|Native name||佐野 史郎|
March 4, 1955 |
Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
(Raised: Matsue, Shimane)
|Occupation||Actor, film director, musician|
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)
- Tomorrow (1988)
- Violent Cop (1989)
- Sharaku (1995)
- 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
- Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
- The Sun (2005)
- Persona (2008)
- Railways (2010)
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie (2012) – Chief of Space Police Weeval (Actor)/Makuu Prison Warden Ashurada (Voice)
- Reunion (2012)
- Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider (2016) – Michihiko Zaizen (Actor)/Dr. Pac-Man (Voice)/Genomes (Voice)
- Nariyuki na Tamashii (2017) – Tadao Tsuge
- Parks (2017) – Professor Inoue
- 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
- Spring Has Come (2017)
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (4th) (1996) – Vampire Elite (ep. 57)
- "Haiyū Sano Shirō" (in Japanese). Kakaku.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- "Sano Shirō" (in Japanese). NPO Hōjin Myūjikku Somurie Kyōkai. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- "Shashin o, fotobukku ni". Refocus (in Japanese). Noritsu Koki.
- Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 434. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.
- Jonathan Clements; Motoko Tamamuro (1 November 2003). The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 238–239. ISBN 978-1-880656-81-5.