James Shigeta Biography

Wiki Biography: Singer, composer, actor and author, educated at Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson High School and a student of saxophone and piano. Between 1958 and 1960 he served in the US Army and was a vocalist with the US Army Band and Orchestra based in Fort Myers, Virginia. After he was discharged, he commenced his singing career on television, night clubs and recordings, both as a single performer and with his wife Eydie Gormé. He appeared in the mid-1960s Broadway musical "What Makes Sammy Run?". Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "After Midnight Waltz"; "All Of My Life"; "At a Time Like This"; "Can't Get Over the Bossa Nova"; "The Chase"; "Damila"; "Hi-Ho, Steve-O"; "Hurry Home for Christmas"; "I Gotta Run": "I'll Follow You"; "I'll Never Be Alone"; "It's Easier Said than Done"; "Just For Now"; "Laugh My Face"; "Let Me Be the First"; " A Little Bit Bluer"; "Oh, How You Lied"; "Only You"; "Pity, Pity"; "The Second Time Around"; "The Shortest Love Song"; "Sittin' on the Fence of Life"; "Tall People"; "Tell Me"; "Time to Say Goodnight"; "Two on the Aisle"; "What's the Use of Talking"; "When You're in Love"; "While There's Still Time"; "The World of You"; "You Better Run"; and "Your Kisses Kill Me".

James ShigetaPhotos & Pictures


TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Outer Limits (1963) AIO Capt. Newa / ... 1963 - 1965
Shangri-La Brother To-Lenn 2009
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Flower Drum Song 1961 0, 0
Carol for Another Christmas 1964 Drama, Fantasy
Paradise, Hawaiian Style 1966 Musical, Comedy
The Questor Tapes 1974 Sci Fi
The Yakuza 1975
Midway Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo 1976 0, 0, 0
Die Hard Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi 1988 0
Cage Tin Lum Yin 1989 Action, Drama
China Cry: A True Story Dr. Sung 1990 Biography, Drama
Midnight Man Mao Mak 1995 Action
Space Marines 1996 Action, Sci Fi
Drive Mr. Lau 1997 Action, Adventure
Mulan General Li 1998 Drama, 0
Brother Sugimoto 2001 Crime, Drama, Thriller