Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is a versatile actor who has appeared in numerous action films and sci-fi shows. His first major break came when he was cast as Chang in Bernardo Bertolucci's epic "The Last Emperor." Afterwards, he was cast in numerous TV action series, including "Miami Vice" and "Jake and the Fatman." He had a small role in the 1989 James Bond film "License to Kill" and co-starred with Brandon Lee and Dolph Lundgren in the martial arts film "Showdown in Little Tokyo." For many viewers, however, he is best known for portraying sorcerer Shang Tsung in the popular 1995 video game adaptation "Mortal Kombat." His higher profile eventually led to recurring parts on TV shows, including a starring role on the sci-fi series "Space Rangers" and 15 episodes of the inaugural season of the police drama "Nash Bridges" as Lieutenant A.J. Shimamura. His impressive list of television credits also includes a two-episode appearance on the popular sci-fi series "Heroes" as The Swordsmith.