AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Timothy Michael interviews Scott Takeda.
Actor, writer, producer, director Scott Takeda co-stars as Todd Hakari on the Hulu series The First starring Sean Penn; and is married to Aiko Hakari portrayed by actress Keiko Agena on the series and would love to appear on Afterbuzz TV for an interview. Takeda also has an Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle and just completed a guest star role on the F/X series The Americans and Mr. Mercedes. Takeda had a supporting role in the HBO telefilm in The Tale opposite Laura Dern and Jason Ritter In addition, the short film, Takeda just wrote, produced and directed and has a supporting role in The Outsider, which co-stars in with Kate Cook (Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger”), Kristen DeVore Rakes (FX’s “American Horror Story”), and Mike Ostroski (Netflix’ “Fuller House) and was just the recipient of Best Short Film at The Denver Film Festival. Takeda most recently had a supporting role as Dr. Loh opposite Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino in the STX feature sci-fi feature The Space Between Us directed and co-written by Peter Chelsom and had a supporting role as Ed Faber opposite Tina Fey, Margot Robbie in the Paramount comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrotdirected by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and and had a role in the actionerCode of Honor starring Steven Seagal and also had a supporting role as the TV producer in Gone Girl starred Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, directed by David Fincher. Takeda has played roles ranging from a doctor to drug lord including Dallas Buyers Club with Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey. And most recently guest starred on the ABC series American Crime, Nashville and the NBC series Grimmand the ABC seriesAmerican Crime as well as the CW series Messengers, Star-CrossedandAMC’s Halt and Catch Fire Takeda made his national debut in 2001 with a guest-starring role on the Animal Planet television series Busted. In 2004, he broke into independent film work with a supporting role in Fall RiverOther acting roles include Everything Must Go (2011) with Will Ferrell and Disney’s Lemonade Mouth (2011). In 2010, he also had supporting roles in Fair Game and Little Fockers, however his scenes were cut from the films. Takeda’s on-camera start came in TV news, and his first television appearance was in 1990 was as a TV reporter for KIDK-TV News-3 in Pocatello, Idaho. He moved behind the camera to work as a photojournalist/producer at WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio; KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado; and WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After leaving news in 1997, he continued segment producing with “News-for-Kids,” an Emmy-winning syndicated children’s show where he produced and directed three seasons of that show from 1995-1997. Later, he opened Takeda Entertainment Inc. so he could write and direct the Emmy-nominated documentary short, “The Holocaust: Colorado Remembers” that addressed the Holocaust through first-hand experiences and stories from survivors. He’s since expanded to directing corporate films for clients like Buick GMC, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, and MSN as well as narrative short films. To date, his work has won five regional Emmys, and thirty national Telly awards as well as the international Gold WorldMedal from the New York Festivals.”