Sab Shimono

Sab Shimono

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1937-07-31 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.

33 Movies · 29 TV shows

Also Known As: Saburo Shimono

Biography

Saburo Shimono (下野 三郎, Shimono Saburō, born July 31, 1937) is a Japanese–American actor, and voice actor. A veteran of Asian-American theater, he began his career on stage on Broadway and in regional theaters, starring in musicals like Mame, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, and Pacific Overtures. He has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows in character roles, including Midway, Gung Ho, Presumed Innocent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, The Shadow, Samurai Jack, and Southland Tales.

Personal Life

Shimono is openly gay, and has been in a relationship with writer Steve Alden Nelson since 2001. The couple registered their domestic partnership in April 2005 and married in San Diego on June 23, 2008.

Early Life

Shimono was born and raised in Sacramento, California, to restaurant owners Edith Mary (née Otani) and Masauchi Shimono. He has one sibling: Dr. Jiro Shimono, director of the Delaware Psychiatric Center.During World War II, Shimono and his family were interned at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center and the Granada War Relocation Center.He attended Sacramento High School and graduated from University of California, Berkeley.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 TV show
TV
The Terror

The Terror

5.25
2018
The stories in the anthology series are based on true historical events.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

6.17
2016
When heroes are not enough. People who are legends are what the world needs. Having seen the future, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and vill...
The Watcher

The Watcher

2016
Unaware of its terrible history, a young couple purchases their dream home. But it soon becomes clear that they may not be alone in the house... and that someone -- or something -- is determined to dr...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Yellow Face

Yellow Face

2013
The play is about race, identity, politics, and casting.
TV
The Blacklist

The Blacklist

6.61
2013
One of the FBI's most wanted fugitives surrendered to the FBI in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI want to bring down criminals. The FBI can't find criminals because they don't know they ...

2011.

1 Movie
The Arcadian

The Arcadian

2011
The Arcadian follows "The Lighthouse Keeper" on a story of revenge and redemption in a strange future world reminiscent of wild 1970s pop. The visual world of The Arcadian is an homage to the work of ...

2009.

3 Movies
Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

6
2009
A group of people. Take a trip to Japan and find yourself in a treasure hunt, racing against the Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors to find the legendary Sword of Fate, an ancient blade fabled to po...
Old Dogs

Old Dogs

6
2009
Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to ...
Half Kenneth

Half Kenneth

2009
1945: after the death of his father, Ken escapes Japanese American internment camp to find his Caucasian mother who lives in town. Things become complicated, however, when Kens little brother, Jo, joi...

2008.

1 Movie
The Sensei

The Sensei

5.33
2008
Lonely gay teenager, McClain, struggles to fit in with his classmates in a small, conservative Colorado town. After he's severely beaten at school, Karen O'Neil, a martial arts Sensei, secretly trains...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Mad Men

Mad Men

6.18
2007
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at a newly created firm located nearby in the Time- Life Building. Advertisers on...
Southland Tales

Southland Tales

4
2007
Los Angeles is on the verge of a social, economic and environmental disaster. Santaros is a boxer. His life is intertwined with an adult film star and a police officer.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Legion of Super Heroes

Legion of Super Heroes

2006
The series centers on a young Superman's adventures in the 31st century, fighting alongside a group of futuristic superheroes known as the Legion of Super-Heroes. The series drew on the rich history ...
Americanese

Americanese

2006
Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial identities, the...

2005.

1 TV show
TV
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender

6.23
2005
A young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny and bring peace to the world in a war-torn world of magic.

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

6.24
2003
A jingle writer's hedonistic life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and nephew move into his beach-front house.
Robot Stories

Robot Stories

2003
Four stories including: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son; "Machine ...

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

2001
A warrior is displaced by an evil wizard. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, with fantastic tribes and evil robot warlords. Jack is looking for a time portal that will return hi...
Ice Planet

Ice Planet

2001
In the brief period of peace after a terrible war on a far future Earth, an outer-space military academy is attacked by an unknown and unstoppable alien force. The commander, along with a group of new...
Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie

Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie

7.14
2001
A boy is sent away from his village. He will be trained as a samurai warrior to fight the evil shape-sifter, Aku, who has wreaked havoc throughout the village. The warrior tries to return to his home ...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Jackie Chan Adventures

Jackie Chan Adventures

6.33
2000
The adventures of a fictionalized version of action film starJackie Chan are chronicled in an American animated television series. Many of the episodes have references to Chan's actual works. The seri...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill

6
1999
There is a romantic comedy about post-collegiate life.

1998.

1 Movie
The Big Hit

The Big Hit

2.5
1998
A hit man is being cheated by his colleagues. Melvin takes the fall when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul. The gang's boss has a goddaughter. He has to keep his ...

