James Katsuyuki Taenaka
November 27, 1964
|Spouse(s)||Lim Li Li (2005–Present)|
James Katsuyuki Taenaka (妙中克之 Taenaka Katsuyuki; born November 27, 1964), better known as Jimmy T, is an American actor currently based in Singapore.
Taenaka was born in Fort Ord, California and raised in Monterey, California. His parents had immigrated from Osaka, Japan. He attended Monterey High School in Monterey, California. Taenaka was a USA Junior National Judo Champion, and represented California at USA Junior National Wrestling Championships.
Taenaka appears on television and film both in Asia and the United States. In Singapore, he starred in the epic World War II television drama, A War Diary about the Japanese occupation of Singapore, where he also received a nomination at the Asian Television Awards in 2002 for Best Drama Performance by an Actor.
Taenaka is married to Lim Li Li.
- Banting (2014)
- Dead Mine (2012)
- Tiger Team-The Mountain of 1000 Dragons (2010) Sony Pictures
- Ovunque Tu Sia (2008) RAI International
- Dance of the Dragon (2008)
- L'Empire du Tigre (2005) TF1
- The Second Singapore Short Story (2004)
- Tequila - the Movie (2002)
- Fatal Blade (2001)
- Looking Italian (1998)
- Psycho Sushi (1997)
- The Low Life (1995)
- The Shadow (1994)
- American Yakuza (1993)
- Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
- Silo (2017) Toggle Originals Series
- BRA (2017) MediaCorp TV Series
- The Pupil (2010) TV Series
- Kung Fu Killer (2008) TV Mini-Series RHI Entertainment
- Calefare (2008) TV Series (Guest Star)
- En Bloc (TV series) (2008) TV Series
- First Mums (2005) TV Series
- Shooting Stars (2005) TV Series
- The Second Singapore Short Story (2004) TV Series
- Daddy's Girls (2004) MediaCorp TV Episode
- Machine (2004) TV Movie
- Like My Own (2004) TV Series
- Singapore Shakes (2004) TV Movie
- Rouge (2004) MTV Asia - TV Episode
- Amnesia (2003) TV Movie
- One Peep Too Many (2002) TV Movie
- A War Diary (2001) TV Series
- Making Love (2000) MediaCorp TV Series
- Martial Law (1999) TV Episode CBS
- Brooklyn South (1998) TV Episode CBS
- JAG (1997) TV Episode CBS
- Cop Files (1993) TV Episode Fox TV
- "MH Interview: Jimmy Taenaka". MensHealth. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- Ito, Robert (February 8, 2007). "The Maggie Q story: Gone to Asia with an eye toward Hollywood". New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "Real Love Lasts: Jimmy Taenaka & Lim Li Li". www.blissfulbrides.sg. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
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