[11/29/05 - 12:00 AM] Pat Morita, 'Karate Kid' Star and Beloved 'Happy Days' Cook, Is Remembered on GSN the Week of DeC. 5th
[via press release from GSN]
Pat Morita, 'Karate Kid' Star and Beloved 'Happy Days' Cook, is Remembered on GSN the Week of Dec. 5th
Morita Tribute Features Classic Game Show Appearances on 'MATCH GAME'
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 29 -- GSN will be airing a
week-long MATCH GAME tribute to actor Pat Morita, who passed away Thursday at
the age of 73. Beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9 from
3:30-4:00 PM ET/PT, GSN will air some classic episodes of Morita as a panelist
on the Gene Rayburn-hosted show, MATCH GAME. The network will air one of the
five original 1976 MATCH GAMES each day of the week.
Morita was best known for his Academy Award-nominated role as Mr. Miyagi
in the "Karate Kid" movies and for his role as restaurant owner "Arnold" on
the hit television series "Happy Days". In addition to his film career and
game show appearances on MATCH GAME, Morita was a special guest on more than
70 television series including "Hawaii Five-O", "M*A*S*H", "Sanford and Son"
and "Baywatch". He also served as a voice talent on the Disney animated
movies "Mulan" and "Mulan II".
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and
casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over
100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance
to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com.
Reaching 58 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all
major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.