Denis Akiyama

Region: Toronto Ontario
| Born 1952, Toronto Ontario


Denis Akiyama is an actor and voice actor with extensive credits in theatre, film, and television. Born and raised in Toronto, Akiyama received a BA in Psychology from York University and began working in child care before deciding to pursue his dream of acting. He studied at George Brown College, and began a decades-long career as a performer. His film career began with a number of small roles in the 1980s, and in the 1990s; he performed in Miss Saigon on Broadway and in Toronto. He also performed in a number of important Asian Canadian plays such as Song for a Nisei Fisherman by Philip Kan Gotanda, Naomi’s Road by Sally Han, M.J. Kang’s Dreams of Blonde & Blue, and Hiro Kanagawa’s The Tiger of Malaya. He also continued his film career, performing in both live action and animated works including Johnny Mnemonic, The Adventures of TintinX-Men, and Sailor Moon. More recent credits include 12 MonkeysPixels, and Suits. (June 2017)