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Akira Emoto

Old good "Emo-chan" of modern Japanese cinema. Emo's father was a close friend of legendary episode player Taji Tonoyama in elementary school days. His mother's grandfather ran a shamisen store in Ginza, Tokyo. Both parents like movies and theaters. After graduating from Machinery Department of Tokyo Industrial High School, Emoto got a job at a trading company. However, he became an actor and became a student of the acting classes of the theater company "Marui", which is headed by Nobuo Kaneko, and met Yusaku Matsuda who was in the same class. In 1999, he won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dr. Akagi. He also won the award for best supporting actor at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Dotonbori River and Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san.


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Born:
Nov 3, 1948 In Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
190
First Appeared:
In the movie Shimoochiai Yakitori Movie 1979-06-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Great Yokai War –Guardians– 2021-07-01
Known For
Poster of 盤上の向日葵
Poster of Shoplifters
Poster of Zatoichi
Poster of 麗猫伝説
Filmography
Movie The Great Yokai War –Guardians– old man 2021-07-01
Movie Show Me the Way to the Station 2020-02-13
Movie Stardust Over The Town Kumabe Rokuzo 2020-03-06
Movie Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai Unknown 2020-05-22
Movie Underdog 2020-11-27
Movie Living In Your Sky Unknown 2020-10-23
Movie Nosari: Impermanent Eternity 2020-07-11
Movie Godot of the Emotos Unknown 2019-04-20
Movie Castle of Sand Chiyokichi 2019-03-28
Movie Iwane: Sword of Serenity Urakusai 2019-05-17
Series Villain: Perpetrator Chase Investigation 铃本茂树 2019-05-12
Movie The Promised Land Goro Fujiki 2019-10-18
Series 盤上の向日葵 Unknown 2019-09-08
Movie They Say Nothing Stays The Same Toichi 2019-09-01
Movie Color Me True Tadashi Honda 2018-02-10
Movie Evil and The Mask Detective Aida 2018-01-13
Movie Shoplifters Yoritsugu Kawado 2018-06-02
Movie Recall Seiji Nomura 2018-06-15
Series Good Doctor Akira Shiga 2018-07-12
Movie Oz Land Boss 2018-10-26
Movie Random Lives Hanamura 2017-01-28
Series A Life Danjo Toranosuke 2017-01-15
Movie Survival Family Unknown 2017-02-11
Movie Neko Ninja Kariyazaki 2017-05-20
Movie Mukoku Unknown 2017-06-03
Movie Lu Over the Wall Ashimoto's Grandfather (voice) 2017-05-19
Series Frankenstein's Love Tsurumaru 2017-04-23
Movie Shin Godzilla Ryuta Azuma : Chief Cabinet Secretary 2016-07-29
Movie A Living Promise Zenzo Takeda 2016-01-09
Movie A Grain of Wheat Honda 2016-08-26
Series Love That Makes You Cry Masahiko Hayashida 2016-01-18
Movie The Mohican Comes Home Osamu Tamura 2016-04-09
Movie Black Widow Business Jun Sakurada 2016-08-27
Movie Shippu Rondo Masaomi Togo 2016-11-26
Movie Sniper Tatsuyuki Miyata 2016-10-02
Movie Rage Landlord 2016-09-17
Movie GARO -Gold Storm- Sho Priest Soutatsu 2015-03-28
Movie Vampire in Love Sojiro 2015-04-17
Movie The Big Bee Murofushi 2015-09-12
Movie The Pearls of the Stone Man Kumaji Ueda 2015-06-20
Movie Journey to the Shore Mr. Hoshitani 2015-09-30
Series The Long Goodbye Harada 2014-04-19
Movie Wood Job! Toshiro Yamane 2014-05-10
Movie Nemuri no Mori Daisuke Ota 2014-01-02
Movie Oh! Father Hayashi Tomita 2014-05-24
Movie A House on a Hill Yoshitarō Terashima 2014-12-06
Movie Cold Jin Ichinose 2014-09-27
Movie 0.5 mm Takeshi Sasaki 2014-11-08
Movie Time Trip App Ryuzo Yanagita 2014-07-26
Movie The War and a Woman client of woman 2013-04-27
Series Black Kite Kaiun 2013-01-13
Series Hanzawa Naoki Keiji Minobe 2013-07-07
Movie Yellow Elephant Arechi 2013-02-02
Movie Unforgiven Kingo Baba 2013-09-13
Movie Present for You Unknown 2013-10-04
Movie Fly, Dakota, Fly! Unknown 2013-10-05
Movie A Sower of Seeds Shuzo Morikawa 2012-03-03
Movie Ace Attorney Saibancho (Judge) 2012-02-11
Movie Casting Blossoms to the Sky Unknown 2012-05-12
Series Platinum Town 2012-08-19
Movie Humanoid Monster, Bem Kao no nai otoko 2012-12-15
Movie Shikei Kijun Kyusaku Tsushima 2011-09-25
Movie In His Chart Doctor 2011-08-27
Series HUNTER - Women After Reward Money Shogo Ooiwa 2011-10-11
Movie A Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. & Mrs. Oki's Fabulous Trip wet guy 2011-05-14
Movie Ninja Kids!!! Unknown 2011-07-23
Movie Karate-Robo Zaborgar Dr. Akunomiya 2011-10-15
Movie Life Back Then Masashi Inoue 2011-11-19
Movie Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet Yoneuchi 2011-12-23
Series Humanoid Monster, Bem Nameless Man 2011-10-22
Movie Haru's Journey Michio Nakai 2010-05-22
Movie After the Flowers Soan Nagai 2010-03-13
Movie Heaven's Story 2010-01-01
Movie A Lone Scalpel Matsuo Okawa 2010-06-05
Movie Golden Slumber Hodogaya Yasushi 2010-01-30
Series Absolute Zero 加賀美 聡介 2010-04-13
Movie Postcard Yukichi Morikawa, the Father-in-Law 2010-10-27
Movie Hutch the Honeybee Unknown 2010-07-28
Movie The Lightning Tree Kakunoshi Enokido 2010-10-22
Movie Cast Me If You Can Homeless guy 2010-10-23
Movie Villain Yoshio Ishibashi 2010-09-11
Movie Sakurada Gate Incident Magojiro Kaneko 2010-10-16
Movie John Rabe Matsui Iwane 2009-04-02
Movie Penguins in the sky - Asahiyama zoo Itsuro Usui 2009-02-07
Movie Rain Fall Tatsu Ishikura 2009-04-24
Movie Boku to Mama No Kiiroi Jitensha Shotaro 2009-08-22
Movie April Bride Teishi Nagashima 2009-05-09
Movie Yona Yona Penguin Jii (voice) 2009-12-23
Movie All Around Us kunimasa Yasuda 2008-06-07
Movie The Cycling Genius Is Coming! Unknown 2008-09-06
Movie The Chasing World Doctor 2008-02-22
Movie The Most Beautiful Night In The World Beggar's Wife 2008-05-24
Movie The Taste of Fish Shojiro Sanada 2008-06-07
Movie Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Counselor 2008-09-26
Movie Happy Flight Etsuko's father 2008-11-15
Series Ties of Shooting Stars Togami Masayuki 2008-10-17
Movie Teacher and Three Children Yoshio Ichikawa 2008-09-27
Movie Starfish Hotel Mr. Trickster 2007-02-03
Movie Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Doctor from Sasazuka Clinic 2007-04-14
Movie Life Can Be So Wonderful Haeo 2007-09-15
Movie Three for the Road Unknown 2007-07-11
Movie The Shadow Spirit mimasaka koushirou 2007-12-21
Movie Memories of Matsuko Tsunehiro Kawajiri 2006-05-27
Series Love and Glory Hideyoshi Toyotomi 2006-01-08
Movie Japan Sinks Unknown 2006-07-15
Movie The Go Master Kensaku Segoe 2006-09-27
Movie The Happiness Unknown 2006-11-23
Movie The Summer of Stickleback 2006-10-14
Movie Love Is Five Seven Five Grandfather 2005-03-26
Movie The Suspect: Muroi Shinji Seigo Tsuda 2005-08-27
Series Haru and Natsu Kotaro Nakayama 2005-10-02
Movie Scrap Heaven Detective Yabuta 2005-10-08
Movie It's Only Talk Unknown 2005-11-23
Movie The Lakeside Murder Case Tomoharu Fujima 2004-01-22
Movie The Hunter and the Hunted Neko 2004-01-17
Movie Winning Pass 2004-01-24
Movie Zebraman 2004-01-30
Movie Moon and Cherry Sakamoto 2004-12-25
Movie River of First Love Hidejiro Tasaki 2004-11-13
Movie The Motive Yoshifumi Katakura 2004-12-18
Movie Drugstore Girl Koji Nabeshima 2004-02-07
Movie Teacher's suitcase Sensei/Matsumoto Harutsuna 2003-03-11
Movie Owl Unknown 2003-02-07
Series Water Boys Mama (of a bar) 2003-07-01
Movie Zatoichi Pub owner 2003-09-06
Movie Doppelganger 2003-09-27
Movie Farewell, Kuro 2003-07-01
Movie Worst by Chance Shigeharu Kaneshiro 2003-09-13
Movie KT Hiroshi Uchiyama 2002-05-02
Movie 11'09''01 - September 11 Sakichi Furuhashi (Japan) 2002-09-04
Series AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo Hyōe Yarikura 2002-10-09
Movie Barber's Sorrow 2002-11-09
Movie Waterboys 'Mama-san' 2001-09-15
Movie Turn Matsubara 2001-10-13
Movie Another Heaven Doctor Akagi 2000-04-29
Movie Nagisa Unknown 2000-06-10
Movie Zawa-zawa Shimokita-sawa Artist 2000-07-07
Movie The City of Lost Souls Kuwata 2000-09-15
Movie Kaza-hana Unknown 2000-09-14
Movie Will to Live Doctor 1999-01-15
Series Genroku Ryoran Genshiro 1999-01-10
Series Out - Tsumatachi no Hanzai Unknown 1999-10-12
Movie Round About Midnight Unknown 1999-11-06
Movie Yodogawa Nagaharu Monogatari - Kôbe-hen: Sainara Matashichi 1999-11-07
Movie Kaizokuban Bootleg Film Tatsuo 1999-12-01
Movie Dr. Akagi Dr. Fuu Akagi 1998-05-17
Movie 麗猫伝説 Ryohei Shimura, Joji Tamura 1998-08-16
Movie Abduction 1997-06-07
Movie The Eel Tamotsu Takasaki 1997-05-12
Movie The Key Soichiro Anzai 1997-10-18
Movie Body and Soul 1997-10-18
Movie Shall We Dance? Detective Miwa 1996-01-27
Movie The Rainbow Seeker Unknown 1996-12-28
Movie Free and Easy 8 Yukawa 1996-08-10
Series Eighth Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa Munenao 1995-01-08
Movie Maborosi Yoshihiro 1995-10-01
Movie The Friends Nagatomo 1994-04-09
Movie Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Major Akira Yuki 1994-12-10
Movie Private Lessons II Oba 1993-03-06
Movie Sumo Do, Sumo Don't Professor Tokichi Anayama 1992-01-15
Movie Goodbye Mama Unknown 1991-04-20
Movie The Last Frankenstein Prof. Sarusawa 1991-04-20
Series Taiheiki Moronao Kô-no 1991-06-01
Movie Dance till Tomorrow Unknown 1991-06-22
Movie Universal Laws 1990-01-27
Movie Maria's Stomach Unknown 1990-07-21
Movie Dangerous Cops Pt.3 Maeo 1989-04-22
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna Hyoma Sakaguchi 1989-08-05
Movie Fancy Dance 1989-12-23
Movie Battle Heater 1989-11-03
Movie Beijing Watermelon Mr. Teramoto, the Shopkeeper 1989-11-18
Movie The Yen Family Unknown 1988-05-14
Movie Angel Guts: Red Vertigo Unknown 1988-05-07
Movie Revolver Keisuke Mineya 1988-10-22
Movie The Heartbreak Yakuza Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie A Tale of Young Elopement Matsuda 1987-02-07
Movie Bedtime Eyes Unknown 1987-04-25
Movie The Second Is a Christian Kumashiro 1985-09-14
Movie Capone Cries a Lot Ushiemon 1985-02-16
Movie Congratulatory Speech Yasuhei Higashida 1985-12-28
Movie Make-Up Kikuo Tsutano 1984-05-02
Movie Location 1984-09-22
Movie Double Bed Tôru Yamazaki 1983-08-05
Movie Lovers Lost Ishizuka 1982-06-12
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san Kondo 1982-08-07
Movie Suspicion Shigekazu Akitani 1982-09-11
Movie Sailor Suit and Machine Gun Detective Kuroki 1981-12-19
Movie Disciples of Hippocrates 1980-11-21
Movie Shimoochiai Yakitori Movie Unknown 1979-06-23
Movie Masked Crusader, Mr. Jirenman Kantarô Iwata 1979-10-06