Laverne, Shirley, beer and Kato are four of the most famous things to come out of Milwaukee, WI. Who else has had questions about them on Jeopardy, Who wants to be Millionaire, and The Weakest Link? The answer? Kato! There is even a Beavis and Butthead episode about him. Kato left Wisconsin to attended Cal State Fullerton, majoring in communications. He landed a national commercial for Coca Cola from his first audition out of college.
His TV and Film credits include: Bill Maher’s HBO series, “Real Time,” “Lopez Tonight,” “Unhappily Ever After,” “The Norm Show,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Off Hollywood,” “The View,” Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Fox Reality Channel’s “Gimme My Reality Show,” “Eye for an Eye”, National Lampoon’s Viral Videos, “National Lampoon films Dorm Daze 2,” “Ratco the Dictator’s Son ,” “OuttaBounds” and his own FX Network show “Houseguest.” He received critical acclaim from New Yorker Magazine for his recurring role on Showtime’s “Beggars and Choosers.” Kato toured in the comedy play “The Weenie Manologues,” the male response to “The Vagina Monologues.”
He recently filmed over 140 episodes of “FilmOn Presents Kato Kaelin” and “Tailgating with Kato,” showing in select US cities and in the UK. Listen for Kato hosting on XM Satellite National Lampoon Comedy Radio and look for his newly released line of loungewear called “Kato Potato.”