Biography

Character actor Shun Sugata was born on February 17, 1955 in Yamanashi, Japan as Masamichi Shibuya. Often cast in violent, villainous roles he can be instantly recognized by his deep, gruff voice and intimidating stature.

His most notable roles include the brutal mob enforcer Takayama in Takeshi Miike's Ichi the Killer and the corrupt police commissioner in Tokyo Gore Police.

He has also had minor roles outside Japanese cinema in Quention Tarantino's Kill Bill and The Last Samurai as well as playing the main villain opposing Scott Adkins in Ninja 2.

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Character actor Shun Sugata was born on February 17, 1955 in Yamanashi, Japan as Masamichi Shibuya. Often cast in violent, villainous roles he can be instantly recognized by his deep, gruff voice and intimidating stature.

His most notable roles include the brutal mob enforcer Takayama in Takeshi Miike's Ichi the Killer and the corrupt police commissioner in Tokyo Gore Police.

He has also had minor roles outside Japanese cinema in Quention Tarantino's Kill Bill and The Last Samurai as well as playing the main villain opposing Scott Adkins in Ninja 2.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1955-02-17

Place of Birth Yamanashi, Japan

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Also Known As

  • Masamichi Shibuya

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Tatara Samurai as Sakichi
2016 Silence as Samurai Commander
2016 64: Part 2 as Urushibara
2016 64: Part 1 as Urushibara
2015 Gonin Saga as Yuzuru Matsuura
2014 25
2014 Great Selection Taxi(1 episode) as Hayami
2014 Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai as Ryo Murasame / Kamen Rider ZX / Ambassador Darkness (voice)
2013 Ninja: Shadow of a Tear as Goro
2012 Outrage Beyond
2011 Cut
2011 Abe Sada: The Last Seven Days as Officer Urakawa
2010 Strangers in the City as Yukio Ohmori
2010 Bunraku as Uncle
2010 Lost Crime
2010 Running On Empty
2010 Heaven's Story
2009 The Unbroken as 志方達郎
2009 Kanikôsen
2009 Zen
2008 Tokyo Gore Police as Tokyo Police Commissioner
2008 Sisterhood
2008 Inju, The Beast in the Shadow as Inspecteur Fuji
2008 Chameleon
2008 Johnen: Love of Sada as Otoku
2008 Johnen: Love of Sada
2008 Dark Love Rape
2008 Be a Man! Samurai School as Onihige
2007 Glory to the Filmmaker!
2007 Invisible War
2006 Prisoner No. 07: Reina
2006 Confessions of a Dog as Takeda
2005 Aishiteyo
2005 Dead Run
2005 Under the Same Moon as Joji Sugyama
2005 New Yakuza Wives 5: Burning Desire
2004 Ghost Shout
2004 HEAT -Incandescence- PART II as Fujimaki
2004 Marebito as MIB
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as Boss Benta
2003 The Last Samurai as Nakao
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as Boss Benta
2002 Alive as Matsuda
2002 Gun Crazy: Episode 1: A Woman from Nowhere as Takara Shuhei
2002 Graveyard of Honor
2001 Ichi the Killer as Takayama
2001 Pulse as Boss
2000 Tomie: Replay as Kenzô Morita
1999 Shin-Karajishi Kabushiki-Kaisha
1999 License to Live as Shinichiro
1999 Wild Criminal as Tadokoro
1998 Eyes of the Spider
1997 The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears
1996 Heat After Dark
1996 A Weapon in My Heart
1996 Organ as Naka Nishi
1993 Kekko Kamen 3
1993 Tokusou Robo Janperson the Movie: Mother is Eternal! The Electric Brain’s Love and Passion on the Operating Table as Tatewaki Ryusaburo
1991 Dance till Tomorrow
1991 Blowback: Love & Death
1990 Balloon
1989 Water Moon
1987 Dangerous Cops
1984 Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! as Ryo Murasame / Kamen Rider ZX
1982 Metal Hero Series(1 episode) as Ryuzaburo Tatewaki

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