Sonny Chiba

Born: 01/23/1939 in Fukuoka, , JP


Actor (18)

April Fools 2015 (Movie)


Sushi Girl 2013 (Movie)


The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

Uncle Kamata (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

Hattori Hanzo (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 (Movie)

Hattori Hanzo (Actor)

The Storm Riders 1998 (Movie)

Lord Conquer (Actor)

Bodycount 1995 (Movie)


Resort to Kill 1994 (Movie)


Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 (Movie)

Horikoshi (Actor)

Gekitotsu 1988 (Movie)

Iba Shoemon (Actor)

The Bushido Blade 1981 (Movie)

Prince Edo (Actor)

Virus 1979 (Movie)

Dr Yamauchi (Actor)

G.I. Samurai 1978 (Movie)

Lt. Yoshiaki Iba (Actor)

Message From Space 1978 (Movie)

Hans (Actor)

Resurrection of the Golden Wolf 1978 (Movie)


The Bodyguard 1975 (Movie)


Shinkansen Daibakuha 1974 (Movie)

Aoki (Actor)

The Street Fighter 1974 (Movie)

Terry Tsuguri (Actor)
Director (1)

Gekitotsu 1988 (Movie)

fight sequences director (Segment Director)
Other (1)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 (Movie)

Samurai Sword Advisor (Advisor)


J.J. Mackenyu


Juri Manase Actor


Yoko Nogiwa Actor


Jin Yabuki Actor



Nippon University

Physical Education



Co-stars in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"


Featured appearance in "Kill Bill Volume 1"


Acclaimed comeback with "The Storm Riders"


Directs and produces "Yellow Fangs"


Plays his former teacher, Masutatsu Oyama, in "Champion of Death"


International success as "The Street Fighter"

Bonus Trivia


Drew his screen surname, Chiba, from his childhood home in Chiba Prefecture.


Fractured his ankle completing a stunt while shooting "Message from Space."


Among his students at Japan Action Club were such future stars as Henry Sanada and Etsuko "Sue" Shiomi.


Planned to co-star in a 1973 film with Bruce Lee, but the project was cancelled after Lee's unexpected death that year.


American publicity for "The Street Fighter" claimed that Chiba was the former leader of a juvenile gang in Japan, and had gone into seclusion in a monastery following the success of the film.


The real Masatatsu Oyama appeared opposite Chiba in two films based loosely on the martial arts master's life: "Champion of Death" and "Karate Bearfighter."


Received a Best Actor nomination by the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1999 for "The Storm Riders."


Earned his Black Belt in Judo, Kendo and Kempo, among other disciplines.


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