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Pat Morita

Pat Morita
Morita as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, 1984
Personal information
Birth nameNoriyuki Morita
Birth dateJune 28, 1932
Place of birthIsleton, California, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 24, 2005(age 73)
Death placeLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Years active1932 2005

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Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 - November 24, 2005) was an American actor of Japanese descent who was well-known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Mr. 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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