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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo. The family ... See full bio »

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 2018 Duel of Legends (completed)
 2017 Sky Sharks (post-production)
Michael Morel
 2017 Diamond Cartel
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Hashi (voice)
 2016/II Beyond the Game
Detective Yoshida
 2016 Showdown in Manila
Aldric Cole
 2015 Ierey-san. Ispoved samuraya
Otets Nikolay (as Keri-Khiroyuki Tagava)
 2015 Junction
 2014 Skin Trade
Senator Khat
 2014 Ninja Apocalypse
 2014 Hype Nation 3D
Sammy Kata
 2009 The Tomb
Len Burris
 2009 Tayna Chingis Khaana
 2005 Elektra
 2004 Fallacy
 2001 The Ghost
Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1999 Fixations
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Zenhichi Miyamoto
 1999 Bridge of Dragons
General Ruechang
 1998 American Dragons
 1998 Provocateur
Captain Jong
 1997/II Top of the World
Captain Hefter
 1996 Danger Zone
Monsieur Chang
 1996 White Tiger
Victor Chow
 1995 The Dangerous
 1995 Soldier Boyz
Vinh Moc
 1994 Picture Bride
 1994 Natural Causes
Major Somchai
 1993 Rising Sun
Eddie Sakamura
 1992 Nemesis
 1992 American Me
El Japo
 1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo
Funekei Yoshida
 1991 The Perfect Weapon
 1989 The Last Warrior
Imperial Marine
 1988 Twins
Oriental Man
 1988 Spellbinder
Lt. Lee
 1988 Bulletproof
Thug in Flashback (uncredited)
 1987 The Last Emperor
Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1986 Armed Response
Toshi (as Cary Tagana)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China
Wing Kong Man - Extra (uncredited)
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Cary-Hiroyuki | Cary Hiroyuki | Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa | Cary Tagana | Keri-Khiroyuki Tagava | Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa | Cary Tagawa | Cary Hiroyuki Tagwa


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Was a part-time masseur for the University of Hawaii football team. He often helps injured players. See more »

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