Sab Shimono

Sab Shimono

Highest Rated: 87% 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




No Score Yet 18% Raven's Watch Wendell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Gathering Hiro (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 55% 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) $131K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Tastes Good Harry Sado (Character) - 1999
43% 57% The Big Hit Jiro Nishi (Character) $27.1M 1998
No Score Yet 87% Frank Lloyd Wright Unknown (Voice) - 1998
45% 78% Paradise Road Colonel Hirota (Character) $1.9M 1997
47% 43% Waterworld Elder (Character) $88.2M 1995
15% 40% 3 Ninjas Kick Back Koga (Character) $10.1M 1994
35% 44% The Shadow Dr. Tam (Character) $32M 1994
71% 70% Suture Dr. Max Shinoda (Character) $98.3K 1993
23% 34% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Lord Norinaga (Character) $42.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Cries Natsume (Character) - 1993
64% 73% Come See the Paradise Hiroshi Kawamura (Character) $850.6K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Unknown (Character) - 1990
87% 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


87% 76% The Terror Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
89% 68% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Ichiro Yamashiro (Guest Star) 2016
88% 92% Longmire Francis Igawa (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
94% 74% Royal Pains Jono (Guest Star) 2011
94% 96% Mad Men Ichiro Kamura (Guest Star) 2010
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Hiroshi (Guest Star) 2007
85% 76% The Simpsons Master Chef (Guest Voice) 2007 1997 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan Uncle (Voice) 2000-2005
No Score Yet 82% 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
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 99% 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 Chicago Story Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Kwang (Guest Star) 1980 1978


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