On television, he was seen in guest roles on series dating back to the mid-1960s, and more recently including The West Wing, Monk, Charmed and 7th Heaven. His television credits also included such telefilms as When Hell Was in Session, Columbo: Murder Under Glass, Farewell to Manzanar and If Tomorrow Comes."
Mako also worked on the stage, most notably in the Broadway musical Pacific Overtures, for which he received a Tony Award nomination in 1976. He was also the first artistic director of the nation's premier Asian American theatre organization, East West Players, based in Los Angeles, and was later named Artistic Director Emeritus of the company.
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|Birth Name||Makoto Iwamatsu|
|Birthday||December 10, 1933|
|Date of death||July 21, 2006 (Somis, California, USA, age 72)|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63) How tall is Mako compared to you?|
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