Hiroyuki Sanada

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Hiroyuki Sanada, MBE (真田 広之, Sanada Hiroyuki, born Hiroyuki Shimosawa (下澤 廣之, Shimosawa Hiroyuki); 12 October 1960),[1] is a Japanese actor. In Asia, he is most famous for his role in Kirito No Séngyo as the 'Immortal', and Tasogare Seibei (The Twilight Samurai) and his role as 'The Fool' in the Shakespeare play King Lear gave him notable theatrical notice in the UK. Sanada is also known as a recording artist in Japan. He also is a stage actor, working in Japanese and British plays and theatre.

Hiroyuki Sanada

真田 広之
Hiroyuki Sanada 2013 (cropped).jpg
Sanada in October 2013
Born
Hiroyuki Shimosawa

(1960-10-12) October 12, 1960 (age 59)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active1965–present
Spouse(s)Satomi Tezuka (1990–1997)
Children2
Japanese name
Kanji真田 広之
Hiraganaさなだ ひろゆき
Katakanaサナダ ヒロユキ
Japanese name
Kanji下澤 廣之
Hiraganaしもさわ ひろゆき
Katakanaシモサワ ヒロユキ

He made his first major Hollywood appearance portraying Ujio in 2003's The Last Samurai, later also appearing in 2013's The Wolverine and 47 Ronin. Additionally, he is currently set to portray the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion in the 2021 reboot film of the same name.[2][3]

Life and careerEdit

Sanada was born in Tokyo. Originally planning to be an action star, he studied Shorinji Kempo and later took up Kyokushin kaikan karate.[4] Sanada began training at the age of 11 with actor and martial arts star Sonny Chiba's Japan Action Club, where he developed good all-round martial arts ability, and soon became Chiba's protégé. Sanada's martial arts film career introduced him to Michelle Yeoh, with whom he co-starred in Royal Warriors, and then later in Danny Boyle's Sunshine. He has a long-standing friendship with Jackie Chan. Outside of Japan, Sanada was often credited in his younger days as Henry Sanada, Harry Sanada or Duke Sanada.

Sanada received a bachelor of Arts from Nihon University. From 1980 to 1991, Sanada released a series of albums and singles Japan as a singer; several of these were tied to films, TV shows or stage productions he was starring in. In 2010 and 2011, compilations were released covering his songs for movies and pop hits respectively.

Sanada has established himself as a character actor who is adept at playing a variety of roles. He was first noticed as a serious actor in the movie Mahjong Hourouki directed by Makoto Wada. Since then he has acted in Wada's movies — works filled with humor and a nostalgia for classic films.

In 1999 and 2000, he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in their production of King Lear, which earned him an honorary MBE in 2002. Many media reports erroneously stated that Sanada received the honorary MBE for being the first Japanese actor to perform with the RSC. This is not correct: Japanese actor Togo Igawa performed with the RSC in 1985 and joined the RSC in 1986.[5] Sanada received his honorary MBE for his "contribution to spreading British culture in Japan through his performance in a joint Shakespeare production."[6]

Some of Sanada's more famous movies are Tasogare Seibei (The Twilight Samurai), Ring, Kaitō Ruby and The Last Samurai. Sanada played Matsuda (the Japanese imperialist who befriends Ralph Fiennes's character) in the 2005 film The White Countess directed by James Ivory. He starred in the Chinese film The Promise directed by Chen Kaige as General Guangming. Sanada has appeared in Rush Hour 3 in 2007 with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and in The City of Your Final Destination in 2009 in which he plays the younger lover of Anthony Hopkins's character.

Sanada joined the cast of the ABC TV series Lost in 2010 during its sixth and final season. He portrayed Dogen, a high-ranking member of "The Others".[7] In 2013, he appears in 47 Ronin (the first English-language adaptation of the Chushingura legend, Japan's most famous tale of samurai loyalty and revenge) alongside Keanu Reeves,[8] and as Shingen Yashida in The Wolverine opposite Hugh Jackman.[9]

Sanada was a guest star as Takehaya, a former Japanese Navy officer and legendary pirate captain in post-plague Asia, in the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship.[10] He also starred in the 2017 movie Life with Ryan Reynolds. He played the minor role of Akihiko in the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame. In August 2019, Sanada was cast in the Mortal Kombat reboot as Scorpion.[11]

