Japanese actor and singer of mixed heritage - his father is Okinawan and his mother is Taiwanese.
He has two brothers (7 years older; 1 year older). In a recent interview in Hong Kong, 23 Dec 2007, Takeshi Kaneshiro mentioned that he has one elder brother. After being bullied at a regular Taiwanese high school, the Gaoxong Preparatory School, over his mixed heritage, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English, making him effectively multi-lingual considering his fluency in Mandarin, Taiwanese (his first-spoken language), and Japanese. As a result of his varied background, Kaneshiro can speak with varying degrees of fluency in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. It was while he was studying there that he began doing TV commercials, and he decided to quit school in order to pursue a singing and acting career.
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Posted By: branded |
12/19/12 12:43 PM
Anyone who is multi-lingual has my respect plus he is a talented singer and actor!