Peter Tuiasosopo Will Be A Guest Star On The Day Time Drama Show "Young And The Restless"
Peter will be the first Samoan/Polynesian stars in television history to ever appear on a main stream day time soap opera.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) December 30, 2010 - Peter Tuiasosopo has been recognized as one of the most Influential Samoan/Polynesian Actor today/
Peter Tuiasosopo has been an advocate speaker on many occasions and most recent the devastating tragedy in Samoa. www.helpsamoa.com Known for his role as Manumana in the 1991 Necessary Roughness and his role as E-Honda in the 1994 Original Street Fighter.
The Young and the Restless Daily Recap for
Monday, December 27, 2010
by Anne Carpenter
At a quaint general store and rural post office on an island in Hawaii, a customer, Skye, cavorted with a clerk, Koa. Skye, wearing no make-up and sporting darkened, braided hair, collected mail from her mailbox. Koa teased that Skye's letters came from secret admirers. Skye placed an order for a pound of coffee, a few papayas, and a current newspaper from the mainland.
After Skye left, Sharon coyly ventured into the store and approached postal box number 18, the one to which the boutique had sent the perfume. Sharon showed Koa a photo of Skye and asked him if he'd seen her. Koa's eyes narrowed as he studied the photo of Skye with lighter-colored hair
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo (born December 22, 1963) is an American-Samoan actor. Tuiasosopo is perhaps best known for his roles as E. Honda in Universal Pictures Street Fighter and Manumana in the Paramount Pictures film Necessary Roughness.
Tuiasosopo was born and raised in San Pedro, California. His father was U.S. Army (27 years) and U.S. Postal Service retired Manavaalofa Petelo "Sgt. Pete" Tuiasosopo (1935-2008) of Fagatogo, American Samoa and mother Registered Nurse (30 years) retired Silaulala "Sheila" Lealoa Alofaituli (1927-2007) of Vatia, American Samoa. He is also the grandson of High Chief and U.S. Naval Retired, Petelo Siosi Tuiasosopo of Fagatogo, AS. Tuiasosopo's middle name (Navy) was given by his father in honor of his grandfather. One of seven children: Brother Andrew Tuiasosopo (Carson, CA) and sisters Jean Redondo (Long Beach, CA), Aavonda Gonzales (San Pedro, CA), Aaleslie Speake (deceased), Aaona Speake (deceased) and Adaline Aure (Bellingham, WA) were all raised in the Christian faith in which Tuiasosopo continues to follow.
He prepped in [San Pedro, Los Angeles, California|San Pedro] at Taper Avenue Elementary, Dodson Jr. High School and Banning High School. He lettered in both football as an offensive/defensive lineman and on the track team as a shot-putter. After graduating high school (1983) he continued as a student-athlete (football) at Cal-Poly University-San Luis Obispo, CA. He majored in Criminal Justice. One of the main reasons Tuiasosopo chose to attend Cal-Poly was to be with close cousins and teammates Eric Tautolo (Long Beach, CA) and Paulo Pueliu (Carson, CA).
After college he married Cheryl D. Leonard of Wilmington, CA and Yuma, Arizona. He and wife Cheryl have six children. Son's Lakei and Manoah Tuiasosopo. And daughters Tessa (son Kapono), Rio, Piper and Nisili Tuiasosopo. All his children and grandson are middle named Peter. After college Tuiasosopo pursued the NFL as an offensive lineman going as far as the NFL Combine in San Diego, CA. Tuiasosopo was greatly influenced by his uncle Bob Apisa (MICHIGAN ST./NFL) and cousins Manu Tuiasosopo (UCLA/NFL), Tautolo brothers Terry Tautolo (UCLA/NFL), John Tautolo (UCLA/NFL/USFL), Ray Tautolo (UCLA), Frank Manumaleuna (UCLA/NFL/USFL), Toa Saipale (UCLA), Roger Levasa (OREGON ST./USFL) just to name a few.
Tuiasosopo worked a few smaller jobs after college and during training for football as a bouncer, construction worker, fitness trainer before his job with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, CA, as a structural mechanic. During his few years at McDonnell Douglas Tuiasosopo served as an elected union steward for two years. Tuiasosopo truly enjoyed his experience as a union representative and learned a lot about the union and company structure and relations
2010 Young and the Restless (TV Drama series)
Koa (signed for 10 episodes)
2009 Accidentally on Purpose (TV series)
- Working Girl (2009)
2008-2009 Easy Money (TV series)
- Bella Roma (2009)
- BassMaster (2009)
- Extra Mayo (2009)
- Chock Full O'Nuts (2008)
- DNA (2008)
2009 A Perfect Getaway
2009 12 Rounds
2009 The Slammin' Salmon
Miami Dolphin #1
2008 Speed Racer
2007 Women's Murder Club (TV series)
- No Opportunity Necessary (2007)
2006 Big Love (TV series)
Tui / big security driver
Tui / big security driver
2004 Hawaii (TV series)
Hawaii is a United States television series produced and distributed by NBC Universal Television for the NBC television network. Originally titled Pearl City, this police drama was produced with the series Hawaii Five-O in mind, and debuted on August 31, 2004. Written by Executive Producer Jeff Eastin of True Lies 2 and Rush Hour 3 movie fame, the series revolves around a fictional elite crime unit of the Honolulu Police Department headed by veteran detective and local legend Sean Harrison and John Declan, a former Chicago Police Department detective transferred to the state of Hawaii for his talents. The series is considered one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's Hawaii Film Office, desperate to repeat the economic prosperity once gained and driven by the CBS television series such as Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. for the state's tourism industry. The series was canceled in October 2004. Although eight episodes were filmed, only seven actually aired
2003 L.A. Dragnet (TV series)
Dr. Albert Hinola
- The Big Ruckus (2003)
Dr. Albert Hinola
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Sumo Wrestler (uncredited)
2002 The Scorpion King
Night Gate Guard
Mung (as Peter Tuiasosopo)
2001 The Fast and the Furious
2000 Charlie's Angels
Pink's Bodyguard (uncredited)
1998 Jenny (TV series)
- A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy: Part 1 (1998)
Bouncer (as Peter Tuiasosopo)
1997 Ill Gotten Gains
1997 Batman & Robin
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV series)
- A Star Is Almost Born (1996)
1995 Flucht ins Paradies (TV mini-series)
- Zwischen den Zeiten (1995) (as Pete Navy Tuiasosope)
1994 Street Fighter
1994 On Deadly Ground
1993 Danger Theatre (TV series)
1993 Down the Shore (TV series)
- The Last Temptation of Eddie: Part I (1993)
1991 Necessary Roughness
Manumana (as Peter Tuiasosopo)