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Jimmy Taenaka

Jimmy Taenaka Japanese-American film and television actor

Japanese-American film and television actor
Jimmy Taenaka
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Intro Japanese-American film and television actor
Is Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 27 November 1964, Fort Ord
Age: 55 years
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James Katsuyuki Taenaka (妙中克之 Taenaka Katsuyuki; born November 27, 1964), better known as Jimmy T, is an American actor.

Early life

Taenaka was born in Fort Ord, California and raised in Monterey, California. His parents had immigrated from Osaka, Japan. He attended Monterey High School in Monterey, California. Taenaka was a USA Junior National Judo Champion, and represented California at USA Junior National Wrestling Championships.


Taenaka appears on television and film both in Asia and the United States. In Singapore, he starred in the epic World War II television drama, A War Diary about the Japanese occupation of Singapore, where he also received a nomination at the Asian Television Awards in 2002 for Best Drama Performance by an Actor.

Personal life

Taenaka is married to Lim Li Li.



  • Dead Mine (2012)
  • Tiger Team-The Mountain of 1000 Dragons (2010) Sony Pictures
  • Ovunque Tu Sia (2008) RAI International
  • Dance of the Dragon (2008)
  • L'Empire du Tigre (2005) TF1
  • The Second Singapore Short Story (2004)
  • Tequila - the Movie (2002)
  • Fatal Blade (2001)
  • Looking Italian (1998)
  • Psycho Sushi (1997)
  • The Low Life (1995)
  • The Shadow (1994)
  • American Yakuza (1993)
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)


  • Kung Fu Killer (2008) TV Mini-Series RHI Entertainment
  • Martial Law (1999) TV Episode CBS
  • Brooklyn South (1998) TV Episode CBS
  • JAG (1997) TV Episode CBS
  • Cop Files (1993) TV Episode Fox TV
  • The Pupil (2010) TV Series
  • Calefare (2008) TV Series (Guest Star)
  • En Bloc (TV series) (2008) TV Series
  • First Mums (2005) TV Series
  • Shooting Stars (2005) TV Series
  • The Second Singapore Short Story (2004) TV Series
  • Machine (2004) TV Movie
  • Like My Own (2004) TV Series
  • Singapore Shakes (2004) TV Movie
  • Rouge (2004) MTV Asia - TV Episode
  • Amnesia (2003) TV Movie
  • One Peep Too Many (2002) TV Movie
  • A War Diary (2001) TV Series
  • Making Love (2000) MediaCorp TV Series
  • Daddy's Girls (2004) MediaCorp TV Episode


  • Get Drunk In China (2007) Channel News Asia TV Series

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