Sab Shimono

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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1943

Filmography

Actor (53)

Mad Men 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

Yoshiro Nishamura (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Hideo Takehashi (Actor)

Americanese 2005 (Movie)

Wood (Actor)

Robot Stories 2004 (Movie)

John Lee ("Clay") (Actor)

Ancestors in the Americas 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jack & Jill 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackie Chan Adventures 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Luminarias 2000 (Movie)

Lu's Father (Actor)

Raven 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frank Lloyd Wright 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Life Tastes Good 1998 (Movie)

Harry Sado--A Money Courier (Actor)

The Big Hit 1998 (Movie)

Jiro Nishi (Actor)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

Colonel Hirota (Actor)

Dear John 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frank Lloyd Wright 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)

Seinfeld 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ancestors in the Americas: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers 1995 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

Elder No 1 (Actor)

3 Ninjas Kick Back 1994 (Movie)

Koga (Actor)

Suture 1994 (Movie)

Dr Max Shinoda (Actor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Dr Tam (Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 (Movie)

Lord Norinaga (Actor)

Coming From Japan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hot Summer Winds 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Mr Kawamura (Actor)

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

"Painless" Kumagai (Actor)

The Wash 1988 (Movie)

Sadao (Actor)

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

Mr Yakamoto (Actor)

Gung Ho 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Gung Ho 1986 (Movie)

Shaito (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Modesty Blaise 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams 1981 (Movie)

Oriental Bus Boy (Actor)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

Toshio Yoshida (Actor)

Mandrake 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Line 1979 (Movie)

Togo (Actor)

Magic Mongo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabbit Test 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loving 1970 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Between Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Plymouth (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Cries (TV Show)

Actor

When Hell Was in Session (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

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