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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 Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song
Latest Project:
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender 2017-06-19

Won 1 Golden Globe.

Known For
Poster of Brother
Poster of Mulan
Poster of Die Hard
Poster of Flower Drum Song
Movie Slaying the Dragon Himself 2018
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2017-06-19
Movie The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2015-01-25
Movie The 87th Annual Academy Awards 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 Hollywood Chinese Unknown 2007
Movie Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song Unknown 2006
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
Movie Space Marines Ambassador Nakamura 1996-07-28
Series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Movie Midnight Man Unknown 1995
Series Babylon 5 Unknown 1994-01-26
Movie Cage II Unknown 1994-12-14
Movie Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Det. Whoo 1994-05-06
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
Series Dragnet Unknown 1989-10-04
Movie Cage Tin Lum Yin 1989-09-01
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
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie The Family Martinez Unknown 1986
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 Deadly Nightmares Unknown 1983-11-23
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983-12-15
Series T.J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Movie The Renegades Jimmy Lee 1982-08-11
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Tomorrow's Child Donald Shibura 1982-03-22
Series The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Series Strike Force Unknown 1981-11-13
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
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 Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series Once an Eagle Lin Tso-Han 1976-12-02
Series Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers Wizard Wong 1976-12-04
Movie Midway Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo 1976-06-18
Movie The Killer Who Wouldn't Die David Lao 1976-04-04
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-17
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-03-23
Series Khan! Unknown 1975-02-07
Series Matt Helm Unknown 1975-05-07
Movie The Questor Tapes Dr. Chen 1974-01-23
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie The Yakuza Goro 1974-12-21
Series The Rockford Files Unknown 1974-03-27
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-03-30
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
Movie Nobody's Perfect Diver Toshi O'Hara 1968-01-12
Movie Escape to Mindanao Lt. Takahashi 1968-12-07
Series It Takes a Thief Unknown 1968-01-09
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Manila, Open City Captain Murakami 1968-06-12
Movie The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk Unknown 1967
Movie 3 pistole contro Cesare Lester Kato 1967-02-18
Series Dateline: Hollywood Unknown 1967
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 That Regis Philbin Show Unknown 1964-10-26
Movie A Carol for Another Christmas The Doctor 1964-12-28
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie Bridge to the Sun Unknown 1961
Movie Flower Drum Song Wang Ta 1961-11-09
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Playdate Unknown 1961-10-04
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1961-10-10
Movie Cry for Happy Suzuki 1961-01-01
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1960-09-26
Movie Walk Like a Dragon Cheng Lu 1960-06-01
Movie The Crimson Kimono Unknown 1959
Movie New Year Jazz Parade Himself 1958-01-03
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
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