Toyo Fujita

Toyo Fujita (16 July 1893 – 25 July 1959) was a Japanese actor who worked in Hollywood from the late 1910s through the mid-1930s.

Toyo Fujita
Born16 July 1893
Died25 July 1959 (aged 66)


Toyo earned a reputation as a talented actor on the stage in Japan, and later moved to the United States, where he appeared in theatrical productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[1] He later settled down in Los Angeles, where he owned and operated a theater in the city's Little Tokyo neighborhood. Apparently this is where he met Sessue Hayakawa, an actor he often worked with in Hollywood films.[2] He told reporters he was fond of reading about pirates.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Rialto Flatbush Theatre". The Chat. 21 Jan 1922. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  2. ^ Lee, Esther Kim (2006-10-12). A History of Asian American Theatre. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521850513.
  3. ^ "Successes and Where They Succeeded". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 10 Mar 1922. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "British Film Institute - Toyo Fujita Filmography". British Film Institute. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. ^ Motion Picture News. Motion Picture News. 1919. p. 3790. toyo fujita.
  6. ^ "The Tong Man (1919) | UC Berkeley Library". Retrieved 2019-11-09.