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Brian Tochi

Film audiences & television viewers know Brian Tochi as a star of several hit films, a collection of six television series, theater, and a multitude of guest-starring and co-starring roles in episodic television. Brian has starred or co-starred in over 25 motion pictures and their sequels, among them Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992), as well as Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), where his creation of outlandish characters has been the prototype for countless other portrayals in television, commercials and feature film productions. Another hugely successful film franchise is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and its three sequels, starring as "Leonardo", the pizza-loving leader of the Turtles. Brian's television work is diverse and highly acclaimed. He has starred in numerous television series, including Anna and the King (1972) (opposite Yul Brynner for CBS), Space Academy (1977) (CBS), the The Renegades (1983) (ABC) and Santa Barbara (1984) (NBC). Also, for over 3-1/2 years, he replaced Barry Bostwick and was named Host and Star of his own CBS television series entitled Razzmatazz (1977), garnering the network a Daytime Emmy in the process.Another unique series outing came from Time/Warner's "Channel One", the educational news program with a daily audience of over 11.5 million students. His 2.5-year involvement not only included hosting and narrating duties, but he also functioned as a writer, producer and segment director, as well as being named chief foreign correspondent for the show.Another area in which Brian has focused his attention is directing and the creation of unique properties, one of them being Tales of a Fly on the Wall (2004), of which he is the producer, creator, writer and director.Through his years of work in the entertainment industry, Brian has been able to use his position to help support many causes for young people, including Famous Phone Friends (calling and lending encouragement to catastrophically and terminally ill children), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Special Olympics, Young Artists United (celebrities & entertainment professionals who've donated their time to help troubled teens throughout the country), and others.A native of Los Angeles, Brian has been educated through the L.A. public school system in addition to being privately tutored through the studios' education program. His outstanding scholastic abilities rated him in the highest percentile in national academic levels. Brian has also been educated at the University of Southern California (USC), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of California at Irvine (UCI).Besides several of the projects Brian is developing and creating, one is passionately closest to his heart - that of helping to fix a broken planet. His greatest ambition is to enlist the help of others to lift humanity, to give back, to create change, and to ultimately lay a foundation towards building a better and greener future. With everyone's help, Brian believes it can and will be done.


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Born:
May 2, 1959 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the series Star Trek: The Original Series 1966-09-08
Latest Project:
Series King of the Nerds 2013-01-17
Known For
Poster of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Poster of Star Trek: The Original Series
Filmography
King of the Nerds Unknown 2013-01-17
Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
All Grown Up! Unknown 2003-04-12
Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Codename: Kids Next Door Unknown 2002-11-29
What's New, Scooby-Doo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Samurai Jack Unknown 2001-08-10
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Unknown 2001-08-24
The Weekenders Unknown 2000-02-26
Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-20
As Told by Ginger Unknown 2000-10-25
Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Johnny Bravo Unknown 1997-07-07
Dexter's Laboratory Unknown 1996-03-24
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Liu Kang 13 episodes, 1996 1996-09-21
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Aladdin Unknown 1994-09-05
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Bonkers Unknown 1993-09-04
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-10
Bionic Six Karate-1 / ... 65 episodes, 1987 1987-04-19
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 1987-12-14
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-26
The Master Unknown 1984-01-20
St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Kung Fu Unknown 1972-02-22
The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan Alan Chan 16 episodes, 1972 1972-09-09
The Partridge Family Unknown 1970-09-25
The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
Star Trek: The Original Series Unknown 1966-09-08