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Sonny Chiba Shinichi  ♂
Aliases:  Chiba Shinichi,  Sadao Maeda,  Shinichi Chiba





 
Filmography (1966-2004)
 
  Director (1 film)
    Fighting Fist (1992)    
  Actor (8 films)
    Secret of the Diamond (1966) ... Mitarai Ken
    Soul of Chiba (1977) ... Sonny
    Golgo 13 (1978) ... Golgo aka Duke Togo
    Fighting Fist (1992) ... Supt. Yamada
    The Storm Riders (1998) ... Conqueror Xiong Ba
    Born to Be King (2000) ... Ichiro Kusakari
    The Legend of the Flying Swordsman (2000) ... Fun's father
    Explosive City (2004) ... Otosan
 
 
Biography
 
  Sonny Chiba is a legend of martial arts and action films with international appeal. His career spans three decades with leading roled in over thirty motion pictures. He is most noted for his performances in "The Streetfighter," "Return of the Street Fighter," and "Streetfighter's Last Revenge" - classics of the martial arts genre. Chiba's title role in "The Streetfighter" series is also said to be Quentin Tarantino's "favorite martial arts anti-hero." He is one of Japan's most recognized actors, and has appeared in films produced on both sides of the Pacific. His most recent films include "Body Count," "Immortal Combat" and "Iron Eagle 3 - Aces."

- Biography from Storm Riders DVD

Officially retired from action roles in 2008 after suffering an asthma attack on the set on a television series. He acts under his real name of Sadao Maeda in Japan and uses J.J. Sonny Chiba outside of Japan.