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Hiro Kanagawa is a Japanese-born Canadian actor who portrayed Dr. Fumhiro Kurata on Bates Motel.

Biography[]

Early Life[]

Kanagawa was born in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan and grew up in Guelph, Ontario, Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Tokyo. 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.

Career[]

Kanagawa is perhaps best known as Principal Kwan from the TV series Smallville. His most notable anime role is Gihren Zabi from Mobile Suit Gundam. He was also the voice of Mister Fantastic on Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes. Kanagawa has the distinction of having played three different characters in the TV series The X-Files, appearing independently in seasons 2, 4 and 10. Besides acting, Kanagawa is also a playwright and screenwriter. He played Hachiro Otomo on NBC's Heroes Reborn, but the show was cancelled after one season.

Trivia[]

  • Kanagawa has appeared on-screen together with Freddie Highmore on The Good Doctor.
Guest Stars
Season 1
Ben CottonDavid CubittDiana BangIan HartIan TraceyJere BurnsHiro KanagawaKeegan Connor TracyMike VogelNestor CarbonellPaul JarrettTerry ChenVincent GaleW. Earl Brown
Season 2
Agam DarshiBrendan FletcherFrancis X. McCarthyIan TraceyKathleen RobertsonKeegan Connor TracyKenny JohnsonMartin CumminsMichael EklundMichael O'NeillMichael VartanPaloma KwiatkowskiPaul JarrettRebecca CreskoffVincent Gale
Season 3
Andrew HowardCourtney RichterEmiliano DíezFiona VroomJoshua LeonardKeenan TraceyKeegan Connor TracyKenny JohnsonKevin RahmNicola PeltzPeter StebbingsRyan HurstTom McBeathTomiwa EdunTracy SpiridakosWilson Bethel
Season 4
Alessandro JulianiAlexia FastAlison MatthewsAndrew HowardAnika Noni RoseCraig EricksonDamon GuptonDavid CubittElizabeth GreerFiona VroomJaime Ray NewmanJay BrazeauKarin KonovalKarina LogueKeenan TraceyKelly-Ruth MercierKenny JohnsonLindsey GinterLouis FerreiraLuke RoesslerMarshall AllmanMolly PriceRyan Hurst
Season 5
Al SapienzaAndrea BrooksAustin NicholsBrooke SmithCarlton CuseChris ShieldsDamon GuptonFiona VroomIan TraceyIsabelle McNallyJillian FargeyKenny JohnsonNatalia Cordova-BuckleyRaphael SbargeRihannaRyan HurstTeryl Rothery
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