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Vic Toyota as Sulu

...as the stunt double for George Takei (Sulu)

Victor Tsugio Toyota (5 August 192210 July 1987; age 64) was an actor and stuntman who appeared as the stunt double for George Takei (Sulu) in The Original Series episode "Catspaw". He filmed his scene on Thursday 4 May 1967 at Desilu Stage 10.

Following Star Trek, Toyota had one additional television role during the 1960s, appearing as a "Bartender" in Ironside (1969), with Barbara Anderson, Robert DoQui, and fellow TOS stuntman Bob Herron. The teleplay for that episode, entitled "Five Miles High", was written by Animated Series writer Paul Schneider.

After a nearly decade long acting hiatus, Toyota made two additional film appearances: his first was a minor role as a "[Japanese] Interpreter" in the Tony Curtis film The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978); his last was another minor role, this time as a "Japanese Businessman", in the Albert Brooks film Modern Romance (1981) with Albert Henderson.

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