James Saito

James Saito

  • Born on
    • March 6th, 1955
​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.


Acting (24 Credits)

2020The Christmas Bow as Grandpa Joe
2020Algorithm: BLISS as Dr. Stein
2020Tigertail as Hank
2019Always Be My Maybe as Harry Kim
2019Long Shot as Minister Kishido
2017Wilson as Warren Kudo
2015The Sea of Trees as Dr Takahashi
2014Big Eyes as Judge
2014While We're Young as Dr. Nagato
2013From the Rough as Won-Sik
2012Life of Pi as Older Insurance Investigator
2008Eli Stone as Frank Chen
2007I Think I Love My Wife as Mr. Yuni
2003Robot Stories as Roy
2001Love the Hard Way as Akiri
2001Pearl Harbor as Japanese Aide
1999The Thomas Crown Affair as Paul Cheng
1997Henry Fool as Mr. Deng
1997Home Alone 3 as Chinese Mob Boss
1997The Devil's Advocate as Takaori Osumi
1995The Hunted as Nemura
1995Die Hard with a Vengeance as Korean Proprietor
1990Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as The Shredder / Oroko Saki
1983Hot Dog... The Movie as Kendo Yamamoto


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