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Chris Tashima

Actor | Art Department | Writer
KNOWN FOR 
Visas and Virtue (1997) | Lil Tokyo Reporter (2012) | Day of Independence (2003)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 5 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 (22 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 The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Employee (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • 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) Chiune 'Sempo' Sugihara (segment "Visas and Virtue") (1 episode, 1999), Director (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
    • Episode #1.9 (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 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) Background (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • The Rookies (Aug 25, 1986) Background (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 (9 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 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 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
  • EMMY Nominee/ Northern California Area * – Historical/Cultural - Program/Special 2006
  • 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
  • Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival * – Best Actor 2013
  • Denver Int'l World Cinema Independent Film Festival * – Short Film, Best Actor 2004
  • LA Weekly Theater Award * – Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast 1994
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