Michael Yama is an American actor best known for his starring role as one of the regular pranksters in the reality comedy hidden camera television series Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in which senior citizens prank members of the younger generation.
Yama grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. When he was 12, his family moved to Northern California. After graduating from San Jose State University, Yama was drafted into the United States Army. After completing his tour of duty, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
His feature film credits include Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Click. He played the character Kimo on the soap General Hospital and also played the character Kei on the television series Hotel.
He has appeared in many theatre productions in Los Angeles, including Shoe Story for the Theatre of Note, Bronzeville for the Robey Theatre Company, Gumsimao for Playwright's Arena at LATC, Climbing Everest at the Colony Theatre and The Nisei Widows' Club at East West Players.
Yama was the voice of Torpedo in the cartoon series G.I. Joe. He has performed voices for many cartoon series such as Spawn, Avatar and Rocket Power, and can be heard as the voice of the Ancient One in the animated feature Dr. Strange and the Sorcerer Supreme.
He has been seen in many television commercials as well as print campaigns and has been heard on many radio commercials.