Known for his ninja roles in such 1980s martial arts-themed movies as Revenge of the Ninja, Pray for Death, and Black Eagle, he also appeared in such television series as The Master and RyÅ«kyÅ« no Kaze.
A Japanese National Karate Champion in his youth, he also trained in the judo, ninjutsu, aikido, kendo, iaido, and kobudo martial arts.
He portrayed the character of Rikimaru in a video game called Tenchu: Stealth Assassins.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, he later settled in Los Angeles, California. His son
He appeared with Franco Nero in the 1981 movie Enter the Ninja.