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Chris Tashima

Actor | Art Department | Writer
KNOWN FOR 
Visas and Virtue (1997) | Under the Blood-Red Sun (2014) | Lil Tokyo Reporter (2012)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 10 nominations More »
HEIGHT *
5' 10" (1.78m)
GUILDS *
AEA | DGA | SDC | SAG-AFTRA  Less
ETHNICITY *
Asian
HAIR *
Salt/Pepper (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
155 lbs
ATHLETICS *
Baseball | Boxing | Basketball | Snow Skiing | Cycling | Tennis  Less
INSTRUMENTS *
Violin
WORK HISTORY *
Music Video | Radio | Commercial | Theater | Film | Television | Voice Over  Less
JOB TYPES *
Writing | Directing | Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport)
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/christashima
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (43 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (23 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The ConsultantsThe Consultants (TV Series) Special Thanks (4 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 4
    • Flirt (Apr 8, 2010) Special Thanks  Less
    • Pick-Up (Apr 8, 2010) Special Thanks  Less
    • Water (Apr 8, 2010) Special Thanks  Less
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  • Primary photo for Popcorn ZenPopcorn Zen (TV Series) Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue") (1 episode, 2006), Director (1 episode, 2006), Producer (1 episode, 2006), Writer (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Episode #2.2 (Feb 2006) Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue"), Director (segments: Chisai Samurai, Visas and Virtue), Producer (segments: Chisai Samurai), Writer (segments: Chisai Samurai, Visas and Virtue)  Less
  • Primary photo for The ShieldThe Shield (TV Series) Chris Yamamoto (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • The Spread (Mar 26, 2002) Chris Yamamoto (scenes deleted)  Less
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1999), Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue") (1 episode, 1999), Writer (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
    • Visas and Virtue/I Am Viet Hung (Aug 23, 1999) Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue"), Director (segments: Visas and Virtue), Writer (segments: Visas and Virtue)  Less
  • Primary photo for Vital SignsVital Signs (TV Series) Surgeon (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Weekly World NewsWeekly World News (TV Series) Producer Shoji Nomo (segment "Working Stiffs") (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
    • Catfish (Jan 27, 1996) Producer Shoji Nomo (segment "Working Stiffs")  Less
  • Primary photo for Unsolved MysteriesUnsolved Mysteries (TV Series) Stunt Coordinator (segment "Brandon Lee") (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Episode #8.1 (Oct 20, 1995) Stunt Coordinator (segment "Brandon Lee")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Employee #2 (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Tokyo BoundTokyo Bound (TV Movie) Set Designer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Liberace: Behind the MusicLiberace: Behind the Music (TV Movie) Carpenter (uncredited)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Fun HouseFun House (TV Series) Carpenter (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 3, 1988) Carpenter (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing StreetBarry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street (TV Movie) Carpenter (uncredited)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Pee-wee's PlayhousePee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) Carpenter (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Open House (Sep 19, 1987) Carpenter (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for St. ElsewhereSt. Elsewhere (TV Series) Technician (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Up and Down (Nov 12, 1986) Technician (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for 1st & Ten1st & Ten (TV Series) Reporter (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • The Rookies (Aug 25, 1986) Reporter (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for General HospitalGeneral Hospital (TV Series) Street Bystander (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The Fall GuyThe Fall Guy (TV Series) Bar Patron (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Trial by Fire (Jan 24, 1986) Bar Patron (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Highway to HeavenHighway to Heaven (TV Series) Camper's Dad (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for GenerationGeneration (TV Movie) Gang Extra (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for SaraSara (TV Series) Concert Goer (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Scandal SheetScandal Sheet (TV Movie) Extra (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Not My KidNot My Kid (TV Movie) Student (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Mechanical Universe... and BeyondThe Mechanical Universe... and Beyond (TV Series) Freefall Rider (segment "Magic Mountain") (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • The Law of Falling Bodies (1985) Freefall Rider (segment "Magic Mountain") (uncredited)  Less
Self (10 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for SoCal JapanSoCal Japan (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee / Award Winner (segment "JABA Gala") / Actor (segment "Lil Tokyo Reporter") (2 episodes, 2013–2015)  Less 2013–2015
    • Episode dated 16 May 2015 (May 16, 2015) Himself - Interviewee / Award Winner (segment "JABA Gala")  Less
    • Episode dated 4 May 2013 (May 4, 2013) Himself - Interviewee / Actor (segment "Lil Tokyo Reporter")  Less
  • Primary photo for Halo haloHalo halo (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Actor (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Talk About a MovieTalk About a Movie (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Actor and Filmmaker (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Monumental MysteriesMonumental Mysteries (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Só Visto!Só Visto! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Cove: My Friend is...The Cove: My Friend is... (Short) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Eye on EntertainmentEye on Entertainment (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Real OrangeReal Orange (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The 70th Annual Academy AwardsThe 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film  Less 1998 $30MM

