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Brian Tochi is a Actor American born on 2 may 1959 at Los Angeles (USA)

Brian Tochi

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Birth name Brian Keith Tochihara
Nationality USA
Birth 2 may 1959 (60 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Brian Keith Tochihara (born May 2, 1963), better known by his professional name Brian Tochi, is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. During the late 1960s through much of the 1970s, he was one of the most widely seen East Asian child actors working in U.S. television, appearing in various TV series and nearly a hundred advertisements. He is best known for his characters Toshiro Takashi from the Revenge of the Nerds film franchise, Cadet (later Lieutenant) Tomoko "Elvis" Nogata from the third and fourth films in the Police Academy film series, and as the voice of Leonardo in the first three live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

Biography

Tochi a débuté dans la série télévisée de courte durée He & She (1967-1968), avec Richard Benjamin et Paula Prentiss) en tant que fils nouvellement adopté. Produit par Leonard Stern et écrit par Chris Hayward et Allan Burns, il a également interprété le rôle principal de Jack Cassidy dans les rôles d’acteur de Egomaniacal, Kenneth Mars et de Hamilton Camp. Cette même année, Tochi apparaît dans "And the Children Shall Lead", un épisode de Star Trek pour la saison à venir. D'autres rôles ont suivi, notamment des apparitions dans des émissions populaires telles que The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family et Adam-12.

Tochi a fait ses débuts comme habitué de la série en tant que fils aîné de Yul Brynner et héritier du prince héritier Chulalongkorn dans Anna et du roi dans CBS. Il était basé sur la version cinématographique de The King and I de Rodgers et Hammerstein et jouait également le rôle principal de Samantha Eggar et Keye Luke. Bien que la série ait été de courte durée, Tochi et Brynner sont restés amis jusqu'à sa mort en 1985. Parallèlement à la série, Tochi a été associé à l'acteur Luke dans sa première série télévisée d'animation The Amazing Chan et le Clan Chan; Jodie Foster, une jeune sœur de Chan, était également de la série.

Après la fin des deux séries, des rôles invités ont suivi, notamment The Streets of San Francisco avec Karl Malden et Michael Douglas; et Kung Fu, avec David Carradine, qui a fait ses débuts dans la réalisation de l'épisode "The Demon God" (qui était le rôle principal invité de Tochi des trois épisodes de Kung Fu dans lesquels il est apparu). Tochi a également joué le rôle d'un informateur d'infiltration et a finalement été battu et tué dans un épisode en deux parties de Police Story sur NBC; et a failli mourir sur le drame médical Robert Young Marcus Welby, M.D. jusqu'à ce que l'héroïque James Brolin et son nouveau meilleur ami, Vincent Van Patten, viennent à sa rescousse.

Best films

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
(Actor)

Usually with

Kevin Eastman
Kevin Eastman
(4 films)
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
(4 films)
Robbie Rist
Robbie Rist
(4 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian Tochi (19 films)

