Hiroyuki Sanada (I)


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Hiroyuki Sanada was born on October 12, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) His father died when he was 11. He joined Japan Action Club, organized & run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. He 1st became famous as an action star for his role in Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978)... See full bio »

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The Twilight Samurai Seibei Iguchi
(2002)
The Wolverine Shingen
(2013)
Sunshine Kaneda
(2007)
Mortal Kombat Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
(2021)

Filmography

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 2022 Shogun (TV Mini Series) (filming)
Yoshii Toranaga
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Yoshii Toranaga
- Episode #1.10 ... Yoshii Toranaga
- Episode #1.9 ... Yoshii Toranaga
- Episode #1.8 ... Yoshii Toranaga
- Episode #1.7 ... Yoshii Toranaga
 2022 John Wick: Chapter 4 (filming)
Shimazu
 2021 Army of the Dead
Bly Tanaka
 2021 Mortal Kombat
Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
 2018-2020 Westworld (TV Series)
Musashi
- Passed Pawn (2020) ... Musashi
- The Mother of Exiles (2020) ... Musashi
- Phase Space (2018) ... Musashi
- Akane no Mai (2018) ... Musashi
 2020 Minamata
Mitsuo Yamazaki
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
Akihiko
 2018 The Catcher Was a Spy
Kawabata
 2017/I Life
Sho Murakami
 2016 The Last Ship (TV Series)
Takehaya
- Legacy (2016) ... Takehaya
- Scuttle (2016) ... Takehaya
- Paradise (2016) ... Takehaya
- Sea Change (2016) ... Takehaya
- In the Dark (2016) ... Takehaya
 2015 Minions
Sumo Villain (voice)
 2015 Mr. Holmes
Tamiki Umezaki
 2014-2015 Helix (TV Series)
Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
- Densho (2015) ... Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
- Scion (2015) ... Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
- Dans L'Ombre (2014) ... Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
- The Reaping (2014) ... Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
- Black Rain (2014) ... Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
 2014 Extant (TV Series)
Hideki Yasumoto
- Ascension (2014) ... Hideki Yasumoto (credit only)
- Before the Blood (2014) ... Hideki Yasumoto (credit only)
- A New World (2014) ... Hideki Yasumoto
- A Pack of Cards (2014) ... Hideki Yasumoto
- Care and Feeding (2014) ... Hideki Yasumoto
 2013 47 Ronin
Ôishi
 2013 The Railway Man
Takeshi Nagase
 2013 The Wolverine
Shingen
 2011-2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Satoshi Takeda
- Scandal (2012) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Chaos (2012) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Loyalty (2011) ... Satoshi Takeda
- Suspicion (2011) ... Satoshi Takeda
 2010 Lost (TV Series)
Dogen
- Sundown (2010) ... Dogen
- Lighthouse (2010) ... Dogen
- What Kate Does (2010) ... Dogen
- LA X - Part 2 (2010) ... Dogen
- LA X - Part 1 (2010) ... Dogen (uncredited)
 2008 Speed Racer
Mr. Musha
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Kenji
 2007 Sunshine
Kaneda
 2005 The Promise
General Guangming
 2005 The White Countess
Matsuda
 2005 Aegis
Hisashi Sengoku
 2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Wuu
- Block-Long Hong Kong Terror (2005) ... Wuu (voice, uncredited)
 2003 The Last Samurai
Ujio
 2002 The Twilight Samurai
Seibei Iguchi
 2001 Hikon kazoku (TV Series)
Yousuke Matoba
 2001 Vengeance for Sale
Sukeroku Sukedachiya
 2001 All About Our House
Bartender
 2000 First Love
Shinichirô Fujiki
 1999 Round About Midnight
Koji
 1999 Ring 2
Ryûji Takayama
 1998 Tadon to chikuwa
Asami
 1998 Tabuloido (TV Series)
Toshihito Manabe
 1998 Murder on D Street
Seiichiro Fukiya
 1998 Ringu
Ryûji Takayama
 1998 Spiral
Ryûji Takayama
 1997 A Story of Love (TV Movie)
Shuichiro Harashima
 1997 Shin Hanshichi torimono chô (TV Series)
Hanshichi
 1995 The Abe Clan (TV Movie)
Matashichirou
 1995 Kinkyu yobidashi - Emâjenshî kôru
