Professor Toru Tanaka (1930 - 2000)
a.k.a. Toru Tanaka
Film Deaths[edit | edit source]
- An Eye for an Eye (1981) [The Professor]: Killed with a kick to the head by Chuck Norris (landing on a coffee table) when Chuck jump kicks him at the end of a fight.
- Revenge of the Ninja (1983) [Sumo Servant]: Strangled with fibre wire by Arthur Roberts after trying to rape Ashley Ferrare.
- Catch the Heat (1987) [Dozu]: Impaled in the back of the head as he falls against a bookcase.
- The Running Man (1987) [Subzero]: Garroted with a razor-spiral during his fight against Arnold Schwarzenegger, while Richard Dawson's viewing audience looks on in disappointment. His body is later seen when viewed on camera.
- Dead Heat (1988) [Butcher]: Shot to death by Joe Piscapo.
- Martial Law (1990) [Jimmy Kong] Slain in a duel against David Carradine, who uses the dreaded "Dim-Mak" death-touch on him.
- The Perfect Weapon (1991) [Tanaka]: Killed in an explosion when Jeff Speakman kicks a chain link to a propane tank, which sets fire to Toru and ignites a gas tank at the end of a long fight.
- Last Action Hero (1993) [Tough Asian Man]: Killed in a car crash while playing chicken with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
TV Deaths[edit | edit source]
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