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James Shigeta

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Also Known As: Died: July 28, 2014
Born: June 17, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hawaii, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

People I've Slept With, The (2010)
Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so much she needs to make baseball cards of her lovers to help her remember who she's slept with. She doesn't think twice about her lifestyle until she finds out that she's pregnant. Her gay best friend, Gabriel Lugo, tells her to "take care of it," but her conser
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Film (2008)
A multi-faceted look at American cinema, from the early 1900s up to the present day, through the lens of the Chinese American experience, and through films from an industry that was often uninformed about issues regarding race, but at times surprisingly sensitive.
Brother (2000) as Sugimoto
Abandoned by the brotherhood of his yazuka clan, gangster Yamamoto flees a crime war in Tokyo and ends up in Los Angeles looking for his long lost brother. Alone and with a new identity, Yamamoto finds himself frustrated by foreign surroundings but soon strikes up a friendship with Denny, an up-and-
MULAN (1998) as Voice Of General Li
Based on a Chinese folk-tale, Mulan is a young high-spirited girl who tries hard to please her parents but always feels like she is disappointing them. Her father is drafted into the army which amounts to certain death because of his old age. Mulan disguises herself as a man and takes her father's p
Drive (1997) as Mr Lau
Set in 2008, Malik Brody, a down-on-his-luck writer, is sitting in a San Francisco pub, when four gunmen burst into the bar and try to grab another patron, who uses his martial arts skills and Malik's body to make his escape. As the two men flee to Los Angeles, Malik learns that his kidnapper, Toby
Space Marines (1996) as Ambassador Nakamura
Space Marines attempt to rescue negotiators held captive by space pirates who have captured a dangerous substance.
Cage II: Arena of Death (1995)
A gentle man with tremendous strength is kidnapped by a gang which organizes brutal "cage" fights.
Blood for Blood (1995)
As a child, John Kang was trained in "Bazak," the oldest of all martial arts. So grueling was the training that all memories were erased by hypnosis. But when his family is targeted for assassination by a Yakuza warlord, he must draw upon the power of his past to save their future. This quiet cop tu
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994) as Detective Whu
While attending a lavish birthday party at an island hideaway, Jennifer overhears two men plotting the murder of a wealthy businessman.
China Cry (1990) as Dr Sung
An upper-class yet fearless young woman survives abuse after the rise of communism in China.
Cage (1989) as Tim Lum Yin
A mentally handicapped Vietnam vet is tricked into taking part in a deadly contest of strength.
Die Hard (1988) as Takagi
Detective John McClane inadvertently becomes embroiled in a hostage situation when his wife's office is taken over by German terrorists, lead by the devilish Hans Gruber.
Tomorrow's Child (1982) as Donald Shibura
The second surrogate mother TV-movie to air in less than a week, with Stephanie Zimbalist as research geneticist William Atherton's wife who agrees to the experimental procedure of a "test-tube baby," having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.
Enola Gay (1980) as Field Marshal Abehata
The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is recounted in this three-hour movie adapted by James Poe and Millard Kaufman from the best-selling book. The film was "dedicated to the memory of James Poe," who died before
Samurai (1979) as Takeo Chisato
A young San Francisco lawyer, an assistant district attorney by day, straps on his samurai sword at night to do battle with a power-mad tycoon who is plotting to destroy San Francisco with an earthquake machine, in this pilot for a prospective martial arts series.
Midway (1976) as Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
Killer Who Wouldn't Die, The (1976) as David Lao
A former cop who now operates a charter boat service following the unsolved bombing murder of his wife is called on to look into the killing of a close friend, an undercover agent, and ends up in Hawaii entangled in a network of intrigue and espionage. This pilot to an unsold series called "Ohanian"
Matt Helm (1975) as Thomas Mccauley Iii
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
The Yakuza (1974) as Goro
Trying to help a kidnapped girl puts a private eye on the wrong side of the Yakuza.
Questor Tapes, The (1974) as Dr Chen
An unsuccessful pilot by Gene ("Star Trek") Roddenberry about a sophisticated android looking for his true identity, hoping to locate his missing creator through the use of his computerized brain.
Lost Horizon (1972) as Brother To-Lenn
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
Operation Heartbeat (1969) as Chief Resident
Edward G. Robinson''s dignified performance as the aging surgeon whose heart transplant gets his protege slapped with a lawsuit after the donor''s wife charges that her husband was allowed to die so that the young doctor could save his mentor highlights this pilot movie for the popular "Medical Center" series (1969-76). Chad Everett assumed the part originated by Richard Bradford (who virtually disappeared as Everett''s star ascended), while James Daly and Audrey Totter continued as regulars.
Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Toshi O'Hara
This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.
Paradise--Hawaiian Style (1966) as Danny Kohana
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.
Carol for Another Christmas, A (1964)
Three ghosts teach an industrialist the importance of international peacekeeping.
Cry for Happy (1961) as Suzuki
Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Wang Ta
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
Bridge to the Sun (1961) as Hidenari Terasaki [Terry]
An American woman marries a Japanese diplomat on the eve of World War II.
Walk Like a Dragon (1960) as Cheng Lu
A cowboy''''s love for a Chinese slave girl triggers controversy in a Western town.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Detective Joe Kojaku
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper''s killer in Los Angeles'' Japanese district.

Cast (special)

Family Martinez, The (1986) as Judge Yamamoto
Hector Martinez, an ex-gang member who worked his way through law school, returns to his old home and defends an old pal who has landed in jail.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Moneychangers (1976) as Wizard Wong
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

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