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Henry Takahiro Yamada (born 16 February) is an actor and stunt performer who was featured as an Orpheus miner in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Demons". As a background performer he received no credit for this part.
Yamada was born on the United States Air Force Base in Tachikawa, Japan and moved around the world during his youth. He attended the Kaala Elementary School, Richard E. Byrd School, Yo-Hi Yokohama Jr and High school. After he moved to Carson, California he attended Carson high school. He studied business management and aikido and worked for several companies until he started an acting career in the early '2000s.
In 2003 he appeared in the short action film The Samurai Returns for which he also served as Japanese translator. Yamada's further films include the comedy Gas (2004, with Clyde Kusatsu and Gina Ravera), the short drama Green Tea (2004), the comedy remake Starsky & Hutch (2004, with Fred Williamson, David Soul, Scott L. Schwartz, Darlena Tejeiro, and Rachael Harris), the fantasy film Forbidden Warrior (2004, directed by Jimmy Nickerson and with Musetta Vander, Kay E. Kuter, Boni Yanagisawa, Xuyen Valdivia, Lin Oeding, and Yoshio Iizuka), Michael Mann's thriller Collateral (2004), the short comedy How to Make a Film in 48 Hours (2004), the comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, with stunts by Joey Box, Eddie Braun, Steven Lambert, Eddie Matthews, Nicole Randall, Spice Williams-Crosby, and Jeff Wolfe), the drama Shopgirl (2005, with Clyde Kusatsu, Rachel Nichols, and Randy Oglesby), the action film Today You Die (2005, with Robert Miano, Kevin Tighe, Jamie McShane, James Lew, and Troy Brenna), the drama Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), the television movie Death Row (2006, with Rey Gallegos and Marco Rodriguez), and Gore Verbinski's fantasy sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).
Yamada also appeared in the television series Half & Half (2004, with Joel Brooks, Dayna Devon, and Lindsey Stoddart), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005, with Kim Rhodes, Cullen G. Chambers, Brad Blaisdell, and Estelle Harris), and Bones (2007), and worked as stand-in on the action comedy Big Stan (2007, with Jennifer Morrison, Henry Gibson, Richard Riehle, and fellow stand-in Marlene Sosebee).
More recent appearances include the comedy Drillbit Taylor (2008), the short drama Caught in the Middle (2009), the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! episode "Presidents" (2009), and the comedy Born to Be a Star (2010, with Miriam Flynn, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, and Kevin Brief).