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James Shigeta (James Saburo Shigeta)

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Biography

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
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 aspiring song-and-dance man early in his career, he had a series of romantic leading roles in the late fifties, culminating in his most important one, the lead in Ross Hunter's glitzy production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, Flower Drum Song (1961). Read more...

Actor

Character: Danny Kohana

Paradise, Hawaiian Style 1966

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Character: Lester Kato

3 pistole contro Cesare 1966

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Character: Brother To-Lenn

Lost Horizon 1973

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Character: Charles Yang

The People I've Slept With 2009

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Character: Mao Mak

Midnight Man 1995

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Character: Tin Lum Yin

Cage II 1994

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Character: Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi

Die Hard 1988

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Character: Ambassador Nakamura

Space Marines 1996

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Oscars 2015

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Character: Dr. Richard Enoka

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: James Kam

Naked City 1958

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Character: Tommy

I Spy 1965

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Character: Dr. Harvey Lee

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Col. Lin Pei

Kung Fu 1972

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Character: Wang Ta

Flower Drum Song 1961

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Character: Bernie Kim

Police Woman 1974

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Character: Nathan O'Brien

Emergency! 1972

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Character: Sidney Ying

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Dr. Osaka

Medical Center 1969

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Character: Dr. Roy Shigera

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Hidenari Terasaki

Bridge to the Sun 1961

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Character: Lin Tso-Han

Once an Eagle 1976

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Character: Colonel Tranh Van Zung

Airwolf 1984

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Character: Lin Ha

Matt Houston 1982

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Character: Fong Sing

It Takes a Thief 1968

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