Shiro Shimomoto is one of the most individual actors of the Pink Eiga world. He was born in Osaka, Japan, on August 14th, 1948. He began his career as an actor with legendary filmmaker, Banmei Takahashi’s Pink Eiga in the early 1970′s. He has primarily worked with Bamei Takahashi, but has also worked with other great filmmakers, including, Koji Wakamatsu, Akira Fumakachi, Kazuyuki Izutsu, and Shuji Kataoaka, among others. He has acted in over 250 Pink Eiga films. Recently, he began acting in mainstream films and TV shows. In 1992, he wrote, directed, and starred in a Pink Eiga film.
In “S&M Hunter,” Shimomoto plays the anti-hero title character, which has become the defining role of his career. The majority of his appearances in Pink Eiga films took place in the 70’s and 80’s, but in 2006, he received the Best Actor Award at the Pink Eiga Film Festival for his performance in “Uncle’s Paradise” (directed by Shinji Imaoka). He plays a humorous character, Uncle Takashi. Since receiving this award he is known not only by older Pink Eiga audiences but by new audiences as well. A large number of his fans go to theaters just to watch his performance.
• Best Actor – Pink Eiga film festival 2006
Filmography:• Uncle’s paradise (2006) • Tokyo Booty Nights (2004) • Onmyoji :The Yin Yang Master (2001) • Hysteric (2000) • Anarchy in Japan-Suke (1999) • Serpent's Path (1998) • Forever Wanking (1994) • S&M Hunter (1986) • S&M Hunter Chronicle – The Legend of Yakuza (1986) • S&M Hunter Begins (1985)