|Born||in Sapporo, Japan|
|Height||5' 8½" (1.74 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Hiro was born in Sapporo, Japan and spent his childhood in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA. He returned to Japan at age 14 and attended International Christian University High School in Tokyo where he acted in his first student films and stage productions and studied classical guitar. He then returned to the U.S. and studied visual art at Middlebury College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. During this time he was also active in theater and performance art but was known more as a musician, composer, and writer.
Since moving to Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1990, Hiro has become a well-respected actor in the city and has also established himself as a playwright and screenwriter.
His play, Tiger of Malaya, premiered in 2003 in a co-production between Factory Theatre, Toronto, and the National Arts Centre, Ottawa and was subsequently produced by the Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC. His latest play The Patron Saint of Stanley Park premiered in 2010 at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver and was a Christmas hit. In film and television, Hiro was a story editor on the acclaimed CBC dramas Da Vinci's Inquest, Da Vinci's City Hall, and Intelligence and works for the gritty rez drama Blackstone, airing on Showcase and APTN. As an actor, Hiro's distinctions include a Jessie Richardson Award for his performance in John Juliani's production of A View from the Bridge, a Betty Mitchell Nomination for Alberta Theatre Projects production of The Plum Tree, a Leo Award Nomination for the short film Hiro and the lead role in the 2007 premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War at American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco. This past fall, he appeared in the landmark Electric Company/Arts Club production of Tear the Curtain! at the Stanley as well as the Rumble/Pi Theatre production of Haruki Murakami's after the quake at the Cultch. In film and television, he is perhaps best known as Cyrus Xander on Caprica and as the voice of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic on the Fantastic Four animated series.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tasha Faye