Hiroyuki Sanada – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Hiroyuki Shimosawa Japanese Actor

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 44-32-16 inches
Bodytype Athletic
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.70 m)
Weight 63 kg (139 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown

Nickname Duke
Gender Male
Age 63 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth October 12, 1960
Full Name Hiroyuki Shimosawa
Profession Actor
Nationality Japanese
Birthplace Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Published on September 26, 2019 on 12:04 PM
Zodiac Sign Libra

Hiroyuki Sanada (born on 12 October 1960) in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. He is a Japanese actor. He is best known for the lead roles he played in The Twilight Samurai (2002) and The Last Samurai (2003).

His role in King Lear (Book by Shakespeare) also gave him extraordinary theatrical notice in the UK. In his native Japan, He is well for songs he recorded for movies he was in, as well as songs he’s played for the public.

He made his first debut portraying Ujio in The Last Samurai. After that, he appeared in several films like Speed Racer, The Wolverine, 47 Ronin, Life, and Avengers: Endgame. He represents the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion in the 2021 reboot film of the same name.

In 2021, he starred in the zombie film Army of the Dead, directed by Zack Snyder. He also had a recurring role on the HBO series Westworld (2018-2020).

An entertainer scouted Sanada while playing with the son of actor Kokichi Takada who lived in the same townhouse. He worked as a model for a magazine for young children. Then, he joined the Himawari Theatre Group at five. He made his film debut in 1966 in the ninkyo yakuza film.

Initially planning to be an action star, he studied Shorinji Kempo. After that, he took up Kyokushin kaikan karate.




Hiroyuki Shimosawa Education

College: Nihon University

Hiroyuki Shimosawa Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: The Fool


Film: Rokyoku komori-uta (1965)

Movie poster

Net Worth: USD $10 million approx

Family & Relatives

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Satomi Tezuka (m. 1990–1997)

His wife Satomi Tezuka

No. of Children: 2

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Who is Hiroyuki Shimosawa?

Hiroyuki Shimosawa is a Japanese actor, born on 12 October, 1960 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.

How old is Hiroyuki Shimosawa?

Hiroyuki Shimosawa is 63 years old as of July 2024.

How tall is Hiroyuki Shimosawa?

Hiroyuki Shimosawa is 5 feet 6 inches (1.70 m).

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