FilmsEdit

Release Title Role(s) Billing Director(s) Country(ies) Category Notes
1966.10.25 Game of Chance
(浪曲子守唄)
Kenichi Endō
(遠藤健一)
Ryūichi Takamori
(鷹森立一)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
Debut
1967.04.01 Game of Chance 2
(続浪曲子守唄)
Kenichi Endō
(遠藤健一)
Ryūichi Takamori
(鷹森立一)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1967.10.21 Game of Chance 3: Lullaby for My Son
(出世子守唄)
Kenichi Endō
(遠藤健一)
Ryūichi Takamori
(鷹森立一)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1969.12.27 Abashiri Prison: Drifter at the Edge of the World
(新網走番外地 さいはての流れ者)
Shōichi
(正一)
Kiyoshi Saeki
(佐伯清)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1970.07.04 Yukyo Retsuden
(遊侠列伝)
Shigehiro Ozawa
(小沢茂弘)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1970.09.22 Brutal Tales of Chivalry 7
(昭和残侠伝 死んで貰います)
Yasuo Hanada
(花田康男)
Masahiro Makino
(マキノ雅弘)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1974.08.10 The Executioner
(直撃!地獄拳)
Young Ryūichi Kōga
(甲賀竜一)
Teruo Ishii
(石井輝男)
Japan Martial arts / Ninja
(武術) / (忍者)
1978.01.21 Shogun's Samurai: The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
(柳生一族の陰謀)
Hayate
(ハヤテ)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
First film as Hiroyuki Sanada
1978.04.29 Message from Space
(宇宙からのメッセージ)
Shirō Hongō
(シロー・ホンゴー)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Tokusatsu / Sci-Fi
(特撮) / (SF)
1978.07.22 Message from Space: Galactic Wars [Short Film version]
(宇宙からのメッセージ 銀河大戦 劇場版)
Hayato Gen / Maboroshi
(ゲン・ハヤト / まぼろし)
Lead Minoru Yamada
(山田稔)
Japan Tokusatsu / Sci-Fi
(特撮 ) / (SF)
1979.09.01 Renegade Ninjas
(真田幸村の謀略)
Isa Nyūdō Miyoshi
(三好伊三入道)
Sadao Nakajima
(中島貞夫)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
1979.12.05 G.I. Samurai
(戦国自衛隊)
Katsuyori Takeda
(武田勝頼)
Kōsei Saitō
(斎藤光正)
Japan Tokusatsu / Sci-Fi / Samurai
(特撮) / (SF) / (侍)
1980.07.26 Tonda Couple
(翔んだカップル)
Hoshida
(星田)
Shinji Sōmai
(相米慎二)
Japan Youth / Drama
(青春) / (ドラマ)
1980.11.15 Shogun's Ninja
(忍者武芸帖 百地三太夫)
Takamaru Momochi
(百地鷹丸)
Lead Noribumi Suzuki
(鈴木則文)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
1981.06.06 Samurai Reincarnation
(魔界転生)
Iga no Kirimaru
(伊賀の霧丸)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
1981.08.08 Roaring Fire
(吼えろ鉄拳)
Jōji Hibiki / Tōru Hinohara
(響譲次/日野原透)
Lead Noribumi Suzuki
(鈴木則文)
Japan Martial arts
(武術)
1981.11.07 The Kamikaze Adventurer
(冒険者カミカゼ -ADVENTURER KAMIKAZE-)
Akira Hoshino
(星野明)
Ryūichi Takamori
(鷹森立一)
Japan Action
(アクション)
1981.12.19 The Blazing Valiant
(燃える勇者)
Joe
(ジョー)
Lead Tōru Dobashi
(土橋亨)
Japan Action
(アクション)
1982.06.12 Lovers Lost
(道頓堀川)
Kunihiko Yasuoka
(やすおか邦彦)
Lead male Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Youth / Drama / Romance
(青春) / (ドラマ) / (ロマンス)
1982.06.24 Ninja in the Dragon's Den
(龍之忍者)
Genbu
(玄武)
Corey Yuen
(元奎)
Hong Kong Wuxia / Ninja
(武俠) / (忍者)
1982.10.09 Fall Guy
(蒲田行進曲)
Himself
(本人)
Cameo Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Drama / Action / Comedy
(ドラマ) / (アクション) / (喜劇)
1982.12.18 Ninja Wars
(伊賀忍法帖)
"Flute Player" Jōtarō
(笛吹城太郎)
Lead Kōsei Saitō
(斎藤光正)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
1983.08.06 Kabamaru the Ninja
(伊賀野カバ丸)
Shizune Mejiro
(目白沈寝)
Noribumi Suzuki
(鈴木則文)
Japan Comedy / Ninja
