EMANUEL “TINY” YARBROUGH
ATHLETE / PERSONALITY / ACTOR / HERO
HEIGHT 6’8” WEIGHT 675 POUNDS
Tiny has won several World and US National Wrestling, Judo and Sumo Championships, and is recognized worldwide as “International Sumo’s Greatest Ambassador”. Tiny gives Sumo clinics and has made personal appearances in Japan, India, Canada, France, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, and Martinique, as well as, many states throughout the USA. He is a board member of the Sumo Kids Foundation in NY and recently accepted an offer to become an active staff member. Tiny loves to coach and mentor young people.
FILM/TV: Tiny has appeared in more than 20 film and television programs internationally. Memorable performances include a recurring role on the HBO series “OZ”, Special Theater guest appearance at the Canadian Opera Comany for the Asian Opera "Semele", BBC Children's Channel special feature as The Worlds Largest Living Athlete, the Spelling/Sony film “Hart and High Season”, The Wrestler with Mickey Rourky, National Lampoon, Bollywood film “Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi”, starring Indian actor Akshay Kumar, the German movie “Sumo Bruno”, and the Japanese film “Legend of a Devil”. In addition, Tiny was a finalist on the “Weakest Link”, and was featured in the documentary “Sumo East & West”.
ADS: Tiny has appeared in more than two-dozen commercials for major US and Japanese corporations, including Motorola, Furniture Fix – Sumo wrestler, Smart Beep, Pure Water Company, Japan Air, and others.
MEDIA: Tiny has shared his experiences on talk shows, in magazines and at live events around the world. He has appeared on such programs as NBC NYC Live with Ben Aaron, Fox News interview, Mancow Radio Talk Show, Maria De Filippi Italian Talk show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis and Kelly, Roseanne, Late Night with David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan O’Brian, Thomas Gottschalk Show in Germany, and in addition he has been a part of charity related events such as a Special Pizza Eating Contest to raise money for Homeless Children's Charity in Toronto, Canada.
PROFILED: Tiny attracts attention! He has been profiled on such programs as Discovery Channel – Extreme Bodies, CNN Showbiz Today, Nightline, Fox & Friends in the Morning, 20/20, Good Morning America ESPN “Cold Pizza”, ABC World New, EXTRA, MTV’s Total Request Live, and others.
Tiny has also been profiled in such publications as: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Village Voice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Japan’s Van Van Sumo, Sumo World Magazine, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Jet, Ebony, Giant Robot, Vibe Magazine, and others.
Tiny writes as an Advice Columnist for the art magazine “Giant Robot Magazine” and is a contributing writer for the new online magazine “No Strings Attached”. His is featured in celebrity photographer Howard Schatz’s seminal photographic record, “Athlete”.
SPORT: Tiny is certified as 4th Dan/Yodan by Nihon Sumo Renmei in 1996. He was the Sumo World and North American Sumo Champion in 1996 and 1997, and has been a Member of the U.S. National Team since 1992. A former High School and NCAA Division II All-American and Freshman All-American Wrestler and Football player (Morgan State University), Tiny also competed in Mixed Martial Arts competitions, including Ultimate Fighting Championship 3, Pride 3 (Tokyo Japan), WUSA Shootboxing Championship (Tokyo Japan).