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Actor Professor Toru Tanaka

Professor Toru Tanaka

  • Birth name:

    Charles Kalani

  • Date of Birth:

    22 August 1930 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

  • Height:

    6' 2" (1.88 m)

Biography:

Built like the proverbial Patton tank, Professor Toru Tanaka was arguably the successor to Harold Sakata as the archetypal Asian henchman who possessed incredible strength, and clobbered those foolish enough to tangle with him. Born Charles Kalani, he was a successful wrestler and served for over ten years in the US Armed Forces attaining the rank of sergeant. Tanaka first appeared playing a Japanese sumo wrestler on the TV series Little House on the Prairie, however his first film role pitched him as an... more

Filmography

Aсtor (10)

Movie

Year

Movie Last Action Hero Last Action Hero

as Tough Asian Man

1993
Movie Alligator II: The Mutation Alligator II: The Mutation

as Wrestler, Tokyo Joe

1991
Movie Darkman Darkman

as Chinese Warrior #2

1990
Movie The Running Man The Running Man

as Subzero

1987
Movie Volunteers Volunteers

as Sumo Guard

1985
Movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure Pee-wee's Big Adventure

as Butler

1985
Movie Revenge of the Ninja Revenge of the Ninja

as Sumo Servant (as Prof. Toru Tanaka)

1983
Movie The A-Team The A-Team

as Fröbe

1986
Movie Airwolf Airwolf

as Bandit King

1984
Movie Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie

as Japanese sumo

1982