Etsushi Toyokawa

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Etsushi Toyokawa
Born (1962-03-18) March 18, 1962 (age 52)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
Occupation Actor

Etsushi Toyokawa (Japanese: 豊川 悦司 Hepburn: Toyokawa Etsushi?, born 18 March 1962) is a Japanese actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Yao, Osaka, he studied at Shimizudani High School, and eventually dropped out of Kwansei Gakuin University to pursue a career in acting. He began by joining the sho-gekijo theatrical troupe "Under Thirty," which was known for the membership of another famous actor, Watanabe Eriko, at the time. Though like many new theatre actors at the time, he struggled to make ends meet until he got his first big break in 1992, in the television drama "Night Head" alongside Shinji Takeda, as one of two brothers with supernatural powers.[citation needed]

In 1993 he won the "Newcomer of the Year" award for his drama Kira Kira Hikaru, and the Popularity Award in 1996 for his work in the drama Love Letter.[citation needed]

He also won the Japanese Academy Award as best supporting actor three times, the Hochi Film Award for Love Letter, No Way Back and Hanako.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Kimi wa Boku ni Suki ni Naru
1990 Boiling Point Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
Byouin e Ikou
1991 12 Nin no Yasashii Nihonjin
1992 Kira Kira Hikaru Mutsuki Kishida
1993 Tsuribaka Nisshi 6
1994 Undo Yukio
Night Head Naoto Kirihara
Ghost Pub Nobuya Sugimoto
1995 Love Letter Shigeru Akiba
No Way Back Yuji Kobayashi
1996 Yatsuhaka-Mura Kosuke Kindaichi
1997 Kizu Darake no Tenshi Mitsuru Kida
2000 Face Hiroyuki Nakagami
Zawazawa Shimokitazawa
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity Kadoya Kaneo
2002 Inochi Yutaka Higashi
Dog Star Shiro
2003 Moon Child vampire Luca
2004 Tange Sazen Tange Sazen
Lakeside Murder Case Masaru Tsukumi
2005 The Man Behind the Scissors Yasunaga
Year One in the North Ashirika
The Great Yokai War Yasunori Katō
Loft Makoto Yoshioka
2006 Hula Girls Yojiro Tanikawa
Nihon Chinbotsu Yusuke Tadokoro
2007 Tsubaki Sanjuro Hanbei Muroto Remake of the Kurosawa film
The Kiss Akio Sakaguchi
Southbound Ichiro Uehara
Hannin ni Tsugu Makijima
2008 10 Promises to My Dog Yuichi Saito
Ishiuchi Jinjo Koto Shogakko: Hana wa Chiredomo Yoshihito Yamazaki
20th Century Boys Otcho
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption
2010 Hisshiken Torisashi Kanemi Sanzaemon
Postcard Keita Matsuyama
2011 Go Oda Nobunaga NHK Taiga Drama
2013 Platinum Data Reiji Asama
Human Trust Harry Endo
2014 Judge!
Climbing to Spring Goro Tada

Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 

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