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Also Known As: Died: January 11, 1979
Born: October 28, 1917 Cause of Death: Throat cancer
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Interned in a camp for Japanese-Americans in Utah during WWII
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Performed stand-up comedy on a nightclub circuit in the Midwest in the late 1940s; first met Danny Arnold, who would later produce the TV series, "Barney Miller"
1958:
Career breakthrough, playing in "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway
1961:
Feature film debut, "Flower Drum Song", recreating his stage role of Sammy Fong
1964:
Played Rockwell "Rocky" Sin on the ABC comedy series, "Valentine's Day"
1968:
Last film for a decade, "The Green Berets"
1969:
First TV-movie, "The Monk"
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Played recurring role of Woody Yamada on the NBC sitcom, "The Jimmy Stewart Show"
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Played Sergeant Nick Yemana on the ABC sitcom, "Barney Miller" up until his death
1978:
Returned to features for his last film credit, "Return from Witch Mountain"
1979:
Retrospective episode of "Barney Miller", done as a tribute to Soo and which included many of his character Nick Yemana's finest moments, aired on May 17, several months after the actor's death

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