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Under the Blood Red Sun * – Lead (LIFF Best Sup. Actor Award) Dir.: Tim Savage
  • Lil Tokyo Reporter (short) * – Lead (LAIUFF Best Actor Award) Dir.: Jeffrey Gee Chin
  • Model Minority * – Lead Dir.: Lily Mariye
  • Half Kenneth (short) * – Lead Dir.: Ken Ochiai
  • Americanese * – Lead (SXSW Jury Award, Ensemble Cast) Dir.: Eric Byler
  • Motel Jerusalem (short) * – Lead Dir.: Bennett Stein
  • On The Roof * – Lead Dir.: Sherwood Hu
  • Lani Loa - The Passage * – Lead Dir.: Sherwood Hu
  • Visas and Virtue (short) * – Lead (Academy Award®) (also director)
  • Requiem (short) * – Lead Dir.: Elizabeth Sung
  • Strawberry Fields * – Supporting Dir.: Rea Tajiri
  • The Perfect Weapon * – Supporting Dir.: Mark DiSalle
  • Overkill * – Supporting Dir.: Ulli Lommel
  • Killzone * – Supporting Dir.: David A. Prior
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Day of Independence (Special) * – Star (EMMY® Nomination) Cedar Grove Prods./PBS Hawaii
  • The Shield * – Co-Star F/X Network
  • Vital Signs * – Co-Star Buena Vista Television
  • Unsolved Mysteries * – Co-Star Cosgrove-Meurer Prods.
  • The Young and the Restless * – Featured Columbia Pictures Television
  • Weekly World News * – Featured USA Network
  • First Love (music video) * – Guest Star Traax Prods.
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • No-No Boy * – Eto/Jun Miles Memorial Playhouse
  • Visas and Virtue * – Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara The Road Theatre
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Syracuse Stage
  • A Language of Their Own * – Ming (LA Weekly Theater Award) Celebration Theatre
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Alliance Theatre (Atlanta)
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Seattle Children's Theatre
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Berkeley Rep/Zellerbach
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Lincoln Center Institute
  • Dragonwings * – Windrider Berkeley Rep/Tour
  • Mishima * – Koga/Ensemble East West Players
  • Rashomon * – The Husband East West Players
  • The Memento * – Junnichi/John East West Players
  • Christmas in Camp, II * – Kei Kaneko/Chorus/Dancer East West Players
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Hiroshima (radio drama on CD) * – Male Japanese Voices Pacifica Radio Archives

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • UC Santa Cruz * 1980
  • UCLA * 1981

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Academy Award * – Live Action Short Film 1998
  • Love International Film Festival * – Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2016
  • Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival * – Best Actor 2013
  • SXSW Film Festival * – Special Jury Prize - Outstanding Ensemble Cast 2006
  • Seattle International Film Festival * – Golden Space Needle Audience Award - Best Actor, 2nd Runner Up 2006
  • EMMY Nominee/ Northern California Area * – Historical/Cultural - Program/Special 2006
  • Denver Int'l World Cinema Independent Film Festival * – Short Film, Best Actor 2004
  • LA Weekly Theater Award * – Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast 1994
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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