Jim Ishida

James Susumu Ishida (born July 29, 1943)[1] is a Japanese-American character actor who has had a role in various projects over the course of his over 30 years-long career in films and television.

James Ishida
Born (1943-07-29) July 29, 1943 (age 77)
OccupationTV, stage and actor
Years active1969-2006
Spouse(s)Margaret Ishida
Parent(s)James Takeshi and Sachiko Ishida

Jim Ishida portrayed T. Fujitsu, Marty McFly's boss in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II in 1989, and his most recent role was in 2005, when he had a part in the television movie Reading Room. He has had guest parts in such TV shows as Nurses (1992), Baywatch (1992), Knots Landing (1989), The A-Team (1986), Trapper John, M.D. (1984), and The Rockford Files (1977). Ishida got his start in television in appearances on the hit CBS-TV show Hawaii Five-O, appearing in three episodes in different parts from 1973 to 1975. Ishida also appeared in a part as a Bali Majestic Guest in the Ken Kwapis directed film Dunston Checks In in 1996.

Early life and familyEdit

Born the son of James Takeshi Ishida (May 19, 1917 – ?) and the late Sachiko "Sue" Ishida (May 31, 1920 – August 25, 2010). Ishida, who was also raised in the nearby town of Lodi, California, and his family were internees at a Japanese American internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas for about a year during World War II, then released shortly after the conflict ended in 1945. Ishida's mother Sue served for many years in the Lodi Unified School District as a teacher, librarian, and culminating and as the Coordinator of the Instructional Materials Center there in 1982.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Midway Pilot Lt. Takeo Koda Uncredited
1983 Hansel and Gretel Father
1983 Deal of the Century Masaggi's Aide #1
1986 Deadly Friend Coroner
1989 The Iron Triangle Khoi
1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Nakata
1989 Black Rain Escort Officer
1989 Back to the Future Part II Fujitsu
1990 Predator 2 Reporter #5
1991 Driving Me Crazy Nissan Boss
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Asian Cop #2
1991 Cold Heaven Dr. Tanaki
1991 Ricochet Reporter #4
1992 CIA Code Name: Alexa Guest
1994 The Next Karate Kid Tall Monk
1995 Strange Days Mr. Fumitsu
1995 Showgirls Mr. Okida
1996 Dunston Checks In Bali Majestic Guest
1996 The Silencers Senator Furiyo
1998 Armageddon Client #3
1999 Godzilla 2000 General Takada Voice
2000 Stanley's Gig Byron Fujisaki
2002 Real Women Have Curves Landlord
2004 The Terminal Yoshinoya Manager
2006 Sweet and Sour Lea's Dad


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