Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki 1950–

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Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki 1950–

(Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa, Cary Tagawa)


Born September 27, 1950, in Tokyo, Japan; father, in U.S. Army; mother, an actress; married Sally Phillips; children: Calen (son), Brynne (daughter). Education: Attended University of Southern California; exchange student in Japan.

Addresses: Agent—Joseph Rice, Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Jerry Shandrew, Jerry Shandrew Public Relations, 1050 South Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Career: Actor. University of Hawaii at Manoa, worked as part-time masseur; also martial arts coach.


Film Appearances:

Toshi, Armed Response (also known as Jade Jungle), CineTel, 1986.

Chang, The Last Emperor (also known as Le dernier empereur and L'ultimo imperatore), Columbia, 1987.

(Uncredited) Thug in flashback, Bulletproof, 1988.

Lieutenant Lee, Spellbinder, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Oriental man, Twins, Universal, 1988.

Imperial Marine, The Last Warrior (also known as Coast-watcher), ITC Films, 1989.

Kwang, Licence To Kill (also known as Albert R. Broccoli's "Licence to Kill" and License to Kill), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

Yoshida, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991.

Kai, The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Mr. Sanga, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back, Trimark Pictures, 1991.

El Japo, American Me, Universal, 1992.

Angie-Liv, Nemesis, Imperial Entertainment, 1993.

Eddie Sakamura, Rising Sun, Twentieth-Century Fox, 1993.

Major Somchai, Natural Causes, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Kanzaki, Picture Bride (also known as Bijo Photo), Miramax, 1995.

Shang Tsung, Mortal Kombat, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Victor Chow, White Tiger, Keystone Entertainment, 1995.

Mason Lee, Thunder in Paradise 3, 1995.

The Great Kabai Sengh, The Phantom, Paramount, 1996.

Captain Jong, Provocateur (also known as Agent provocateur), Artisan Entertainment, 1996.

Matsuyama, American Dragons (also known as Double Edge), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

David Deyo, Vampires (also known as John Carpenter's "Vampires" and Vampire$), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1998.

Assignment Berlin (also known as Babyhandel Berlin-jenseits aller skrupel), 1998.

Alex, Fixations, 1999.

Ruechang, Bridge of Dragons, 1999.

Zenhichi Miyamoto, Snow Falling on Cedars, Universal, 1999.

David Chan, The Art of War (also known as L'art de la guerre), Warner Bros., 2000.

Chang, The Ghost (also known as Code of the Dragon), Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Commander Mirou Genda, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Krull, Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Fallacy, Capital Pictures/Falla/Soleil Film, 2004.

Tetsuji, Bushido, NYFA, 2004.

Roshi, Elektra, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Andreas Kanaka, True Love & Mimosa Tea, Redhead Productions, 2005.

Uncle C, The Sand Island Drive-in Anthem (short film), Kinetic Films, 2005.

The baron, Memoirs of a Geisha, Columbia, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Zylyn, Space Rangers, CBS, 1993.

Captain Terry Harada, Hawaii, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hugh Denny, L.A. Takedown (also known as L.A. Crimewave and Made in L.A.), NBC, 1989.

Murder in Paradise, NBC, 1990.

Thai major, Vestige of Honor, CBS, 1990.

Not of This World, CBS, 1991.

Hashimoto, Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (also known as Mission of the Shark), CBS, 1991.

Heroshi Osato, Raven: Return of the Black Dragons, 1992.

Prakit, Day of Reckoning, NBC, 1994.

Kon Seki, The Dangerous, 1995.

Vinh Moc, Soldier Boyz, HBO, 1996.

Chang, Danger Zone, 1996.

Captain Hefter, Top of the World (also known as Cold Cash and Showdown), 1998.

Title role, Johnny Tsunami, The Disney Channel, 1999.

Yang Roechang, Bridge of Dragons, HBO, 1999.

(As Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa) Mason Sato, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Fox, 2003.

Cat, Faith of My Fathers, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Leong Cheng, NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's "NetForce"), ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Dalton, Jack of Spies," MacGyver, 1987.

Mandarin Bailiff, "Encounter at Farpoint," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1987.

Kenji Fujitsu, "Rising Sun of Death," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Inspector Chin, "Double Take," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1988.

Vang Kai, "Countdown," Mission: Impossible, ABC, 1989.

Yamato, "The First Cigar," Alien Nation, Fox, 1989.

Raymond Char, "Chinatown, My Chinatown," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1989.

Tegoro, "Asian Cut," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989.

Detective Jed Slade, "Terror from the Blue," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), 1989.

Mr. Toyo, "Giganticus II: The Revenge," Knots Landing, 1989.

Artist, "Perfetc," Moonlighting, 1989.

"Wedding Bell Blues," Hardball, NBC, 1990.

Mason Sato, "War of Nerves," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1992.

Osato, "Reunion," Raven, CBS, 1992.

Hirotaka, "Samauri," Renegade, syndicated, 1993.

Mason Lee, Thunder in Paradise, syndicated, 1994.

Morishi, "Convictions," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), syndicated, 1995.

Lieutenant A. J. Shimamura, "Genesis," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Lieutenant A. J. Shimamura, "Home Invasion," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Lieutenant A. J. Shimamura, "Vanishing Act," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Lieutenant A. J. Shimamura, "The Great Escape," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Kenji, "Cybill and Maryann Go to Japan," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Tai Wei Tse, "Sweet & Sour Victory," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1996.

Turghan, "Emancipation," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Showtime, 1997.

Sam Tanaka, "The Internment," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1998.

Aung Myint, "Ambition," Vengeance Unlimited (also known as Mr. Chapel), ABC, 1998.

Peter, "Walter," Seven Days (also known as Seven Days: The Series), UPN, 1999.

Master Ko, "Black Dragons," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2000.

Guest on The Test, FX Channel.

Television Appearances; Other:

Kim Lee, The Bakery (pilot), CBS, 1990.

Himself, Lives in Hazard, 1994.



Mortal Kombat: Behind the Scenes, 1995.

Voice of Vinh Moc, Soldier Boyz, 1997.

Voice of Sin Tzu, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (video game), Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2003.

The Slanted Screen, Asian American Media Mafia, 2006.



Inside Karate, December, 1998.