James Hiroyuki Liao - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 17, 2022

James Hiroyuki Liao
Profession: Actor
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : February 6, 1976 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
James Hiroyuki Liao
Birth Place: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Margeurite (sister)

University: Juilliard School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Taiwanese, Japanese)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is James Hiroyuki Liao?

James Hiroyuki Liao is an American actor best known for starring in the series Unforgettable as Jay Lee, Prison Break as Roland Glenn, The Dropout, and films Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, Star Trek Into Darkness. He is of Taiwanese, Japanese descent.

William Fichtner, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Wade Williams, James Hiroyuki Liao in Prison Break (Image: IMDb)

James Hiroyuki Liao – Age, Parents, Siblings

James Hiroyuki Liao’s birth took place on February 6, 1976, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His mother is of Japanese descent while his father is of Taiwanese origin. The names of his immigrant parents are not known. He has a sibling, a sister named Margeurite.

Education, Ethnicity

Following graduation from high school, he went to join the army. After being discharged from the service due to medical concerns, he held several odd jobs. After his sister encouraged him, James Hiroyuki Liao applied and got into Juilliard School. He graduated from the same in 2004 with a major in drama. 

He also studied at Marjorie Ballentine Studio’s acting program where he became friends with then aspiring Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco.

His ethnicity is Taiwanese, Japanese.

James Hiroyuki Liao – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Like most of his early life, there are no details available on his personal life. Records of his romantic relationships, (ex)girlfriends and dating life is a secret well kept from the public.

Although we take James Hiroyuki Liao to be a single man, he might be married to his wife and children.

James Hiroyuki Liao – Career

Early Days

Liao’s debut screen role was in an episode of the TV series Law & Order as Bobby Ito in the year 2004. This was followed by minor roles in the films Management (2009), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Frankenweenie (2012), and in appearances in the TV series CSI: Miami (2004), Bones (2007), The Shield (2008), Prison Break (2008) as Roland Glenn, 24 (2010), among others.

Although his work in Prison Break gained him diverse roles in the future, James Hiroyuki Liao’s breakthrough came in the year 2013 with the role of Jay Lee in the police crime drama Unforgettable. He appeared in 34 episodes of the show, from 2013 to 2016.

Films, Series

Over the years, James Hiroyuki Liao has starred in the films Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021). He has also portrayed characters in the episode(s) of TV series NCIS (2016), Heartbeat (2016), Preacher (2017), SEAL Team (2017-2018), Barry (2018-present), Manifest (2018), Cowboy Bebop (2021), The Dropout (2022). Moreover, he has also voiced Kenji in the 2020 video game Ghost of Tsushima.

James Hiroyuki Liao in The Dropout (Image: IMDb)


On the set of The Dropout, James Hiroyuki Liao has worked with Michel Gill, Kevin Sussman, Hart Matthew Bochner, Andrew Leeds, Amir Arison.

James Hiroyuki Liao – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the annual income/salary and net worth of James Hiroyuki Liao is under review.

James Hiroyuki Liao – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Liao is absent from social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

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