Sho Kosugi Net Worth

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Sho Kosugi net worth is
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Celebrity and martial art artist, Sho Kosugi has an estimated net worth of $6 Million. The 63 year old began creating his net worth when he rapidly gained popularity as a film actor during the 1980’s. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kosugi began his martial art training in the age of five and by the time he was 18, Kosugi achieved the All Japan Karate Champion. Looking to start a career in international finance, Kosugi left Japan to live in Los Angeles, a year after his developed his tournament. Although his acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in his new dwelling, Kosugi never gave up on perfecting his martial arts.

Sho Kosugi Net Worth $6 Million Dollars

In fact throughout the 1970’s, Kosugi entered through thousands of martial arts contests and demonstrations, winning the LA Open in 1972, 1973 and 1974. But Kosugi big break was yet to come: he landed a part in Enter The Ninja (1981), playing the bad black ninja called Hasegawa. Following the huge success of the movie, Kosugi was featured in another ninja movie, Revenge of the Ninja (1983) — this time he was playing the good guy. Revenge of the Ninja, was more successful than Kosugi’s preceding movie, as it make box office history. Furthermore the movie turned the Kosugi into the massive martial arts star.

As Kosugi became a huge film star, there were roles lining up for the fantastic martial art artist: Ninja III: Domination (1984),followed by the short-lived TV action show, The Master (1984). He also appeared in Pray for Death (1985), Nine Departures of a Ninja (1985) and Black Eagle (1988), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. By the 1990’s the popularity of martial arts film rapidly decreased in the United States and this led Kosugi to open a taiko group in California. He helps Asian performers attempting to break the US mainstream movie market.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 17, 1948
Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
Height:5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
Profession:Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Stunts
Nationality:Japanese
Spouse:Shook Kosugi
Children:Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Ayeesha Kosugi
Movies:Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave, Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, Nine Deaths of the Ninja, Pray for Death, Rage of Honor, Black Eagle, Blind Fury, Kabuto, Ninja Assassin, The Fighting King, The Fighting King 2
TV shows:Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, The Master
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Working in Japan and L.A. teaching new actors and performing in Ninja Stunt shows with son Shane Kosugi and some of his new proteges
2Currently co-starring in Ninja Assassin currently in the theaters. [November 2009]
3Performed the motion capturing for the Rikimaru character in the PlayStation game, "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, " (1998) which was released in the U.S. and Japan.
4Father of Shane Kosugi and Kane Kosugi


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Filmography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Scorpion King2002choreographer: taiko
Tenchu1998Video Game motion capture performer: Rikimaru
Black Eagle1988fight choreographer
Diamond Ninja Force1988fight choreographer - as Sho Kosugi, host segment
Rage of Honor1987martial arts choreographer / special weapons designer
Pray for Death1985martial arts choreographer - as Sho Kosugi
The MasterTV Series ninja coordinator - 7 episodes, 1984 technical advisor - 7 episodes, 1984 ninja choreographer - 6 episodes, 1984
Revenge of the Ninja1983martial arts choreographer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ninja Assassin2009Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
Tenchu1998Video GameRikimaru (Japanese version, voice, uncredited)
Ninja sentai Kakurenjâ1994TV SeriesGali
Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero1993TV SeriesUltraman Powered
Kyokutô kuroshakai1993Larry Matsuda
Journey of Honor1991Daigoro Mayeda
Blind Fury1989The Assassin (as Sho Kosugi)
Black Eagle1988Ken Tani
Aloha Summer1988Yukinaga Konishi
Rage of Honor1987Shiro Tanaka
Pray for Death1985Akira Saito
Nine Deaths of the Ninja1985Spike Shinobi
Ninja III: The Domination1984Yamada
The Master1984TV SeriesOkasa
Revenge of the Ninja1983Cho Osaki (as Sho Kosugi Black Ninja)
Enter the Ninja1981Hasegawa
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan1978Kata Demonstrator (uncredited)
America bangmungaeg1976Suzuki (uncredited)
The Godfather: Part II1974Passerby in Coat with Cap Pulled Down (uncredited)

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ninja III: The Domination1984fight choreographer
The Master1984TV Series stunt coordinator - 13 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Za kakuto oh1993

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey of Honor1991story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey of Honor1991producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling Down2010thanks
Dahmer vs. Gacy2010thanks
Commute2009thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sho and Tell Part 2: The Domination2016Video documentary shortHimself
Sho and Tell: Birth of a Ninja2016Documentary shortHimself
Master Class1985VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of the Martial Arts Films1992DocumentaryHimself

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