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Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu

Date Of Birth: Dec 10, 1933
Birth Place: Kobe, Japan
Date Of Death: Jul 26, 2006
Cause Of Death: esophageal cancer

Popularity: 436th All Time, 405th This Week. *

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Pioneer of Asian American theater in Los Angeles.

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).

THE VOICES OF Mako Iwamatsu

Credits On BTVA: 11 Roles from 9 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 2:02 PM on Thu Dec 10 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday and RIP Mako Iwamatsu!

He had to be one of the greatest actors ever, he had a true presence in all of the roles he had done in his career.

I absolutely loved him as Uncle Iroh in Avatar, the perfect wise old mentor and uncle to Zuko. He had such a great philosophy and was also really funny too. Mako's performance and the characterization too helped make Iroh my favourite character in the show. It's such a shame he died before the show concluded, though somewhat fortunate he passed around the time of the beginning of the third and final season when Iroh took a vow of silence, they managed to find a damn good replacement in the form of Greg Baldwin who carried on his legacy well but I still wish Mako could have finished the show....alas.

He was also fantastic as the evil and hammy Aku and the also wise old Master Splinter.

again it's also a shame he passed and now won't be able to have seen the end of Samurai Jack and finish voicing Aku, I hope whoever his replacement is (most likely Greg Baldwin) will continue Mako's legacy and makes him and us all proud.
said at 11:02 AM on Sat Feb 21 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
Mako, you were such an awesome voice actor. R.I.P.
said at 8:24 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
You did good, Mako. Thanks for everything. We miss you.
said at 11:23 AM on Tue Dec 10 2013
Happy birthday, Mako. RIP
said at 7:08 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
R.I.P Mako
said at 11:41 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I love you, Mako! :D
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