Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor in Bernardo
Bertolucci's feature film THE LAST EMMROR.
He went on to roles in RISING SUN, MORTAL KOMBAT, THE PHANTOM, THE
ART OF WAR. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES to
name a few. His most notable television credits includes the miniseries
NET FORCE, Disney channel's JONNY TSUNAMI, and series regular spots
on NASH BRIDGES and SPACE RANGERS.
Tagawa, a U.S. Army brat, was
born in Tokyo and moved a number of times
living in such places as Ft, Bragg NC,
Ft- Polk, LA and Ft. Hood, TX. His mother was an actress from Tokyo.
The family finally settled in Southern California where Tagawa first
discovered his love of acting while in High school. After graduating
from the University of Southern California with a degree in Asian
Studies Cary began a journey to learn as much about the world as
possible in order to bring wisdom to his acting.
In addition to his
acting, Cary feels he hag a philosophical
mission in life. He is the creator of
a refined form of martial arts he calls "Chuu-Shin," which
means "to be centered in your heart and mind". The balletic movements
are performed with an 8-foot staff and serve as a therapeutic art, much like
yoga. Devotees of 'Chuu-Shin" are scattered throughout Southern California.
Also a pioneer in sports training, Cary has developed a hybrid training system
called Ninjah Sports which combines sports with martial arts. Tagawa will soon
be found around the world, on the Net at www.tagawa.tv.
Tagawa currently resides
in Venice, California, with his wife Sally and their children, Calen and