Tadanobu Satō (佐藤 忠信 Satō Tadanobu, born November 27, 1973), better known as Tadanobu Asano (浅野 忠信 Asano Tadanobu), is a Japanese actor and musician.
He was born in Yokohama to a father who is an actor agent and a mother with Native American, Dutch and Norwegian ancestry. His first acting role was in the series Kinpachi Sensei at age 16. Since then he has appeared in various films where he often portrays rather somber characters.
He was married to singer Chara from 1995-2009. They have two children together.
He has appeared in:
- Kinpachi-sensei (1988) as Satō Tadanobu
- Tokyo Zombie (2005) as Fujio
- Mongol (2007) as Temujin
- Red Line (2009) as Frisbee
- Shadows of the Damned (2011) as Garcia F. Hotspur
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2011 2017) as Hogun the Grim
- Battleship (2012) as Captain Yugi Nagata
- 47 Ronin (2013) as Lord Kira
- Lupin III (2014) as Inspector Koichi Zenigata
- Kiki's Delivery Service (2014) as Dr. Ishi
- Silence (2016) as Interpreter