David Toguri

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David Toguri with Jim Sharman and Tim Curry on the set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1974

David Toguri (25 October 1933, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – 15 November 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was an award-winning Japanese-Canadian choreographer, director and actor. Based in the UK for most of his career, Toguri died of cancer in November of 1997.

Screen Choreography Credits

1992: Peter's Friends (choreographer)
1990: Memphis Belle (choreographer)
1990: Mack the Knife (choreographer) aka The Threepenny Opera
1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (choreographer: UK)
1987: The Little Match Girl (TV) (choreographer)
1986: Absolute Beginners (choreographer)
1984: Give My Regards to Broad Street (choreographer)
1984: Jazzin' for Blue Jean (David Bowie Video) (choreographer)
1982: Blue Money (TV) (choreographer)
1981: The Rocky Horror Show (Australian Production-choreographer)
1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (dance stager)
1974: The Rocky Horror Show (Original UK Production- choreographer)
1975: Eskimo Nell' (choreographer) aka The Ballad of Eskimo Nell
1970: The Wednesday Play (choreographer) (1 episode, 1970)
1970: No Trams to Lime Street (1970) TV Episode (choreographer)
1968: The Devil Rides Out (choreographer) aka The Devil's Bride (USA)

Acting Credits

1982: Alicja Duchess (aka Alice)
1980: Armchair Thriller - Chinese laundry man (1 episode)
1980: Dead Man's Kit TV Episode - Chinese laundry man
1976: Rock Follies - Alan Nagouchi (1 episode)
1972: Eskimo Nell' - Kung Fu Artist (aka The Ballad of Eskimo Nell)
1972: Rentadick - Japanese
1971: Welcome to the Club - Hideki Ikada
1969: The Troubleshooters - Ibuki (1 episode) (aka Mogul)
1968: Danger Man - Commander Yamada (1 episode)
1967: You Only Live Twice - Assassin in Bedroom
1965: Three Hats for Lisa - Dancer (aka One Day)
1965: Charlie Girl (at the Adelphi Theatre)
1964: Chaganog (at Edinburgh Festival and subsequently at the Vaudeville Theatre)
1960: Flower Drum Song at Palace Theatre/Broadway Cast - Dancer