(喜劇) / (忍者)
1983.12.10 Legend of the Eight Samurai
(里見八犬伝)
Shinbei Inue
(犬江親兵衛)
Lead male Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Jidaigeki / Tokusatsu
(時代劇) / (特撮)
1984.04.14 The Street of Desire
(彩り河)
Jōji Tanaka
(田中譲二)
Haruhiko Mimura
(三村晴彦)
Japan Suspense
(ミステリー)
1984.08.04 Kotaro to the Rescue
(コータローまかりとおる!)
Tatsuya Yoshioka
(吉岡達也)
Noribumi Suzuki
(鈴木則文)
Japan Comedy / Action
(喜劇) / (アクション)
1984.10.10 Mahjong hōrōki
(麻雀放浪記)
Tetsu Bōya
(坊や哲)
Lead Makoto Wada
(和田誠)
Japan Gambling drama
(博打ドラマ)
1985.03.09 The Dagger of Kamui
(カムイの剣)
Jiro
(次郎)
Lead voice Rintarō
(りんたろう)
Japan Anime / Ninja
(アニメ) / (忍者)
1986.04.12 House on Fire
(火宅の人)
Chūya Nakahara
(中原中也)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1986.04.19 Inuji ni Seshi Mono
(犬死にせしもの)
Shigesa
(重左)
Lead Kazuyuki Izutsu
(井筒和幸)
Japan Action / Drama
(アクション) / (ドラマ)
1986.04.26 Cabaret
(キャバレー)
Tanokura Haruki Kadokawa
(角川春樹)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1986.06.26 In the Line of Duty: Royal Warriors
(皇家戰士)
Kenji "Peter" Yamamoto Lead male David Chung
(鍾志文)
Hong Kong Action / Martial arts
(動作) / (武術)
1987.06.06 Sure Death 4: Revenge
(必殺IV 恨みはらします)
Ukyōnosuke Okuda
(奥田右京亮)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1988.11.12 Kaitō Ruby
(快盗ルビイ)
Tōru Hayashi
(林徹)
Lead male Makoto Wada
(和田誠)
Japan Comedy / Romance
(喜劇) / (ロマンス)
1989.08.26 Who Do I Choose?
(どっちにするの。)
Jun Yamamoto
(山本淳)
Shūsuke Kaneko
(金子修介)
Japan Comedy / Romance
(喜劇) / (ロマンス)
1990.02.10 Yellow Fangs
(リメインズ 美しき勇者たち)
Eiji
(鋭治)
Lead Shinichi Chiba
(千葉真一)
Japan Action
(アクション)
1990.04.07 Let's Go to the Hospital
(病院へ行こう)
Kōhei Shintani
(新谷公平)
Lead Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Comedy
(喜劇)
1990.10.20 Tugumi
(つぐみ)
Kyōichi
(恭一)
Jun Ichikawa
(市川準)
Japan Drama / Romance
(ドラマ) / (ロマンス)
1992.08.29 Succession
(継承盃)
Masakazu Yoshinari
(吉成正一)
Lead Kazuki Ōmori
(大森一樹)
Japan Yakuza
(ヤクザ)
1992.12.19 Let's Go to the Hospital 2
(病は気から 病院へ行こう2)
Ichirō Katakura
(片倉一郎)
Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Comedy
(喜劇)
1993.03.13 We Are Not Alone
(僕らはみんな生きている)
Keiichi Takahashi
(高橋啓一)
Lead Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Comedy / Drama
(喜劇) / (ドラマ)
1993.10.09 The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark
(眠らない街 新宿鮫)
Takashi Samejima
(鮫島崇)
Lead Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Mystery / Suspense
(ミステリー) / (サスペンス)
1994.04.23 Uneasy Encounters
(怖がる人々)
Man
(男)
Lead Makoto Wada
(和田誠)
Japan Horror / Comedy
(ホラー) / (喜劇)
1994.09.03 Hero Interview
(ヒーローインタビュー)
Jinta Todoroki
(轟仁太)
Lead male Michio Mitsuno
(光野道夫)
Japan Romance
(ロマンス)
1994.10.22 Crest of Betrayal
(忠臣蔵外伝 四谷怪談)
Takumi-no-kami Asano
(浅野内匠頭)
Kinji Fukasaku
(深作欣二)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1994.11.05 119 Headquarters member
(本署の隊員)
Naoto Takenaka
(竹中直人)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1995.02.04 Sharaku
(写楽)
Tonbo
(とんぼ)
Lead Masahiro Shinoda
(篠田正浩)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1995.08.12 East Meets West Kenkichi Kamijō (Joe)
(上條健吉(ジョー))
Lead Kihachi Okamoto
(岡本喜八)
Japan Jidaigeki / Western
(時代劇) / (西部劇)
1995.11.18 Emergency Call
(緊急呼出し エマージェンシー・コール)
Hideyuki Harada
(原田英之)
Lead Kazuki Ōmori