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Actor

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 1h51
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films
Actors Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Maria Thayer
Rating70% 3.5474753.5474753.5474753.5474753.547475
Composer Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is in a five-year relationship with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), who stars in a CSI-like television show titled Crime Scene: Scene of the Crime. One day, as Peter stands stark naked in their apartment, Sarah announces that she is breaking up with him. Devastated, and unable to banish his grief through one-night stands, Peter takes a trip to Hawaii. However, the vacation is ruined when he learns that Sarah and her new rock star boyfriend Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) are also guests of the resort. Taking pity on him, hotel concierge Rachel (Mila Kunis) offers him an expensive suite for free in exchange for cleaning up the room himself.
Mulan II
Mulan II (2004)
, 1h19
Directed by Darrell Rooney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating57% 2.8678152.8678152.8678152.8678152.867815
A month after the events of the first film, General Shang asks Mulan for her hand in marriage and she happily accepts. Hearing about their engagement, Mushu is thrilled for them until the leader of the ancestors informs him that if Mulan gets married he will lose his job as a guardian dragon and have to leave Mulan and his pedestal, which is his place of honor as a guardian. The ancestors are happy with this because Mulan would be getting married to Shang, and would become a part of his family, which would require her to have his family ancestors and guardians. Wanting to keep his job and his friend, Mushu attempts to tear the couple apart, having noticed that they are not very compatible, while Cri-Kee tries to foil his attempts and keep the couple together. Meanwhile, the Emperor calls upon Mulan and General Shang to escort his three daughters, Princesses Mei, Ting-Ting and Su, across China to be betrothed to three princes so that an alliance can be formed with the kingdom of Qui Gong. If the task is not completed within three days, the alliance will crumble, and the Mongols will destroy China.
Fight Club
Fight Club (1999)
, 2h19
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Films about psychiatry
Actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf, Richmond Arquette
Roles Fight Bully (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.216454.216454.216454.216454.21645
The unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) is a traveling automobile company employee who suffers from insomnia. One night he visits a support group for testicular cancer victims, where they assume that he too is a victim, and he spontaneously weeps into the nurturing arms of another man, finding a "freedom" that euphorically relieves his insomnia. He becomes addicted to participating in support groups of various kinds, always allowing the groups to assume that he suffers what they do. However, he begins to notice another impostor, Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), whose presence disturbs his bliss, so he negotiates with her to avoid their attending the same groups.
The King and I, 1h28
Directed by Richard Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films about royalty
Actors Miranda Richardson, Ian William Richardson, Darrell Hammond, Christiane Noll, Kenny Baker, Brian Tochi
Roles Soldier
Rating45% 2.2606452.2606452.2606452.2606452.260645
In 1862 Siam, the King of Siam rules with traditional beliefs and refusal to change. With the arrival of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens and her son Louis, his evil, but villainous Prime Minister, Kralahome, plots to have the King overthrown with deceit. At the same time, the Crown Prince Chulalongkorn falls in love with Tuptim, a servant given to the King as a gift from Burma, but their love and friendship must remain a secret as such is strictly forbidden.
The Iron Giant, 1h23
Directed by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Vin Diesel, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating79% 3.9979953.9979953.9979953.9979953.997995
In October 1957, after the Russian satellite Sputnik is put into orbit, an enormous robot from outer space crashes into the ocean near Rockwell, Maine. The robot makes it inland and wanders into the forest. Nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes soon discovers the robot one night. The robot begins eating the powerlines of an electrical substation, then gets electrocuted. Hogarth shuts down the power, saving the robot, and returns home. Several days later, Hogarth makes it his mission to find the robot and take a picture. After hours of waiting, the robot surprises Hogarth, who soon befriends him. Suffering amnesia, the Iron Giant accompanies Hogarth wherever he goes. When they come across a railroad, the Giant starts eating the rails. Hearing an oncoming train, Hogarth tells the Giant to repair the tracks. As he does, the train collides, breaking him to pieces. The Giant's parts start to reassemble, and Hogarth hides the damaged robot in his house's barn, where the parts can repair themselves.
The Prince of Egypt, 1h39
Directed by Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amick Byram, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Roles (voice) (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5499253.5499253.5499253.5499253.549925
