This article is about the actor. For the martial artist, see Robert Ito (martial arts).
Robert Ito (born July 2, 1931 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian voice, television and movie actor.
Of Japanese descent, Robert Ito was, for many years, a dancer with the National Ballet of Canada before turning to acting in the mid-1960s. With a long list of performing credits to his name, he is probably best known for his seven-year stint as Dr. Sam Fujiyama on the popular TV series Quincy, M.E., opposite Jack Klugman's title character. Robert played Professor Hikita in the cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He also appeared in the 1976 classic World War II film, Midway, as Menoru Genda, the leader of the attack on Midway.
Robert Ito is also quickly recognized by Star Trek fans as John Kim (Harry Kim's father) and Tactical Officer Lt. Chang, from Star Trek:Voyager and Star Trek:The Next Generation, respectively.