(大森一樹)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1998.01.31 Ring
(リング)
Ryūji Takayama
(高山竜司)
Hideo Nakata
(中田秀夫)
Japan Horror
(ホラー)
Ring [1]
(リング)
1998.01.31 Rasen
(らせん)
Ryūji Takayama
(高山竜司)
George Iida
(飯田譲治)
Japan Horror
(ホラー)
Ring [2]
(リング)
1998.05.16 Murder on D Street
(D坂の殺人事件)
Seiichirō Fukiya
(蕗屋清一郎)
Lead Akio Jissoji
(実相寺昭雄)
Japan Mystery / Suspense
(ミステリー) / (サスペンス)
1998.12.05 Tadon to Chikuwa
(たどんとちくわ)
Asami
(浅見)
Lead Jun Ichikawa
(市川準)
Japan Suspense / Drama
(サスペンス) / (ドラマ)
1999.01.23 Ring 2
(リング2)
Ryūji Takayama
(高山竜司)
Hideo Nakata
(中田秀夫)
Japan Horror
(ホラー)
Ring [3]
(リング)
2000.04.01 First Love
(はつ恋)
Shinichirō Fujiki
(藤木真一路)
Tetsuo Shinohara
(篠原哲雄)
Japan Youth / Drama
(青春) / (ドラマ)
2001.06.09 All About Our House
(みんなのいえ)
Uncompromising bartender
(妥協を許さないバーテンダー)
Kōki Mitani
(三谷幸喜)
Japan Comedy / Drama
(喜劇) / (ドラマ)
2001.08.04 Round About Midnight
(真夜中まで)
Kōji Moriyama
(守山紘二)
Lead Makoto Wada
(和田誠)
Japan Suspense / Action
(サスペンス) / (アクション)
2001.10.06 Onmyōji
(陰陽師)
Dōson
(道尊)
Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
2002.02.16 Vengeance for Sale
(助太刀屋助六)
Sukeroku Sukedachiya
(助太刀屋助六)
Lead Kihachi Okamoto
(岡本喜八)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
2002.11.02 The Twilight Samurai
(たそがれ清兵衛)
Seibei Iguchi
(井口清兵衛)
Lead Yōji Yamada
(山田洋次)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
2003.12.06 The Last Samurai Ujio
(氏尾)
Edward Zwick United States / Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
2005.07.30 Aegis
(亡国のイージス)
Hisashi Sengoku
(仙石恒史)
Lead Junji Sakamoto Japan Drama / Suspense / Action
(ドラマ) / (サスペンス) / (アクション)
2008.05.09 Speed Racer Mr. Musha The Wachowskis United States Action / Comedy
2005.12.21 The White Countess Matsuda James Ivory United Kingdom / United States / China Drama
2005.12.15 The Promise
(無極)
General Guangming
(大将军光明)
Chen Kaige
(陳凱歌)
China Wuxia
(武俠)
2007.04.06 Sunshine Kaneda Danny Boyle United Kingdom / United States Sci-Fi Psychological thriller
2007.07.30 Rush Hour 3 Kenji Brett Ratner United States Action / Comedy / Martial Arts
2009.03.21 The City of Your Final Destination Pete James Ivory United States Drama
2012.09.15 Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
(天地明察)
Narrator
(ナレーター)
Yōjirō Takita
(滝田洋二郎)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
Voice narration
2013.07.26 The Wolverine Lord Shingen / Silver Samurai James Mangold United States / United Kingdom Superhero / Samurai / Yakuza
2013.09.06 The Railway Man Takashi Nagase Jonathan Teplitzky United Kingdom / Australia Drama
2013.12.06 47 Ronin Ōishi Carl Rinsch United States Fantasy / Samurai
2015.02.08 Mr. Holmes Tamiki Umezaki Bill Condon United Kingdom / United States Mystery
2015.06.11 Minions Dumo the Sumo Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin United States Animated comedy Voice [Original version]
Narrator [Japanese dub]
2017.03.18 Life Sho Murakami Daniel Espinosa United States Sci-Fi / Horror
2018.01.19 The Catcher Was a Spy Kawabata Ben Lewin United States World War II
2019.04.22 Avengers: Endgame Akihiko Russo brothers United States Superhero
2020.02 Minamata Andrew Levitas United States
2020 Army of the Dead Hunter Bly Zack Snyder United States Post-production
