- Sanada also portrayed Mr. Musha in Speed Racer.
- Sanada appear on Lost with Dominic Monaghan.
- He plays Hideki Yasumoto in the television series, "Extant" with Halle Berry.
- Sanada portrayed Sho Kendo in Life with Ryan Reynolds.
- Sanada portrayed Dogen on the ABC TV series Lost with Dominic Monaghan and Kevin Durand.