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Jimmy T

"Empire du Tigre"
Born James Katsuyuki Taenaka
November 27, 1964 (1964-11-27) (age 45)
Fort Ord, California
United States United States
Years active 1987-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.

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Biography

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Personal life

Taenaka, a Japanese American, was born in Fort Ord, California and raised in Monterey, California. He attended Monterey High School in Monterey, California. His parents are from Osaka, Japan and he has a brother, Steven aka Etienne who is a celebrity stylist at Vidal Sassoon Salon in Beverly Hills, California.

He lost his mother to cancer in 2007. Better known as "Yasuko" in the community, she owned and operated Bijin Hair Studio, a premier hair salon in Monterey, California.

Career

Taenaka is a familiar face 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 - Japanese Occupation of Singapore, where he also received a nomination at the Asian Television Awards in 2002 for Best Drama Performance by an Actor.

He is also a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris throughout Asia as of December 2007.

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Trivia

Career

Filmography

Drama

United States

Singapore

  • Calefare (2008) TV Series (Guest Star)
  • En Bloc (2008) TV Series
  • First Mums (2005) TV Series
  • The Second Singapore Short Story (2004) TV Series
  • Like My Own (2004) TV Series
  • Singapore Shakes (2004) TV Movie
  • One Peep Too Many (2002) TV Movie

Hosting

China

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