2021 Mortal Kombat Scorpion Simon McQuoid United States Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Airdate Title Type Role(s) Billing Country(ies) Category Notes
1966.01.23 -
1966.01.30
Freezing Point
(氷点)
TV series - 2 episodes
[Ep. 1,2]
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1966.08.10 -
1966.11.03
JNR Inspector No. 36
(鉄道公安36号)
TV series - 2 episodes
[Ep. 165,177]
Japan Suspense
(サスペンス)
1967.08.16 Special Tactical Police
(特別機動捜査隊)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 303]
Japan Detective drama
(刑事ドラマ)
1968.10.06 -
1969.03.30
Ahirugaoka 77
(あひるヶ丘77)
TV series Tahei Danno
(団野大平)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1970.01.19 Mito Kōmon
(水戸黄門)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 25 of season 1]
Kanta
(勘太)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1970.05.02 -
1973.01.27
Key Hunter
(キイハンター)
TV series - 3 episodes
[Ep. 109,144,252]
Japan Detective drama
(刑事ドラマ)
1975.05.30 The Gorilla Seven
(ザ★ゴリラ7)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 9]
Japan Martial arts / Action
(武術) / (アクション)
1977.06.04 J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
(ジャッカー電撃隊)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 9]
Katsuya (Fuji) Nakayama
(中山(富士)勝也)
Special appearance Japan Tokusatsu Super Sentai [2]
(特撮 スーパー戦隊)
First role as Hiroyuki Sanada
1977.09.20 Shinkansen Kōankan
(新幹線公安官)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 7 of season 1]
Yasuo
(康夫)
Japan Suspense
(サスペンス)
1978.07.08 -
1979.01.27
Message from Space: Galactic Wars
(宇宙からのメッセージ・銀河大戦)
TV series - 27 episodes
[All episodes]
Hayato Gen/Maboroshi
(ゲン・ハヤト / まぼろし)
Lead Japan Tokusatsu / Sci-Fi
(特撮 ) / (SF)
1978.10.03 -
1979.06.26
The Yagyu Conspiracy
(柳生一族の陰謀)
TV series - 13 episodes
[Ep. 1,27,29-39]
Hyōma Hattori (服部兵馬) [Ep. 1]
Sasuke (左助) [Ep. 27,29-39]
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
1978.12.08 Seven Detectives
(七人の刑事)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 30 of season 3]
Japan Detective drama
(刑事ドラマ)
1979.03.31 Abarenbo Shogun
(吉宗評判記 暴れん坊将軍)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 58]
Otome Moroki
(諸木乙女)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1980.04.07 Roar! Doberman Cop
(爆走!ドーベルマン刑事)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 1]
Hiroshi Sawaki
(沢木ヒロシ)
Japan Detective drama
(刑事ドラマ)
1980.10.28 -
1981.04.07
Yagyu Abaretabi
(柳生あばれ旅)
TV series - 10 episodes
[Ep. 3,7,13,16,18,19,20,22,24,26]
Matahei
(又平)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Yagyu Abaretabi series [season 1]
(柳生あばれ旅シリーズ 第1部)
1981.10.06 -
1982.03.30
Shadow Warriors II
(影の軍団II)
TV series - 10 episodes
[Ep. 1,2,3,7,11,12,14,20,22,26]
Hayate Kozō
(はやて小僧)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Shadow Warriors [series 2]
(影の軍団シリーズ 第2作)
1982.04.06 -
1982.09.28
Shadow Warriors III
(影の軍団III)
TV series - 13 episodes
[Ep. 1-8,13,14,16,25,26]
"Top-spinner" Sasuke
(暴れ独楽の佐助)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Shadow Warriors [series 3]
(影の軍団シリーズ 第3作)
1982.10.19 -
1983.04.26
Yagyu Jubei Abaretabi
(柳生十兵衛あばれ旅)
TV series - 9 episodes
[Ep. 1,2,4,12,22-26]
Matahei
(又平)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Yagyu Abaretabi series [season 2]
