Sonny Chiba
Date of Birth
Jan 23, 1939
Birth Place:
Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

Biography

Sonny Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills in martial arts, initially in Japan and later before an international audience. Born Sadao Maeda in Fukuoka, Japan, he was the second of five children in the family of a military test pilot. As a boy he manifested an interest in both theater and gymnastics, and he was serious enough about the latter to earn a place on...