| Akira Shimada|
| November 17, 1905 (1905-11-17) Mito, Japan|
June 19, 1988, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
You Only Live Twice, The Snow Creature, Tokyo Joe, The Wackiest Ship in th, King Rat
Lewis Gilbert, Stuart Heisler, Jerry Lewis, Leslie H Martinson, Mark Robson
Teru Shimada (November 17, 1905 – June 19, 1988) was an acclaimed Japanese-American actor who was cast most famously as Mr. Osato, a SPECTRE agent in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice. His film career began in 1932 with the Night Club Lady. He appeared with Peter Lorre in the 1939 classic Mr. Moto's Last Warning. Another notable role was opposite Humphrey Bogart in the 1949 film, Tokyo Joe. He had an uncredited role in 20th Century Fox's 1966 film Batman as a Japanese Delegate, and as Mr. Kurawa in Cary Grant's final film, Walk, Don't Run. He also appeared in an episode (titled "And Five of Us are Left") of the 1960s American television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in 1965. That year he also made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Dr. Maseo Tachikawa in "The Case of the Baffling Bug." In 1970, he had had a leading role in an episode of Hawaii Five-O (titled "The Reunion"). He later retired in the mid-1970s following appearances in Barnaby Jones and The Six Million Dollar Man, and died in Encino, California in 1988.
During World War II, Shimada was interned at the Poston War Relocation Center. He is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
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