(柳生あばれ旅シリーズ 第2部)
1984.01.04 Wonderful Circus Guy
(素晴らしきサーカス野郎)
TV movie Tsuyoshi Satomi
(里見剛)
Japan Circus drama
(サーカスドラマ)
Wednesday Road Show Special Project
(水曜ロードショー特別企画)
1984.04.28 Chōdenshi Bioman
(超電子バイオマン)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 13]
Ken Hayase
(早瀬健)
Japan Tokusatsu Super Sentai [8]
(特撮 スーパー戦隊)
1985.04.02 -
1985.10.01
Shadow Warriors IV
(影の軍団IV)
TV series - 18 episodes
[Ep. 1-6,8,9,11,12,14,15,18,20,21,24,26,27]
Rintarō Katsu
(勝麟太郎)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Shadow Warriors [series 4]
(影の軍団シリーズ 第4作)
1985.08.26 And Then the War is Over
(そして戦争が終った)
TV movie Tetsutarō Suzuki
(鈴木哲太郎)
Japan World War II
1985.08.26 Red Shadow: The Masked Ninja
(仮面の忍者赤影)
TV movie "Whirlwind" Genji
(つむじ風の源次)
Japan Jidaigeki / Tokusatsu / Ninja
(時代劇) / (特撮) / (忍者)
Monday Drama Land
(月曜ドラマランド)
1985.10.21 -
1985.12.30
Shadow Warriors: The End of An Era
(影の軍団 幕末編)
TV series - 3 episodes
[Ep. 3,12,13]
Rintarō Katsu
(勝麟太郎)
Japan Jidaigeki / Ninja
(時代劇) / (忍者)
Shadow Warriors [series 5]
(影の軍団シリーズ 第5作)
1986.11.14 Interviewer Saeko: A Returnless Journey
(インタビュアー・冴子 〜もどらない旅へ〜)
TV movie Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1987.08.20 -
1987.10.15
Classmate is 13-years-old
(同級生は13歳)
TV series Kenkō Inawashiro
(猪苗代健康)
Japan School drama
(学園ドラマ)
1987.09.27 -
1987.12.06
One-Eyed Dragon Masamune
(独眼竜政宗)
TV series - 9 episodes
[Ep. 39,40,41,43,44,45,46,47,49]
Matsudaira Tadateru
(松平忠輝)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
Taiga drama [25]
(大河ドラマ)
1987.09.30 Sweet Memories
(松田聖子のスイート・メモリーズ)
TV movie Kiyoshi Ishihara
(石原キヨシ)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
87 Autumn Special Drama
('87秋の特別企画ドラマ)
1987.12.20 Me and Sister
(俺と姉貴)
TV movie Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
Toshiba Sunday Theater #1615
(東芝日曜劇場 第1615回)
1988.01.01 Tokugawa Ieyasu
(徳川家康)
TV movie Sakichi Ishida → Mitsunari Ishida
(石田佐吉→石田三成)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1988]
(TBS大型時代劇スペシャル)
1988.10.13 -
1988.12.22
Love Story in New York
(ニューヨーク恋物語)
TV series Masahiro Sakairi
(坂入正弘)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1988.12.17 I Love You So Much
(あなたが大好き)
TV movie Seiichi
(誠一)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
Saturday drama special
(土曜ドラマスペシャル)
1989.01.01 Oda Nobunaga
(織田信長)
TV movie Motoyasu Matsudaira → Ieyasu Tokugawa
(松平元康→徳川家康)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1989]
(TBS大型時代劇スペシャル)
1989.03.31 Ryoma Sakamoto
(坂本竜馬)
TV movie Ryōma Sakamoto
(坂本竜馬)
Lead Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1989]
(TBS大型時代劇スペシャル)
1990.01.03 Shingo's Ten Duels
(新吾十番勝負)
TV movie Shingo Aoi
(葵新吾)
Lead Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1991.01.06 -
1991.12.08
Taiheiki
(太平記)
TV series - 49 episodes
[All episodes]
Takauji Ashikaga
(足利尊氏)
Lead Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
Taiga drama [29]
(大河ドラマ)
1991.12.30 Fall Guy: Gin-chan Goes
(続・蒲田行進曲 銀ちゃんが行く)
TV movie Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1992.07.10 Seiteki Mokushi Roku
(性的黙示録)
TV movie Mitsuo Wada
(和田満夫)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
Drama City '92
(ドラマシティー'92)
