Brian Tochi

Actor from United States of America

Brian Keith Tochihara (born May 2, 1963), better known as Brian Tochi, is a American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He was widely recognized as the most popular East Asian child actor working in U.S. television during the late 1960s through much of the 1970s having appeared in various T.V. series and nearly a hundred televisual advertisements. He is best known for his more famous characters Takashi from the Revenge of the Nerds film franchise, as Cadet (later Officer) Tomoko Nogata from the third and fourth films in the Police Academy film series, and as the voice of Leonardo, Leader of the Turtles, in the first three live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise. Tochi was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Joe Isao Tochihara (A.K.A. ‘Tochi’), a well known Beverly Hills celebrity hair salon owner, and Jane Yaeko (née Harada), both Japanese, and former detainees (along with thousands of other Japanese immigrants and U.S.-born Japanese people) of Japanese Internment camps during World War II. While Tochi was still young, the family moved from Los Angeles to Orange County, California, where he divided his education between local public schools  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Brian Keith Tochi,B. K. Tochi,Brian Keith Tochihara
Date of birth
Place of birth
Los Angeles
United States of America
Joe Isao Tochihara, Jane Yaeko Tochihara
Journalist, Voice actor, Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter


Institution From To
University of Southern California

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