Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American film and television actor who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Kesuke Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.
Pat Morita battled spinal tuberculosis as a child. He and his family also spent part of World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Morita appeared on several TV series in the 1970s, including Sanford and Son and Happy Days. In 1984, Morita co-starred with Ralph Macchio in the hit film The Karate Kid and appeared in several sequels. He continued to work in film and television until his death in 2005. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001552/
Sal Mineo (actor) - Died February 12, 1976 (homicide stabbing). Born January 10, 1939. an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause.