Japanese Actors

by treasureplanet-997-192782 | created - 27 Jun 2011 | updated - 05 Jan 2014 | Public

1. Masanobu Andô

Actor | Batoru rowaiaru

Masanobu Andô was born on May 19, 1975 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Battle Royale (2000), Kids Return (1996) and Sukiyaki Western Django (2007). He has been married to unknown since 2014. They have one child.

In 1996, He debuted in "Kid's Return" by director Takeshi Kitano. Since, works focusing on the motion-picture.

2. Hiroshi Abe

Actor | Gojira ni-sen mireniamu

Hiroshi Abe was born on June 22, 1964 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Godzilla 2000 (1999), Still Walking (2008) and Thermae Romae (2012).

He's been worked as a fashion model, two years later appeared in the first movie. The past ten years, he performance outstanding in many movies, including many comedies.

3. Sadao Abe

Actor | Maiko haaaan!!!

Sadao Abe was born on April 23, 1970 in Chiba, Japan as Takashi Abe. He is an actor, known for Maiko haaaan!!! (2007), Kisarazu Cats' Eye: Sayonara Game (2006) and Kisarazu Cat's Eye (2002).

4. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

5. Mickey Curtis

Actor | Kamikaze takushî

Mickey Curtis was born on July 23, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan as Brian Kachisu. He is an actor, known for Kamikaze Taxi (1995), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) and Fudoh: The New Generation (1996). He was previously married to Mari Yoshimura.

In postwar Japan, he was performing musical activities for soldier. 60s, "rockabilly music" became popularity and he became a popular person as the central figure. And he appeared on a variety program and many movies. Although it was appearing on the movie as a supporting actor in recent years, he will star in 2012 as the comedy which used robotics as the motif .

6. Denden

Actor | Tsumetai nettaigyo

Denden was born on January 23, 1950 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is an actor, known for Cold Fish (2010), Godzilla 2000 (1999) and Sake-Bomb (2013).

He appeared on the variety program and made his entertainment world debut. Then, he converted to the actor. He played the position of the "good-natured uncle" style on the movie in many cases. But he performed the role of a murderous fiend enthusiastically on a certain movie, and got high evaluation in 2011.

7. Eita

Actor | Dia dokutâ

Eita was born on December 13, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan as Eita Nagayama. He is an actor, known for Dear Doctor (2009), No More Cry (2009) and April Bride (2009). He has been married to Kaela Kimura since September 1, 2010. They have two children.

A Japanese actor. Born in Niigata. He started the career as a model. He is appearing on many movies regardless of starring or a supporting actor. On the movie of Director Miwa Nishikawa the "Dear doctor", he played the sensitive young doctor. He married Kimura kaera, a Japanese singer. He is good at board game Othello.

8. Tôru Emori

Actor | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu

Tôru Emori was born on January 25, 1944 in Tokyo, Japan as Tetsuo Kato. He is an actor, known for Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Paprika (2006) and Shaso (1989).

imagine "Japanese Jeremy Irons".

9. Akira Emoto

Actor | Zatôichi

Akira Emoto was born on November 3, 1948 in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), Dr. Akagi (1998) and Dôtonborigawa (1982).

10. Keiichi Endo

Actor | Don no onna

Keiichi Endo is an actor, known for Don no onna (2002), Soshiki bôryoku: Ryûketsu no jingi (1999) and Soshiki bôryoku: Ryûketsu no jingi 2 (1999).

11. Seizô Fukumoto

Actor | The Last Samurai

Seizô Fukumoto was born on February 3, 1943 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Last Samurai (2003), 13 Assassins (2010) and Uzumasa Limelight (2014).

12. Arata Furuta

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Arata Furuta was born on December 3, 1965 in Hyogo, Japan as Takefumi Furuta. He is an actor, known for 13 Assassins (2010), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Samurai Resurrection (2003). He is married to Yayoi Nishihaa. They have one child.

13. Isao Hashizume

Actor | Kaguyahime no monogatari

Isao Hashizume was born on September 17, 1941 in Osaka, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), Space Battleship Yamato (2010) and Mr. Rookie (2002).

14. Mitsuru Hirata

Actor | Kamata kôshinkyoku

Mitsuru Hirata was born on November 2, 1953 in Aichi, Japan. He is an actor, known for Fall Guy (1982), Shabu-Shabu Spirit (2015) and Whiteout (2000).

15. IHARA

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba (aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama...

16. Togo Igawa

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. In 1968 he joined the Theatre Centre 68 (precursor of the Black Tent Theatre), and went on to tour throughout Japan, performing in more than 120 cities. In 1983 he moved to England. In 1986, the opening season for the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon...

17. Yûsuke Iseya

Actor | Blindness

Yûsuke Iseya was born on May 29, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Blindness (2008), 13 Assassins (2010) and Kakuto (2002).

18. Ryo Ishibashi

Actor | Ôdishon

Ishibashi Ryo (Ryo Ishibashi) was born on July 20, 1956, in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan. Being a multi-talented star, and an international celebrity, Ryo Ishibashi has starred in many TV programs, and movies both within his native Japan, and abroad. He began his celebrity career when he started his...

19. Saburô Ishikura

Actor | Zatôichi

Saburô Ishikura was born on December 16, 1946 in Kagawa, Japan as Saburo Ishihara. He is an actor, known for The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), Shinsengumi (2000) and I Went To (2000).

20. Shirô Itô

Actor | Shaberedomo shaberedomo

Shirô Itô was born on June 13, 1937 in Tokyo, Japan as Teruo Itô. He is an actor, known for Talk, Talk, Talk (2007), Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974) and Maiko haaaan!!! (2007).

21. Hiroshi Inuzuka

Actor | Onsen gerira dai shogeki

Hiroshi Inuzuka was born on March 23, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Onsen gerira dai shogeki (1970), Kamen Rider ZO (1993) and Kureji da yo: kisôtengai (1966).

22. Teruyuki Kagawa

Actor | Out

Teruyuki Kagawa was born on December 7, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Out (2002), Sway (2006) and Pickpocket (2000).

23. Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Actor | Kimi no na wa.

Ryûnosuke Kamiki was born in Fujimi, Japan. He was diagnosed with a rare disease soon after he was born and was lucky enough to become one of the 1% who survived the disease. To celebrate this miracle, his mother decided to register him as a child actor in an agency to record his growth. He acted ...

24. Takeshi Kaneshiro

Actor | Shi mian mai fu

The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into ...

25. Toshiaki Karasawa

Actor | Casshern

Toshiaki Karasawa was born on June 3, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan as Kiyoshi Karasawa. He is an actor, known for Casshern (2004), Happy Wedding (1991) and Domain of Murder (1991). He has been married to Tomoko Yamaguchi since 1995.

26. Ryo Kase

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Ryo Kase was born on November 9, 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan.

Shortly after birth his family moved to Washington, United States, where he spent most of his childhood.

Kase began his acting career in 2000 and gained his first starring role in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's Antenna (2004). He then went on to work ...

27. Ittoku Kishibe

Actor | Bokura wa minna ikiteiru

Ittoku Kishibe was born on January 9, 1947 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Made in Japan (1993), Dying at a Hospital (1993) and Vital (2004).

28. Kaoru Kobayashi

Actor | Sorekara

Kaoru Kobayashi was born on September 4, 1951 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for And Then (1985), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and Love Letter (1985).

29. Yutaka Matsushige

Actor | Shurayukihime

Yutaka Matsushige was born on January 19, 1963 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Princess Blade (2001), Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005) and Dear Doctor (2009).

30. Yuki Matsuzaki

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Hollywood-based actor Yuki Matsuzaki, born in Miyazaki, Japan began acting at the age of 7 in a small theatrical group that performed for children. He performed over 50 shows in local theaters until he was 18. Upon graduating high school, he decided to dedicate his life to acting and moved to New ...

31. Rentarô Mikuni

Actor | Seppuku

Rentarô Mikuni was born on January 20, 1923 in Gunma, Japan as Masao Sato. He was an actor and director, known for Harakiri (1962), Vengeance Is Mine (1979) and Shinran: Path to Purity (1987). He died on April 14, 2013 in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan.

32. Yutaka Mizutani

Actor | Seishun no satsujinsha

Yutaka Mizutani was born on July 14, 1952 in Ashibetsu, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Youth Killer (1976), Lonely Heart (1981) and AIBOU: The Movie (2008).

33. Mirai Moriyama

Actor | Ikari

Mirai Moriyama was born on August 20, 1984 in Kobe, Japan. He is an actor, known for Rage (2016), Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004) and The Drudgery Train (2012).

34. Masahiro Motoki

Actor | Okuribito

Masahiro Motoki was born on December 21, 1965 in Okegawa, Saitama, Japan as Masahiro Uchida. He is an actor, known for Departures (2008), The Bird People in China (1998) and Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992). He has been married to Yayako Uchida since July 1995. They have three children.

35. Masatoshi Nagase

Actor | Paterson

Masatoshi Nagase was born on July 15, 1966 in Miyazaki, Japan. He is an actor, known for Paterson (2016), Musuko (1991) and Mo no shigoto (1991). He was previously married to Kyôko Koizumi.

36. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Seppuku

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

37. Masahiro Nakai

Actor | Watashi wa kai ni naritai

Masahiro Nakai was born on August 18, 1972 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor and composer, known for I Want to Be a Shellfish (2008), Mohou-han (2002) and Hit the Goal (1994).

38. Katsuo Nakamura

Actor | Shirikurae Magoichi

Katsuo Nakamura was born on April 23, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan as Katsuo Ogawa. He is an actor, known for Shirikurae Magoichi (1969), Kagero-za (1981) and Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969).

39. Shidô Nakamura

Actor | Huo yuanjia

Shidô Nakamura was born on September 14, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan as Mikihiko Ogawa. He is an actor and director, known for Fearless (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) and Death Note (2006). He was previously married to Yûko Takeuchi.

40. Katsuhisa Namase

Actor | Yattâman

Katsuhisa Namase was born on October 13, 1960 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Yatterman (2009), Trick (2000) and Chat Noir Lucy (2012).

41. Kazunari Ninomiya

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Kazunari Ninomiya was born on June 17, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Gantz (2010) and Assassination Classroom (2015).

42. Toshiyuki Nishida

Actor | Tsuribaka nisshi 14

Toshiyuki Nishida was born on November 4, 1947 in Fukushima, Japan. He is an actor and executive, known for Tsuribaka nisshi 14 (2003), Emperor (2012) and Tsuribaka nisshi 6 (1993).

43. Masahiko Nishimura

Actor | Marutai no onna

Masahiko Nishimura was born on December 12, 1960 in Toyama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Woman in Witness Protection (1997), Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) and Princess Mononoke (1997).

44. Joe Odagiri

Actor | Shinobi

Joe Odagiri was born on February 16, 1976 in Tsuyama City, Okayama, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005), Adrift in Tokyo (2007) and Azumi (2003). He has been married to Yû Kashii since February 16, 2008.

45. Issei Ogata

Actor | Silence

Issei Ogata was born on February 22, 1952 in Fukuoka, Japan as Kazushige Ogata. He is an actor, known for Silence (2016), The Sun (2005) and Yi Yi (2000).

46. Shun Oguri

Actor | Kyaputen Hârokku

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Crows Zero (2007) and Lupin the 3rd (2014). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

47. Masato Sakai

Actor | Kuraimâzu hai

Masato Sakai was born on October 14, 1973 in Miyazaki, Japan. He is an actor, known for Climbers High (2008), After School (2008) and The Two in Tracksuits (2008). He has been married to Miho Kanno since April 2, 2013. They have one child.

48. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...

49. Takashi Sasano

Actor | Okuribito

Takashi Sasano was born on June 22, 1948 in Awaji, Japan. He is an actor, known for Departures (2008), A Hardest Night!! (2005) and Love and Honour (2006).

50. Kuranosuke Sasaki

Actor | Chô kôsoku! Sankin kôtai

Kuranosuke Sasaki was born on February 4, 1968 in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. He is an actor, known for Samurai Hustle (2014), The Mamiya Brothers (2006) and Train Man (2005).

51. Kôichi Satô

Actor | Chûshingura gaiden: Yotsuya kaidan

Kôichi Satô was born on December 10, 1960 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Crest of Betrayal (1994), When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2002) and The Gate of Youth (1981). He has been married to Hirota Ayako since 1993. They have one child.

52. Shun Shioya

Actor | Pacchigi!

Shun Shioya was born on June 7, 1982 in Kanazawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Break Through! (2004), Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002) and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (2011).

53. Jô Shishido

Actor | Yajû no seishun

Jô Shishido or Joe Shishido a.k.a. Joe The Ace (esu no Jô) owing to his role in 1961's Fast-Draw Guy entered acting following an audition for the Nikkatsu Studio and being one of the few to be picked and offered a contract via its New Face contest. Having signed with Nikkatsu in 1954 he began ...

54. Kippei Shîna

Actor | Autoreiji

An actor's actor whose versatility allows him to deftly assume a wide range of characters, Shiina's first true breakthrough performance was in the 1993 film A Night in Nude (1993) opposite 'Jinpachi Netzu'. His portrayal of a young yakuza enamored with his boss led to a Best New Actor Award at the ...

55. Tsurube Shôfukutei

Actor | Dia dokutâ

Tsurube Shôfukutei was born on December 23, 1951 in Osaka, Japan as Manabu Suruga. He is an actor, known for Dear Doctor (2009), Cape Nostalgia (2014) and About Her Brother (2010).

56. Shôta Sometani

Actor | Himizu

Shôta Sometani was born on September 3, 1992 in Japan. He is an actor, known for Himizu (2011), Parasyte: Part 1 (2014) and A Liar and a Broken Girl (2010). He has been married to Rinko Kikuchi since December 31, 2014.

57. Takashi Sorimachi

Actor | GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

Takashi Sorimachi was born on December 19, 1973 in Saitama, Japan as Takashi Noguchi. He is an actor, known for GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998), GTO (1999) and Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007). He has been married to Nanako Matsushima since February 21, 2001. They have two ...

58. Bunta Sugawara

Actor | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Bunta Sugawara was born on August 16, 1933 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. He was an actor, known for Spirited Away (2001), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979). He was married to Fumiko. He died on November 28, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

59. Tetta Sugimoto

Actor | Okuribito

Tetta Sugimoto was born on July 21, 1965 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Departures (2008), White Snake Enchantment (1983) and Samurai Resurrection (2003).

60. Naoki Sugiura

Actor | Tokimeki ni shisu

Naoki Sugiura was born on December 8, 1931 in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan. He was an actor, known for Deaths in Tokimeki (1984), I Am Waiting (1957) and Akujo no kisetsu (1958). He died on September 21, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

61. Ken Takakura

Actor | Black Rain

Ken Takakura was a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic, honorable presence he brought to his roles.

Known as the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan, Takakura gained his streetwise swagger and tough guy persona watching yakuza turf battles over the lucrative black market and ...

62. Naoto Takenaka

Actor | Muno no hito

Naoto Takenaka was born on March 20, 1956 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Muno no hito (1991), 119 (1994) and Quartet for Two (2001).

63. Yutaka Takenouchi

Actor | Reisei to jônetsu no aida

Yutaka Takenouchi was born on January 2, 1971 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Reisei to jônetsu no aida (2001), Proof of the Man (2004) and Shin Godzilla (2016).

64. Min Tanaka

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Min Tanaka was born in 1945 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on The Twilight Samurai (2002), 47 Ronin (2013) and Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014).

65. Kunie Tanaka

Actor | Tsubaki Sanjûrô

Kunie Tanaka was born on November 23, 1932 in Gifu, Japan. He is an actor, known for Sanjuro (1962), Live Your Own Way (1967) and Nogare no machi (1983).

66. Susumu Terajima

Actor | Brother

Susumu Terajima is a Japanese actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Yakuza figures, most notably in the films of Takeshi Kitano. He is normally cast in supporting roles.

Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he still resides. He made his acting debut in 1986's A-Homance, and has been ...

67. Akira Terao

Actor | Ran

Akira Terao is the son of the famous actor Jukichi Uno. After graduating from Bunka Gakuin University, he formed a rock band "The Savage" which experienced brief success thanks to their hit 'Itsumademo, Itsumademo'. In 1967, Kei Kuma hired him to play alongside his father in his film 'Tunnel of ...

68. Satoshi Tsumabuki

Actor | Ikari

Satoshi Tsumabuki was born on December 13, 1980 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is an actor, known for Rage (2016), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003).

69. Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Actor | Always san-chôme no yûhi

Tsutsumi Shinichi is known primarily as a stage actor. It appears after Yamato nadeshiko (2000) he has gained much attention in Japan, though his performance in _"Pure" (1996)_, in 1996, garnered good attention for his sensitive portrayal of the orphaned journalist Sawatari Toru. Tsutsumi trained ...

70. Atsuro Watabe

Actor | Kotoba no nai fuyu

Atsuro Watabe was born on May 5, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Echo of Silence (2008), The Flowers of War (2011) and Shizukana seikatsu (1995). He is married to Eri Kyokuyama. He was previously married to Rikako Murakami.

71. Ken Watanabe

Actor | The Last Samurai

Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was...

72. Kôji Yakusho

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Yakusho Koji is an acclaimed and famed Japanese actors who has appeared in many notable films, including Tampopo, Unagi and Babel, but may be best known internationally for his role in Shall We Dance, which at the time of its release was Asia's biggest film export. He was born in the southern city ...

73. Takayuki Yamada

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Japanese actor, born on 20th October 1983, teen heartthrob Yamada Takayuki, first started out co-starring in a handful of Jdoramas before making a big splash on Waterboys (2003). He followed with Fireboys (2004), his award winning performance in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (2004), ...

74. Tarô Yamamoto

Actor | Batoru rowaiaru

Tarô Yamamoto was born on November 24, 1974 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Battle Royale (2000), Moon Child (2003) and Get Up! (2003). He was previously married to Julie Warisaya.

75. Tsutomu Yamazaki

Actor | Kagemusha

Tsutomu Yamazaki was born on December 2, 1936 in Chiba, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kagemusha (1980), Departures (2008) and Space Battleship Yamato (2010).



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