Harold Sakata

Active - 1964 - 1984  |   Born - Jul 1, 1920   |   Died - Jul 29, 1982   |   Genres - Action, Comedy, Spy Film

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

A Hawaiian native of Korean heritage, Harold Sakata earned his interesting nickname after he played the villainous Odd Job in the James Bond thriller Goldfinger (1964). Before turning to acting, Sakata had been a professional wrestler and Hawaii's light-heavyweight weightlifting champion and an Olympic silver medalist for the U.S. in the same sport in 1948. In addition to his film career, Sakata made the occasional guest appearance on television series such as Gilligan's Island. He died of cancer in 1982.

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