Pat Morita (Noriyuki
Morita) was born June 28, 1932 in California (yes,
California). Although Morita started his acting
career back in the 1960's, many of you looking at this
website first remember him as Arnold on the TV series
"Happy Days" from 1975-1976 and again from 1982-1983.
You could also find Morita on Magnum PI, Laverne and
Shirley, a few made for TV movies, and the TV series "Ohara
(1987-1988). And of course his popularity was
greater than ever after his effort as Mr. Miyagi in the
Karate Kid movies series (1984, 1986, and 1989).
His other 80's movies include When Time Ran Out (1980),
Full Moon High (1981), Slapstick (1982), Savannah Smiles
(1982), Jimmy the Kid (1983), Night Patrol (1984),
Captive Hearts (1987), and Collision Course (1989).
Morita has stayed extremely busy since the 80's, popping
up in a ton of lesser known movies. Wax on, wax