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Issei 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:
Series Haruka no Hikari 2021-02-08
Known For
Poster of Taiyou no Ko
Poster of Izakaya Bottakuri
Poster of The Sun
Poster of Yi Yi
Series Haruka no Hikari Unknown 2021-02-08
Movie Taiyou no Ko Unknown 2021-01-01
Movie The Day of Destruction Crescent Jiro 2020-07-24
Series Izakaya Bottakuri 2018-04-14
Movie Moon Rabbit Unknown 2018-09-16
Series Eerie: Invisible Face 佛上健治郎 2018-08-04
Movie Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence Himself 2017-03-28
Movie Magic Kimono Man 2017-12-01
Series Ashi Girl 天野信茂 2017-09-23
Movie Silence Inoue Masashige 2016-12-22
Series Good-Good, the Fortune Cat Kagawa 2014-10-18
Movie Shichou Shisu 2012-04-03
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 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 No Life King Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna the travel agent 1989-08-05
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle 1989-12-27
Movie The Story of a Company 1988-11-26
Movie Tora-san Goes North Hospital doctor 1987-08-15
Movie BU・SU Kitazaki 1987-10-29
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Policeman 1987-12-26
Movie For Business Hanazuki 1986-08-22
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Conductor 1986-12-20