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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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Sumo Kuma
- Yojimbo (2017) ... Sumo Kuma (voice)
 2017 Diamond Cartel
 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion (Video Game) (voice)
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Hashi (voice)
 2016 Overwatch: Dragons (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2016 Grimm (TV Series)
Takeshi Imura
- Inugami (2016) ... Takeshi Imura
 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 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (Video)
Lord Pi / Mayor Zhang
 2015 Junction
 2014 The Librarians (TV Series)
Mr. Drake
- And the Apple of Discord (2014) ... Mr. Drake
 2014 Skin Trade
Senator Khat
 2014 Ninja Apocalypse
 2014 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Katashi (Silverfinger)
- Silverfinger (2014) ... Katashi (Silverfinger) (as Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa)
 2014 Hype Nation 3D
Sammy Kata
 2012 Black Cobra (Video)
Goro Tanaka
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Hiro Nashimori / Hiro Noshimuri
- Pahele (2011) ... Hiro Nashimori
- Ke Kinohi (2011) ... Hiro Noshimuri
 2010 Robin Hood of the Bayous (Documentary short)
Narrator / Pirate 1
 2010/I Overture (Short)
 2010 Absolute.ness (Short)
Chief Dax
 2009 The Tomb
Len Burris
 2009 Beyond the Break (TV Series)
- Cast Away (2009) ... Xander (as Cary Tagawa)
- One 'Elle' of a Party (2009) ... Xander (as Cary Tagawa)
 2009 The Legend of Chang Apana (Short)
Chang Apana
 2009 Tayna Chingis Khaana
 2008 Ghost Voyage (TV Movie)
The Steward
 2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind (Video)
Detective Yoshida
 2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (TV Movie)
Brushogun (voice, as Cary Tagawa)
 2005 The Sand Island Drive-In Anthem (Short)
Uncle C
 2005 True Love & Mimosa Tea (Short)
Andreas Kanaka
 2005 Faith of My Fathers (TV Movie)
 2005 Elektra
 2004 Bushido (Video short)
 2004 Hawaii (TV Series)
Captain Terry Harada
- Out of Time (2004) ... Captain Terry Harada (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
- No Man Is an Island (2004) ... Captain Terry Harada (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
- Lost and Found (2004) ... Captain Terry Harada (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
- Psych-out (2004) ... Captain Terry Harada (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
- Cops 'n' Robbers (2004) ... Captain Terry Harada (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 2004 Fallacy
 2003 Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (Video Game)
Sin Tzu (voice)
 2003 Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (TV Movie)
Sato (as Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa)
 2001 The Ghost
Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 2000 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Master Ko
- Black Dragons (2000) ... Master Ko
 1999 Fixations
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Zenhichi Miyamoto
 1999 Johnny Tsunami (TV Movie)
Johnny Tsunami
 1999 Bridge of Dragons
General Ruechang
 1999 Seven Days (TV Series)
- Walter (1999) ... Peter
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Leong Cheng
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Aung Myint
- Ambition (1998) ... Aung Myint
 1998 American Dragons
 1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Sam Tanaka
- The Internment (1998) ... Sam Tanaka
 1998 Provocateur
Captain Jong
 1997/II Top of the World
Captain Hefter
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
- Emancipation (1997) ... Turghan
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Young-Jin
- The Little Mermaid (1997) ... King Young-Jin (voice)
 1997 Soldier Boyz (Video Game)
Vinh Moc
 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Tai Wei Tse
- Sweet & Sour Victory (1996) ... Tai Wei Tse
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
- Cybill and Maryann Go to Japan (1996) ... Kenji
 1996 Danger Zone
Monsieur Chang
 1996 White Tiger
Victor Chow
 1995 The Dangerous
 1995 A Peaceable Kingdom (TV Series)
- Chimp (1995) ... Coach
 1995 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
- Convictions (1995) ... Morishi
 1995 Soldier Boyz
Vinh Moc
 1995 Thunder in Paradise 3 (Video)
Mason Lee (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
Mason Lee
- Deadly Lessons: Part 2 (1994) ... Mason Lee (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
- Deadly Lessons: Part 1 (1994) ... Mason Lee (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1994 Picture Bride
 1994 Day of Reckoning (TV Movie)
 1994 Natural Causes
Major Somchai
 1993-1994 Space Rangers (TV Series)
- The Trial (1994) ... Zylyn
- Fort Hope (1993) ... Zylyn
- Banshies (1993) ... Zylyn
 1993 Rising Sun
Eddie Sakamura
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
- Samurai (1993) ... Hirotaka
 1992 Nemesis
 1992 Raven (TV Series)
Osato / Osatso
- Reunion (1992) ... Osato
 1992 American Me
El Japo
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Mason Sato
- War of Nerves (1992) ... Mason Sato (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo
Funekei Yoshida
 1991 The Perfect Weapon
 1991 Not of This World (TV Movie)
 1990 Vestige of Honor (TV Movie)
Thai Major
 1990 The Bakery (TV Movie)
Kim Lee
 1990 Hardball (TV Series)
Yakuza Man
- Wedding Bell Blues (1990) ... Yakuza Man
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Raymond Char
- Chinatown, My Chinatown (1990) ... Raymond Char
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
- Last Tango in Vegas (1990) ... Max
 1990 Murder in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Xang Kai
- Countdown (1989) ... Xang Kai
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
- The First Cigar (1989) ... Yamato
 1989 The Last Warrior
Imperial Marine
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
Hugh Benny
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
- Perfetc (1989) ... Artist
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Mr. Toyo
- Giganticus II: The Revenge (1989) ... Mr. Toyo
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Detective Jed Slade
- Terror from the Blue (1989) ... Detective Jed Slade
 1987-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Tegoro / Kenji Fujitsu
- Asian Cut (1989) ... Tegoro
- The Rising Sun of Death (1987) ... Kenji Fujitsu
 1988 Twins
Oriental Man
 1988 Spellbinder
Lt. Lee
 1988 Hotel (TV Series)
Inspector Chin
- Double Take (1988) ... Inspector Chin
 1988 Bulletproof
Thug in Flashback (uncredited)
 1987 The Last Emperor
Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Mandarin Bailiff
- Encounter at Farpoint (1987) ... Mandarin Bailiff (as Cary-Hiroyuki)
 1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
Mr. Sung
- Devil's Advocate (1987) ... Mr. Sung (as Cary-Hiroyuki)
 1987 MacGyver (TV Series)
Asian Buyer
- Dalton, Jack of Spies (1987) ... Asian Buyer (as Cary-Hiroyuki)
 1986 The Wizard (TV Series)
- Trouble in the Stars (1986) ... Cheng
- Reunion (1986) ... Cheng (as Cary Hiroyuki)
 1986 Armed Response
Toshi (as Cary Tagana)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China
Wing Kong Man - Extra (uncredited)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
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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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My look is 'Poly'n'Asian' - part Polynesian native, part Asian warrior. See more »


On July 09, 2010, Cary participated in the All-Russia Channel 1 evening TV-show "Let's Marry" as lead character in search of a wife. He successfully selected a beautiful 23-year old Russian bride out of 3 preselected candidates. They were both happy to meet each other. See more »

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