Shinzo, The Hunter (undead version), Ninja EX, Yuki The Ninja Girl, Sensei, Rob, Trent, Brooke, and Roxy.
Name: KEVIN WON (Ninja EX/Ken Momochi)
Hometown: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Occupation: FIREMAN FIREFIGHTER STATIION 42/ WAIKELE FIRST WATCH/PALOLO STATION
Martial Arts: 23 YEARS TRAINING
WU SHU(Kung Fu): HAWAII CHAMPION
Styles: KARATE KUNG FU JUDO JIU-JITSU CAPOEIRA MUAY THAI
Acting Experience: NINJA EX A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Theater) ONCE UPON ONE TIME (Theater) NORTH SHORE the Series
Influences: MARK DACASCOS SENG JEORNG AU AL DACASCOS
ALICIA JONES(Yuki the Ninja Girl)
Originally from the Island of Kauai, Alicia moved to Oahu at the age of 17 to attend Hawaii Pacific University, where she graduated with a double BA in Advertising and Journalism with a minor in Theater. She has lived in Hawaii her whole life except for the year she spent in Japan as an exchange student.
Alicia has graced the covers of many local magazine such as Oahu Gold, Kauai Gold, Maui Gold, VIP Maps, Hawaii Drive Guide, The Hawaiian Hard Drive, Kauai Beach Press, North Shore Extra and modeled for North Shore Swimwear, Sealife Park, Hawaii Athletic Club, Hawaii Pacific University, and Hawaii ad campaign in Poland. She has also done extra work for Melrose Place and Baywatch Hawaii. Alicia has been running in pageants since the age of 13, and held titles such as Miss Garden Isle, and Miss Haleiwa Sea Spree.
After winning the title of Miss Hawaii USA 2003, she made it a huge splash in the Miss USA Pageant, where she placed in the final ten. Alicia has traveled to Taiwan, Japan and China as an ambassador of Aloha with the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Alicias greatest accomplishment since the title is becoming the spokesperson for the Missing Children Center and the Honolulu Police Departments M.A.I.L.E. alert program. After her kidnapping experience, Alicia decided to dedicate her reign to helping others avoid and cope with kidnapping incidents. Alicia recently appeared as co-host of the locally produced series, BEAUTIES OF THE BEACH.
BRYAN YAMASAKI(Trent/Saito the Dark Samurai
Bryan returns to his leading role as Trent, the hesitant but soon venerable and confident caretaker of the magical samurai swords in Blood of the Samurai. Bryan has been performing on the local stage for the past 11 years. An avid singer, he is a fixture of Lisa Matsumotos `Ohi`a theater troupe, and has appeared in all the installments of the Once Upon One Time Trilogy. Bryan also enjoys playing the guitar, as well as computer games, practicing mixed martial arts and playing darts.
Bryan would like to thank Aaron Yamasato for giving him the opportunity to be in this awesome production and would also like to thank Mike, Colleen, Shawn, and Steph for making him take the role!
MICHAEL NG(Rob/Kang the Vampire Lord)
Michael holds a B.A. in Drama and Theatre from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has appeared in numerous stage productions in Hawaii as well as having several film and television credits.
Michaels theater credits include Godspell, Milton Murayamas All I Asking For Is My Body, Stan Sakamotos award-winning 442nd play Our Hearts Were Touched By Fire, as well as numerous `Ohi`a plays by local favorite Lisa Matsumoto, including On Dragonfly Wings and The Princess and the Iso Peanut among others. He can be seen in several commercial campaigns for The Blood Bank of Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, Cutter Cars, AIG Hawaii, and Bank of Hawaii, just to name a few. Michael played a Japanese soldier in the John Woo/Nicholas Cage World War II film Windtalkers, and is returning to his role as ROB in Blood of the Samurai The Series.
A recognized actor/combatant by The Society of American Fight Directors, Michael aspires to one day become a successful working actor.
COLLEEN FUJIOKA(Brooke/Cazz the Vampiress)
Colleen Fujioka has been performing for over 10 years. She has been in several local stage productions at Kennedy Theater, Diamond Head Theater, and The Hawaii Theater, as well as touring shows, which have traveled to schools throughout the state to educate Hawaii's children. In addition to her work on stage, she has been in local television and radio commercials and most recently, Blood of the Samurai the Movie. She is featured on Hawaiian Ryan's CD Saving Ryans Privates and `Ohi`a Productions' The Princess and the Iso Peanut and Once Upon One Time CDs.
