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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 poster
      Presumed Innocent
      Robot Stories poster
      Robot Stories
      Suture poster
      Suture
      Americanese poster
      Americanese
      Come See the Paradise poster
      Come See the Paradise
      Waterworld poster
      Waterworld
      The Big Hit poster
      The Big Hit
      Paradise Road poster
      Paradise Road

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 18% Raven's Watch Wendell (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Gathering Hiro (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arcadian Moto (Character) - 2011
      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 87% Frank Lloyd Wright Unknown (Voice) - 1998
      43% 57% The Big Hit Jiro Nishi (Character) $27.1M 1998
      43% 78% Paradise Road Colonel Hirota (Character) $1.9M 1997
      45% 43% Waterworld Elder (Character) $88.2M 1995
      34% 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% 34% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Lord Norinaga (Character) $42.3M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Cries Natsume (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Unknown (Character) - 1990
      64% 73% Come See the Paradise Hiroshi Kawamura (Character) $850.6K 1990
      86% 67% Presumed Innocent ` 'Painless'` Kumagai (Character) $85.7M 1990
      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

      TV

      Credit
      87% 77% The Terror Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
      89% 69% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Ichiro Yamashiro (Guest Star) 2016
      88% 92% Longmire Francis Igawa (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      94% 76% Royal Pains Jono (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 96% Mad Men Ichiro Kamura (Guest Star) 2010
      65% 66% Two and a Half Men Hiroshi (Guest Star) 2007
      85% 75% The Simpsons Master Chef (Guest Voice) 1991 1997 2007
      No Score Yet 62% Jackie Chan Uncle (Voice) 2000-2005
      100% 98% Avatar: The Last Airbender Monk Gyatso (Voice) 2005
      93% 95% Samurai Jack Emperor (Voice) 2003
      No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Okida (Guest Star) 1996
      89% 93% Seinfeld Executive 1 (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      74% 86% 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 89% Knight Rider Unknown (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 92% M*A*S*H Kwang (Guest Star) 1978 1980