Is James Shigeta Living or Dead?

Has American actor and musician James Shigeta died? Or is he still alive?

Living or Dead? Celebrities, films, tv shows, birthdays, deaths ... your one-stop shop to satisfy your morbid curiosity.


American actor and musician

James Shigeta is ...

Dead
Born 17 Jun 1933 in Hawaii
Died 28 Jul 2014 in Los Angeles
Age81 years, 1 month
Correction?
James Shigeta
James Shigeta
press photo of James Shigeta on It Takes a Thief 1968

About James Shigeta

James Saburo Shigeta (June 17, 1929 – July 28, 2014) was an American film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei, a third-generation American of Japanese ancestry. He was noted for his roles in The Crimson Kimono (1959), Walk Like a Dragon (1960), Flower Drum Song (1961), Bridge to the Sun (1961), Die Hard (1988), and Mulan (1998). In 1960, he won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, along with three other actors. In his early career, Shigeta often played romantic male lead roles, which were almost nonexistent for an actor of Asian descent during his time. His most successful romantic lead roles were in the films The Crimson Kimono and Bridge to the Sun. Before his Hollywood career he found success as a singer and performer abroad, especially in Japan and Australia.

Death

Shigeta died in his sleep on July 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Beverly Hills.

Television

James Shigeta has worked on the following shows:

Naked City
television program
1958
Mission: Impossible
television series (1966-1973)
1966
Beverly Hills, 90210
1990s American television series
1990
The Rockford Files
television series
1974
Murder, She Wrote
American television series
1984
Emergency!
American medical drama and action-adventure television show following the early years of the Los Angles County paramedic program
1972
Hawaii Five-O
1968 American TV series
1968
Little House on the Prairie
American Western drama television series, 1974 to 1983, adaptation of the Little House series
1974
Magnum, P.I.
television program
1980
SeaQuest DSV
American science fiction television series
1993
Airwolf
1984
I Spy
television series
Ironside
television series beginning in 1967
The Love Boat
American comedy drama television series
1977
Cybill
television series
1995
The Greatest American Hero
television series
1981
The Outer Limits
American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965
1963
Matt Houston
television series
1982
Kung Fu
television series
1972
Fantasy Island
1977 television series
1977
The Lieutenant
T. J. Hooker
1982
Ellery Queen
American television series, 1975–1976
1975
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
television series in the United States
Ben Casey
television series
Alcoa Premiere
television series
The Streets of San Francisco
television series
Mission: Impossible
television series 1988
Police Woman
television series
1974
Strike Force
Jake and the Fatman
television series
1987
Renegade
American television series
The Bing Crosby Show
The Hitchhiker
television series
Threat Matrix
Masquerade
American espionage television series that aired on ABC in the spring of 1983
Matt Helm
American mystery television series
S.W.A.T.
television series