Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Highest Rated: 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Showdown in Manila (2016)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1950

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Born in Tokyo, Japan, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa was raised in various cities in the United States due to his father's position in the United States Army. Ultimately Tagawa's family settled in the southern part of California, and he began acting while a student at Duarte High School. Following graduation, Tagawa enrolled at the University of Southern California. After graduation, Tagawa elected to pursue acting, and had his first breakthrough role playing Eunuch Chang in "The Last Emperor" (1987). He followed this role up two years later playing an undercover narcotics officer in the James Bond movie "License to Kill" (1989). Following this movie he was cast opposite martial arts legend Brandon Lee and Dolph Lundgren in the action movie "Showdown in Little Tokyo" (1991). Tagawa was interviewed in a 2006 documentary "The Slanted Screen," about portrayals of Asian and Asian-American men in mainstream entertainment. In addition to his work as an actor Tagawa had stunt experience and was a martial artist. Tagawa has also leant his voice to various projects, including 1997 video game "Soldier Boyz" and the 2003 video game "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu." In 2015 Tagawa was cast as a lead character in the original Amazon series "Man in the High Castle" (Amazon 2015- ), based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.


Highest Rated Movies



43% No Score Yet Sky Sharks Michael Morel (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 17% Diamond Cartel Khazar (Character) - 2017
0% 22% Showdown in Manila Aldric Cole (Character) - 2016
97% 86% Kubo and the Two Strings Hashi (Voice) $48M 2016
24% 78% Little Boy Hashimoto (Character) $6.5M 2015
No Score Yet 24% The Man With the Iron Fists 2 The Mayor (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 16% Ninja Apocalypse Fumitaka (Character) - 2014
16% 48% 47 Ronin Shogun Tsunayoshi (Character) $38.3M 2013
No Score Yet 33% Black Cobra Goro Tanaka (Character) - 2012
0% 31% Tekken Heihachi Mishima (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 19% The Tomb Len Burris (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia Len Burris (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 27% By the Will of Genghis Khan Bodyguard (Character) - 2009
64% 84% Hachiko: A Dog's Story Ken (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 27% Ghost Voyage The Steward (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 30% Bodyguard: A New Beginning Kai (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Grandpa Johnny Tsunami (Character) - 2007
11% 29% Elektra Roshi (Character) $24.4M 2005
No Score Yet 66% Faith of My Fathers Cat (Character) - 2005
35% 83% Memoirs of a Geisha The Baron (Character) $57M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rude Chang (Character) - 2001
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Krull (Character) $180M 2001
No Score Yet 12% The Ghost Chang (Character) - 2001
16% 36% The Art of War Chan (Character) $30.2M 2000
No Score Yet 62% Johnny Tsunami Johnny Tsunami (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Netforce Leong Cheng (Character) - 1999
39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Zenhichi Miyamoto (Character) $14.4M 1999
No Score Yet 43% Bridge of Dragons General Ruechang (Character) - 1999
41% 47% John Carpenter's Vampires David Deyo (Character) $20.2M 1998
No Score Yet 67% Provocateur Captain Jong (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 32% American Dragons Matsuyama (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% White Tiger Victor Chow (Character) - 1996
43% 31% The Phantom The Great Kabai Sengh (Character) $17.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Season Monsieur Chang (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 26% Danger Zone Monsieur Chang (Character) - 1996
46% 57% Mortal Kombat Shang Tsung (Character) $70.5M 1995
No Score Yet 37% Soldier Boyz Vinh Moc (Character) - 1995
82% 79% Picture Bride Kanzaki (Character) $531.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Natural Causes Major Somchai (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% The Dangerous Kon (Character) - 1994
33% 39% Rising Sun Eddie Sakamura (Character) $62.5M 1993
60% 40% Nemesis Angie-Liv (Character) - 1992
78% 90% American Me El Japo (Character) $11.3M 1992
33% 51% Showdown in Little Tokyo Funekei Yoshida (Character) $1M 1991
20% 31% Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Sanga (Character) $1.2M 1991
40% No Score Yet The Last Warrior Imperial Marine (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 33% Spellbinder Lt. Lee (Character) $1.3M 1988


84% 81% The Man in the High Castle Nobusuke Tagomi (Character) 2018 2015-2016
89% 91% Grimm Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
89% No Score Yet The Quest Mr. Drake (Guest Star) 2014
69% 79% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
20% No Score Yet Hawaii Capt. Terry Harada (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Days Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Hirotaka (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baywatch Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Inspector Chin (Guest Star) 1988


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