James Tomio Saito (born March 6, 1955) is a Japanese-American actor of stage, movement footage, and tv.
James has labored extensively in theater, together with the Broadway productions of The King and I (1997) and David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child (1998). Off-Broadway performs embody Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy (2014) on the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center and Julia Cho’s Durango at The Public Theater for which he received an Obie award in 2007. He was born in Los Angeles, California and obtained a level in theater at UCLA. James now lives in New York City and studied with Uta Hagen at HB studio. He was within the final group of scholars who studied with Sanford Meisner on the island of Bequia within the Grenadines after which continued with Mr. Meisner in North Hollywood. He labored with Stella Adler in her scene research and script interpretation courses. So together with these 3 legendary academics, he additionally studied with Milton Katselas, Wynn Handman, Peggy Feury, Jose Quintero and Nina Foch.
His TV credit embody Grey’s Anatomy, Altered Carbon, Prodigal Son, Broad City, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Elementary, Instinct, Iron Fist, The Deuce, Paterno, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, Hawaii Five-0, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, One Life to Live, Too Big to Fail, Blue Bloods, Rubicon, The Unit, Heroes and Villains as Tokugawa Ieyasu, As the World Turns, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Sex and the City, The Young and the Restless, Blood & Orchids, MacGyver, Hart to Hart, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, M*A*S*H, Law & Order, Miami Vice, and Farewell to Manzanar.
Saito additionally appeared within the motion pictures Life of Pi, Big Eyes, Wilson, While We’re Young, I Think I Love My Wife, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Devil’s Advocate, Henry Fool, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Hot Dog…The Movie.
Saito is finest often called the unique Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dr. Chen within the ABC sequence Eli Stone, Harry Kim within the Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe, and Kenji on Modern Love. In 2020, Saito grew to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.