|Years active 1957–1998|
Children Greg Shikata
Spouse Miiko Taka (m. 1944–1958)
Name Dale Ishimoto
|Born April 3, 1923 (1923-04-03) Delta, Colorado, U.S.|
Died March 4, 2004, Culver City, California, United States
TV shows Rambo: The Force of Freedom
Movies Beverly Hills Ninja, Beach Red, Ninja III: The Domination, Midway, King Rat
Similar People Miiko Taka, Cornel Wilde, Jack Smight, Dennis Dugan, Bryan Forbes
After being sent to the Gila River internment camp in Arizona, Ishimoto volunteered to fight in World War II, joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After two years, he was awarded a Purple Heart and given a medical discharge.
After starting a business in Chicago, he moved back to California, where he grew up, and started his acting career by acting at the Altadena Playhouse. He became a "familiar figure" for playing "villainous Japanese soldiers".
Over the course of his career, he acted in a wide variety of movies, such as a Japanese army captain in Beach Red (1967), a Korean doctor in MASH (1970), a karate instructor in Superchick (1973), and as Vice Admiral Boshiro Hosogaya in Midway (1976).
Ishimoto married Miiko Taka in Baltimore in 1944, and they had one son and one daughter. They divorced in 1958.