is the Owner and operator of North River Pictures , an independent production
company, which has financed and produced award winning entertainment. Currently
producing a slate of high-concept family adventures which began principle
photography in 2012.
February 2007 On the 16th & 17th February 2007 ,
a Tour of Duty "mini-convention" took place at the Hollywood
Collectors & Celebrity Show at the Burbank, CA Marriot Hotel, 2500
Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA.
Gathered together for the first time for fans to meet in years , Joshua Maurer , Terence Knox ,
Eric Bruskotter and Steve Akahoshi met with fans of Tour Of
Steve Akahoshi was kind enough to
leave a message on the HUM90 Tour Of Duty site's message board, (rumours of him
being forced to the computer have never been substantiated).
Photo taken by Ernie
(Ernest Johnson), from the business centre of the Burbank Airport Marriott
Posted by Doc
Matsuda on 2/17/2007, 6:35 pm
kids running the website are LOONEY!! They talked me into saying hi to
all of you. So here ya go...HI!! Please send the checks payable to
Seriously, I've had a blast meeting all the
LOVELY and ATTRACTIVE TOD-ITES who travelled far & wide to get here.
I am deeply moved by their dedication to our show...You are all terrific
& special in my book.
Love to all,
Steve said of this
picture "One of my favourite photos taken by David Hume Kennerly while shooting
the pilot for Tour of Duty on location in Hawaii
Preview Trailer for Hollywood Vampyr
Steve Akahoshi & Ramon Franco
Steve Akahoshi played
Mr Chen in the film Vicious Circle in 2009.
Steve's film 'Hollywood Vampyr'
was shown as
part of the Firelight Shocks Festival
on the weekend of September 28-29
2002 at the :
The film was nominated in 5 categories
at the 2002 Shocker Awards , including the
Steve was been nominated in 'Best Director Horror Feature',
another link to Tour of Duty at these awards was Hollywood
Vampyr's star Trevor
Goddard , who was nominated in the best actor
category. Trevor starred in 'Lonely At The Top' (episode 41) as Williams.
Trevor was in attendance at the festival and after Sunday's screening taking part
in a Q&A session.
A few details about Steve's 1999 film 'AT FACE VALUE'
AT FACE VALUE
(Los Angeles Premiere, DWF 1999)
USA, 1999, 35mm, 27 min.
Writer/Dir./Producer: Steven K. Akahoshi
Cast: Felton Perry, Francois Chan, Anna Marie Horsford, Helen Martin, John Capodice,
Terence Knox, Stoney Jackson
Set during the day of the infamous O.J. Simpson low-speed car chase, AT FACE VALUE focuses
upon Black/Asian race relations. Duke, an African-American construction worker is having a
hard day as he is admonished at work by his boss and harassed by the L.A.P.D. on his way
home. Meanwhile Kee Sung Par, a Korean immigrant who owns a small grocery store in South
Central L.A., is having problems of his own. The pressures of each man collide when an
argument breaks out between them about the price being charged for milk. Before the
argument can escalate into violence, it is their sons that remind them of the larger
FEBRUARY 7TH 2001 I received the following message from Steve :
07 February 2001
Steve Akahoshi aka: Spec 4- Doc Matsuda, season
1.Original cast member
" In 1997, I decided to venture into the world of producing and
directing. In 1999, I completed a 35mm short film for the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Museum of Tolerance titled At Face Value which qualified for the 2000 Academy
Awards. I had the opportunity to cast Terence Knox in the ensemble and we had a
"Currently, I am in post production on the feature film
Hollywood Vampyr, a drama which is set in today's Gothic world. It stars Trevor
Goddard from the CBS series JAG, and Muse Watson, the killer on the hunt in I Know What
You Did Last Summer and its sequel. As I intend to place a TOD element in every
project I direct, in this case I had the joy of working with a remarkable actor, Joe
Toppe, a guest star from the 3rd year (?). For HV, I served as Director and
I have a comedy slated for late Spring 2001 titled Unintentional
Sex. It is along the lines of Something About Mary.
I hope you don't mind the update, I feel as if I have been out
of the loop for a while. But here is my quote:
"Tour of Duty by far has been the most memorable experience in
my professional life. At times I feel it may very well be one of the finest in my
personal life as well. I am grateful to CBS, New World Television, Sony, 20th
Century Fox, and TNT for their belief in the show.
And lastly, I am proud to have been a part of something that will keep the memory of those
who gave of themselves for our country."
Steve Akahoshi is now a producing partner with the company Silver Sky Productions.
Their new film "Hollywood Vampyr" marks his directorial debut for the
Hollywood Vampyr is about the "gothic" subculture of the Los Angeles ,seen
through the eyes of a young female vampire.
The actor turned director has also showcased a 35mm narrative short
"At Face Value" production in association with the Simon Wiesenthal
"At Face Value" qualified for the prestigious 2000 Academy Award in the Best
Live Action Short category.
FilmographyActor Vicious Circle 2009
.... Mr. Chen The Gift - 2002
Hollywood Vampyr -2002 Det.Ohara
Back to Back - 1996
The O.J. Simpson Story - 1995 Det.2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 - Honor Guard #2
Fatal Beauty - 1987
Tour of Duty as Private Randy "Doc" Matsuda
Director/Producer/Writer Out Of The Black -2001- Ass.Producer
Hollywood Vampyr -2000-Prod/Dir/Editor
At Face Value -1999 -Writer/Prod/Dir.