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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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(1995)
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(1989)

Filmography

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  Reagan (pre-production)
Yasuhiro Nakasone
  Gekido vs. Code Name: Justice vs. Ravedactyl (Short) (filming)
Lord Shinryu / Master Jaa / Raw
 2019 Girl Games (filming)
Iwata
  Sky Sharks (post-production)
Michael Morel
 2015-2018 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
Nobusuke Tagomi
- Jahr Null (2018) ... Nobusuke Tagomi
- Baku (2018) ... Nobusuke Tagomi
- Kasumi (Through the Mists) (2018) ... Nobusuke Tagomi
- Excess Animus (2018) ... Nobusuke Tagomi
- The New Colossus (2018) ... Nobusuke Tagomi
 2018 Duel of Legends
Shing
 2018 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Hiroki Watanabe
- Trajectory (2018) ... Hiroki Watanabe
- Transmission (2018) ... Hiroki Watanabe
- Eulogy (2018) ... Hiroki Watanabe
- The Robinsons Were Here (2018) ... Hiroki Watanabe
- Resurrection (2018) ... Hiroki Watanabe
 2017 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Alrich Wren
- Heroes of Mandalore: Part 2 (2017) ... Alrich Wren (voice)
- Heroes of Mandalore: Part 1 (2017) ... Alrich Wren (voice)
 2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
Sumo Kuma
- Kagayakei Kintaro (2017) ... Sumo Kuma (voice)
- Yojimbo (2017) ... Sumo Kuma (voice)
 2017 Diamond Cartel
Khazar
 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 Junction
Author
 2015 Ierey-san. Ispoved samuraya
Otets Nikolay (as Keri-Khiroyuki Tagava)
 2015 Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon (Short)
Genghis Khan
 2015 Little Boy
Hashimoto
 2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (Video)
Lord Pi / Mayor Zhang
 2014 The Librarians (TV Series)
Mr. Drake
- And the Apple of Discord (2014) ... Mr. Drake
 2014 Skin Trade
Senator Khat
 2014 Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge
Heihachi
 2014 Ninja Apocalypse
Fumitaka
 2014 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Katashi (Silverfinger)
- Silverfinger (2014) ... Katashi (Silverfinger) (as Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa)
 2014 Hype Nation 3D
Sammy Kata
 2013 47 Ronin
Shogun Tsunayoshi
 2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series)
Shang Tsung
- The Cause of Liu Kangs Fall Is Revealed (2013) ... Shang Tsung
- Liu Kang and Kung Lao Reunite in Macau (2013) ... Shang Tsung
 2012-2013 Revenge (TV Series)
Satoshi Takeda
- Truth: Part 1 (2013) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Engagement (2013) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Identity (2013) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Lineage (2012) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Confidence (2012) ... Satoshi Takeda
 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)
Judge
 2010 Absolute.ness (Short)
Chief Dax
 2010 Tekken
Heihachi Mishima
 2009 The Tomb
Len Burris
 2009 Beyond the Break (TV Series)
Xander
- Cast Away (2009) ... Xander (as Cary Tagawa)
- One 'Elle' of a Party (2009) ... Xander (as Cary Tagawa)
 2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Ken
 2009 The Legend of Chang Apana (Short)
Chang Apana
 2009 Tayna Chingis Khaana
Bodyguard
 2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind (Video)
Detective Yoshida
 2008 Ghost Voyage (TV Movie)
The Steward
 2007 Heroes (TV Series)
The Swordsmith
- Chapter Seven 'Out of Time' (2007) ... The Swordsmith
- Chapter Six 'The Line' (2007) ... The Swordsmith
 2007 Balls of Fury
Mysterious Asian Man
 2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (TV Movie)
Grandpa Johnny Tsunami
 2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (TV Movie)
Brushogun (voice, as Cary Tagawa)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
The Baron
 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)
Cat
 2005 Elektra
Roshi
 2004 Bushido (Video short)
Tetsuji
 2004 World of Warcraft (Video Game) (voice)
 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, as Cary Tagawa)
 2003 Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (TV Movie)
Sato (as Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa)
 2001 Planet of the Apes
Krull
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Cmdr. Minoru Genda
 2001 The Ghost
Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
 2000 The Art of War
David Chan
 2000 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Master Ko
- Black Dragons (2000) ... Master Ko
 1999 Fixations
Alex
 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)
Peter
- Walter (1999) ... Peter
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Leong Cheng
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Aung Myint
- Ambition (1998) ... Aung Myint
 1998 American Dragons
Matsuyama
 1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Sam Tanaka
- The Internment (1998) ... Sam Tanaka
 1998 Vampires
David Deyo
 1998 Provocateur
Captain Jong
 1997/II Top of the World
Captain Hefter
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Turghan
- 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
 1997 Raven: Return of the Black Dragons (TV Movie)
Osato
 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Tai Wai Tse
- Sweet & Sour Victory (1996) ... Tai Wai Tse
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Lt. A.J. Shimamura
- Zodiac (1996) ... Lt. A.J. Shimamura
- Night Train (1996) ... Lt. A.J. Shimamura
- The Brothers McMillan (1996) ... Lt. A.J. Shimamura
- Trackdown (1996) ... Lt. A.J. Shimamura
- Wrecking Crew (1996) ... Lt. A.J. Shimamura
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
Kenji
- Cybill and Maryann Go to Japan (1996) ... Kenji
 1996 Danger Zone
Monsieur Chang
 1996 The Phantom
The Great Kabai Sengh
 1996 White Tiger
Victor Chow
 1995 The Dangerous
Kon
 1995 A Peaceable Kingdom (TV Series)
Coach
- Chimp (1995) ... Coach
 1995 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Morishi
- Convictions (1995) ... Morishi
 1995 Soldier Boyz
Vinh Moc
 1995 Mortal Kombat
Shang Tsung
 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
Kanzaki
 1994 Natural Causes
Major Somchai
 1994 Day of Reckoning (TV Movie)
Prakit
 1993-1994 Space Rangers (TV Series)
Zylyn
- To Be... Or Not to Be (1994) ... Zylyn
- The Trial (1994) ... Zylyn
- Fort Hope (1993) ... Zylyn
- Death Before Dishonor (1993) ... Zylyn
- Banshies (1993) ... Zylyn
 1993 Rising Sun
Eddie Sakamura
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Hirotaka
- Samurai (1993) ... Hirotaka
 1992 Nemesis
Angie-Liv
 1992 Raven (TV Series)
Osato / Osatso
- Reunion (1992) ... Osato
- Return of the Black Dragon (1992) ... Osatso
 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
Kai
 1991 Not of This World (TV Movie)
Shikido
 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)
Max
- Last Tango in Vegas (1990) ... Max
 1990 Murder in Paradise (TV Movie)
Detective
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Xang Kai
- Countdown (1989) ... Xang Kai
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Yamato
- The First Cigar (1989) ... Yamato
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
Hugh Benny
 1989 Licence to Kill
Kwang
 1989 The Last Warrior
Imperial Marine
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Artist
- 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)
Cheng
- 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for "California" by Russian rapper Basta - Beach walker / Gangster

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Cary-Hiroyuki | Cary Hiroyuki | Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa | Cary Tagana | Keri-Khiroyuki Tagava | Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa | Cary Tagawa | Cary Hiroyuki Tagwa

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's not whether you fall or make a mistake, it's what you do when you fall. And I say you stand up. You keep standing up. It's not how many times you fall, it's how many times you stand up. See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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