Jul. 2nd, 1931
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ito was for many years a dancer with the National Ballet of Canada before turning to acting in the mid-1960s. With a long list of performing credits to his name, he is probably best known for his seven-year role on Quincy, M.E. as forensic lab technician Sam Fujiyama. He also appeared three times (as different characters) in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu; first as a Chinese rail worker in the 2 hour movie that launched the series, then twice in regular hour long episodes, once as a Chinese bandit named Captain Lee in the episode "The Way of Violence Has No Mind" & another time as a Japanese Ninja in the episode entitled "The Assassin". He likewise portrayed two different Korean characters in separate episodes of M*A*S*H in 1972 and 1976.
Ito played Professor Hikita in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He also appeared in the 1976 classic World War II film, Midway, as Minoru Genda, the leader of the attack on Midway Island in June 1942. Ito guest starred on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Coming of Age as TAC officer Lt. Chang and on Star Trek: Voyager as John Kim (Harry Kim's father). Ito starred in The X-Files episodes "Nisei" and "731".
- Canadian-born actor of Japanese descent, Robert Ito was, for many years, a dancer with the National Ballet of Canada before turning to acting in the mid-1960s. Still a busy performer today (2003), he is probably best known for his seven-year stint as "Sam Fujiyama" on the popular TV series _"Quincy M.E." (1976)_ (qv), opposite 'Jack Klugman' (qv)'s title character.
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