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James Shigeta

Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was, for a time, the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but, when called upon, he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest appearances with the same cool and classy style. An ...

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Jun 17, 1929 In Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Crimson Kimono
Latest Project:
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender 2017-08-19

Won 1 Golden Globe.

Known For
Poster of Brother
Poster of Mulan
Poster of Die Hard
Poster of Flower Drum Song
Movie Hollywood Chinese Unknown 2018
Movie Slaying the Dragon Himself 2018
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2017-08-19
Movie The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2015-01-25
Movie The Oscars Unknown 2015-02-22
Series Jam Bites Unknown 2014-01-27
Movie The People I've Slept With Charles Yang 2013-11-08
Movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's Unknown 2009
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure Unknown 2008-03-01
Movie Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song Himself 2006-11-07
Movie The Slanted Screen Himself 2006-03-12
Movie 2006 Asian Excellence Awards Unknown 2006-01-29
Series Threat Matrix Unknown 2003-09-18
Movie A Ribbon of Dreams Jimmy Chan 2002
Movie Brother Sugimoto 2001-01-27
Movie The Making of 'Midway' Unknown 2001-10-30
Movie Mulan General Li 1998-06-19
Movie Drive Mr. Lau 1997-08-06
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Movie Space Marines Ambassador Nakamura 1996-07-28
Movie Midnight Man Mao Mak 1995-10-17
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Movie Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Det. Whoo 1994-05-06
Series Babylon 5 Unknown 1994-01-26
Movie Cage II Unknown 1994-12-14
Series SeaQuest 2032 Unknown 1993-09-12
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Movie China Cry: A True Story Unknown 1990
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Movie Cage Tin Lum Yin 1989-09-01
Series Dragnet Unknown 1989-10-04
Series A Peaceable Kingdom Unknown 1989-09-20
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1988-10-23
Movie Die Hard Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi 1988-07-20
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie The Family Martinez Unknown 1986
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music Unknown 1985-03-01
Series Airwolf Unknown 1984-01-22
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983-12-15
Series Deadly Nightmares Unknown 1983-11-23
Movie The Renegades Jimmy Lee 1982-08-11
Series T.J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Movie Tomorrow's Child Donald Shibura 1982-03-22
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Strike Force Unknown 1981-11-13
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb Field Marshall Abehata 1980-11-23
Movie Samurai Takeo Chisato 1979-04-30
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers Wizard Wong 1976-12-04
Series Once an Eagle Lin Tso-Han 1976-12-02
Movie Midway Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo 1976-06-18
Movie The Killer Who Wouldn't Die David Lao 1976-04-04
Series Matt Helm Unknown 1975-05-07
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-03-23
Series Khan! Unknown 1975-02-07
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-17
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie The Questor Tapes Dr. Chen 1974-01-23
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-03-30
Movie The Yakuza Goro 1974-12-21
Series The Rockford Files Unknown 1974-03-27
Movie Lost Horizon Brother To-Lenn 1973-03-17
Series Emergency! Nathan O'Brien 1972-01-15
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-02-22
Series The Young Lawyers Unknown 1969-10-28
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-04-17
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Escape to Mindanao Lt. Takahashi 1968-12-07
Movie Manila, Open City Captain Murakami 1968-06-12
Movie Nobody's Perfect Diver Toshi O'Hara 1968-01-12
Series It Takes a Thief Unknown 1968-01-09
Series Dateline: Hollywood Unknown 1967
Movie The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk George Ti Ming 1967-09-08
Movie 3 pistole contro Cesare Lester Kato 1967-02-18
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-09-14
Series Dream Girl of '67 Unknown 1966-12-19
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style Danny Kohana 1966-06-15
Series I Spy Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie A Carol for Another Christmas The Doctor 1964-12-28
Series That Regis Philbin Show Unknown 1964-10-26
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series Playdate Unknown 1961-10-04
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1961-10-10
Movie Flower Drum Song Wang Ta 1961-11-09
Movie Cry for Happy Suzuki 1961-01-01
Movie Bridge to the Sun Unknown 1961
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Movie Walk Like a Dragon Cheng Lu 1960-06-01
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1960-09-26
Movie The Crimson Kimono Unknown 1959
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie New Year Jazz Parade Himself 1958-01-03
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie New Year Jazz Parade Himself 1956-01-03