1997.

1 Movie
Paradise Road

Paradise Road

1997
A group of English, American, Dutch, and Australian women were imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp on Sumatra during World War II and created a vocal orchestra.

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Steve Harvey Show

The Steve Harvey Show

1996
Down on his luck and out of money, former R&B star Steve Hightower lands a music teacher gig at an inner-city Chicago school. Steve is at Washington High School.

1995.

1 Movie
Waterworld

Waterworld

6.03
1995
In a future world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a seafarer from a floating island prison. They escaped with her young charge.

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
ER

ER

5.71
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
3 Ninjas Kick Back

3 Ninjas Kick Back

4.35
1994
Three brothers go to Japan to help their grandpa who is in trouble during a baseball game. They need to protect him.
The Shadow

The Shadow

4.88
1994
Shiwan Khan wants to use an atom bomb to take over the world. The Shadow can save the city.

1993.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

5.37
1993
The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles help.
Suture

Suture

1993
Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the b...
Silent Cries

Silent Cries

1993
In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. This is the ...

1990.

3 Movies
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

1990
The movie follows the perspective of several characters, such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others, and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the af...
Come See the Paradise

Come See the Paradise

1990
Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (...
Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

3.25
1990
A murdered coworker's coworker is having an affair with a deputy prosecutor. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. His fight to clear his name became a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.

1989.

2 TV shows
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.22
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...

1988.

1 Movie
The Wash

The Wash

1988
Mako is a neglectful husband. Not the most loving man. His wife gradually encounters a widower who is a kind, gentle figure. She eventually makes the transition to leave her husband and go to this fel...

1986.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Gung Ho

Gung Ho

1986
Short-lived sitcom based on the critically acclaimed movie. Hunt Stevenson is the laid-back American employee liaison of a Japanese car company in Hadleyville, Pennsylvania. Clashes abound as Hunt and...
Gung Ho

Gung Ho

1986
When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of trying to integrate two clashing corporate cultures. The Ja...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Airwolf

Airwolf

7
1984
Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, man...
Where the Toys Come From

Where the Toys Come From

1984
Two curious toys, Peepers and Zoom, wonder about how they become toys. Aided by Robin, their equally curious owner, Zoom and Peepers visit a toy museum - "Home for Old Toys" to discover their existenc...

1982.

2 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
Knight Rider

Knight Rider

6.72
1982
Michael Long, an undercover police officer, was left for dead by his attackers after he was shot while investigating a case. He is rescued by a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor named Michael Kn...
TV
Newhart

Newhart

5.98
1982
Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Tod...
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are both NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of one person who is tough and the other who is sensitive.
The Challenge

The Challenge

1982
Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path ...
TV
Tales of the Gold Monkey

Tales of the Gold Monkey

6
1982
In a backwater corner of the South Pacific in 1938, a young American adventurer and his ragtag group of friends become involved in death-defying hi-jinx, transporting people-on-the-run in a well-worn ...
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...
Modesty Blaise

Modesty Blaise

1982
The comic strip character is the subject of a TV show.

1980.

1 TV show
TV
Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Palmerstown, U.S.A.

1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. is a drama series. It centers on the lives of two 9-year-old best friends, one black and one white, growing up in a small Southern town during the 1930s.

1979.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Knots Landing

Knots Landing

5.33
1979
The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community were chronicled.
TV
Hart to Hart

Hart to Hart

6.32
1979
The self-made millionaire and his journalist wife are amateur detectives.
Mandrake

Mandrake

1979
Mandrake, a famous magician, and his assistant Lothar come to the aid of an amusement park owner who is being blackmailed by a madman who is killing the park's customers until he gets his money.

1977.

1 TV show
TV
How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

6
1977
A family from Virginia is traveling to find a new home.

1976.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

1976
Pacific Overtures is a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. The show is set in Japan beginning in 1853 and follows the difficult westernization of Japan, told from the point of view o...
Midway

Midway

1
1976
The U.S is depicted in a war drama. The Battle of Midway was a turning point in World War II.
TV
Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E.

5.85
1976
Quincy, M.E. The American television series was filmed at Universal Studios.

1973.

1 Movie
Pueblo

Pueblo

1973
The drama shows the 1968 seizure of the spy ship by the North Koreans and the treatment of the crew during their year of captivity.

1972.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They have to have fun. Revenge jokes like the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers.
Parades

Parades

1972
An American soldier sent to Vietnam goes AWOL and returns to his hometown. His parents turn him over to military authorities. He is court-martialled and sent to the toughest military prison...
TV
The Waltons

The Waltons

6
1972
The family lived in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.
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