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James Taenaka

James Taenaka was born on November 27, 1964 in Fort Ord, California, USA as James Katsuyuki Taenaka. He is known for his work on Kung Fu Killer (2008), The Man from Beijing (2011) and American Yakuza (1993). He has been married to Lim Li Li since September 14, 2005. See full bio »

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 2013 Final Defect (Short) (completed)
 2014 Banting
Harry Kosugi
 2014 Grace (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode 3 (2014) ... Michael
- Episode 1 (2014) ... Michael
 2014 Filial Party
 2012 Dead Mine
Ryuichi (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 2010-2011 The Pupil (TV Series)
Terence Goh
- Episode #2.13 (2011) ... Terence Goh
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... Terence Goh
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Terence Goh
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Terence Goh
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... Terence Goh
 2011 The Man from Beijing (TV Movie)
Ya Ru (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 2009 Everything Is as It Should Be (Short)
 2008 Ovunque tu sia (TV Movie)
Harum Lomar
 2008 Kung Fu Killer (TV Movie)
Bingo (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 2005 L'empire du tigre (TV Movie)
Tranh / François Dinh (as James Katsuyuki Taenaka)
 2003 Tequila: The Movie (Video)
 2001 A War Diary (TV Series)
Lt. Kenji Kinoshita
 2000 Gedo (Video)
Kursawa (as Jimmy T.)
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
- End Game (1999) ... Chang (as Jimmy T)
 1998 Main Street
Boxer (as Jimmy T)
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
First Hoodlum
- Exposing Johnson (1998) ... First Hoodlum (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 1997 Psycho Sushi
Nakamura (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 1997 JAG (TV Series)
Dick Namakura
- Against All Enemies (1997) ... Dick Namakura (as Jimmy Taenaka)
 1995 The Low Life
Wineshop Clerk (as Jimmy T)
 1995 Cop Files (TV Movie) (as James Katsuyuki Taenaka)
 1994 The Shadow
Cranston Guard (as James Katsuyuki Taenaka)
 1994 Lookin' Italian
Hiro (as Jimmy T)
 1993 American Yakuza
Taka (as James Katsuyuki Taenaka)
 1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo
Hardboy (uncredited)
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Theater/Fall Off Night L.A. Open Fist Theater /Class Enemy L.A. Court Theater /Exit The Dragon Seattle N.W.A.A.T. /Salad Bowl Dance L.A. Stella Adler /Don't Forget L.A. East West PlayersTV commercial for Lee Jeans (1999). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy T | Jimmy T. | James Katsuyuki Taenaka | Jimmy Taenaka


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