Sab Shimono Biography (1943-)

Full name, Saburo Shimono; born July 31, 1943, in Sacramento, CA; son of Masauchi (a restaurant owner) and Edith Mary (a restaurant owner; maiden name, Otani) Shimono (some sources cite parents as Isami and Kimiyo Shimono). Addresses: Agent: Badgley Connor Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311,Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
July 31, 1943
Sacramento, California

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Byron, Loving, Columbia, 1970
  • (Uncredited) The Hospital, United Artists, 1971
  • Togo, Parades, 1972
  • Lieutenant Tomonaga, Midway (also known as The Battle of Midway), Universal, 1976
  • Chinese leader, Rabbit Test, Avco-Embassy, 1978
  • Togo, The Line, 1980
  • Oriental restaurant worker, Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as Nice Dreams), Columbia, 1981
  • Toshio Yoshida, The Challenge (also known as Equals and Sword of the Ninja), Embassy, 1982
  • Where the Toys Come From, 1984
  • Shaito, Gung Ho (also known as Working Class Man), Paramount, 1986
  • Mr. Yakamoto, Blind Date (also known as Blake Edwards' Blind Date), TriStar, 1987
  • Sadao, The Wash, Skouras Pictures, 1988
  • Hiroshi Kawamura, Come See the Paradise, 1990
  • "Painless" Kumagai, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Dr. Max Shinada, Suture, Samuel Goldwyn, 1993
  • Lord Norinaga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, New Line Cinema,1993
  • Dr. Roy Tam, The Shadow, Universal, 1994
  • Koga, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, TriStar, 1994
  • First elder, Waterworld, Universal, 1995
  • Narrator, Ancestors in the Americas: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers, 1996
  • Colonel Hirota, Paradise Road, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Jiro Nishi, The Big Hit, TriStar, 1998
  • Harry Sado, Life Tastes Good, Life Tastes Good Productions, 1999
  • Lu's father, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000
  • Karteez Rumla, Ice Planet, H5B5 Media, 2001
  • Mr. Wang, Tomato and Eggs, 2002
  • Narrator, A Tradition of Honor, 2002
  • John Lee, "Clay," Robot Stories, Pak Films/Shotwell Media, 2004
  • Teijo, Worlds Apart, Emissary Pictures, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Huli, "Magic Mongo," The Krofft Supershow (also known as The Krofft Superstar Hour), ABC, 1977-1978
  • Mr. Saito, Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-1987
  • Voice of Uncle Chan, Jackie Chan Adventures (animated; also knownas JCA), The WB and YTV, 2000-
  • Miniseries
  • Kwan, A Year in the Life, NBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Cao, When Hell Was in Session, NBC, 1979
  • Ho, Mandrake, NBC, 1979
  • Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, NBC, 1990
  • Hiro, Plymouth, ABC, 1991
  • Commandant Natsume, Silent Cries (also known as Guests of the Emperor), NBC, 1993
  • Murder between Friends, NBC, 1994
  • Specials
  • North Korean officer, "Pueblo" (also known as "Pueblo Affair"), ABC Theatre, ABC, 1973
  • Murata, And the Soul Shall Dance, 1978
  • Takahashi "Tex" Hosoume, Hot Summer Winds, PBS, 1991
  • Narrator, Coming from Japan, PBS, 1992
  • Voice, Frank Lloyd Wright, PBS, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Bomber commander, "Divine Wind," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1977
  • Mr. Kwang, "Dear Comrade," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978
  • Cook, "The Gunfighter," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979
  • Pharmacist, "Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Lead Pipe," Knots Landing, CBS, 1979
  • Pharmacist, "Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Wrench," Knots Landing, CBS, 1979
  • Jin, "Back Pay," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1980
  • Paramedic, "Cover-Up," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.),NBC, 1980
  • Corporal Kryomo, "The Last Ten Days," The Waltons, CBS, 1981
  • Palmerstown U.S.A., CBS, 1981
  • Tokamo, "Slow Boat to Madness: Parts 1 & 2," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1981
  • "Seven Keys to Singapore: Parts 1 & 2," Bring 'Em Back Alive,CBS, 1982
  • Kenji Ito, "You're Steele the One for Me," Remington Steele, NBC,1982
  • Koji, "Rich and Hartless," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982
  • General Anago, "Mourning Becomes Matuka," Tales of the Gold Monkey, ABC, 1983
  • Hito Osaka, "Give Me Liberty ... or Give Me Death," Knight Rider,NBC, 1983
  • "Chinatown Memories," Street Hawk, ABC, 1985
  • "Identities," Hotel, ABC, 1985
  • Sam Kuromatsu, "Steele at Your Service," Remington Steele, NBC, 1986
  • "Choices," Our House, NBC, 1986
  • Sunatra, "The Last Newhart," Newhart, CBS, 1990
  • Charlie Moura, "Hot Lips Lacey," Dear John, NBC, 1990
  • Voice of master chef, "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991
  • Mr. Koyosaka, "The Death of Sheila," Raven, CBS, 1992
  • Sammy, "Yung at Heart," All-American Girl, ABC, 1994
  • Gung Bittuen, "Excelsius Dei," The X-Files, Fox, 1994
  • Bobby Wong, "Loose Lips Sink Friendships," The Steve Harvey Show,WB, 1996
  • First executive, "The Checks," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996
  • Dr. Okida, "No Brain, No Gain," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Mr. Sparkle, "In Marge We Trust," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Mr. Tanaka, "Truth," Jack & Jill, The WB, 1999
  • Voice of emperor, "XLIII" (also known as "The Aku Infection"), SamuraiJack (animated), The Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Also appeared in episodes of Cagney & Lacey, CBS; Call to Glory, ABC; Max Headroom, Cinemax and ABC; and Search for Tomorrow, CBS and NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Wang, Modesty Blaise, ABC, 1982
  • Stage Appearances
  • Wang Ta, Flower Drum Song (musical), Melody Fair Theatre, NY, 1964
  • Henry, South Pacific (musical), City Center Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Ito, Mame (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1966-1968
  • Ancient man, Mr. Keora, and other roles, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (musical), Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1970-1971
  • Kenji, The Chickencoop Chinaman, American Place Theatre, New YorkCity, 1972
  • Clown, Othello, AMAS Repertory Theatre, Beaumont Hall, 1973
  • Commissioner, Santa Anita '42, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre Company, Clark Center Theatre, Westside Young Women's Christian Association, New York City, 1973
  • Yamada, Ride the Winds (musical), Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Michael, Santa Anita '42, Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, 1975
  • Manjiro, Pacific Overtures (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, 1976
  • The Winter Dancers, New Theatre for Now, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977-1978
  • Iago, Inner City Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1978-1979
  • Pacific Overtures (musical), East West Players, Los Angeles, 1979-1980
  • Kaoru Kawaguchi, The Music Lessons, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, New York City, 1980
  • Ito, Mame (musical), George Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • The Grunt Childe, East West Players, 1983-1984
  • P. K., As the Crow Flies (double-bill with The Sound of a Voice), Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985-1986
  • Sadao, The Wash, Mark Taper Forum, 1985-1986
  • Nobu Matsumoto, The Wash, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1990, then Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1990-1991
  • Papa, Ballad of Yachiyo, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, 1997
  • Hua, Red, Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998
  • Ben, Follies (musical), East West Players, David Henry Hwang Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Dr. Nakada, The Wind Cries Mary, San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose, CA, 2002
  • Appeared off-Broadway in Yankee Dog You Die and Year of the Dragon.
  • Major Tours
  • Ito, Mame (musical), U.S. cities, 1968

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