Sho Kosugi

Sho Kosugi

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Sho Kosugi (born Shōichi Kosugi; June 17, 1947) is a Japanese martial artist with training in shindō jinen-ryū karate who gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, usually playing a ninja. He is the father of Kane Kosugi and Shane Kosugi. After taking a hiatus from film, he started a taiko group in California. In Japan, he also runs an internationally oriented group of martial arts acting schools known as the Sho Kosugi Institute.

It is common for Kosugi to have his sons co-star in movies when the plot includes family relations. Films in which Kosugi's sons perform alongside their father include Black Eagle, Revenge of the Ninja, and Kabuto (aka Shogun Warrior).

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YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2009

Ninja Assassin

Ozunu2009-09-29
1991

Journey of Honor

Daigoro Mayeda1991-04-27
1990

The Best of the Martial Arts Films

Himself1990-01-01
1989
Blind Fury
The Assassin1989-08-17
1988
Black Eagle
Ken Tani1988-05-01
1988

Aloha Summer

Yukinaga Konishi1988-02-26
1987

Rage of Honor

Shiro Tanka1987-02-01
1985

9 Deaths of the Ninja

Spike Shinobi1985-04-15
1985
Pray For Death
Akira Saito1985-01-11
1984
Ninja III: The Domination
Yamada1984-09-14
1983
Revenge of the Ninja
Cho Osaki1983-09-07
1981
Enter the Ninja
Hasegawa1981-07-17
1978
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Kata Demonstrator1978-06-30
1976
Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave
Suzuki1976-06-12
1974
The Godfather: Part II
Passerby in Coat with Cap Pulled Down1974-12-20
1969
The Master Ninja 5