Chiba, Shinichi aka Sonny Chiba
(b. July 27, 1939)

Nana Iro Kamen, Shinj˘

Tokusatsu characters played by martial arts star Chiba, Shinichi (Maeda, Sadaho):

TV

1959 - Nana Iro Kamen [Seven Color Mask] - Ran, Kotaro/Seven Color Mask (episodes 32-57)
1973 - Robotto Keiji [Robot Detective] - older brother of Detective Shinj˘, Go (episode 1)
1982 - Uchű Keiji Gyaban [Space Sheriff Gavan] - Voicer
1985 - Uchű Keiji Shaider [Space Sheriff Shaider] - Voicer (episode 49)

MOVIES

1961 - Uchu Kaisoku-sen [Invasion of the Neptune Men] - Ironsharp
1966 - ďgon Batto [Gold Bat] - Commander Yamatone
1966 - Kaitei Daisens˘ [Terror Beneath the Sea] - Ken
1978 - Uchu Kara no Messeji [Message From Space] - Hans

Has black belts in Ninjutsu (Fourth Dan), Gojuryu (Second Dan), Judo (Second Dan), Kendo (First Dan), Shorinji Kempo (First Dan).

Older brother of actor Chiba, Jir˘.

Under the name Sonny Chiba, Chiba, Shinichi is best known for his martial arts films and television roles. His major contribution to tokusatsu is the creation of the Japan Action Club (JAC) which provided the stunt work in many tokusatsu series and films.