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Rodney Kageyama

  • Birthplace: San Mateo, California
  • Birthday: November 01
Date of passing: 
December 09, 2018

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Rodney Kageyama was an American actor.

Kageyama began his acting career in San Francisco in 1965 as one of the original members of the Asian American Theatre Company, and he attended the American Conservatory Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979.

His television work includes appearances on The Jeffersons, Little House on the Prairie, Charles in Charge, Highway to Heaven, Amen, 227, Designing Women, Newhart, Thirtysomething, Married with Children, Quantum Leap, Murder, She Wrote, Family Matters, Home Improvement, and Las Vegas.

Rodney Kageyama was an American actor.

Kageyama began his acting career in San Francisco in 1965 as one of the original members of the Asian American Theatre Company, and he attended the American Conservatory Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979.

His television work includes appearances on The Jeffersons, Little House on the Prairie, Charles in Charge, Highway to Heaven, Amen, 227, Designing Women, Newhart, Thirtysomething, Married with Children, Quantum Leap, Murder, She Wrote, Family Matters, Home Improvement, and Las Vegas.

Kageyama has appeared in films such as Best Friends (with Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn), Teen Wolf (with Michael J. Fox), Gung Ho (with Michael Keaton), and Pretty Woman (with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere).

Kageyama was an important activist for the Asian American community. He was a regular emcee in downtown Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo, and was praised for using his voice to advocate for Asian American representation in the entertainment industry.

Kageyama died December 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 77.

 

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Rodney Kageyama

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