Saito, James 1955–

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SAITO, James 1955–


Born March 6, 1955, in Los Angeles, CA. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, graduated.




Film Appearances:

Eddie, The Idolmaker, United Artists, 1980.

Kendo Yamomoto, Hot Dog … The Movie, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Park Sung, Mortal Sins (also known as Dangerous Obsession, Divine Obsession, and God's Payroll), Panorama Entertainment, 1989.

Oroko Saki (The Shredder), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Servant, Wolf, Columbia, 1994.

Nemura, The Hunted, Universal, 1995.

Korean proprietor, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3 and Simon Says), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Mr. Deng, Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Takaori Osumi, The Devil's Advocate (also known as Diabolos and Im Auftrag des Teufels), Warner Bros., 1997.

Chinese mob boss, Home Alone 3, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Paul Cheng, The Thomas Crown Affair, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.

First Japanese aide, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Akiri, Love the Hard Way, 2001, Kino International, 2003.

Bruce, Another Bed (short film), 2001.

Ray/Groper, "My Robot Baby," Robot Stories, Pak Film/Shotwell Media, 2003.

John Lu, Ghost Dance, ABL Communications, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980.

Tom Halehone, Blood & Orchids, CBS, 1986.

Operations Officer Yamato, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988.

Tony Chiu, To Be the Best, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Richard Wakatsuki, Farewell to Manzanar, 1976.

Lieutenant Tatsuo Yamato, Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, and the Atomic Bomb (also known as Enola Gay), NBC, 1980.

Professor, The Two Lives of Carol Letner, CBS, 1981.

Khan, The Renegades, ABC, 1982.

First officer, Girls of the White Orchid (also known as Death Ride to Osaka), NBC, 1983.

Cabbie, Covenant, NBC, 1985.

C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (also known as Python Wolf), 1988.

Johnny Chen, Tongs, ABC, 1989.

Japanese soldier, Silent Cries (also known as Guests of the Emperor), NBC, 1993.

Dr. Hiro Lorechi, The Tomorrow Man, 1996.

Police officer, Rock the Boat (also known as Atlantis Conspiracy), HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Third commando, "Up for Grabs," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), 1976.

Ensign Kira, "Divine Wind," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), 1977.

South Korean, "Comrades in Arms: Parts 1 & 2," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977.

Korean soldier, "Dear Comrade," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.

Nakajima, "Hype," Lou Grant, 1979.

Sergeant, "The Last Ten Days," The Waltons, 1981.

Vietnamese interpreter, "Veteran," The Incredible Hulk, 1981.

Man, "All You Need Is Love," Bosom Buddies, 1981.

Park, "Communication Breakdown," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1981.

Kelly Kim, "The Hand–Painted Thai," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982.

Police officer, "The Japanese Connection," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982.

Japanese lieutenant, "Once a Tiger …," Tales of the Gold Monkey, 1982.

Third reporter, "The Fatal Blow," Knots Landing, 1983.

Sixth reporter, "Forsaking All Others," Knots Landing, 1984.

Yamahiro, "The Dog Who Knew Too Much," Hart to Hart, 1984.

Ronnie Quan, "The Mole," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1984.

Laboratory technician, "Hot Property," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1984.

Ming, "The Golden Triangle," MacGyver, ABC, 1985.

Howie Wong, "Golden Triangle: Part 2," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

Joe Ching, "Chinatown Memories," Street Hawk, 1985.

First anesthesiologist, "Night Fever," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1985.

"Year of the Fox," Crazy like a Fox, 1985.

Kwai Li, "The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair," The A–Team, NBC, 1986.

Mr. Ashida, "Days of Swine and Roses," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Tim Shimizu, "X–Virus," Airwolf, 1987.

Ma Sek, "Heart of Night," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988.

General Loctuck, "Power Play," Counterstrike, 1990.

Mr. Tanaka, "Scoundrels," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Detective Chang, "Sins of the Father," New York Undercover, Fox, 1994.

Nogami, "The 37s," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1995.

Voice of Taro, "Bushido," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1996.

Korean man, "Ex and the City," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

Yoshi Yopshimura, "Dissonance," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"Lost Causes," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Sergeant Yee, "The Long Guns," Third Watch, NBC, 2002.

Mr. Miyazaki, "Great Barrier," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Food delivery person, Charles in Charge, CBS, 1984.

Stage Appearances:

You're on the Tee/Ripples in the Pond, East West Players, Los Angeles, 1983–84.

Bandit, Rashomon, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Blackie Sakata, The Wash, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1990–91.

Wilderness, Pan Asian Repertory, Playhouse 46, New York City, 1994.

Yellow Fever, Pan Asian Repertory, St. Clement's Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Stage manager and Sam Craig, Our Town, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Servant and ghost, Golden Child, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1998.

The duke, Othello, the Moor of Venice, National Asian American Theatre Company, Connelly Theatre, New York City, 2000.

"Egads" and "Lilly Lee's Science Fair," in Frozen Lemonade, Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York City, 2003.

Appeared as understudy for Andrew Kwong and Eng Tieng–Bin, Day Standing on Its Head, American Conservatory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; and in The King and I, Broadway production; also performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, Williamstown Theatre Festival, William-stown, MA, and Arena Stage, Baltimore, MD.