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James Hiroyuki Liao

James Hiroyuki Liao was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Battle Los Angeles (2011), Frankenweenie (2012) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). See full bio »
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 2013-2016 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Jay Lee
- Bad Company (2016) ... Jay Lee
- Game On (2016) ... Jay Lee
- Breathing Space (2016) ... Jay Lee
- Paranoid Android (2016) ... Jay Lee
 2013 The Beating (Short)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness
U.S.S. Vengeance Bridge Officer
 2012 Frankenweenie
Toshiaki (voice)
 2012 Applebaum (TV Movie)
Tze Lin
 2011 House M.D. (TV Series)
- Moving On (2011) ... Luca
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
 2008 The Shield (TV Series)
Llewellyn Wang
- Game Face (2008) ... Llewellyn Wang
 2008 Management
 2007 Bones (TV Series)
Assistant Coroner
- The Man in the Mansion (2007) ... Assistant Coroner
 2006 Hard Luck (Video)
Chang (as James Liao)
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
ADA Eddie Perkins
- Truth or Consequences (2005) ... ADA Eddie Perkins
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
M.E. Assistant
- MIA/NYC Nonstop (2004) ... M.E. Assistant (as James Hirouki Liso)
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Bobby Ito
- Gaijin (2004) ... Bobby Ito
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 2011 Yellow Face (Documentary) (co-producer)
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 2015 Unforgettable Moments: Inside Season 3 (Documentary short)

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Other Works:

October 2004 - Played Song Liling (Butterfly) in Washington DC's Arena Stage production of M. Butterfly. This performance marked his professional theatrical debut.

Alternate Names:

James Hirouki Liao | James Liao | James Hirouki Liso

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He is also a proud graduate of the professional actor training program at the Marjorie Ballentine Studio, whose founder Marjorie Ballentine, continues to be his acting coach and mentor. See more »

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