Teru Shimada

Teru Shimada (November 17, 1905 – June 19, 1988) was a Japanese American actor who was cast most famously as Mr. Osato, a SPECTRE agent in the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice.

Teru Shimada
Akira Shimada

(1905-11-17)November 17, 1905
DiedJune 19, 1988(1988-06-19) (aged 82)
Years active1932–1975

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 ("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" and as Ito Kumagi in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Capricious Corpse." In 1970, he had had a leading role in an episode of Hawaii Five-O ("The Reunion"). He later retired in the mid-1970s following appearances in Barnaby Jones and The Six Million Dollar Man and died in Encino, Los Angeles, California in 1988. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

During World War II, Shimada was interned at the Poston War Relocation Center.[1]



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