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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


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September 27, 1950, Tokyo, Japan
Sally Phillips (1984-present), three children

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (born September 27, 1950, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor who appeared as Kenji Fujitsu, a former employee of yazuka boss Riochi Tanaka in the episode "The Rising Sun of Death", and as Tegoro, a mysterious Asian man who worked with Carlos Escobar in the episode "Asian Cut" of the series Miami Vice, he's best known for playing Evil Sorcerer Shang Tsung in the 1995 Mortal Kombat Movie and Reprised his role in the 2019 Videogame Mortal Kombat 11.


Tagawa began his acting career in the movies, debuting in 1986's Armed Response, but his breakthrough role occurred in the 1987 film The Last Emperor (with Joan Chen), Twins, Licence to Kill, The Phantom (with James Remar, Bill Smitrovich, and David Proval), Mortal Kombat, Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes (with Helena Bonham Carter), Tekken and its' sequel Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge, The Whole World at Our Feet (with Michael Madsen), and Duel of Legends (with Hector Echavarria).

His TV roles began in 1987's MacGyver (episode with Bruce McGill, followed by The Colbys, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Moonlighting (with Bruce Willis), a regular role in the first season of Nash Bridges (with Don Johnson), the TV movie NetForce (with Xander Berkeley, Brian Dennehy, and C.C.H. Pounder), Heroes, Hawaii Five-0, Grimm, Revenge, the rebooted Lost in Space, and The Man in the HIgh Castle.

Personal Life

Tagawa married Sally Phillips in 1984 and they have three children.