J.J. Sonny Chiba | JJ Sonny Chiba | Shin'ichi Chiba | Shin'ici Chiba | Shin-ichi Chiba | Shinichi 'Sonny' Chiba | Shinichi Chiba | Sonny J. J. Chiba | Sony Chiba | Chiba Shin-Ichi | Rindo Wachinaga | Rindô Wachinaga
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
An actor's body should be full of emotions, whether it is happiness or sorrow, pain or joy, enraged or elated. You have to express yourself with your whole body. Japanese actors don't normally do this. What I'm doing as an action star is what every actor should be doing. Action is drama. If we cannot make the audience laugh...
In the early 70s, Chiba was set to co-star in a feature film production with Bruce Lee and George Lazenby. Unfortunately, the moment Chiba's plane landed in Hong Kong to start production, the news of Lee's untimely death forced the producers to shut-down the ill-fated project.
The X-ray Punch featured in the Japanese cult-film "The Street Fighter" (1974) and the Hong Kong martial arts film "The Storm Riders" (1998). An homage to this infamous scene is also featured in a fight scene between Jet Li and Russell Wong at the climax of "Romeo Must Die" (2000).