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Issey Ogata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Issey Ogata (born 22 February 1952 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka), is a Japanese actor and comedian. He was interested in plays since childhood. After he graduated from Toyotama High School in Japan, he joined a theatrical company and appeared on the stage. Later, he jumped at the opportunity to be an entertainer when he took the gold medal at the audition called "Birth of Comedians". Then, he started garnering roles on Japanese TV. Shows he appeared on include "Evil Grandmother" of Fuji TV and "RinRinto" of NHK drama. He now performs plays by himself "Life Never Stops" at GyanGyan Theater in Shibuya, which has gained immense popularity. Furthermore, he has had starring roles in major art-house films, including Ota in the great Edward Yang's highly regarded Yi Yi: A One and a Two, the title character in Jun Ichikawa's Tony Takitani (an adaptation of the Haruki Murakami short story), and has played the role of Japanese Emperor Hirohito in Aleksandr Sokurov's 2005 film, The Sun. Description above from the Wikipedia article Issey Ogata, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Feb 22, 1952 In Fukuoka, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie For Business 1986-08-22
Latest Project:
Movie DEEMO Memorial Keys 2022-02-25
Known For
Poster of Our Summer ~River Side Family~
Poster of Gift of Fire
Poster of Oeda Ghost Story
Poster of Yi Yi
Movie DEEMO Memorial Keys Nutcracker (voice) 2022-02-25
Series Haruka no Hikari Unknown 2021-02-08
Series Kotaro Lives By Himself Unknown 2021-04-24
Movie Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle Major Taniguchi 2021-07-21
Series Our Summer ~River Side Family~ 大津小太郎 2021-09-12
Movie Gift of Fire Unknown 2021-08-06
Series Oeda Ghost Story Unknown 2020-07-17
Movie The Day of Destruction Crescent Jiro 2020-07-24
Movie The Manga Master Rakuten Kitazawa 2019-11-30
Movie The Prisoner of Sakura Commandant Kono 2019-03-22
Series Hotarugusa Yuzuki Yazaemon 2019-07-24
Series Izakaya Bottakuri Unknown 2018-04-14
Series Eerie: Invisible Face 佛上健治郎 2018-08-04
Movie The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan Unknown 2018-09-07
Movie Moon Rabbit Unknown 2018-09-16
Movie Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence Self 2017-03-28
Movie When Will You Return? Chu Ashimura 2017-06-24
Series Quartet Benjamin Takita 2017-01-17
Series Ashi Girl 天野信茂 2017-09-23
Movie Magic Kimono Man 2017-12-01
Movie Silence Inoue Masashige 2016-12-22
Movie HERO Unknown 2015-07-18
Movie I am a Monk Akira Arai 2015-10-24
Movie Teacher and Stray Cat Kyoichi Morii 2015-10-10
Movie The Furthest End Awaits Lawyer 2014-09-29
Series SMOKING GUN~決定的証拠~ Shigeru Tasaka 2014-04-09
Series Gu Gu the Cat Kagawa 2014-10-18
Movie This Mystery is Excellent! ~ Challenge from Bestseller Writer Unknown 2014-12-29
Movie The Road Less Travelled Yoshiharu Yanashita 2013-09-28
Movie Shichou Shisu Unknown 2012-04-03
Series Priceless Zaizen Osamu 2012-10-22
Movie Library War: The Wings Of Revolution Kuroudo Touma 2012-06-15
Series Angel's Share Mister 2010-07-06
Movie Dear My Love Masahiko Matsuyama 2009-05-16
Movie The Homeless Student Ichiro Tamura 2008-10-28
Movie Tony Takitani Tony Takitani / Shozaburo Takitani 2005-01-27
Movie The Sun Emperor Shouwa-Tennou Hirohito 2005-10-08
Movie Misuzu Saijo, Yaso 2001-10-27
Movie Yi Yi Mr. Ota 2000-09-20
Movie Kin chan no Cinema Jack Unknown 1993-05-22
Movie Baka yarô! 4 You! Omae no koto da yo 3 Sagi naru Japan (segment "サギるなジャパン") 1991-09-14
Movie Company Executives Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna the travel agent 1989-08-05
Movie No Life King Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Unknown 1989-12-27
Movie The Story of a Company Unknown 1988-11-26
Movie Love and Action in Osaka Unknown 1988-12-10
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Policeman 1987-12-26
Movie Tora-san Goes North Hospital doctor 1987-08-15
Movie BU・SU Kitazaki 1987-10-29
Movie For Business Hanazuki 1986-08-22
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Conductor 1986-12-20