Jimmy Taenaka

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Jimmy T
Jimmy Taenaka at an Ulu Pandan Youth Community Day, Singapore - 20081130.jpg
Jimmy T at an Ulu Pandan Youth Community Day event on 30 November 2008
James Katsuyuki Taenaka

(1964-11-27) November 27, 1964 (age 57)
Years active1987–Present
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.

Early life[edit]

Taenaka was born in Fort Ord, California and raised in Monterey, California. His parents had immigrated from Osaka, Japan.[1] He attended Monterey High School in Monterey, California. Taenaka was a USA Junior National Judo Champion,[1] and represented California at USA Junior National Wrestling Championships.[1]


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[1] 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Taenaka is married to Lim Li Li.[3]






  1. ^ a b c d "MH Interview: Jimmy Taenaka". MensHealth. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ito, Robert (February 8, 2007). "The Maggie Q story: Gone to Asia with an eye toward Hollywood". New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Real Love Lasts: Jimmy Taenaka & Lim Li Li". www.blissfulbrides.sg. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

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