ACTOR

Sho Kosugi

1948 - Today

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Sho Kosugi (ショー・コスギ, Shō Kosugi, born Shōichi Kosugi (小杉 正一, Kosugi Shōichi) on June 17, 1948) is a Japanese actor, martial artist and writer with extensive training in Shindō jinen-ryū Karate, Kendo, Judo, Iaido, Kobudo, Aikido and Ninjutsu. A former All Japan Karate Champion, he gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, often playing ninjas. He starred in a trilogy of martial arts ninja films produced by Cannon Films (Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination), before starring in the primetime television series The Master. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sho Kosugi has received more than 853,554 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sho Kosugi is the 2,026th most popular actor (up from 2,101st in 2019), the 779th most popular biography from Japan (up from 780th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 850k

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  • 54.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among ACTORS

Among actors, Sho Kosugi ranks 2,026 out of 13,578Before him are Marlon Jackson, Amaury Nolasco, Georges Descrières, Barbara Babcock, John Gavin, and Paul Giamatti. After him are Lupe Vélez, Andréa Ferréol, Georgy Vitsin, June Whitfield, Lauren Graham, and Richard Jordan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Sho Kosugi ranks 207Before him are Vonda N. McIntyre, Javier Irureta, Vladimír Remek, Pam Ferris, Abdelmalek Sellal, and Marisol. After him are László Lovász, Terry Goodkind, Viktor Afanasyev, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Pavel Grachev, and Patty Pravo.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sho Kosugi ranks 779 out of 6,245Before him are Banana Yoshimoto (1964), Kengo Kuma (1954), Koji Sasaki (1936), Seijun Suzuki (1923), Daidō Moriyama (1938), and Ichiji Otani (1912). After him are Ashikaga Yoshimochi (1386), Gorō Miyazaki (1967), Prince Koreyasu (1264), Sanjō Sanetomi (1837), Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858), and Osamu Dezaki (1943).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Sho Kosugi ranks 27Before him are Kinuyo Tanaka (1909), Machiko Kyō (1924), Mayumi Tanaka (1955), Shintaro Katsu (1931), Mie Hama (1943), and Meiko Kaji (1947). After him are Chishū Ryū (1904), Yūsaku Matsuda (1949), Akihiro Miwa (1935), Teinosuke Kinugasa (1896), Tetsurō Tamba (1922), and Kirin Kiki (1943).

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