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 martial artist, actor, filmmaker 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sho Kosugi has received more than 597,938 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Sho Kosugi is the 2,072nd most popular actor (down from 1,952nd in 2019), the 797th most popular biography from Japan (down from 716th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Japanese Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 600k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Sho Kosugi ranks 2,072 out of 10,030Before him are Úrsula Corberó, Aaron Paul, Jonathan Groff, Melina Kanakaredes, Yuen Wah, and Edmund Kean. After him are Edith González, Hannelore Elsner, Movita Castaneda, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael Nouri, and Luke Evans.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Sho Kosugi ranks 181Before him are Siim Kallas, Kemal Monteno, Gunnar Nilsson, Yuriy Yekhanurov, Ram Baran Yadav, and Kristina Lugn. After him are Javier Irureta, Gerry Adams, Dee Wallace, Steve Winwood, Pietro Anastasi, and Vladimír Remek.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sho Kosugi ranks 797 out of 5,560Before him are Matsudaira Katamori (1836), Tokutaro Ukon (1913), Heisuke Hironaka (1931), Sakuma Shōzan (1811), Keiichi Tsuchiya (1956), and Takao Orii (1950). After him are Saigō Jūdō (1843), Mitsuo Watanabe (1953), Mitsuo Kato (1953), Ashikaga Yoshimochi (1386), Shō Shin (1465), and Hiroji Imamura (1949).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Sho Kosugi ranks 24Before him are Kirin Kiki (1943), Mako (1933), Shintaro Katsu (1931), Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (1933), Kinuyo Tanaka (1909), and Meiko Kaji (1947). After him are Teinosuke Kinugasa (1896), Chieko Baisho (1941), Chishū Ryū (1904), Mayumi Tanaka (1955), Kiyoshi Atsumi (1928), and Kyōko Kagawa (1931).

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