Shirō Sano

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Shirō Sano
Sano Shiro from "Snow Woman" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (32830733983).jpg
Native name 佐野 史郎
Born (1955-03-04) March 4, 1955 (age 62)
Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
(Raised: Matsue, Shimane)
Occupation Actor, film director, musician
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Maki Ishikawa
Website Kisseidō

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.[1] 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,[2] but gained fame for playing the character Fuyuhiko in the television drama Zutto Anata ga Suki datta in 1992.[1] He directed his first film, Karaoke, in 1999.[3]






  1. ^ a b "Haiyū Sano Shirō" (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sano Shirō" (in Japanese). NPO Hōjin Myūjikku Somurie Kyōkai. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shashin o, fotobukku ni". Refocus (in Japanese). Noritsu Koki. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 

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