You may remember Louis from last year, he’s Mr DCBMC’s demon barber with a penchant for pirates. Here’s a bit more about him…
Born in California after his parents had immigrated there from the Japanese island of Kyushu, he developed spinal tuberculosis at the age of two and spent most of his early years in hospital. For long periods he was wrapped in a full-body cast and was told he would never walk.
He had recurring roles in M*A*S*H and Happy Days, and left the latter to star in his own show. For his role as Keisuke Miyagi he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. The SpongeBob SquarePants episode ‘Karate Island’, for which he voiced Udon, was dedicated to his memory.
[Hang on, isn’t this Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita? Ed.]
Oh. Erm… Oh well, if you want to know more about Louis and his Plymouth barbershop The Blind Pig, catch up with him at DCBMC. He’ll be set up in the corner doing quick beard tidy-ups for those last-minute competitors that get convinced into it by their friends on the train to Plymouth.