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Sho Kosugi is a Actor and Fight Choreographer Japonais born on 17 june 1948 at Minato (Japon)

Sho Kosugi

Sho Kosugi
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Birth name 小杉 正一 (Shōichi Kosugi)
Nationality Japon
Birth 17 june 1948 (75 years) at Minato (Japon)

Sho Kosugi (ショー・コスギ, born Shōichi Kosugi (小杉 正一, Kosugi Shōichi); 17 June 1948) is a Japanese martial artist with extensive training in Shindō jinen-ryū Karate, Kendo, Judo, Iaido, Kobudo, Aikido, and Ninjutsu who gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, often playing ninjas. He was an All Japan Karate Champion.

At the age of 19, he left Japan to study and reside in Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics at CSULA. At the same time, he consistently improved his martial arts skills while learning a wide variety of styles, such as Chinese Xing Yi Quan, Korean Tae Kwon Do, and Japanese Shitō-ryū and Shotokan-ryū Karate.

He is the father of Kane and Shane Kosugi. After taking a hiatus from film, he started a taiko group in California. In Japan, he also ran an internationally oriented group of martial arts acting schools known as the Sho Kosugi Institute. He resides in Los Angeles. Films in which Kosugi's sons perform alongside their father include Revenge of the Ninja, Pray for Death, Black Eagle, and Journey of Honor (aka Kabuto, aka Shogun Warrior).

Best films

The Scorpion King (2002)
(Choreographer)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sho Kosugi (14 films)

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Actor

Ninja Assassin, 1h39
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films
Actors Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sho Kosugi, Lee Joon, Rick Yune
Roles Ozunu
Rating63% 3.1528453.1528453.1528453.1528453.152845
Raizo is raised by the Ozunu Clan to become the most lethal ninja assassin in the world. As an orphaned child, Raizo was taken in by Lord Ozunu and is enrolled in severe brutal training to become the next successor of their ninja clan. The only kindness he was ever shown was from a young kunoichi named Kiriko, with whom he eventually develops a romantic bond. As time goes on, Kiriko becomes disenchanted with the Ozunu's routine and wishes to abandon it for freedom. One rainy night, Kiriko decides to make her escape and encourages Raizo to join her; however he decides to stay. Branded as a traitor, Kiriko was caught and later executed in front of Raizo by their elder ninja brother Takeshi, impaling her through the heart. As a result of Kiriko's death, Raizo begins to harbor resentment and doubt towards the Ozunu; however, this is shown to be in the past.
Blind Fury
Blind Fury (1989)
, 1h26
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about disabilities, Political films, La cécité
Actors Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Meg Foster, Lisa Blount, Noble Willingham
Roles The Assassin
Rating63% 3.1527553.1527553.1527553.1527553.152755
Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer), an American soldier serving in the Vietnam War, is blinded by a mortar explosion, and soon after rescued by local villagers, who help him recover his health. Although he remains blind, as a part of his recovery, he is taught by the local master to be an expert swordsman, and to train his other senses.
Aloha Summer, 1h38
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Chris Makepeace, Yuji Okumoto, Don Michael Paul, Tia Carrere, Lorie Griffin, Sho Kosugi
Roles Yukinaga Konishi
Rating57% 2.856372.856372.856372.856372.85637
An American teenager travels from the mainland to Hawaii with his parents for a vacation and meets five other teenagers. The film follows the teenagers as they learn about surfing, drinking, sex and friendship.
Black Eagle, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Spy, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Kane Kosugi, Bruce French, Jan Tříska
Roles Ken Tani
Rating38% 1.917351.917351.917351.917351.91735
The film takes place with the summoning of a Japanese martial artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi) (codenamed the "BLACK EAGLE"), assigned on a U.S. Governmental mission to retrieve a top secret laser tracking device that was on board a shot down F-111 jet. Ken Tani along with the assistance of his two, brave young sons and his CIA aide Patricia Parker (Doran Clark) must track down the tracking device before the KGB steal it. Ken Tani inevitably comes face to face with a skilled enemy in the form of a KGB team leader named Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme).
Rage of Honor, 1h38
Directed by Gordon Hessler
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Ulises Dumont
Roles Shiro Tanka
Rating54% 2.707422.707422.707422.707422.70742
Modèle:Empty section
Pray for Death, 1h32
Directed by Gordon Hessler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sho Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Parley Baer
Roles Akira Saito
Rating57% 2.8551652.8551652.8551652.8551652.855165
At the insistence of his American-born wife, Aiko (Donna Benz), Akira Saito (Sho Kosugi) decides to immigrate from Japan to the country of her birth to raise their two sons Takeshi (Kane Kosugi) and Tomoya (Shane Kosugi) and start their own business. Unbeknownst to his family, Akira is in fact a highly skilled ninja, who had faithfully protected the secrets of the temple minded by his adoptive father and sensei, Kaga. Years before, Akira's brother, Shoji - also raised and trained by Kaga - sought to steal from the temple in disguise, forcing Akira to engage him in battle and kill him. Akira's meditation on this matter is disrupted by an attack from Kaga to encourage him to wipe the guilt from his mind before it kills him. Akira announces his intentions to move to America to start a new life, and to put the shadows of the ninja behind him. Kaga makes him swear never to reveal the secrets of their sect, and gives him a ninja helmet as a parting gift, but reminds him he can never leave his shadows behind.
Ninja III: The Domination, 1h32
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, James Hong, Dale Ishimoto, John LaMotta
Roles Yamada
Rating54% 2.709032.709032.709032.709032.70903
A telephone linewoman who teaches aerobics classes is possessed by an evil spirit of a fallen ninja when coming to his aid. The spirit seeks revenge on those who killed him and uses the female instructor's body to carry out his mission. The only way the spirit will leave the aerobic instructor's body is through combat with another ninja.
Revenge of the Ninja, 1h30
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Kane Kosugi, Virgil Frye, John LaMotta, Don Shanks
Roles Cho Osaki
Rating62% 3.1155353.1155353.1155353.1155353.115535
In Japan, the home of Chozen "Cho" Osaki (Sho Kosugi) is attacked by an army of ninjas, resulting in the slaughter of his entire family except for his mother and his younger son, Kane (Kane Kosugi). When Cho arrives at his estate and discovers the carnage, the ninjas attempt to kill him as well, but Cho, being a ninja himself, avenges his family and kills the attackers. Afterwards, however, he swears off being a ninja forever and moves with his son and mother to California, where he opens a doll gallery with the help of his American business partner and friend, Braden (Arthur Roberts), and his assistant Kathy (Ashley Ferrare).
Enter the Ninja, 1h41
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Franco Nero, Susan George, Sho Kosugi, Christopher George, Will Hare, Derek Webster
Roles Hasegawa
Rating52% 2.6032652.6032652.6032652.6032652.603265
After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan as a Ninja, an Angolan Bush War veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newlywed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a large piece of farming land in the Philippines. Cole soon finds that the Landers are being repeatedly harassed by a CEO named Charles Venarius (Christopher George) in order to get them to sell their property because, unbeknownst to them, a large oil deposit is located beneath their land. After beginning to thwart Venarius' hired henchmen's attempts to bully and coerce the Landers into the selling of their property to Venarius, Cole eventually finds himself facing an old rival from the days of his training – Hasegawa (Sho Kosugi), who was hired by Venarius as an assassin to eliminate Cole. In the midst of these events, an affair occurs between Cole and Mary one evening.
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, 1h31
Directed by John Berry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Baseball films, Children's films
Actors Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Regis Philbin, Tomisaburō Wakayama, Quinn Smith, George Wyner
Roles Kata Demonstrator (uncredited)
Rating37% 1.8615351.8615351.8615351.8615351.861535
Small-time promoter/hustler Marvin Lazar (Curtis) sees a potential money-making venture in the Bears that will help him to pay off his debts. After seeing a TV spot about the Bears, he decides to chaperone the baseball team for a trip to Japan in their match against the country's best little league baseball team.
Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave, 1h36
Directed by Lee Doo-yong
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Hwang Jang-lee, Phillip Rhee
Roles Suzuki (uncredited)
Rating37% 1.897271.897271.897271.897271.89727
La séquence d'introduction montre Bruce Lee (joué par un imitateur inconnu), sautant de sa tombe après qu'il est frappé en par un éclaire. Alors que le titre impliquent une histoire impliquant Bruce Lee revenant a la vie après sa mort pour ce battre, le reste du film implique un complot n'ayant rien à voir avec Bruce Lee, au lieu de cela après une histoire complètement sans rapport impliquant Wong Han, un homme coréen essayant de découvrir la vérité derrière la mort de son frère Han Ji-Hyeok. Il voyage à Los Angeles et il s'allie avec une femme nommée Suzanne. Han et harceler par un certain nombre de petits criminels et voyous dans sa tentative de retrouver son ami. Finalement, il commence à soupçonner que Ji-Hyeok est toujours vivant et impliqué dans un raquette criminelle.
The Godfather Part II, 3h22
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Gangster films, L'émigration
Actors Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King
Roles Passerby in Coat with Cap Pulled Down (uncredited)
Rating86% 4.3079554.3079554.3079554.3079554.307955
In 1901, Corleone, Sicily, nine-year-old Vito Andolini’s family is killed after his father insults local Mafia chieftain Don Ciccio. He escapes to New York and is registered as "Vito Corleone" on Ellis Island.

