Chris Tashima

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In 1998, Chris Tashima received an Academy Award® for Live Action Short Film, for Visas and Virtue (1997) -- a 26-minute historical drama inspired by Holocaust rescuer Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara -- which he directed, co-wrote (adapting an original one-act play by Tim Toyama), and starred as the Humanitarian diplomat. To produce the film, he ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »


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Go for Broke Shigeo Yoshida
Visas and Virtue Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara
Americanese Raymond Ding


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 2018 Surviving Theater 9 (Short)
Professor Cambro
 2018 Go for Broke
Shigeo Yoshida
 2014 Under the Blood-Red Sun
Papa Nakaji
 2013 Real Playing Game
Mr. Chan
 2012 Lil Tokyo Reporter (Short)
Sei Fujii
 2012 Model Minority
Ken Tanaka
 2011 It's a Kid's World
Masamichi (segment "Half Kenneth")
 2009 Half Kenneth (Short)
 2006 Peace (Short)
Young Frank
 2006 Americanese
Raymond Ding
 2003 Day of Independence (Short)
The Umpire
 2002 On the Roof
 2002 Barrier Device (Short)
Actor in Diamond Jeweler Commercial (uncredited)
 2002 The Shield (TV Series)
Chris Yamamoto
- The Spread (2002) ... Chris Yamamoto (scenes deleted)
 2001 First Love (Video short)
Nisei Soldier
 2001 Motel Jerusalem (Short)
Tokyo Joe
 1998 Lani-Loa
 1997 In Heaven & Earth (Short)
 1997 Fester (Short)
 1997 Visas and Virtue (Short)
Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara
 1997 Vital Signs (TV Series)
- Fighting Back (1997) ... Surgeon
 1997 Strawberry Fields
 1996 Weekly World News (TV Series)
Producer Shoji Nomo (segment "Working Stiffs")
- Catfish (1996) ... Producer Shoji Nomo (segment "Working Stiffs")
 1995 Requiem (Short)
 1995 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Stunt Coordinator (segment "Brandon Lee")
- Episode #8.1 (1995) ... Stunt Coordinator (segment "Brandon Lee")
 1995 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Employee #2
- Episode #1.5718 (1995) ... Employee #2
 1994 Full Circle (Short)
 1991 The Perfect Weapon
Bag Man
 1987 Overkill
Nagura Jr.
 1987 Lethal Weapon
Fire Rescue Attendant (uncredited)
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Up and Down (1986) ... Technician (uncredited)
 1986 1st & Ten (TV Series)
- The Rookies (1986) ... Reporter (uncredited)
 1986 Night of the Creeps
Extra (uncredited)
 1986 General Hospital (TV Series)
Street Bystander
- Episode dated 18 July 1986 (1986) ... Street Bystander (uncredited)
 1986 Kusei: Endangered Species (Short)
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II
The Rockabilly Club Dancer (uncredited)
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- Trial by Fire (1986) ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1985 The Hour of the Ox (Short)
 1985 The Mechanical Universe... and Beyond (TV Series documentary)
Freefall Rider (segment "Magic Mountain")
- The Law of Falling Bodies (1985) ... Freefall Rider (segment "Magic Mountain") (uncredited)
 1985 The Wall (Short)
 1985 Savage Dawn
Extra (uncredited)
 1985 Once Bitten
Dream Sequence Extra (uncredited)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Extra (uncredited)
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Camper's Dad
- A Song for Jason: Part 1 (1985) ... Camper's Dad (uncredited)
 1985 Killzone
Crawford's Men
 1985 Generation (TV Movie)
Gang Extra (uncredited)
 1985 Moving Violations
Parade Extra (uncredited)
 1985 Sara (TV Series)
Concert Goer
- Rock 'n' Roll Father (1985) ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
 1985 The Sure Thing
Frat Guy at Punch Bowl (uncredited)
 1985 Scandal Sheet (TV Movie)
Extra (uncredited)
 1985 Not My Kid (TV Movie)
Student (uncredited)
 1984 California Renegades (Short)
Mr. Chow
 1984 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Boy in Nancy's English Class (uncredited)
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Won Short Film, Best Actor award at the 12th Denver International World Cinema Independent Fall Film Festival (2004), for Visas and Virtue (1997). See more »

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