Gedde Watanabe

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Birth Name: Gedde Watanabe
Born: 06/26/1955
Birth Place: Ogden, Utah, USA

For Gedde Watanabe, life began in the rural town of Ogden, UT. Since his parents were Japanese-Americans (Watanabe's mother was placed in a Japanese internment camp during World War II), throughout his early life Watanabe felt an overwhelming sense that he was an outsider. He found his escape in acting, having first appeared in a local production of "The King and I" when he was 6. At the age of 18 he moved to San Francisco to pursue acting full time. Life in San Francisco was difficult for Watanabe. He lived cheaply, sharing a small apartment with several roommates, while performing in plays at the American Conservatory Theatre. In order to pay the bills, Watanabe sang Bob Dylan songs on a s... Continue Bio >>

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