Brian Tee
Birth place Okinawa, Japan
Birth date March 15, 1977
Occupation(s) Actor
First Works The Pretender
Active Years 2000 – present
Notable Work(s) We Were Soldiers, The Wolverine, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
"Character Information"
Character(s) Takashi
Films(s) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Brian Tee is a Japanese-American actor. He portrays Takashi in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.


Tee was born in Okinawa, of Japanese and Korean descent.[1] At the age of two, he moved to Hacienda Heights, California, and was raised there ever since. He attended Glen A. Wilson High School where he was Associated Student Body president and captain of the football team. While in high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza.

He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Theater/Performance Arts.[2] In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing sports, and practicing martial arts. He speaks fluent Korean, Japanese and English.

In addition to Tokyo Drift, Tee has also starred as Akira Kimura on Grimm and Takeda on Burn Notice. He also had a short part in Austin Powers Goldmember as a Japanese pedestrian.[3] Brian can also be seen on an episode of Hollywood Squares presented by Tom Bergeron playing in 1999 against a woman named Heidi.

In James Mangold's The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, Tee played Noburo Mori, the minister of justice arranged to marry the daughter of Yakuza Boss Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada).[4]

Tee took on the role of Liu Kang in the YouTube series Mortal Kombat Legacy.[5]

In Jurassic World, Tee portrays the role of Katashi Hamada, a ranger who works for the Animal Control Unit (ACU).[6]

In April 2015, Tee was cast as main antagonist's character The Shredder in the 2016 sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[7]


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