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Dante Carver (ダンテ・カーヴァー Dante Kāvā?, born January 17, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American actor working in Japan. He moved to Japan in 2005, and became well known following his appearance in a series of TV commercials for SoftBank Mobile from 2006 in which he first played the Japanese-speaking "Yosō Guy" (予想GUY?) character (the name being a pun on yosōgai (予想外?), the Japanese for "unexpected"), and later the older brother of the character played by Aya Ueto as part of the fictional "White family" headed by a white Hokkaido dog.
On August 4, 2010, Carver married former model Akiko Matsumoto. They formally celebrated the marriage in a wedding ceremony in April 2011.
In July 2011, Carver was stopped by police while driving in Shibuya, Tokyo, after making an illegal U-turn. He was found to be driving on an invalid International Driving Permit, and his case was sent to the public prosecutor's office.
- Diet Coke, 2006
- SoftBank Mobile (May 2006–Present), "Yosō Guy" (予想ＧＵＹ?) aka Gorō Noguchi (野口 五郎 Noguchi Gorō?), "Oniisan" (お兄さん?, "big bro") aka Kojirō Shirato (白戸 小次郎 Shirato Kojirō?)
- UHA Mikakuto (November 2007)
- Kaze ni Maiagaru Vinyl Sheet (風に舞いあがるビニールシート) (NHK, May 2009–), UNHCR worker
- "Be Pon Kiki" ([Fuji TV], April 2008~)
- "Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge" (ヤマトナデシコ七変化) ([TBS], April - March 2010) (Episode 10)
- Kansen Rettō (感染列島); English title: Pandemic (2009), WHO physician Klaus David
- Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru (風が強く吹いている); English title: Feel the wind (2009)
- My Darling Is a Foreigner (2010)
- Nanase Futatabi: The Movie (2010) as Henry
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (2012), Foundation X Member
- "白戸家お兄さん「予想GUY」のシリアスドラマ" (in Japanese). Sponichi Annex. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2009.[dead link]
- "Dante Peaks, American actor Dante Carver enjoys fame as part of Japan's most unusual family". metropolis.co.jp. 1 Oct 2009.
- ＣＭタレント好感度ランキングに異変！毎年1位の木村拓哉の座を黒人俳優ダンテ・カーバーが奪う (in Japanese). Let's Geinō News. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- "Softbank ad's Shirato family member Dante Carver announces wedding". Japan Today. Japan: GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- カーヴァーが無免許で書類送検. TV Asahi News (in Japanese). Japan: TV Asahi. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- Schilling, Mark (2010-10-01). "Nanase Futatabi: The Movie (Nanase Again)". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- "Nonbiri Ikō" at Amazon Japan Retrieved on 25 February 2009 (Japanese)
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