Colleen enjoys singing, performing, exercising, and most importantly, spending time with her family. She is a special education teacher for the Department of Education, and is in the process of completing a Masters degree in education at the University of Hawaii.
STEPHANIE SANCHEZ(Roxy/Kira the Assassin)
Stephanie was born and raised here in Hawaii. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned her B.A. in Theatre.
For well over a decade, Stephanie has performed in various local theatres and has received two Po`okela awards for her work. Stephanie has also been a part of this years San Francisco Fringe Festival and has traveled to schools throughout the islands with `Ohi`a Productions educational road shows. She also traveled throughout California with Kalihi Palama Health Centers It Can Happen to You, show for teens.
She has appeared in local commercials and can be seen in the film, Blood of the Samurai. In her newest endeavor, Stephanie will be a part of a new comedy troupe called Mental Tilapia, who will perform weekly in Honolulus very own Brew Moon.
EGAN ENOUE(Officer Joe Sakamoto)
Egan Inoue is one of the most revered ultimate fighters in the world. His seasoned technical and powerful style of fighting has earned him the reputation of being one of the best fighters in the World in his weight class. His fighting style combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Boxing, and Kick-Boxing with an extreme emphasis on peak physical fitness. Aside from his magnificent achievements in the fighting world, Inoue is also a former Racquetball world champion in 1986 and again in 1990, and is also recognized as Sportsman of the Year and Racquetball Champion of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1996.
According to Egan, fighting is like being in a very high-stakes chess game. The winner is the one who stays 2-3 steps ahead of his opponent at all times and has the physical endurance to outlast his opponent.
SHAWN FORSYTHE (The Hunter)
Shawn is a native of Hawaii, born and raised in Honolulu. He attended The Kamehameha Schools. While he did participate in some small drama productions in elementary school, it was not until his junior year of high school that he enrolled in and became heavily involved in drama. Following graduation from high school and a single semester at the University of Hawaii (UH), Shawn opted to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served for four and a half years as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. He attended Airborne, Air Assault, and Jungle Expert training while enlisted, and ended his term of service as a Sergeant/E-5.
After his military stint, Shawn returned to UH and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theatre. After graduating from college, he returned to Kamehameha, but this time as an employee. Starting out as the Associate Technical Director for the theatre on campus, he now serves as the Technical Director.
Shawn has been involved in multiple stage productions, from high school to college to local community theatre, both as a technician and an actor. He would prefer to act full time, but working as a theatre technician is what pays the bills.
Shawns interests include video games, computer games, the Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel, and above all else, Star Wars. While Shawn spends most evenings in, he can be found throwing back a glass of whiskey once or twice a week in the company of good friends.
Special Appearance BAN DAISUKE(Sensei)
The man Hawaii fans know as "Jiro" was born Kiyonari Saito on May 5, 1947 in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, just north of Tokyo.
During his college years, Saito was a member of a theater group that performed the works of French writers. Saito worked part-time at a teahouse, where he earned a modest wage of 580 yen a day. During his lean years, Saito considered getting a regular job as a salaryman (Japanese white collar worker), but ultimately decided to persevere in his pursuit of acting.
Saito got his first big break when he was cast in the role of "Jiro" for the "Kikaida" series (Jinzo ningen kikaidaa in Japanese) on the NET-TV network (now TV Asahi). Rather than auditioning for the part, he was tabbed for the role when the wife of the program's producer chose his photo from a lineup of finalists, exclaiming, "He's the one!" Before the series debuted, Saito officially changed his name to Ban Daisuke. Ban starred in all 43 episodes of "Kikaida" (1972-73) and appeared in many episodes of the spin-off "Kikaida-01" series (1973-74).
Ban went on to star in other superhero series like "Inazuman" and "Ninja Captor." His filmography also includes roles in TV series and movies including: "Aguri"; "Suzuran"; and "Hanshichi Torimonocho" on Japan's NHK network; "Choshichiro Edo Nikki" (NTV); "Gridman" (TBS); "Zenigata Heiji"; "Gift";and Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari" (Fuji); "Abarenbo Shogun" and "Sasurai Keiji" (TV Asahi); and "Tokugawa Buraicho" and Oedo Sosamo" (TV Tokyo).