1992.09.29 Seizoroi Shimizu Ikka: Jirocho Uridasu
(勢揃い清水一家 次郎長売り出す)
TV movie Shinya no Asakichi
(新屋の浅吉)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1993.01.01 Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Conqueror of a Nation
(天下を獲った男・豊臣秀吉)
TV movie Nagamasa Azai
(浅井長政)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
1993.01.08 -
1993.03.19
High School Teacher
(高校教師)
TV series - 11 episodes
[All episodes]
Takao Hamura
(羽村隆夫)
Lead Japan School drama
(学園ドラマ)
1994.10.14 -
1994.12.23
The Reason I Owed to Her
(僕が彼女に、借金をした理由。)
TV series - 11 episodes
[All episodes]
Kunihiko Yamanobe
(山野辺邦彦)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1995.11.24 The Abe Clan
(阿部一族)
TV movie Matashichirō Emoto
(柄本又七郎)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
Friday Entertainment
(金曜エンタテイメント)
1995.12.23 Miracles in the Holy Night: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
(聖夜の奇跡 聖者が街にやってくる)
TV movie Yūji Nonomura
(野々村裕二)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
Golden Movie Theater Drama Special
(ゴールデン洋画劇場 ドラマスペシャル
1996.01.07 -
1996.12.22
Hideyoshi
(秀吉)
TV series Mitsunari Ishida
(石田三成)
Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
Taiga drama [35]
(大河ドラマ)
1997.04.04 -
1997.08.01
Shin Hanshichi Torimonocho
(新・半七捕物帳)
TV series - 20 episodes
[All episodes - 2 unaired]
Hanshichi
(半七)
Lead Japan Jidaigeki
(時代劇)
NHK Friday Jidaigeki
(NHK・金曜時代劇)
1997.07.03 -
1997.09.18
A Story of Love
(こんな恋のはなし)
TV series - 12 episodes
[All episodes]
Shūichirō Harashima
(原島修一郎)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1998.09.29 That Man's Fear
(その男の恐怖)
TV movie Keisuke Kishikawa
(岸川圭介)
Lead Japan Mystery
(ミステリー)
1998.10.14 -
1998.12.16
Tabloid
(タブロイド)
TV series - 10 episodes
[All episodes]
Toshihito Manabe
(真鍋敏彦)
Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
1999.04.01 Summer of Detectives
(刑事たちの夏)
TV movie Kazuki Kurokawa
(黒川和樹)
Special appearance Japan Detective drama / Suspense
(刑事ドラマ) / (サスペンス)
1999.04.20 Furuhata Ninzaburō
(古畑任三郎)
TV series - 1 episode
[Ep. 29]
Kazuo Yura
(由良一夫)
Japan Detective drama
(刑事ドラマ)
1999.12.18 Kujira o Mita hi
(鯨を見た日)
TV movie Tamio Ōba
(大庭民男)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
2001.07.05 -
2001.09.20
Unmarried Family
(非婚家族)
TV series - 12 episodes
[All episodes]
Yōsuke Matoba
(的場洋介)
Lead Japan Drama
(ドラマ)
2004.04.07 Locked-in Syndrome
(ロックド・イン症候群)
TV movie Shunsuke Kōsaka
(勾坂俊介)
Lead Japan Medical suspense drama
(医療サスペンスドラマ)
[Produced in 1997]
2010.02.02 -
2010.03.02
Lost TV series - 5 episodes
[Ep. 1,2,3,5,6 of season 6]
Dogen United States Drama / Mystery
2011.11.23 -
2012.02.29
Revenge TV series - 4 episodes
[Ep. 9,10,15,16]
Satoshi Takeda United States Drama / Mystery
2014.01.10 -
2015.02.06
Helix TV series - 15 episodes
[Ep. 1-13,16,17]}
Dr. Hiroshi Hatake United States Sci-Fi / Horror
2014.07.09 -
2014.09.17
Extant TV series - 13 episodes
[All episodes of season 1]
Hideki Yasumoto United States Sci-Fi
2016.06.26 -
2016.08.28
The Last Ship TV series - 9 episodes
[Ep. 3-11 of season 3]
Takehaya United States Action / Drama
2018.05.20 -
2018.05.27
Westworld TV series - 2 episodes
[Ep. 5,6 of season 2]
Musashi United States Sci-Fi / Western / Samurai

