Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is a Japanese-American actor, sports physiologist, martial artist and stuntman. He was famous for his portrayal as Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat (1995). In addition, he has appeared on television in Heroes (2007) and voiced as Sin Tzu for the video game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003).
He began acting while enrolled at Duarte High School in Southern California. Then, he entered the University of Southern California and was an exchange student in Japan. His first steps in acting career was playing as the Eunuch Chang in The Last Emperor (1987).
He got married to Sally Tagawa with two children, Brynne Tagawa and Calen Tagawa. However, they ended their marriage in divorce in 2014.