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James Shigeta (June 17, 1929 Honolulu-July 28, 2014 Los Angeles) also known as Guy Brion, The Frank Sinatra of Japan or James S. Shigeta was an American actor, singer and voice actor.
He began his career in entertainment as a singer in nightclubs, and later transitioned into acting. He is perhaps best known for his role as Joseph "Joe" Takagi in the 1988 action film "Die Hard." He also appeared in films such as "Flower Drum Song," "Bridge to the Sun," and "The Crimson Kimono." Shigeta was a trailblazer for Asian-American actors and was recognized with several awards throughout his career, including the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "The Crimson Kimono." In addition to his film work, Shigeta also lent his voice to animated television shows such as "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Mulan."
Born in Honolulu to Japanese immigrant parents, Shigeta moved to New York City in the late 1940s to pursue a career in music. He later moved to Los Angeles to further his career and began appearing in films in the 1950s. Shigeta was also involved in activism for Asian-American representation in Hollywood, and served as the national chair of the Screen Actors Guild Ethnic Minority Committee. He continued to act in films and television until his death in 2014 at the age of 85. Shigeta was posthumously inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame in 2015.
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