Original cast member of the Sondheim musical "Pacific Overtures" in the 1970s.
Geddy Watanabe | Gede Watanabe
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
My ethnicity works both for and against me. But I look for parts that aren't necessarily Asian, parts that can be played by someone of any background.
In his audition for the film Sixteen Candles
(1984), he went through the entire process pretending he did not speak any English, imitating a Korean friend. After he was finished, he eloquently thanked the casting director in perfect English. He was soon cast.