Hiroyuki Sanada, born as Hiroyuki Shimosawa, is a Japanese actor who has acted in a variety of films and dramas till date. He has appeared in the movies ‘The Twilight Samurai’, ‘The Last Samurai’, ‘Ring’, ‘Kaitō Ruby’, ‘The White Countess’, ‘The Promise’, ‘Rush Hour 3’, ‘The City of Your Final Destination’, ‘The Wolverine’ and ‘Mr. Holmes’, to name a few. His TV performances include roles in the dramas ‘The Yagyu Conspiracy’, ‘Chodenshi Bioman’, ‘Dokuganryu Masamune’, ‘Taiheiki’, ‘Hideyoshi’, ‘Lost’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Helix’, ‘Extant’ and ‘The Last Ship’. A graduate of Nihon University, Sanada is also an all-round martial artist. He has a very good friendship with martial art superstar Jackie Chan. Sanada is a talented stage actor as well. His most famous theatre projects were with the popular theatre company, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Apart from that, the Japanese star has performed in the plays ‘Tenshu Story’, ‘Moonlit Club’, ‘Paper Moon’ and ‘Stuntman Story’.
October 12, 1960
Also Known As
Duke, Hiroyuki Shimosawa
5'7" (170 cm)
Order of the British Empire 2003 · The Twilight Samurai - Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 1982 · Samurai Reincarnation
FX has officially set the full cast of their upcoming limited series Shōgun, based on the best-selling novel by James Clavell of the same name. Clavell's novel, which was written in 1975, follows the rise of a man named Yoshii Toranaga to shogunate through the eyes of an English pilot, John Blackthorne. The adaptation from FX was greenlit in 2018 and is slated to have a 10-episode run.
FX has unveiled the full cast for its updated take on James Clavell’s Shōgun. The limited series, which the cabler ordered back in 2018, will star Hiroyuki Sanada (Army of the Dead, Lost)…. Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’: Film Review. Dave Bautista leads a crack team of mercenaries braving...
Hiroyuki Sanada is set to appear alongside his 47 Ronin co-star Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4. According to Collider, who broke the news, the Mortal Kombat and Westworld star will be playing “a key character known as Watanabe”. Unfortunately, beyond that, we don’t know much more than that about his role.
Hiroyuki Sanada, known for his roles in Westworld and Mortal Kombat, has joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 4. The actor has taken on an undisclosed role opposite Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, and Shamier Anderson. Not much is known about the plot for the sequel yet, but...
The cast for John Wick: Chapter 4 continues to get more and more awesome. First it was Donnie Yen, then Laurence Fishburne. Now, Hiroyuki Sanada--known most recently for his turn as Scorpion in the new Mortal Kombat movie--enters the fray as well, Deadline reports. Sanada's role in the fourth John...
John Wick: Chapter 4 was originally supposed to hit theatres last month, but due to the pandemic, the fourth installment to the Keanu Reeves-led franchise has yet to begin production. However, fans can expect Reeves and crew to get back at is soon, especially since casting announcements continue to pour in. Laurence Fishburne is returning as The Bowery King, Rogue One's Donnie Yen is expected to join the cast, and IT star Bill Skarsgard is also reportedly joining the film. Other additions include singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama and Wynonna Earp's Shamier Anderson. Yesterday, rumors started to circulate that Wesley Snipes would be showing up in the movie, but those rumors got shot down. Now, Deadline is reporting that Westworld and Mortal Kombat star, Hiroyuki Sanada, is the latest actor to join John Wick 4.
Hiroyuki Sanada has reportedly joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 4. According to Deadline, the Japanese-born actor has landed an “undisclosed role” in the upcoming sequel, which will begin production this summer in Europe and Asia. Sanada will star alongside Laurence Fishburne, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, Donnie Yen, and Keanu Reeves, who has played the film’s titular protagonist since 2014. The film will be directed by Chad Stahelski, who helmed the franchises’ first three installments.
‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Army of the Dead’ veteran actor Hiroyuki Sanada is the latest to join the ever-growing cast of ‘John Wick 4’. Sanada will join the recently announced, Bill Skarsgard, Donnie Yen Shamier Anderson and Japanese-British popstar Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves who returns as the titular character. The...
The cast of John Wick 4 is already impressive but the sequel has just added another amazing star. Mortal Kombat actor Hiroyuki Sanada is the latest addition to the fourth John Wick movie and that means he will be reunited with former co-star Keanu Reeves. According to Deadline, Sanada is...
Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost, Westworld, Mortal Kombat) was originally set to star in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as Zero, Wick’s primary adversary in that film. But an Achilles tendon injury took him out of contention, and he was eventually replaced by Mark Dacascos. Now history is righting itself, because Sanada has reportedly been cast in John Wick 4, reuniting with his old 47 Ronin co-star Keanu Reeves.
Following short but memorable turns in the recent “Mortal Kombat” and Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” Japanese acting veteran Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of the fourth “John Wick” film at Lionsgate. Chad Stahelski is returning to direct the sequel which sees Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne returning....
The cast of John Wick 4 continues to become more loaded, as it’s now being reported that Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the upcoming fourth film in the ongoing saga of John Wick. Deadline is reporting that Hiroyuki Sanada, most recently known for his appearances in Mortal Kombat and Westworld, has...
After recently appearing in two high-profile projects, Warner Bros. Pictures’ new Mortal Kombat movie and Netflix’s Army of the Dead, Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has found his next major project in the form of Lionsgate’s upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4. According to Collider, the 60-year-old actor has officially signed on for a key role opposite Keanu Reeves in the highly-anticipated fourth installment to the blockbuster action franchise. Further details about his character are still being kept under wraps, but the outlet’s source notes that his character might be named Watanabe.
Hiroyuki Sanada has been a typically busy actor of late, and now he's going for the 87Eleven action double-punch, following up David Leitch's Bullet Train with Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 4. According to Collider, which confirmed the casting, Sanada's role is a mystery for now, though we do know...