Today is time for another celebrity profile. This week, Action Movie Star, would like to introduce you to none other than the multi-talented, Sonny Chiba. Sonny is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist.
Following are some facts about his career so far:
- Sonny was born January 22, 1939 Fukuoka, Japan.
- His discovery was in a talent search (called “New Face”) by the Toei film studio in 1960.
- Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961) is Sonny’s movie debut.
- Sonny established the Japan Action Club to develop and raise the level of martial arts techniques and sequences used in Japanese film and television.
- Chiba’s Martial Art achievements are as follows:
Kyokushin Karate: 4th Dan Ninjutsu: 4th Dan Goju-ryu karate: 2nd Dan Shorinji Kempo: 2nd Dan Judo: 2nd Dan Kendo: 1st Dan