Was Toru Iwatani real pixels?

If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, you know that Pac-Man’s creator Toru Iwatani shows up to try to talk some sense into his “son” amidst the videogame war. But that’s not actually Iwatani, it’s actor Denis Akiyama. The real Iwatani is in the movie, though.

Who was the Japanese guy in pixels?

The professor makes a cameo appearance as an arcade repairman in the movie, and his own character is played by Japanese American actor Denis Akiyama.

What does Toru Iwatani do now?

Toru Iwatani (岩谷徹) is the creator and father of Pac-Man. He was born in 1955 in a small town in Kyoto, Japan, and joined Namco in the late 1970s. He currently works as an emeritus-professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University.

Is Pac-Man a pixel?

Pac-Man (or simply just Pac) is the secondary antagonist in the 2015 action-sci-fi-comedy film Pixels. He makes his first appearance in New York.