Being a Japanese playwright and actor based in Vancouver, Canada, Hiro Kanagawa rose to fame through his written plays like Tiger of Malaya and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park. He was best known as Principal Kwan from the TV series Smallville (2002) and anime role as Gihren Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front (2001). Additionally, he also voiced Mister Fantastic on Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes.
After graduating from International Christian University High School, he left Japan for Middlebury College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and Simon Fraser University. He has lived in Vancouver since 1990.
He starred in John Juliani's production of A View from the Bridge written by the author
Arthur Asher Miller.