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Shirō Sano
Japanese actor, film director

Shirō Sano

Shirō Sano
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Intro Japanese actor, film director
Is Actor Voice actor Seiyū Film director Musician
From Japan
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 4 March 1955, Yamanashi
Age 68 years
Spouse: Maki Ishikawa
Shirō Sano
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Shirō Sano (佐野 史郎, Sano Shirō, born 4 March 1955) is a Japanese actor.


Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Sano lived in Tokyo and Matsue, Shimane as a child, before returning to Tokyo to enter art school. He joined several theatrical troupes, including Jurō Kara's Jōkyō Gekijō. He had his first starring role in a film in Kaizō Hayashi's To Sleep so as to Dream in 1986, but gained fame for playing the character Fuyuhiko in the television drama Zutto Anata ga Suki datta in 1992. He directed his first film, Karaoke, in 1999.



  • To Sleep so as to Dream (1986)
  • Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)
  • Karaoke (1999) (as director)
  • Godzilla 2000 (1999)
  • The Princess Blade (2001)
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
  • Infection (2004) – Dr. Kiyoshi Akai
  • The Sun (2005)
  • Persona (2008)
  • Railways (2010)
  • Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie (2012) – Chief of Space Police Weeval/Makuu Prison Warden Ashurada (Voice)
  • Reunion (2012)
  • Nariyuki na Tamashii (2017) – Tadao Tsuge


  • Zutto Anata ga Suki datta (1992)
  • Hana no Ran (1994)
  • Platonic Sex (2001) – Ishikawa
  • Water Boys 2 (2004)
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo (2009–2011)
  • Deka Wanko (2011)
  • Shizumanu Taiyō (2016)
  • Onna jōshu Naotora (2017) – Sessai Choro

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