Hideyuki Harada
 1995 East Meets West
Kamijo Kenkichi
 1995 Sharaku
Tonbo
 1994 Crest of Betrayal
Takuminokami Asano
 1994 Hero Interview
Jinta Todoroki
 1993 Nemuranai machi - Shinjuku same
Detective Same
 1993 Kôkô kyôshi (TV Series)
Takao Hamura
- Episode #1.11 (1993) ... Takao Hamura
- Episode #1.10 (1993) ... Takao Hamura
- Episode #1.9 (1993) ... Takao Hamura
- Episode #1.8 (1993) ... Takao Hamura
- Episode #1.7 (1993) ... Takao Hamura
 1993 Made in Japan
Keiichi Takahashi
 1992 Yamai wa kikara: Byôin e ikô 2
Ichiro Katakura
 1992 Succession
Masakazu Yoshinari
 1992 Oda Nobunaga (TV Movie)
 1991 Taiheiki (TV Series)
Takauji Ashikaga
 1990 Shingo juuban shoubu (TV Movie)
Aoi Shingo
 1990 Tugumi
Kyoichi Takahashi
 1990 Byôin e ikô
Kohei Shintani
 1989 Docchini suruno
Jun Yamamoto
 1988 Kaitô Ruby
Toru Hayashi
 1988 New York Koi Monogatari (TV Series)
Masahiro
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Masahiro
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Masahiro
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Masahiro
 1987 Sure Death Revenge
Ukyo
 1987 Dokugan-ryu Masamune (TV Series)
Matsudaira Tadateru (Ieyasu's 6th Son)
 1986 Royal Warriors
Peter Yamamoto, Interpol Agent
 1986 Cabaret
Tanokura
 1986 Inujini sesi mono
Shigesa
 1986 House on Fire
Chuya Nakahara
 1985 Kage no Gundan: Bakumatsu hen (TV Series)
Katsu Kaishu (1985) (as Hiroyuki Sanada)
 1985 The Dagger of Kamui
Jirô (voice)
 1984 Mahjong Horoki
Bouya Tetsu
 1984 Kotaro makari-toru!
Tatsuya Yoshioka
 1984 Super Electronic Bioman (TV Series)
Captain Ayate
- Jun yo (1984) ... Captain Ayate
 1984 The Street of Desire
Joji Tanaka
 1983 Shogun's ninja (as Horiyuki Sanada)
 1983 Legend of the Eight Samurai
Inue Shinbei Masashi
 1983 Kabamaru the Ninja
Shizune
 1982 The Shadow Army 3 (TV Series)
 1982 Death of a Ninja
Jotaro Fuefuki (as Henry Sanada)
 1982 Yagyû Jûbei Abaretabi (TV Series)
Matabei
 1982 Fall Guy
Actor
 1982 Lovers Lost
Kunihiko Yasuoka
 1981 Message from Outer Space (TV Movie)
 1981 Moeru yusha
Joe
 1981 Bôkensha kamikaze
Akira Hoshino
 1981 Roaring Fire
Joji / Toru
 1981 Samurai Reincarnation
Kirimaru Iga
 1980 Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu
Momochi Takamaru
 1980 Yagyû Abaretabi (TV Series)
Matabei
 1980 The Terrible Couple
Isozaki
 1979 Renegade ninjas (as Horiyuki Sanada)
 1979 I Want To
Takeda Katsuyori
 1979 The Shogun Assassins
Miyoshi Isa / Yoon Sam-yeong
 1978 Message from Space
Shiro Hongo
 1978 Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
Hayate (Fighter of Negoro Clan)
 1977 Shinkansen kouankan (TV Series)
 1977 J.A.K.Q. Blitzkrieg Squad (TV Series)
Katsuya Nakayama
- 7 Straights!! The Deadly Fist of Hell (1977) ... Katsuya Nakayama
 1974 Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken
Toga as a boy (as Hiroyuki Shimosawa)
 1970 Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu (as Hiroyuki Shimozawa)
 1969 Mito Kômon (TV Series)
Kanta
- Episode #1.25 (1969) ... Kanta (as Hiroyuki Shimosawa)
 1969 The Vagrant Comes to a Port Town
Shoichi (as Hiroyuki Shimozawa)
 1968 Ahirugaoka 77 (TV Series) (as Hiroyuki Shimozawa)
 1967 Zoku rokyoku komori uta
Endo Kenichi (as Hiroyuki Shimozawa)
 1967 Game of Chance 3
Endo Kenichi
 1965 Game of Chance
Endo Kenichi (as Horiyuki Sanada)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Suntory (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Duke Sanada | Harry Sanada | Henry Sanada | Horiyuki Sanada | Hiroyuki Shimosawa | Hiroyuki Shimozawa

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Satomi Tezuka  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

Sometimes I'm doing a big movie, or sometimes I'm doing a TV show, but as an actor, it's almost the same thing for me. If I'm doing action, or comedy, or something more heartfelt, it's a different approach, but it's all acting for me. See more »

Trivia:

Is a close friend of action icon Etsuko 'Sue' Shiomi. See more »

Nickname:

Duke

Star Sign:

Libra

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