imdb_iconthis person at IMDb
Today's birthdays

Today's birthdays

Ashikawa, Makoto
Ashikawa Makoto

芦川誠
1960-04-19
Dong, Jie
Dong Jie

董洁
1980-04-19
Baker, Ox
Baker Ox


1934-04-19
Ge, You
Ge You

葛优
1957-04-19
Kojima, Haruna
Kojima Haruna

小嶋陽菜
1988-04-19
Jing, Boran
Jing Boran

井柏然
1989-04-19

James Shigeta

[ Shigeta, James ]
Profile and general info
Family name: Shigeta
Birth date: Saturday, June 17, [80 years old]
Birth place: Hawaii, USA
Bio
Trivia
  • One of six children born to a Honolulu contractor, he was educated at New York University where he majored in English.
  • Discovered as a singer by TV's "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour" where he won first place and an annual scholarship prize. This led to Vegas and nightclub appearances. Pat Boone and Ann-Margret are other celebrities who benefited from Ted Mack's popular show.
  • Speaks fluent Japanese, French and Italian.
  • The first Asian-American to crack the old Hollywood studio star system, albeit briefly, groomed as a romantic leading man.
  • On April 18, 2005, he was awarded a Visionary Award from East West Players, the nation's premier Asian American theatre organization.
  • Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 2009 The People I've Slept With
  • 2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • 2004 Threat Matrix
  • 2002 A Ribbon of Dreams
  • 2002 Brother
  • 1999 Beverly Hills, 90210
  • 1998 Mulan as General Li
  • 1997 Space Marines
  • 1997 Drive
  • 1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
  • 1996 Cybill
  • 1995 Midnight Man
  • 1994 Cage II
  • 1994 Babylon 5
  • 1994 Renegade
  • 1994 Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
  • 1994 SeaQuest DSV
  • 1994 Murder, She Wrote
  • 1990 China Cry: A True Story
  • 1989 Jake and the Fatman
  • 1989 Dragnet
  • 1989 A Peaceable Kingdom
  • 1989 Cage
  • 1989 Mission: Impossible
  • 1988 Die Hard as Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi
  • 1988 Simon & Simon
  • 1987 The Hitchhiker
  • 1987 Magnum, P.I.
  • 1986 The Family Martinez
  • 1985 Airwolf
  • 1984 Matt Houston
  • 1983 Masquerade
  • 1983 The Love Boat
  • 1983 T.J. Hooker
  • 1982 The Renegades
  • 1982 Strike Force
  • 1982 Tomorrow's Child
  • 1982 The Greatest American Hero
  • 1980 Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb
  • 1979 Samurai
  • 1979 Fantasy Island
  • 1978 The Rockford Files
  • 1978 Police Woman
  • 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
  • 1977 Little House on the Prairie
  • 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers
  • 1976 Once an Eagle
  • 1976 The Streets of San Francisco
  • 1976 Midway as Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
  • 1976 The Killer Who Wouldn't Die
  • 1976 S.W.A.T.
  • 1976 Ellery Queen
  • 1975 Matt Helm
  • 1975 Kung Fu
  • 1975 Khan!
  • 1974 The Yakuza
  • 1974 Emergency!
  • 1974 The Questor Tapes
  • 1973 Lost Horizon
  • 1973 Medical Center
  • 1973 Ironside
  • 1970 Mission: Impossible
  • 1969 The Young Lawyers
  • 1968 Hawaii Five-O
  • 1968 Escape to Mindanao
  • 1968 It Takes a Thief
  • 1968 Nobody's Perfect
  • 1968 Manila, Open City
  • 1967 The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
  • 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
  • 1966 Tre pistole contro Cesare
  • 1965 I Spy
  • 1965 Ben Casey
  • 1965 Perry Mason
  • 1965 The Bing Crosby Show
  • 1964 Carol for Another Christmas
  • 1964 The Outer Limits
  • 1964 The Lieutenant
  • 1964 Burke's Law
  • 1963 Dr. Kildare
  • 1962 Naked City
  • 1961 Playdate
  • 1961 Flower Drum Song
  • 1961 Alcoa Premiere
  • 1961 Bridge to the Sun
  • 1961 Cry for Happy
  • 1960 Walk Like a Dragon
  • 1959 The Crimson Kimono
As a composer:
  • 1973 Lost Horizon
  • 1961 Flower Drum Song
Self:
  • 2009 Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's
  • 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2006 The Slanted Screen
  • 2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards
  • 1988 Slaying the Dragon
  • 1985 Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music
  • 1967 Dateline: Hollywood
  • 1967 Dream Girl of '67
  • 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

Videos

Share your thoughts and opinions

Found links to Shigeta James profile, fansite, biography, photos or trailers? Your participation is appreciated.

comments powered by Disqus
Movies

Filmography

(partial)
BrotherBrother

Brother

as Sugimoto

Year: 2000

 




©2010 asiacue.com — Contact usPrivacy policy