In Ancient Egypt, Yocheved and her two children, Miriam and Aaron, watch as newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Seti I, who fears that an increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion. Fearing for her own newborn son's safety, Yocheved places him in a basket afloat on the Nile. Miriam follows the basket to the Pharaoh's palace and witnesses her baby brother safely adopted by Queen Tuya, who names him Moses.
Starship Troopers, 2h9
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Military science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown
Rating71% 3.59843.59843.59843.59843.5984
In the 23rd century, Earth has become a space-faring federation. While colonizing new planets, humans have encountered an insectoid species known as Arachnids or "Bugs", with their home being the distant world Klendathu. The bugs appear to be little more than killing machines, though there are suggestions that they were provoked by the intrusion of humans into their habitats.
Fathers' Day, 1h38
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Bruce Greenwood, Charlie Hofheimer
Rating52% 2.6017352.6017352.6017352.6017352.601735
Scott (Charlie Hofheimer), a 17-year-old kid, runs away from home with his girlfriend, Nikki (Haylie Johnson). His mother Collette (Nastassja Kinski), visits her ex-boyfriend, lawyer Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal) and tells him that Scott is really his son and wants him to find him, to which he refuses. Writer Dale Putley (Robin Williams) is planning suicide when he gets a phone call from Collette, whom he is also another ex-boyfriend, and she tells him the same story and wants him found, to which he accepts. Realizing that his appointment with a client will make him stay over night, Jack changes his mind and decides to find Scott, starting with Russ (Charles Rocket), the father of Scott's girlfriend, where he and Dale meet. Thinking their sons are together, they go to the Marina to meet Scott's girlfriend's mother, Shirley (Patti D'Arbanville), and learn that they went following rock band Sugar Ray. But when she asks for a picture of their sons, and it is learned that Jack and Dale have been told the same story that they're Scott fathers and call to confront Collette. She confesses that she doesn't know, but begs them to find Scott then they'll settle the situation. The two agree and they head for Sacramento where they find Scott, drunk and lovestruck. Soon after, they bring him back to their hotel room, and the next day, Scott wakes up to the news of who they are and what's going on, and he doesn't take it lightly. While Dale watches him alone, Scott escapes by pouring coffee over Dale's testicles. Dale gets in touch with Jack and they head to Reno, where Sugar Ray is now at. In Reno, Scott meets up with Nikki and the gang they're hanging out with at a hotel, until he meets two drug dealers that he once took a job for involving $5,000 (to which he spent that money buying Nikki a necklace). He manages to escape but soon gets hit by a car, driven by Jack and Dale. Now with a broken arm, Scott demands Dale and Jack to leave him alone. But later that night, Scott opens up with why he ran away, and that it's because of Nikki; she's his first love, but his parents disapprove of her, and they argue. They start getting along, then Scott tells them about the drug dealers, so they decide to help him. They go back to the hotel with Scott in the car, but when Jack and Dale go inside, the two drug dealers spot Scott and attempt to kidnap him and later kill him until Scott takes off with Jack's rental car. Jack returns outside, sees the car gone, and assuming Scott had been lying to them the whole time, calls it quits and decides to go home. Just then, Jack's wife Carrie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is at the hotel, following Jack (and Dale) because she's been confused and concerned given Jack's odd behavior. He tells her the truth about Scott, and that he could be the father, and the news sends both of them out of the hotel. Later, Jack and Carrie have an argument over the fact that Jack, having negative feelings of Scott and his actions, makes her scared over how he'll react with his own child. Jack sees her point, and arrives at a Sugar Ray concert where Dale is also there finding Scott. They find him again, and watch as he confronts his girlfriend, to which she breaks up with him. Now heartbroken, Scott is then grabbed by the drug dealers, to which Dale and Jack fight them and soon a huge fight erupts within the crowd. Freed from jail, Jack, Dale, and Scott head home where Collette and his father Bob (Bruce Greenwood) embrace with their son. Collette tells the truth to Scott that neither Jack nor Dale are the father, but Scott understands what happened because his parents wanted him home so bad. Scott then lies to both Jack and Dale, separately and privately, that they're the father, right before they leave. Jack figured out that Scott lied, but isn't mad but is rather happy as it has given him a new outlook over having children. Dale, riding in Jack's car, spots a woman having car trouble on her way to the airport. Upon finding out that Virginia (Mary McCormack) is single, takes a shot and decides to take her to her destination by car, much to Jack's annoyance.
The Lion King, 1h29
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about families, Philosophie, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about royalty
Actors Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Joseph Williams
Roles Fighting Hyena (voice) (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.2486754.2486754.2486754.2486754.248675
