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Actor

Dancer
The National Ballet of Canada

Performer
The National Ballet of Canada

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Founding Member
The National Ballet of Canada

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A few years later in the mid-'70s Japanese Canadian actor Robert Ito played the assistant to Jack Klugman's medical examiner in "Quincy, M.E." (which was ironic since the character was partly based on Los Angeles' JA celebrity medical examiner at the time, Thomas Noguchi).


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Actor Robert Ito is 83.


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Mr. Wu (Robert Ito) - appeared in "Life in the Balance".

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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.


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If you recognize the face then you were, more than likely, a fan of the series Quincy, but Quincy was a long way from where Robert Ito began.
There is no doubt that Ito would grow up being a peformer. He wanted to be on stage from the very start, but interestingly, not as an actor. Fact is, he started out as a dancer and heard the warm sound of applause when he was just five years old. His family had entered him in an amateur tap-dancing contest, and he won $25. As he grew, he auditioned for and was accepted at the National Ballet of Canada, where he spent 10 years as a performer. He then headed to New York City, where he had landed a featured role in the Broadway production of F lower Drum Song. As anyone who knows anything about dancing will confess, it isn't a career you can stay in forever. Much like professional sports, the wear and tear begins to take its toll, and the older you are the harder it is to find work. Knowing this, Ito decided to move his considerable talent into film, and so he headed west.
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Go to Robert Ito's Filmography


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Canadian actor Robert Ito, best known for his co-starring role as Sam Fujiyama opposite Jack Klugman in the television series, Quincy.M.E., appears in the film Samurai Swing and the music video for Call Me Irresponsible as the character of Tim's father, BilI.Mr. Ito brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role including more than thirty years as a stage and screen actor and dancer.Mr. Ito began his studies in the performing arts singing, acting and dancing - performing on stage and radio at the early age of five.As a teenager, he spent the war years at Tashme Internment Camp and at war's end, the Ito family was relocated to Montreal where Robert resumed his studies in the performing arts.
Robert was a founding member of the National Ballet of Canada, performing with them for nine years.He also worked regularly as one of the Alan & Glance Lund dancers on CBC TV's weekly variety programs.He has worked on Broadway and in Las Vegas. and has done many years of repertory theatre.
Robert is still active doing films and television in Hollywood.He often returns to his native Canada to do film and television work.In 1995, he played 'father' to Mieko Ouchi in the TV production of The War Between Us.Samurai Swing and Call Me Irresponsible reunite Mr. Ito with Mieko Ouchi.
Acting - shows in this database
Samurai Swing (1999) - Short (Bill)
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