Harold Sakata
Name: Harold Sakata
Occupation: Wrestler
Gender: Male
Height: 178 cm (5' 11'')
Birth Day: July 1, 1920
Death Date: Jul 29, 1982 (age 62)
Age: Aged 62
Birth Place: Holualoa, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Harold Sakata

Harold Sakata was born on July 1, 1920 in Holualoa, United States (62 years old). Harold Sakata is a Wrestler, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He is best remember for playing the villaid Oddjob in the James Bond movie Goldfinger.

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As per our current Database, Harold Sakata died on Jul 29, 1982 (age 62).


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
178 cm (5' 11'') N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Before Fame

He started lifting weights as a scrawny teenager because he wanted to look good.


Biography Timeline


Toshiyuki Sakata was born on July 1, 1920, in Holualoa, Hawaii. He moved to the United States mainland and began to go by the more Western name "Harold." At the age of eighteen, he weighed only 113 lb (8 st 1 lb) (51 kg) at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m). Wishing to "look as good as the other guys", he started lifting weights. Sakata served in the United States Army during World War II. He spent his early life training as a weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, lifting a total of 380 kg in the light-heavyweight division.


Bond producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli took notice of Sakata because of his heavy build—he stood 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and weighed 284 lb (129 kg)—which, when coupled with his intimidating gaze, made him the perfect choice for the part of Oddjob. He had no acting background at all, besides pro wrestling, but the film character was to be mute and would require little theatrical skill. Before Sakata had secured the role of Oddjob, another former wrestler, British actor Milton Reid, had auditioned for the role. In 1964 Reid challenged Sakata to a wrestling contest and suggested that the winner ought to get the role. However, given that Reid had been in Dr. No and that his character had been killed off, the producers decided to go with Sakata and the wrestling match did not take place.


With time, Sakata's acting skills developed. He co-starred opposite William Shatner in the movie Impulse (1974), in which he played the character Karate Pete. He also guest starred on a Gilligan's Island episode as Rory Calhoun's henchman, and an episode of The Rockford Files. In 1971, Sakata was a regular on the short-lived TV series, Sarge, starring George Kennedy.


Sakata died of liver cancer four weeks after his 62nd birthday, on July 29, 1982, in St Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Additionally, Japanese professional wrestler Keiji Mutoh plays Sakata in the 2004 film Rikidozan.

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