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James Tomio Saito (born March 6, 1955) is an American actor of stage, motion pictures, and television. He is best known for his physical portrayal of Shredder in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the character was voiced by David McCharen. Saito also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, and Die Hard: With a Vengeance. His TV credits include MAS*H, MacGyver, Law & Order, and Sex and the City. Saito has appeared in numerous stage productions, with early career work at the Asian American theatre company East West Players in Los Angeles. On Broadway he has appeared in The King and I, and David Henry Hwang's Golden Child. He won an Obie Award in 2007 for his performance in Julia Cho's Durango at The Public Theater in New York City. Saito starred in the regular supporting role of Dr. Chen in the ABC drama Eli Stone. Saito graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Tomio Saito (born March 6, 1955) is an American actor of stage, motion pictures, and television. He is best known for his physical portrayal of Shredder in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the character was voiced by David McCharen. Saito also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, and Die Hard: With a Vengeance. His TV credits include MAS*H, MacGyver, Law & Order, and Sex and the City. Saito has appeared in numerous stage productions, with early career work at the Asian American theatre company East West Players in Los Angeles. On Broadway he has appeared in The King and I, and David Henry Hwang's Golden Child. He won an Obie Award in 2007 for his performance in Julia Cho's Durango at The Public Theater in New York City. Saito starred in the regular supporting role of Dr. Chen in the ABC drama Eli Stone. Saito graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1955-03-06

Place of Birth Los Angeles - California - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Always Be My Maybe as Harry
2018 Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (10 episodes) as Dr Bernard Sanjo
2017 The Deuce (2 episodes) as Kim
2017 Wilson as Warren Kudo
2016 The Sea of Trees as Dr Takahashi
2015 While We're Young as Dr. Nagato
2014 Big Eyes as Judge
2013 From the Rough as Won-Sik
2013 House of Cards (1 episode) as Dr. Krebs
2012 Life of Pi as Older Insurance Investigator
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Dennis Eng
2008 Eli Stone (26 episodes) as Dr. Chen
2007 Heroes and Villains (7 episodes)
2007 I Think I Love My Wife as Mr. Yuni
2006 The Unit (1 episode)
2003 Love the Hard Way as Akiri
2003 Robot Stories as Roy
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Pearl Harbor as Japanese Aide
1999 Third Watch (1 episode)
1997 Home Alone 3 as Chinese Mob Boss
1997 The Devil's Advocate as Takaori Osumi
1997 Henry Fool as Mr. Deng
1995 The Hunted as Nemura
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (1 episode)
1994 Gargoyles (1 episode)
1993 Silent Cries as Japanese Soldier
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1990 Counterstrike (1 episode)
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as The Shredder / Oroko Saki
1989 True Blue (1 episode)
1989 Mortal Sins as Park Sung
1986 Blood & Orchids as Halehone
1985 MacGyver (1 episode)
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 A Woman of Substance (4 episodes) as Tony Chiu
1984 Charles in Charge (1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1984 Airwolf (1 episode) as Tim Shimizu
1984 Hot Dog... The Movie as Kendo Yamamoto
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Kwai Li
1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 The Fall Guy (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1980 Bosom Buddies (1 episode)
1979 Knots Landing (2 episodes)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1976 Farewell to Manzanar as Richard Wakatsuki
1972 M*A*S*H (4 episodes)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)

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