Akihiro Kitamura

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Akihiro Kitamura
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Kitamura at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 1, 2010.
Born Akihiro Kitamura
(1979-03-25) March 25, 1979 (age 35)
Kōchi, Japan
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 2004–present

Akihiro Kitamura (北村 昭博 Kitamura Akihiro?, born March 25, 1979)[citation needed] is a Japanese actor and director, who appeared in The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

Early life[edit]

After moving to the United States at the age of 18, Kitamura studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for five years. As a filmmaker he studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts (1997–1999) and at Los Angeles City College (2001–2004).

Career[edit]

Kitamura's first two feature films, Porno and I'll Be There With You were both written and directed by him. He also starred in both of the films, playing the main characters. Kitamura won the 2006 Outstanding Indie Directorial Debut Award for I'll Be There With You.[citation needed]

In 2008, Kitamura appeared in a number of television roles, including VH1's New York Goes to Hollywood and MTV's From Gs to Gents. He also appeared in NBC's Heroes as Tadashi, a Japanese businessman who tries to commit suicide. The role's dialogue was done in Japanese to keep with the character.

In 2010, Kitamura appeared in the controversial IFC Films horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Porno Aki Film debut
2006 I'll Be There with You Aki Main role
2007 Blinded by Beauty Director (short)
2009 A Black Lie Director (short)
2009 The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Katsuro Main role
2011 Nipples & Palm Trees Phil Post production

Television[edit]

Television
Year Series Role Notes
2007 Canoga Park Aki The Fashion Show/Haute Cooter
2008 From G's to Gents Businessman Episode 1.7
2008 New York Goes to Hollywood Japanese director 2 episodes
2008 Seikatsu! Hop, Step, Mitsuwa Director 19 episodes
2009 Heroes Tadashi Chapter Three 'Acceptance'
2010 Cinetsu! Himself 2 episodes

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