More recently, Ban starred in a number of movies, most recently the hit horror series Ringu ("The Ring", 1998); Rasen ("The Spiral", 1998); Ringu 2 ("The Ring 2", 1999); and Ringu 0: Basudei ("The Ring 0: Birthday"). The American remake of "The Ring" by DreamWorks Pictures was released in October 2002.
Ban has made commercial appearances for food product company Ajinomoto and the Marui Department store among others.
His autobiography Jinzo Ningen Kikaidaa, Jiro Tabi no Tochu de ("Super Android Kikaida: In the Midst of Jiro's Journey") was published by Kadokawa Shoten in August 2001. For more information, you can visit Ban-sans website at www.bandaisuke.com.
NINJA EX EPISODE 1 "NINJA EX TO THE RESCUE!"
CAST (in order of appearance)
Jill- Tracy Tom The Purse Thief- John Koshi Ninja EX/Ken Momochi- Kevin Won Security Guard- Jeff Katts Pretty Beach Girl #1- Charis Fujimoto Pretty Beach Girl #2- Christy Wong Student at Beach- Matt Wong Brooke- Colleen Fujioka Roxy- Stephanie Sanchez Scott- Kevin Yamada Liza- Zan De Perelta Ashley- Ka'ohi Yojo Walking Worker- Mei Nakano Office Workers- Jennifer Doong Bruce Kanehiro Blayne Suzuki Robert Fujita Jarrett Okutsu Tei the Bounty Hunter- Ty Miyabuchi
NINJA EX EPISODE 2 "ATTACK OF THE EVIL VAMPIRES!"
CAST (in order of appearance)
Ninja EX/Ken Momochi- Kevin Won Kang- Michael Ng Skesis- Derek Suzuki Bodgie- Genevieve Suzuki Johnny- Daryl Bonnilla Cazz- Colleen Fujioka Xin- Ann'e Au
NINJA EX EPISODE 3 "SAITO THE DARK SAMURAI STRIKES!"
CAST (in order of appearance)
Punk 1- Andy Pang Punk 2- Eddy Gudoy Punk 3- Tanner Henderson Saito the Dark Samurai- Bryan Yamasaki Officer Joe Sakamoto- Egan Inoue Ken Momochi/Ninja EX- Kevin Won Customers- Gannon Yamasato Sherri Miyabuchi Ardith Fujii Shannon Geenty Marcelline Tam Joy Tam Haley Yamasato Aolani Yamasato Frank DeLima Lani Nakazawa Laurel Loo Kendyce Mananguchei Paul Booth Josh Amas Eric Rossiter Taires Hiranaka Masumi Childers Titus Chong Kerri Chai Waitress- Nirvana Uyeno Waiter- Reuben Cadiente "Wot Like Beef" Guy- Blayne Suzuki Friend- Robert Fujita
NINJA EX EPISODE 4 "KUNOICHI! NINJA EX MEETS YUKI THE NINJA GIRL!"
CAST (in order of appearance)
Boss Yoshida- Toyo Yoshida Hiromitsu Agatsuma- Himself Girl at Station- Yuko Agatsuma Little Girl at Station- Lia Yamasato Kira- Stephanie Sanchez Zoe- Elisa Au Ninja EX/Ken Momochi- Kevin Won Syndicate Guard 1- Masumi Childers Syndicate Guard 2- Jon Koshi Yuki- Alicia Jones Syndicate Guard 3- Lance Kaneshiro Syndicate Guard 4- Gavin Saito Syndicate Guard 5- Gannon Yamasato Syndicate Guard 6- Ty Miyabuchi Syndicate Guard 7- Curtis Yamada
NINJA EX EPISODE 5 Ninja EX Meets The Blood of the Samurai!
CAST (in order of appearance)
The Running Thug- Joey Calderone The Hunter- Shawn Forsythe- The Drug Runner- Joey Calderone Ninja EX/Ken Momochi- Kevin Won Trent- Bryan Yamasaki Rob- Michael Ng
Ronald Matsushige Grant Miyashiro Valerie Sakai Taires Hiranaka Joel Yago Chris Lee Jamie Arakaki Cammie Arakaki Cammie's Friends Michelle Arakaki Dennis Crowley Fumiko Crowley John Pyles Michael Ng Shawn Forsythe