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      Sab Shimono

      Sab Shimono

      Highest Rated: 86% Presumed Innocent (1990)

      Lowest Rated: 15% 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

      Birthday: Jul 31, 1937

      Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

      Sab Shimono may be most recognized from bit roles as Japanese businessmen on TV sitcoms or as Axis army officers in World War II productions, but the American-born actor has a long, rich history on stage as well as on the big and small screens. While enrolled at the University of California-Berkeley, he took an acting class to boost his sagging GPA and found his life's calling. He headed to New York City, where he studied the craft under Stella Adler and Steve Ross, eventually landing on Broadway as Ito, opposite Angela Lansbury, in the 1966 run of "Mame." From there, he went to Hollywood, where he has spent over 40 years alternating between film, television, and the theater. His most notable performances have been in Alan Parker's internment camp drama "Come See the Paradise" in 1990 and in 1997's "Paradise Road," where he appeared as a prison camp colonel. He has found recurring work on television in the small screen spin-off of "Gung Ho" and as a voice actor for the animated series "Samurai Jack," "Jackie Chan Adventures," and "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Shimono has appeared in American Conservatory Theater productions of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "Happy End" in 2005 and in 2007's "After the War" by Philip Kan Gotanda, with whom he has collaborated for over 25 years.

      Highest rated movies

      Presumed Innocent
      Robot Stories
      Come See the Paradise
      Paradise Road
      The Big Hit


      ROBOT STORIES, SabShimono, Eisa Davis, 2003, (c) Shotwell Media GUNG HO, Sab Shimono, Mimi Rogers, Michael Keaton, 1986. (c) Paramount Pictures. COME SEE THE PARADISE, Sab Shimono, 1990. TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE BIG HIT, Sab Shimono, 1998, (c) TriStar GUNG HO, Sab Shimono, George Wendt, 1986, (c)Paramount SUTURE, from left: Dennis Haysbert, Sab Shimono, 1993, © Samuel Goldwyn SUTURE, Dennis Haysbert, Sab Shimono, 1993, (c) Samuel Goldwyn



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      No Score Yet 56% Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Mr. Takagawa (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Kenneth Takahiro (Character) - 2009
      67% No Score Yet Americanese Wood (Character) - 2006
      74% 54% Robot Stories John (Character) $131.0K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Tastes Good Harry Sado (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 88% Frank Lloyd Wright Unknown (Voice) - 1998
      41% 57% The Big Hit Jiro Nishi (Character) $27.1M 1998
      43% 78% Paradise Road Colonel Hirota (Character) $1.9M 1997
      47% 43% Waterworld Elder (Character) $88.2M 1995
      37% 44% The Shadow Dr. Tam (Character) $32.0M 1994
      15% 40% 3 Ninjas Kick Back Koga (Character) $10.1M 1994
      71% 70% Suture Dr. Max Shinoda (Character) $98.3K 1993
      19% 33% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Lord Norinaga (Character) $42.3M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Cries Natsume (Character) - 1993
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wash Sadao (Character) $13.5K 1988
      33% 46% Gung Ho Saito (Character) $36.4M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Line Togo (Character) - 1981


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      93% 95% Samurai Jack Emperor (Voice) 2003
      No Score Yet 85% ER Dr. Okida (Guest Star) 1996
      89% 92% Seinfeld Executive 1 (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      74% 85% The X-Files Gung Bituen (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 80% Knight Rider Hito Osaka (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 87% M*A*S*H Kwang (Guest Star) 1978 1980