006: Additional Voices (voice) - Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
1993: Judge Kurita - Dream Lover
1981: Clyde Yamashito - ...All the Marbles
1991: Kasaki - Jailbirds
1991: doctor - Baby of the Bride
2005: Conference Attendee - Rumor Has It...
1985: Souvanna - Volunteers
Judge - Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
1989: Kevin Williams - Turner & Hooch
1990: Mr. Takawaki - Bird on a Wire
1993: History Teacher - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
2003: Coroner Chung - Hollywood Homicide
1979: Yamashiro - Meteor
1999: English Teacher - American Pie
2013: Drunk Official - 47 Ronin
2005: Judge Carl Munro - Pretty Persuasion
1998: Japanese Tanker Skipper - Godzilla
1996: Noggin - Spy Hard
2001: Mr. Yamashiro (voice) - Recess: School's Out

TV CREDITS:
2005: Avatar: The Last Airbender
1990: Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1977: Lou Grant
1980: Magnum, P.I.
2007: Morimoto - Chuck
1993: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
1997: Ally McBeal
1999: Providence
1993: Mighty Max
1994: Gargoyles
1979: Benson
1971: All in the Family
2002: Everwood
1990: Beverly Hills, 90210
1981: Simon & Simon
2001: The Division
1995: Pinky and the Brain
1994: Touched by an Angel
1978: Taxi
1995: The Wayans Bros.
1968: Hawaii Five-O
1999: Mickey Mouse Works
1979: Knots Landing
1985: MacGyver
1994: Fantastic Four
1997: The Practice
1995: Murder One
1981: Dynasty
1983: Webster
1994: Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
2003: Evil Con Carne
1996: Superman: The Animated Series
1994: All-American Girl
2003: Lilo & Stitch: The Series
1995: JAG
1967: Ironside
1994: ER
2004: Boston Legal
1986: ALF
1987: Wiseguy
1999: Family Law
2001: Citizen Baines
1991: Good & Evil
1992: Raven
1982: Bring 'Em Back Alive
1993: Class of '96
2009: Dollhouse
2001: Heavy Gear
1987: A Different World
1994: Ellen
2006: Shark
1984: Murder, She Wrote
1976: Alice
1999: Batman Beyond
2001: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
2006: Numb3rs
1982: Remington Steele
1993: SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
1984: Who's the Boss?
1987: Admiral Nakamura - Star Trek: The Next Generation
1999: Joe - The West Wing
1986: Designing Women
1986: L.A. Law
1972: M*A*S*H
1982: T. J. Hooker
1996: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
1987: thirtysomething
2005: The Closer
1972: Kung Fu
2002: Monk
1996: The Pretender
1979: The Facts of Life
1998: Charmed
2000: Malcolm in the Middle
1976: Quincy, M.E.
1989: Family Matters
2001: Samurai Jack
1967: Mannix
1990: Parker Lewis Can't Lose
2000: Even Stevens
1997: Dharma & Greg
1997: City Guys
2003: Nip/Tuck
1993: Walker, Texas Ranger
1982: Cagney & Lacey
1986: The Hogan Family
1986: Sidekicks
1984: Hunter
2003: NCIS
1997: Extreme Ghostbusters
2003: The Lyon's Den
1981: The Fall Guy
1985: Stingray
1994: Chicago Hope
1984: Crazy like a Fox
1986: The New Gidget
1995: Maybe This Time
1989: Island Son
1974: Harry O
1987: Tour of Duty
1975: Ellery Queen
1988: Murphy's Law
1976: Spencer's Pilots
1977: Tales of the Unexpected
1989: Jesse Hawkes
2012: Mr. Su - Ben and Kate
2015: Joseph Yao - The Grinder
2011: Franklin & Bash
2010: Mortimer Foo - $#*! My Dad Says
2011: Joseph Chang - Fairly Legal
1972: Kwang Duk - M*A*S*H