Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

BirthDay:

27 Sep 1950

BirthPlace:

Tokyo, Japan

Bio:

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 finally settled in Southern California, where Tagawa began acting in high school. He was an exchange student in Japan while studying at the University of Southern California. He has recently been involved off-screen in addressing student groups (at SFSU and Stanford). He has also been coaching the martial artist portraying Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat Live Tour, and in his free time developing his new form of martial arts, called "Chun Shin."
Filmography

Actor ( 110 credits )

Sky Sharks (2017) Michael Morel
Path of Redemption (2016) Kurai Hebi
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Akihiro (voice)
Duel of Legends (2016) Shing
Showdown in Manila (2016) Aldric Cole
Little Boy (2015) Hashimoto
The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015) The Mayor
Junction (2015) Author
The Whole World at Our Feet (2015)
The Man in the High Castle (2015)  Nobusuke Tagomi (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Ierey-san. Ispoved samuraya (2015) Otets Nikolay (as Keri-Khiroyuki Tagava)
Skin Trade (2014) Senator Khat
Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge (2014) Heihachi
Ninja Apocalypse (2014) Fumitaka
Hype Nation 3D (2014) Sammy Kata
The Librarians (2014)  Mr. Drake (1 episode, 2014)
47 Ronin (2013) Shogun Tsunayoshi
Teen Wolf (2011)  Katashi (Silverfinger) (1 episode, 2014)
Revenge (2011)  Satoshi Takeda (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)  Shang Tsung (3 episodes, 2013)
Grimm (2011)  Takeshi Imura (1 episode, 2016)
Tekken (2010) Heihachi Mishima
Robin Hood of the Bayous (2010) Narrator / Pirate 1
Overture (2010) Judge
Absolute.ness (2010) Chief Dax
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Hiro Nashimori / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
The Tomb (2009) Len Burris
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) Ken
The Legend of Chang Apana (2009) Chang Apana
By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009) Bodyguard
Bodyguard: A New Beginning (2008) Kai
Prozhektorperiskhilton (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Davay pozhenimsya! (2008)  Himself
Balls of Fury (2007) Mysterious Asian Man
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (2007) Alibek
The Slanted Screen (2006) Himself
Heroes (2006)  The Swordsmith (2 episodes, 2007)
Beyond the Break (2006)  Xander (2 episodes, 2009)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) The Baron
The Sand Island Drive-In Anthem (2005) Uncle C
True Love & Mimosa Tea (2005) Andreas Kanaka
Elektra (2005) Roshi
Fallacy (2004)
Hawaii (2004)  Captain Terry Harada (unknown episodes)
Planet of the Apes (2001) Krull
Pearl Harbor (2001) Cmdr. Minoru Genda
The Ghost (2001) Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
The Test (2001)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode)
The Art of War (2000) David Chan
Bridge of Dragons (1999) General Ruechang
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Zenhichi Miyamoto
Fixations (1999) Alex
American Dragons (1998) Matsuyama
Vampires (1998) David Deyo
Provocateur (1998) Captain Jong
Seven Days (1998)  Peter (1 episode, 1999)
Vengeance Unlimited (1998)  Aung Myint (1 episode, 1998)
Top of the World (1997) Captain Hefter
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Shang Tsung (archive footage)
Stargate SG-1 (1997)  Turghan (1 episode, 1997)
Danger Zone (1996) Monsieur Chang
The Phantom (1996) The Great Kabai Sengh
White Tiger (1996) Victor Chow
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)  Tai Wei Tse (1 episode, 1996)
Nash Bridges (1996)  Lt. A.J. Shimamura / ... (15 episodes, 1996)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)  Sam Tanaka (1 episode, 1998)
Soldier Boyz (1995) Vinh Moc
Mortal Kombat (1995) Shang Tsung
The Dangerous (1995) Kon
Cybill (1995)  Kenji (1 episode, 1996)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  King Young-Jin (1 episode, 1997)
Natural Causes (1994) Major Somchai
Picture Bride (1994) Kanzaki
Babylon 5 (1994)  Morishi (1 episode, 1995)
Thunder in Paradise (1994)  Mason Lee (2 episodes, 1994)
Rising Sun (1993) Eddie Sakamura
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)  Master Ko (1 episode, 2000)
Space Rangers (1993)  Zylyn (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nemesis (1992) Angie-Liv
American Me (1992) El Japo
Renegade (1992)  Hirotaka (1 episode, 1993)
Raven (1992)  Osato / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) Funekei Yoshida
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991) Sanga
The Perfect Weapon (1991) Kai
The Last Warrior (1989) Imperial Marine
Licence to Kill (1989) Kwang
Baywatch (1989)  Mason Sato (1 episode, 1992)
Alien Nation (1989)  Yamato (1 episode, 1989)
Hardball (1989) (1 episode, 1990)
A Peaceable Kingdom (1989)  Coach (1 episode)
Nasty Boys (1989)  Max (1 episode, 1990)
Twins (1988) Oriental Man
Spellbinder (1988) Lt. Lee
Bulletproof (1988) Thug in Flashback (uncredited)
Superboy (1988)  Detective Jed Slade (1 episode, 1989)
Mission: Impossible (1988)  Vang Kai (1 episode, 1989)
The Last Emperor (1987) Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Mandarin Bailiff (1 episode, 1987)
Jake and the Fatman (1987)  Raymond Char (1 episode, 1990)
Armed Response (1986) Toshi (as Cary Tagana)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Wing Kong Man - Extra (uncredited)
MacGyver (1985)  Asian Buyer (1 episode, 1987)
Moonlighting (1985)  Artist (1 episode, 1989)
The Colbys (1985)  Mr. Sung (1 episode, 1987)
Miami Vice (1984)  Kenji Fujitsu / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Hotel (1983)  Inspector Chin (1 episode, 1988)
Knots Landing (1979)  Mr. Toyo (1 episode, 1989)
Beyond the Game (0)
Reagan (0) Yasuhiro Nakasone

Producer ( 2 credits )

Duel of Legends (2016) producer
The Legend of Chang Apana (2009) producer