Jim Morita was a Japanese-American soldier who was born and raised in Fresno, California. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army and a member of a unit that was captured by Hydra and placed in a cell with other allied prisoners.
When Captain America single handedly infiltrated the facility, he freed Jim along with the other prisoners. Dum-Dum Dugan was at first worried about releasing him, but he glibly remarked he was from Fresno! They wreaked havoc on Hydra and the base by controlling a Hydra tank together, before returning to a U.S. military installation immediately thereafter.
Shortly after their break-out, Jim and his comrades were invited to join an elite unit known as the Howling Commandos and led by Captain America himself. Jim accepted, despite the perspective of coming back to the front line immediately after barely escaping with his life. Along with the other Commandos, Jim took part in every assault against Hydra, until Captain America was lost to the ice on board the Valkyrie.
- Kenneth Choi portrays Jim Morita in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "Shadows." Choi also provided voice-over work as Morita for the video game Captain America: Super Soldier.
- For more details of the apocryphal version of Jim Morita seen in the video game Captain America: Super Soldier and other apocryphal media please see here: Jim Morita (Apocryphal).
- Morita was apparently deceased by the time Steve Rogers was found and revived in the early 2010s. According to a deleted scene from Marvel's The Avengers, Morita's record is seen with word DECEASED stamped on it.
- This is the first character portrayed by Kenneth Choi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the second being Principal Morita, Jim's descendant, of Peter Parker's school in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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