Scott Takeda

Scott Takeda (born March 21, 1967) is an American actor, filmmaker and photographer. His film roles include parts in Everything Must Go, Dallas Buyers Club and Gone Girl.Takeda was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is of Japanese descent. He earned a bachelor of science in  journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder.Takeda’s television acting debut came with a guest star role on Easy Money on The CW in 2009. He later played the character of Stella’s father, Mr. Yamada, in the 2011 Disney Channel TV movie Lemonade Mouth. In 2015, he guest starred on the television series American Crime (ABC), The Messengers (The CW) and Grimm (NBC), as well as Halt and Catch Fire on AMC, Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) and Star-Crossed (The CW) in 2014. Takeda portrayed a bank manager in the film Everything Must Go (2010), starring Will Ferrell; Mr. Yamata in Dallas Buyers Club (2013), directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto; and a television producer in Gone Girl (2014), directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.He appeared in the 2016 film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina. He filmed two supporting roles where his scenes were ultimately cut: in Fair Game (2010), starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, and Little Fockers (2010), starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.Takeda appears in the film The Tale, directed by Jennifer Fox and starring Laura Dern, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.Takeda is a SAG-AFTRA actor.He studied improvisational comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. He performs regularly with an improv troupe in Denver. In 2014, he starred in Working Together, an improv show stylized like a 1990s sitcom that premiered at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse in Denver, and had a 2015 run at The Box Performance Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the keynote speaker at the University of Colorado’s CU Boulder Asian Graduation Celebration on May 6, 2017.Takeda lives in Denver, Colorado, with his producer wife, Lori Allred.

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