Tadanobu Satō (佐藤 忠信 Satō Tadanobu, born November 27, 1973 in Yokohama, Japan), better known as Tadanobu Asano (浅野 忠信 Asano Tadanobu), is a Japanese actor and musician.
He was born in Yokohama to a former GI who was allegedly Native American and a mother of Japanese, 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
- Ichi the Killer (2001) as Kakihara
- 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 as Hogun the Grim
- Battleship (2012) as Captain Yugi Nagata
- 47 Ronin (2013) as Lord Kira
- Lupin the 3rd (2014) as Inspector Koichi Zenigata
- Kiki's Delivery Service (2014) as Dr. Ishi
- Silence (2016) as Interpreter
- Midway (2019) as Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi
- Mortal Kombat (2021) as Raiden