TheaterEdit

Dates Title Role Billing Country Theater Notes
1981.07.03 -
1981.07.28
Yagyu Jubei Makai Tensho
(柳生十兵衛 魔界転生)
Iga no Kirimaru
(伊賀の霧丸)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 1st JAC musical. Done simultaneously with Stuntman Story
(第1回JACミュージカル。『スタントマン物語』との同時上演)
1981.07.03 -
1981.07.28
Stuntman Story
(スタントマン物語)
Hiroyuki
(ヒロユキ)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 1st JAC musical. Done simultaneously with Yagyu Jubei Makai Tensho
(第1回JACミュージカル。『柳生十兵衛 魔界転生』との同時上演)
1982 -
1984
The Big Adventure of The Fantastic Pirates
(ゆかいな海賊大冒険)
Icarus (Young Pirate) / Eagle Spirit
(イカロス(若い海賊)/ 鷲の精)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th JAC musicals.
(第2,3,4回JACミュージカル)
1984.08.02 -
1984.08.22
Little Shop of Horrors
(リトル・ショップ・オブ・ホラーズ)
Lead Japan Ginza Hakuhinkan Theater
(銀座博品館劇場)
1985 The Drunken Duke
(酔いどれ公爵)
Napoleon Bonaparte
(ナポレオン・ボナパルト)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 5th JAC musical.
(第5回JACミュージカル)
1985 Tenshu Story
(天守物語)
Japan
1986.04.03 -
1986.04.27
Adventure Youth Departure
(アドベンチャー 青春の出発)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 6th JAC musical. Done simultaneously with Stuntman Love Story
(第6回JACミュージカル。『スタントマン 愛の物語』との同時上演)
1986.04.03 -
1986.04.27
Stuntman Love Story
(スタントマン 愛の物語)
Japan Shinjuku Koma Theater
(新宿コマ劇場)
The 6th JAC musical. Done simultaneously with Adventure Youth Departure
(第6回JACミュージカル。『アドベンチャー 青春の出発』との同時上演)
1986 Romeo and Juliet
(ロミオとジュリエット)
Romeo
(ロミオ)
Lead Japan Sunshine Theater
(サンシャイン劇場)
1987.02 Biloxi Blues
(ビロクシー・ブルース)
Eugene
(ユージーン)
Lead Japan PARCO Theater
(パルコ劇場)
1988.03.06 -
1988.05.05
Big River
(ビッグ・リバー)
Huckleberry
(ハックルベリー)
Lead Japan Aoyama Theatre
(青山劇場)
1989.12 -
1990.01
Broadway Bound
(ブロードウェイ・バウンド)
Eugene
(ユージーン)
Lead Japan PARCO Theater
(パルコ劇場)
1993.11 -
1993.12
Moonlit Club
(東京オピニオンズフェスティバル)
Lead Japan Art Sphere
(アートスフィア)
1995
1998
Hamlet
(ハムレット)
Hamlet
(ハムレット)
Lead Japan Ginza Saison Theatre
(銀座セゾン劇場)
1999.10.28 -
2000
King Lear The Fool United Kingdom Barbican Center and Royal Shakespeare Theatre
2000.06 -
2000.07
The Orchestra Pit
(オケピ!)
Conductor
(コンダクター)
Lead Japan Aoyama Theatre and Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
(青山劇場・大阪厚生年金会館芸術ホール)

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Chin Han & Hiroyuki Sanada join Mortal Kombat as Shang Tsung and Scorpion". www.joblo.com. 2019-08-27. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
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  8. ^ "Keanu's "47 Ronin" has A-List Japanese Cast". japan-zone.com. March 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Hoare, James. "THE WOLVERINE'S HIROYUKI SANADA ON SHINGEN AND SAMURAI". Movies. SciFiNow UK. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ Wagner, Curt (August 9, 2016). "BRIDGET REGAN: 'LAST SHIP' GETS MORE INTENSE". TVShowPatrol. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
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