Stephen Saban asked me to write up a little obituary for Asian-American actor, Makoto Iwamatsu, who recently passed away. I have a sneaking suspicion it’s because either he thought we were somehow related, and/or that we looked alike, which somehow makes me the best person to eulogize him.
Actually, I’d like to give props to my friend Kevin, who summed up Mako’s career quite nicely:
How many actors can say they’ve appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger, Seventh Heaven, Frasier, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, The Facts of Life, Wonder Woman, Hawaii Five-O, and The West Wing. I’m pretty sure just one.
Rest In Peace, Mako-san.
– Moye Ishimoto