James Shigeta
Personal information
Date of birth

June 17, 1929

Place of Birth

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Date of Death

July 28, 2014

Years Active


Die Hard

Joe Takagi

Appeared in

Die Hard

James Shigeta (June 17, 1929 - July 28, 2014) was an American film and television actor as well as a singer. He portrayed Joe Takagi in Die Hard.

Shigeta also lend his voice in the Disney animated movie Mulan. He also appeared in Lost Horizon and Midway. Shigeta appeared in a wide variety of television shows, such as "Emergency!", the original "Hawaii Five-O", "T.J. Hooker", "S.W.A.T.", "Medical Center", "Mission: Impossible", "Magnum, P.I.", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Rockford Files" and "Simon & Simon".

Shigeta died in his sleep on July 28, 2014 at the age of 85.

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