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Pat Morita
Background information
Born Noriyuki Morita
June 28, 1932
Isleton, California, United States
Died November 24, 2005 (aged 73)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Cause of death Renal failure
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Alternate names
Occupation(s) Actor
Years active 1967-2005
Spouse(s) Kathleen Yamachi (1953-1967)
Yukiye Kitahara (1970-1989)
Evelyn Guerrero (1994-2005, his death)
Children Aly, Erin, and Tia (all with Kitahara)

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 - November 24, 2005) was a Japanese-American film and television actor who was best known for his roles as Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on the ABC sitcom Happy Days from 1974 to 1984 and as Keisuke Miyagi in The Karate Kid films.

His work for Disney included The Emperor of China in Mulan and its sequel and Wise Man in Boy Meets World. He reprised his role of The Emperor of China in the video game Kingdom Hearts II, which was his final voice acting role before his death in November 2005.

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