Tadanobu Asano
Tadanobu Asano 2011
Birth Name
Tadanobu Satō
November 27, 1973
Tadanobu Asano is a Japanese actor. He is known for his roles as Dragon Eye Morrison in Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Mamoru Arita in Bright Future, Hattori Genosuke in Zatoichi, Kenji in Last Life in the Universe, Aman in Survive Style 5+, Ayano in The Taste of Tea and Temudjin in Mongol. He currently portrays Hogun.


Asano was born in the Honmoku area of Yokohama to artist Yukihisa Satō (佐藤 幸久 Satō Yukihisa?) and mother Junko (順子) whose father was Willard Overing, a U.S. citizen, whom Asano never met. He has Norwegian and Dutch ancestry through this grandfather. Asano has an older brother Kujun Satō, born in 1971, who is a musician and a partner in Anore Inc., a talent agency Asano and their father Yukihisa Satō founded.

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