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Chris Tashima

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Biography

In 1998, Chris Tashima received an Academy Award® for Live Action Short Film, for Visas and Virtue (1997) -- a 26-minute historical drama inspired by Holocaust rescuer Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara -- which he directed, co-wrote (adapting an original one-act play by Tim Toyama), and starred as the Humanitarian diplomat. To produce the film, he co-founded Cedar Grove Productions -- with playwright and executive producer Toyama and producer Chris Donahue -- which remains active developing and producing projects which "boldly defy mainstream Hollywood by giving Asian Americans the spotlight on stage, or the close-up on screen. Read more...

Actor

Character: Papa Nakaji

Under the Blood-Red Sun 2014

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

SoCal Japan 2013

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Character: Actor

Halo halo 2008

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Character: Raymond Ding

Americanese 2006

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Character: Fire Rescue Attendant

Lethal Weapon 1987

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Character: Rockabilly Club Dancer

The Karate Kid, Part II 1986

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Character: Dream Sequence Extra

Once Bitten 1985

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Character: Frat Guy at Punch Bowl

The Sure Thing 1985

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Character: Boy in Nancy's English Class

A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984

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Character: Sei Fujii

Lil Tokyo Reporter 2012

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Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

Visas and Virtue 1997

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Character: Actor in Diamond Jeweler Commercial

Barrier Device 2002

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998

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Character: Himself - Guest / Actor and Filmmaker

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Character: Himself

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Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

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Character: Chris Yamamoto

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Directing

Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

Visas and Virtue 1997

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Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

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Writing

Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

Visas and Virtue 1997

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Character: Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara

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