| ||Sonny Chiba is a legend of martial arts and action films with international appeal. His career spans three decades with leading roled in over thirty motion pictures. He is most noted for his performances in "The Streetfighter," "Return of the Street Fighter," and "Streetfighter's Last Revenge" - classics of the martial arts genre. Chiba's title role in "The Streetfighter" series is also said to be Quentin Tarantino's "favorite martial arts anti-hero." He is one of Japan's most recognized actors, and has appeared in films produced on both sides of the Pacific. His most recent films include "Body Count," "Immortal Combat" and "Iron Eagle 3 - Aces." |
- Biography from Storm Riders DVD
Officially retired from action roles in 2008 after suffering an asthma attack on the set on a television series. He acts under his real name of Sadao Maeda in Japan and uses J.J. Sonny Chiba outside of Japan.