James Shigeta

James Shigeta, Caroll Baker in Bridge to the Sun 1961
1933 - 2014

James Shigeta  American Actor

Age
81
Zodiac

James S. Shigeta (June 17, 1929 – July 28, 2014) was an American film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei or third-generation American of Japanese a...

First Name James
Middle Name Saburo
Last Name Shigeta
Full Name at Birth James Saburo Shigeta
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th June, 1933
Birthplace Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died 28th July, 2014
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Asian
Nationality American
University New York University where he majored in English.
Occupation Text Actor, Vocalist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Flower Drum Song (1961)
Year(s) Active 1959–present, 1959–2009, Musical career
Instrument (text) Piano
Record Label Toho Records, Choreo Records, Decca, Ava Records
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) CESD Talent Agency
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/135/000132736/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133498190
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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The People I've Slept With2009 Charles Yang Movie
Avatar: The Last Airbender2005 Old Wanderer TV Show
Threat Matrix2003 Kang Sok-Joo TV Show
A Ribbon of Dreams2002 Jimmy Chan Movie
Brother2000 Sugimoto Movie
Mulan1998 General Li Movie
Drive1997 Mr. Lau Movie
Space Marines1996 Ambassador Nakamura Movie
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996 Mr. Yamashiro, Japanese Prime Minister, Inspector Mantjur TV Show
Midnight Man1995 Mao Mak Movie
Cybill1995 Mr. Matsuzaki TV Show
Cage II1994 Tin Lum Yin Movie
Babylon 51994 Taro Isogi TV Show
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die1994 Det. Whoo TV Movie
SeaQuest 20321993 Vietnamese President Chi TV Show
Renegade1992 Hideo Maruyama, Mr. Ota TV Show
China Cry: A True Story1990 Dr. Sung Movie
Beverly Hills, 902101990 Ben Sosna TV Show
Cage1989 Tin Lum Yin Movie
A Peaceable Kingdom1989 Dr Okawa TV Show
Dragnet1989 Mr. Minn TV Show
Die Hard1988 Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi Movie
Mission: Impossible1988 Ki TV Show
Jake and the Fatman1987 TV Show
The Family Martinez1986 Judge Yamamoto TV Movie
Airwolf1984 Colonel Tranh Van Zung TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Luc Lee, John Sukahara TV Show
Masquerade1983 Makko TV Show
The Hitchhiker1983 Nishi TV Show
The Renegades1982 Jimmy Lee TV Movie
Matt Houston1982 Lin Ha TV Show
T.J. Hooker1982 Chow Duc Khan TV Show
Tomorrow's Child1982 Donald Shibura TV Movie
Simon & Simon1981 Chen TV Show
Strike Force1981 Leong TV Show
The Greatest American Hero1981 Colonel Shawn Liang TV Show
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb1980 Field Marshall Abehata TV Movie
Magnum, P.I.1980 Dr. Richard Enoka TV Show
Samurai1979 Takeo Chisato TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977 General Lin Sun TV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977 Kapala TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Bud's Father TV Show
Midway1976 Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo Movie
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers1976 Wizard Wong TV Show
Once an Eagle1976 Lin Tso-Han TV Show
The Killer Who Wouldn't Die1976 David Lao TV Movie
Ellery Queen1975 Stephen Yang TV Show
Khan!1975 TV Show
Matt Helm1975 Tom McCauley TV Show
S.W.A.T.1975 Lieutenant Eddie Chew TV Show
The Yakuza1974 Goro Movie
The Questor Tapes1974 Dr. Chen TV Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974 Sam Wing TV Show
Police Woman1974 Bernie Kim TV Show
The Rockford Files1974 Clement Chin TV Show
Lost Horizon1973 Brother To-Lenn Movie
Emergency!1972 Nathan O'Brien TV Show
Kung Fu1972 Col. Lin Pei TV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972 Prosecutor TV Show
Medical Center1969 Resident Doctor TV Show
The Young Lawyers1969 Lee Ahn TV Show
Nobody's Perfect1968 Diver Toshi O'Hara Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968 Joseph Matsukino TV Show
It Takes a Thief1968 Fong Sing TV Show
Manila, Open City1968 Captain Murakami Movie
Escape to Mindanao1968 Lt. Takahashi TV Movie
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk1967 George Ti Ming Movie
Ironside1967 Toshio Watari, Il Pak Soong TV Show
Paradise, Hawaiian Style1966 Danny Kohana Movie
Mission: Impossible1966 Shiki TV Show
Tre pistole contro Cesare1966 Lester Kato Movie
I Spy1965 Tommy TV Show
A Carol for Another Christmas1964 The Doctor TV Movie
The Bing Crosby Show1964 Joe TV Show
Burke's Law1963 Sidney Ying TV Show
The Lieutenant1963 Capt. Myang Dee TV Show
The Outer Limits1963 AIO Capt. Newa, Maj. Jong TV Show
Bridge to the Sun1961 Hidenari Terasaki Movie
Cry for Happy1961 Suzuki Movie
Flower Drum Song1961 Wang Ta Movie
Alcoa Premiere1961 Captain TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Dr. Harvey Lee TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Dr. Roy Shigera TV Show
Walk Like a Dragon1960 Cheng Lu Movie
The Crimson Kimono1959 Det. Joe Kojaku Movie
Naked City1958 James Kam TV Show
Perry Mason1957 Ward Toyama TV Show
Playdate Major Ri TV Show
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    Deborah WaddellNov 9, 2009

    I fell in Love with the orient and James Shigeta when I was 12 years old. I stated then that I would marry a man from the orient, (I wanted to marry James Shigeta)I married my husband who was born in Bangkok Thailand In 1949 and lived there for many years. He is very oriential in many of his habbits and all his favorit foods are thai food. Dreams do come true-well mosely. I didn`t marry James Shigeta, but then I figure he is larger then life like all movie stars, If I married him then I would not have anyone to dream about in the far off dream world. sigh...I am just an ole woman now.. ho hum....

    melinda mullinsAug 18, 2008

    James Shigeta is a very talented actor and handsome of course. Im the younger generation butby watching tcm i discover another actor. I diffenently think he s nice looking. I am glad to watch the older movies and learn about actors I never knew. Thanks TCM.


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