Hiro Kanagawa

Region: Vancouver BC
Issei | Born 1963, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan


Hiro Kanagawa is a Vancouver-based writer and actor. His play Indian Arm received the 2017 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Drama. His other plays include The Tiger of Malaya and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, both of which have been performed across Canada. His next play, a stage adaptation of Mark Sakamoto’s bestselling memoir Forgiveness, is the recipient of a National Creation Fund grant and is slated to premiere in January 2023 at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre and at Theatre Calgary in a production directed by acclaimed Nikkei director, Stafford Arima. Also a sought-after script doctor and consultant, Hiro was story editor on the critically-acclaimed Canadian series Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Intelligence and Blackstone. As an actor he is perhaps best-known for his numerous recurring and guest starring roles on popular television and streaming series such as Star Trek: Discovery, Altered Carbon, The X-Files, iZombie and many more.

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