Blake Kushi

Actor | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Pushing Daisies (2008) | Dollhouse (2009) | The Comedy Get Down (2017)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 30-40
GUILDS *
AEA | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Asian
HAIR *
Black (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
155 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
VOICE TYPE *
Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Cycling | Swimming
ACCENTS *
Hawaiian Pidgin English | Standard American | Japanese | Asian  Less
INSTRUMENTS *
Piano | Sax | Organ
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Stand-up Comedy | Radio | Television | Voice Over | Film | Music Video | Theater | Commercial | Industrial | Improv Comedy  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/kushi
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (8 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Comedy Get DownThe Comedy Get Down (TV Series) Golf Employee (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for EmpiresEmpires (TV Movie) Mr. Takagi  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for DollhouseDollhouse (TV Series) ATF Board Agent (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for The HustlerThe Hustler (TV Series) Mr. Takata (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 2
  • Primary photo for Pushing DaisiesPushing Daisies (TV Series) Rubbie Wu (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for MANswersMANswers (TV Series) DEA Agent / Kim Jong Il (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for Code MonkeysCode Monkeys (TV Series) Takeda / Yamada (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for Replication TheoryReplication Theory (TV Movie) Japanese Businessman  Less 2007
Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for On the LotOn the Lot (TV Series) Japanese Businessman - 'Replication Theory' (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Finishing the Game * – Man #9 / Day Player IFC Films / Justin Lin
  • Bedtime Stories * – Japanese Waiter / Day Player Walt Disney Pictures / Adam Shankman
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Pushing Daisies * – Rubbie Wu / Guest Star ABC / Lawrence Trilling
  • FlashForward * – Businessman / Co-star ABC / John Polson
  • Dollhouse * – ATF Board Agent / Co-star FOX / Allan Kroeker
  • On the Lot * – Japanese Businessman / Co-star FOX / Sam Friedlander
  • The Comedy Get Down * – Golf Employee / Co-star Stan Lathan / BET
  • MANswers * – Kim Jong Il / Co-star Spike TV
  • MANswers * – DEA Agent / Co-star Spike TV
CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Conflicts available on request *
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • PARTIAL LIST: *
  • Three Year Swim Club * – Coach Sakamoto / Lead East West Players / Keo Woolford
  • Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi * – One-man Show (touring production) East West Players / Leslie Ishii
  • Conjunto by Oliver Mayer (Los Angeles) * – Ted / Lead Playwrights' Arena / Jon Lawrence Rivera
  • Conjunto by Oliver Mayer (Tucson, Arizona) * – Min / Lead Borderlands Theater / Armando Molina
  • Ten Thousand Years by John Ridley * – Miname / Lead El Portal Forum Theatre / Kipp Shiotani
  • Calling Aphrodite by Velina Hasu Houston * – Dr. Matsubayashi / Lead International City Theatre / Shashin Desai
  • The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer * – Blessing From Heaven / Supporting The Company of Angels / Armando Molina
  • Dust * – Bennett / Supporting The Company of Angels / Tony Gatto
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum * – Pseudolus / Lead Mabie Theatre / James P. Birder
  • Hamlet * – Polonius / Supporting Hawaii Shakespeare Festival / R. Kevin Doyle
  • Faust, Parts I and II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * – Faust / Lead Kennedy Theatre / Dennis Carroll
ComedyCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Cadillac Sundays * – Stand-up Comedian The Comedy Store Hollywood
  • Improv Comedy * – Improviser: Six-year Team Member Loose Screws Improv Comedy
  • The Breakfast Show * – Chef Kushi Comedy Central Stage
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Code Monkeys * – Yamada G4 / Adam de la Peña
  • Code Monkeys * – Takeda G4 / Adam de la Peña
InternetCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • That Movie Show with Bobby Miller * – Blake / Supporting MTV Networks / Bobby Miller
  • The Cult * – Peter / Lead Northside Comedy / Weldon Powers
  • 00-Bama * – Kim Jong Il / Supporting The Vacationeers / Todd Berger
  • Being Eddie Black * – Steve Finley / Supporting Uneq Productions / David Howard and R. Byron Hord
  • The Robertson Family * – Freddy the Delivery Man / Supporting Global Sports Fraternity / Henry Lowenfels
VideoCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Music Video: "Take Me Back" by Story of the Year * – Convenience Store Clerk / Supporting Merge @ the Crossroads / Ryan Smith
  • Music Video: "Sweep the Leg" by No More Kings * – Featured William Zabka
  • Music Video: "Reason Why" by OVACiiR * – Featured Corey Grant

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa * – Theatre
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa * – Music
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Atlantic Acting School * – Acting Technique / Scene Study, Instructor: Lee Michael Cohn 2008 Los Angeles, CA
  • iO West (ImprovOlympic West) * – Improv, Instructors: Dave Hill, David Razowsky, Karen Gracie, Shulie Cowen, Eric Hunicutt, James Grace, Miles Stroth, and Derek Miller. 2008 Los Angeles, CA
  • UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) * – Improv, Instructors: Joel Spence and Tricia McAlpin 2013 Los Angeles, CA
  • The Miles Stroth Workshop * – Improv, Instructor: Miles Stroth Los Angeles, CA
  • The Clown House * – Stand-up Comedy, Adam Barnhardt 2017 Los Angeles, CA
  • The Wallace Audition Technique * – Audition Technique, Instructor: Craig Wallace 2011 Los Angeles, CA
  • Killian's Commercial Workshop * – Commercial, Killian McHugh 2013 Los Angeles, CA
  • Hey, I Saw Your Commercial! * – Commercial, Instructor: Mike Pointer Los Angeles, CA
  • The Second City * – Commercial, Derek Miller 2008 Los Angeles, CA
  • Dueling Arts International * – Stage Combat, Instructor: Gregory Hoffman Honolulu, HI
  • Society of American Fight Directors * – Stage Combat, Instructor: Aaron Anderson Honolulu, HI

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Lucie Bentley Award For Excellence In Acting * – Best Actor 2002
  • The Desert Star Awards * – "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama - Professional" Nominee 2015

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Guest Star (Television) *
  • Co-star (Television) *
  • Principal Performer (National Commercial) *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Reviews
  • * "Kushi gave a one-man, tour-de-force performance that floored the audience..."
    -- PCC COURIER review of the one-man show, Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi

    "[The play] benefits from three powerhouse lead performances. Among the capable Playwrights' Arena ensemble, standouts are Blake Kushi as Min's dope-addicted brother..."
    -- LOS ANGELES TIMES review of Conjunto

    "Kushi is excellent as a clearly haunted man who stubbornly wears a cheerful mask to the rest of the world."
    -- LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM review of Calling Aphrodite

    "Overall, this is one of Borderlands Theater's more impressive productions, starting with the lead actors in the very large cast. Blake Kushi is nicely smug and conflicted, but basically likeable as Min..."
    -- TUCSON WEEKLY review of Conjunto

    "Kushi is outstanding throughout. He morphs smoothly from buffoon to dolt to tragic hero with award worthy finesse."
    -- HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN review of Acting Is Believing

    "Blake Kushi stars as Pseudolus, an enterprising slave whose trickster ways drive the plot... Kushi, whose work often displays an easy grasp of broad comedy... succeeded in a major way."
    -- QUAD-CITY TIMES review of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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