- Category : 1973-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (6,30,49)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Duality 2
Japanese actor known for his roles as Dragon Eye Morrison in Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Mamoru Arita in Bright Future, Hattori Genosuke in Zatoichi, Kenji in Last Life in the Universe, A man in Survive Style 5+, Ayano in The Taste of Tea, Temujin in Mongol, Captain Yugi Nagata in Battleship, Lord Kira Yoshinaka in the 47 Ronin, and Hogun in Thor, based on the Marvel Comics character.
Asano was born to artist Yukihisa Satō and mother Junko whose father was Willard Overing, a U.S. citizen, whom Asano never met. He has Norwegian and Dutch ancestry through this maternal grandfather.
Asano met J-Pop idol Chara on the set of Iwai's Picnic (1994). They were married in March 1995 and Chara became pregnant with their first child, Sumire, who was born on July 4. In 1999, they also had a son. In July 2009, Chara announced on her website that the couple would be getting an amicable divorce. She received custody of both their children.