Team

Dahmer vs. Gacy, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Ethan Philips, Art LaFleur, Irwin Keyes, Randal Malone, Bonnie Aarons, Jerry Maren
Roles Thanks
Rating27% 1.3896951.3896951.3896951.3896951.389695
A secret government lab run by Dr. Stravinsky (Peter Zhmutski) has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer (Ford Austin) and John Wayne Gacy (Randal Malone), but there's one big problem: they've escaped. Bloody mayhem stretches across the United States as they go on the ultimate killing spree. Trying to stop the maniacal madness is Ringo (Ford Austin), a hick warrior being trained by God (Harland Williams), using only a shotgun and a bottle of whiskey. In his road trip to hell, he must first fight off his own demons, not to mention an army of Japanese ninjas and a super serial killer (Ethan Phillips). It all leads up to the ultimate showdown.
The Scorpion King, 1h32
Directed by Chuck Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, Bernard Hill, Michael Clarke Duncan
Roles Choreographer
Rating55% 2.75092.75092.75092.75092.7509
"Before the time of the pyramids," a horde from the East invades the ancient world, led by the ruthless Memnon, who by their law, is king for being their greatest warrior. His many victories come from the help of a sorcerer who predicts the outcomes of battles, leaving only a few free tribes to oppose him.
Black Eagle, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Spy, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Sho Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Kane Kosugi, Bruce French, Jan Tříska
Roles Fight Choreographer
Rating38% 1.917351.917351.917351.917351.91735
The film takes place with the summoning of a Japanese martial artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi) (codenamed the "BLACK EAGLE"), assigned on a U.S. Governmental mission to retrieve a top secret laser tracking device that was on board a shot down F-111 jet. Ken Tani along with the assistance of his two, brave young sons and his CIA aide Patricia Parker (Doran Clark) must track down the tracking device before the KGB steal it. Ken Tani inevitably comes face to face with a skilled enemy in the form of a KGB team leader named Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme).