Nobu McCarthy Biography (1934-)

Born November 13, 1934, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Masaji (a diplomatic attache and fashion designer) and Yuki (maiden name, Kano) Atsumi; married David McCarthy, 1955 (divorced, 1970); married William J. Cuthbert (anattorney), 1976; children: Marlan, Serena. Addresses: Agent: Badgley and Connor Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Contact: 1834 10th Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016.

Actress, director
Birth Details
November 13, 1934
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Clerk, The Hunters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Kimi Sikita, Geisha Boy, Paramount, 1958
  • Tokyo after Dark, Paramount, 1959
  • Chioko, Five Gates to Hell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Ume, Wake Me When It's Over, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Kim Sung, Walk Like a Dragon, Paramount, 1960
  • Whareparita, Two Loves (also known as The Spinster), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961
  • Yuki, Love with the Proper Stranger, Paramount, 1963
  • Yukie, The Karate Kid Part II, Columbia, 1986
  • Masi, The Wash, 1988
  • Mira Watanabe, Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Sari Hatano, The Painted Desert, 1993
  • Miss Bea, Last Chance, Leo Films, 1999
  • Mama-San, After One Cigarette, Moonbeach Entertainment, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Misa and Jeanne Wakatsuki, Farewell to Manzanar, NBC, 1976
  • Mrs. MacAlister, T. J. Hooker: Blood Sport (also known as BloodSport), 1986
  • Slaying the Dragon, 1988
  • Episodic
  • Mitsou Kamuri, "The Case of the Blushing Pearls," Perry Mason, CBS, 1959
  • "Dragon at the Door," Laramie, 1961
  • "The John Augustus Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1962
  • Sally Choshi, "The Case of the Wrongful Writ," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965
  • "The Colonel and the Geisha," The Wackiest Ship in the Army, NBC,1965
  • Mei Ling the Spy, "The Spies Strike Back," Mister Ed, 1965
  • Mei Ling the Spy, "Ed Sniffs Out a Cold Clue," Mister Ed, 1965
  • Ana Kirby, "The Night of the Sudden Plague," The Wild, Wild West,CBS, 1966
  • Lotus, "Louie's Lethal Lilac Time," Batman, ABC, 1968
  • Irene Namura, "Hostage," Felony Squad, 1968
  • "Mad in Japan," It Takes a Thief, 1969
  • Geisha, "Love and the Geisha," Love, American Style, ABC, 1969
  • Mrs. Swan, "The Assassin," Kung Fu, 1973
  • Momo, "Arnold's Wedding," Happy Days, ABC, 1976
  • Miss Muratami, "Christmas Story," Barney Miller (also known as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1976
  • "Target Gopher/The Major's Wife/Strange Honeymoon/The Oilman Cometh," The Love Boat, 1980
  • Hi-Sook Chun, "Hello Daddy," Diff'rent Strokes, 1982
  • Barbara Ikeda, "Tigers Fan," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987
  • Tojona the Groupie, segment "9 Minutes and 52 Seconds over Tokyo," TheTracey Ullman Show, 1988
  • Madame Lai, "Nightfall," China Beach, ABC, 1989
  • Kim Tu Wen, "The Dust of Life," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of Hawaii Five-0, CBS; Island Son, CBS; The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC; Playhouse 90, CBS; and Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Chan, As the Crow Flies [and] The Sound of a Voice (double-bill), Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985-1986
  • Klava, Sarcophagus, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1987-1988
  • Masi Matsumoto, The Wash, Manhattan Theatre Club/Stage II, New York City, then Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, both 1990,later produced at Studio Theatre, Washington, DC
  • Appeared in The Gold Watch, Inner City Cultural Center, Los Angeles; appeared with East West Players in Come Back, Little Sheba and Into the Woods.
  • Stage Director
  • Director of The Chairman's Wife, East West Players; also directedAnd the Soul Shall Dance and Webster Street Blues.

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