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    "title": "Sab Shimono",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Name\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Sab Shimono\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Born\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      July 31 1937\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Birth Location\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Sacramento, California\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Generational Identifier\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      <p>\n       <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Sansei/\" title=\"Sansei\">\n        Sansei\n       </a>\n      </p>\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   FirstName:Saburo;\nLastName:Shimono;\nDisplayName:Sab Shimono;\nBirthDate:1937-07-31;\nDeathDate:;\nBirthLocation:Sacramento, California;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Sansei;\nNationality:US;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Actor and voice performer with dozens of television and film credits. Sab Shimono was born on July 31, 1937, in Sacramento, California, to restaurant owners Masauchi Shimono and Edith Mary Otani Shimono. He has a twin brother, Jiro Shimono. During World War II, Shimono and his family were incarcerated at the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Sacramento_(detention_facility)/\" title=\"Sacramento (detention facility)\">\n   Sacramento Assembly Center\n  </a>\n  , then\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Tule_Lake/\" title=\"Tule Lake\">\n   Tule Lake\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Amache_(Granada)/\" title=\"Amache (Granada)\">\n   Amache\n  </a>\n  .\n </p>\n <p>\n  He attended Sacramento High School where he was elected student body president, and graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where he studied acting under Henrietta Harris. Subsequently, he moved to New York City to study acting for two years with Stella Adler and to be privately coached in vocal technique by Steve Ross. One of his first professional theater roles was a summer stock production of\n  <i>\n   Flower Drum Song\n  </i>\n  , while his first Broadway role was as Ito in the 1966 production of\n  <i>\n   Mame\n  </i>\n  , directed by Gene Saks and starring Angela Lansbury. He was also in the original Broadway cast of\n  <i>\n   Pacific Overtures\n  </i>\n  in 1976.\n </p>\n <p>\n  He has appeared in dozens of films including\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Midway\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (1976),\n  <i>\n   Gung Ho\n  </i>\n  (1986),\n  <i>\n   Presumed Innocent\n  </i>\n  (1990),\n  <i>\n   Hot Summer Winds\n  </i>\n  (1991),\n  <i>\n   Suture\n  </i>\n  (1993),\n  <i>\n   The Shadow\n  </i>\n  (1994),\n  <i>\n   Waterworld\n  </i>\n  (1995),\n  <i>\n   Paradise Road\n  </i>\n  (1997),\n  <i>\n   The Big Hit\n  </i>\n  (1998), and\n  <i>\n   Southland Tales\n  </i>\n  (2006). He guest starred in many television shows, including\n  <i>\n   2 ½ Men\n  </i>\n  ,\n  <i>\n   Friends\n  </i>\n  ,\n  <i>\n   Seinfeld\n  </i>\n  ,\n  <i>\n   M.A.S.H.\n  </i>\n  ,\n  <i>\n   Mad Men\n  </i>\n  , and\n  <i>\n   Hawaii Five-0\n  </i>\n  . He voiced the role of Uncle for five seasons on Fox’s\n  <i>\n   Jackie Chan Adventures\n  </i>\n  , and was the voice of Chow Lo in Disney's\n  <i>\n   Mulan\n  </i>\n  .\n </p>\n <p>\n  Shimono has appeared in several plays or movies that reference the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, including Alan Parker's\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Come See the Paradise\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (1990), Michael Uno's movie version of the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Philip_Kan_Gotanda/\" title=\"Philip Kan Gotanda\">\n   Philip Kan Gotanda\n  </a>\n  play\n  <i>\n   The Wash\n  </i>\n  (1988), and independent shorts\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Day of Independence\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (2003) and\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Half Kenneth\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (2009). Shimono also starred in a short film that was projected into a barracks re-creation in the landmark exhibition\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/A_More_Perfect_Union:_Japanese_Americans_and_the_U.S._Constitution_(exhibition)/\" title=\"A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution (exhibition)\">\n    A More Perfect Union\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, which ran from 1987 to 2001. Among the incarceration themed plays he has appeared in are a 1975 production of Allan Knee's\n  <i>\n   Santa Anita '42\n  </i>\n  at the Chelsea Theatre, a 1982 East West Players production of Edward Sakamoto's\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Pilgrimage\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  , a 2002 East West Players production of Gotanda's\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Sisters Matsumoto\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  and a 2007 production of Ken Narasaki's\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Innocent When You Dream\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  .\n </p>\n <p>\n  In addition to the two mentioned, Shimono has appeared in productions of many of Gotanda's other plays including\n  <i>\n   Avocado Kid\n  </i>\n  and \"Fish Head Soup\n  <i>\n   at East West Players in Los Angeles, the world premieres of\n  </i>\n  The Wind Cries Mary\n  <i>\n   at the San Jose Repertory Theater and\n  </i>\n  After the War\n  <i>\n   at the American Conservatory Theater, and multiple productions of\n  </i>\n  Yankee Dawg You Die\n  <i>\n   ,\n  </i>\n  The Ballad of Yachio\n  <i>\n   , and\n  </i>\n  The Wash\n  <i>\n   .\n  </i>\n </p>\n <p>\n  Among his many awards are 1990 and 1991 New York Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor nominations for his role in\n  <i>\n   The Wash\n  </i>\n  and\n  <i>\n   Drama-Logue\n  </i>\n  Awards in 1989 and 1990 and\n  <i>\n   LA Weekly\n  </i>\n  Theatre Awards in 1979 and 1990.\n </p>\n <p>\n  He lives and works with his husband, Steve Alden Nelson, in Los Angeles, California.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Patricia_Wakida/\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">\n    Patricia Wakida\n   </a>\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Wakida, Patricia\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Official website:\n    <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n\n    </a>\n    .\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Alden, Steve. \"Sab and Steve.\" API Equality-LA Blog, Mar. 31, 2011.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Ballard, Gary. \"Sab Shimono Adds Wrinkles to a Prolific Resume.\"\n    <i>\n     LA Stage Times\n    </i>\n    , February 14, 2011.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Muraoka, Alan. \"Opening a New Window.\"\n    <i>\n     American Theatre\n    </i>\n    , Oct. 2006, 138–40.\n   </p>\n   <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20240116012604\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nComplications: []\nCPU time usage: 0.009 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.011 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 115/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1659/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 221/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 6/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 0/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0\n-->\n   <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%    5.005      1 -total\n 43.55%    2.180      1 Template:Databox-People\n 27.45%    1.374      1 Template:Published\n 27.19%    1.361      1 Template:AuthorByline\n-->\n   <!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:2200-0!canonical and timestamp 20240116012604 and revision id 35947\n -->\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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