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|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Karl Yune (born April 16, 1975) is an Asian-American actor. He is best known for his role as Maseo Yamashiro in the DC comics TV franchise Arrow, as Tak Mashido in the sci-fi film Real Steel, and as Koichi in Memoirs of a Geisha. His first lead role was in the cult thriller Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, as Tran.
Yune, an Asian American, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Yune was educated by Jesuits at Georgetown Preparatory School, an American Jesuit college preparatory school. It is among the most selective prep schools and the oldest all-boys school in the United States. It is the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. Yune studied business, literature, and philosophy before switching to a major in theater at Columbia University's School of Arts, New York, after winning the role of Romeo for a presentation of Romeo and Juliette.
Yune got his first lead role in a studio film as Tran, one of the guides in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. He has also appeared in Forbidden Warrior, and Memoirs of a Geisha, as well as in the short films Miracle Mile (which has received several awards), and Hold Up. He has also acted in various Off-Broadway plays, and done fashion modeling. Yune appears in the third season of Arrow as Maseo Yamashiro, (the Arrow's friend and mentor) who later becomes 2nd in command of the League of Assassins. Maseo is married to Katana, aka Tatsu Yamashiro.
Karl Yune is sometimes credited as Carl Yune and Karl Hahn (as in Miracle Mile).
|2004||Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid||Tran|
|2004||Miracle Mile (short)||James Hudson (as Karl Hahn)|
|2004||Hold Up (short)||Cashier|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Koichi|
|2005||Freezerburn||Alex the 2nd A.D.|
|2008||Speed Racer||Taejo Body Guard|
|2011||Real Steel||Tak Mashido|
|2004||One on One||Emcee (episode Bright Lights, Big City)|
|2008||Knight Rider||Ian Chang (episode Journey to the End of the Knight)|
|2014-2015||Arrow||Maseo Yamashiro (19 episodes)|
|2005||50 Cent: Bulletproof||Chinese Rig (voice)|
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (July 2, 2014). "Arrow Season 3 Scoop: Meet Oliver's Hong Kong Handler". TV line. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
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