Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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  • Name: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ( Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa )
  • Date of birth: 27 September 1950
  • Age: 66 years
  • Place of birth: Tokyo
  • Height: 180
  • Activity: American actor of Japanese descent
  • Marital status: divorced

    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa biography

    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (better known as Cary Tagawa) was born in Tokyo in September 1950 in a military family, who worked at the American base, and actress. Mother was from an old family, and when she expressed a desire to become an actress, she was kicked out of the house. As a child she read the son of classical works of world literature, among which pride of place was given to Tolstoy, Chekhov and Dostoevsky.

    When the son was 5 years old, the family moved to Fort Bragg in the North American state of Carolina. Says Cary-Hiroyuki, it was there that he first realized that he needed to practice martial arts.

    The parents sent their son to High school Duarte, recognized as one of the best among the state schools giving secondary education. It was then that Cary Tagawa was really enthusiastic about the two types of martial arts – first Ken-do, and then karate. He studied under the guidance of renowned Masatoshi Nakayama – chief instructor of the Japan karate Association.

    After school, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa became a student of the University of southern California. After the 2nd course he took advantage of the student exchange program and went to Japan to continue training with Sensei Nakayama. After graduating from high school, Tagawa returned home, but felt like a stranger, returned to America. Here he tried many professions before you make a choice in favor of acting. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa worked on a farm, drove a truck and a limousine, delivering pizza and working as a journalist. Only 16 years later he decided to become an actor.


    A cinematic biography Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa began in 1986 when he was 36 years old. Debut in the film «Armed resistance», where the novice actor got a secondary role. «Big trouble in Little China», he appeared only in the crowd. But Tagawa noticed, and the following year was invited to present several projects. Chief among them was the happy ticket in the big cinema, was the film Bernardo Bertolucci «the Last Emperor». This movie did Cary-Hiroyuki rising star of cinema. With the release of this tape Japanese actor is becoming very popular. Moreover, what started the «trend» of the «bad Asians».

    The actor really played a lot of roles where he played a negative hero. These – almost 90% of the games played. In the work of Cary-Hiroyuki is very useful training in martial arts.

    In 1988 Tagawa appeared in the Comedy film «Twins», where the main role was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. A year later came the 16th series of «James bond» film «License to kill», where he played a Japanese artist. Both films had a huge success with viewers and critics, earning many awards and prizes. Next was a series of paintings that have made Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa even more popular. First of all, this tape «rising sun, «Mortal Kombat», «the roof of the world», «pearl Harbor», «planet of the apes,» «Memoirs of a geisha».

    In November 2015, on domestic screens will be released film Yegor Baranov called «Priest-San». Here is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa appears in the image of father Nikolay, a priest of the Orthodox Church, and a former professional athlete Takuro Nakamura.

    Creative piggy Bank Cary Tagawa is almost 100 roles in feature films and television series. Most of it is a secondary role, but very vivid and memorable to the audience. The actor continues to appear, and often acts as a producer. He left the sport, and even created a system of «Chun-Hsing», which trains their students. Tagawa also writes scripts and leads an active social life.

    Personal life

    Tagawa Cary chose a place of permanent residence Hawaiian Islands. Here it is removed and leads his own school of martial arts.

    Personal life Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is two marriages and three children. Both wives were American. From marriage to the first artist, Cary Tagawa has two sons. The second gave birth to his daughter. At the moment, the actor is divorced, but with ex-wives and all the children he maintains warm relations.


    • Big trouble in little China
    • The last Emperor
    • Gemini
    • License to kill
    • The roof of the world
    • Pearl Harbor
    • Planet of the apes
    • Memoirs of a geisha
    • Hachiko: the most loyal friend
    • Priest-San


    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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