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion rules over the animals as king. The birth of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's son Simba creates envy and resentment in Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, who knows his nephew now replaces him as heir to the throne. After Simba has grown into a young cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king and the circle of life. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, three spotted hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed attack the cubs before Mufasa, alerted by Zazu, rescues them and forgives Simba for his actions. That night, the hyenas, who are allied with Scar, plot with him to kill Mufasa and Simba.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, 1h36
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Samurai films, Superhero films, Alternate history films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Reptile
Actors Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Jim Raposa, Stuart Wilson, Matt Hill, Mark Caso
Roles Leonardo (voice)
Rating48% 2.4024052.4024052.4024052.4024052.402405
In feudal Japan 1603 (Late Sengoku period) a young man is being chased by four samurai on horseback. As they go into the woods, a mysterious woman emerges from the underbrush and watches closely. However, the samurai eventually capture and take the youth, revealed to be a prince named Kenshin, with them.
The Player
The Player (1992)
, 2h4
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Musical films
Actors Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7487553.7487553.7487553.7487553.748755
Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a Hollywood studio executive dating story editor Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson). He hears story pitches from screenwriters and decides which have the potential to be made into films, green-lighting only 12 out of 50,000 submissions every year. His job is threatened when up-and-coming story executive Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher) begins working at the studio. Mill has also been receiving death threat postcards, assumed to be from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, 1h28
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Reptile
Actors Paige Turco, Leif Tilden, François Chau, Kenn Troum, a.k.a. Kenn Scott, David Warner, Kevin Clash
Roles Leonardo (voice)
Rating60% 3.0000453.0000453.0000453.0000453.000045
A young pizza delivery boy named Keno inadvertently encounters burglars on his route and tries to stop them. Seeing him as a witness, the burglars attack Keno, who proves to be an expert martial artist, but he is soon overwhelmed before the arrival of the Ninja Turtles. They vanish after rescuing Keno, taking the pizza he was delivering and leaving money to pay for it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, 1h40
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Paige Turco, Crystal Bernard, David Warner, Cloris Leachman, John Terry, Grace Zabriskie
Roles Leonardo (voice)
Rating60% 3.0000453.0000453.0000453.0000453.000045
A despairing young widow (Crystal Bernard) who abandons her baby at pond-side among bulrushes and a travelin' man (John Terry) who's fighting to reclaim his own son (Graham Sack) are drawn together. A baby plops out of a rainy, stormy sky into the arms of the town's beloved, vaguely addled spinster (Grace Zabriskie). Miracles suddenly reverse the fortunes of the town as drought and unemployment disappear, only to be replaced by boosterism and greed.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1h33
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Superhero films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Reptile
Actors Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, James Saito, Leif Tilden, Sam Rockwell
Roles Leonardo (Voice)
Rating67% 3.3982453.3982453.3982453.3982453.398245
As a crime wave rises in New York City, Channel 3 news reporter April O'Neil talks about rumors of young children and teenagers being reported as the majority of the thieves, connecting it to a rumored Foot Clan, which originated in Japan. On an ordinary night, she comes across thieves stealing from a news van and is attacked. She is rescued and one of her rescuers leaves behind a sai as police arrive to collect the beaten criminals. In the storm sewers, four anthropomorphic turtles return to their underground home and meet with their master Splinter, who advises them to remain hidden from the world and work only in the shadow. Raphael admits he lost his weapon, and when the others order pizza he leaves in disguise to see a movie. After leaving the movie, he encounters Casey Jones who tries to exact justice on a pair of muggers by beating them with sporting implements. After a brief stand off between the two, Casey takes off into the city and Raphael loses his temper. Returning home, Splinter confronts Raph about his temper.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, 1h28
Directed by Jim Drake, Jim Drake
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Steve Guttenberg, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Tim Kazurinsky, Leslie Easterbrook, G. W. Bailey
Roles Nogata
Rating50% 2.5025952.5025952.5025952.5025952.502595
Commandant Eric Lassard (George Gaynes) decides that the police force is overworked and understaffed, so he comes up with the idea of recruiting civilian volunteers to work side-by-side with his officers in a program called "Citizens On Patrol" (COP).