Masahiro Matsuoka

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Masahiro Matsuoka
Born (1977-01-11) January 11, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Sapporo, Japan
Genres Rock
Occupations Drummer, actor
Instruments drums, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Japan, J Storm
Associated acts Tokio

Masahiro Matsuoka (松岡 昌宏 Matsuoka Masahiro?, born January 11, 1977) is a Japanese drummer and actor.[1][2] He is a member of Tokio, a Johnny Entertainment musical group. His nicknames are Mabo and Maa-kun. He starred as Shinichi Ozaki in Godzilla: Final Wars.,[2] and comedy series Yasuko to Kenji.

Career[edit]

As an artist[edit]

Matsuoka joined the pop/rock band Tokio as a drummer in 1990, although the band did not debut until 1994. Along with other Tokio members, he was a background dancer for idol bands such as Hikaru Genji.

As an actor[edit]

Matsuoka has had parts in over 20 dramas. His first lead role was in Psychometrer Eiji, a 1997 mystery science fiction drama. In 2008 he starred a comedy series Yasuko to Kenji, based on a comical manga by artist Aruko.

Endorsements[edit]

Matsuoka has endorsed many various brands with the band Tokio and by himself. With Tokio, he has endorsed among others Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Eneos, a brand for Nippon Oil.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Medium Role Notes
1993 Ichigo Hakusho TV
1994 Hana no Ran TV Ashikaga Yoshihisa
Ari yo Sabara TV
1995 Watashi, Mikata Desu TV
1996 Hideyoshi TV Mori Ranmaru
Nurse no Oshigoto TV Guest role
Yuzurenai Yoru TV
1997 Psychometrer Eiji TV Eiji First lead role
Nurse no Oshigoto 2 TV Guest role
1998 Love and Peace TV Kenta Horiguchi Lead role
1999 Psychometrer Eiji 2 TV Eiji Lead role
Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko TV Shiro Amakasu Lead role
2000 Shokatsu TV Lead role
2001 Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko 2 TV Kazuya Okinoshima Lead role
2002 Nurseman TV Takasawa Yujiro Lead role
2003 Musashi TV Kojiro Sasaki
Manhattan Love Story TV Tencho Lead role
2004 Nurseman ga Yuku TV Yuujirou Takasawa Lead role
Godzilla: Final Wars Film Ozaki Shinichi
2006 Yaoh TV Ryosuke Lead role
2007 Oishinbo TV Shiro Yamaoka Lead role. 2007 special only.
Marathon TV Noguchi Yoji
2008 Ten to Chi to TV Kagetora Nagao Lead role
Yasuko to Kenji TV Oki Kenji Lead role
2009 Hissatsu Shigotonin TV Ryoji 2009 season
2010 Kaibutsu Kun TV Demokin 2010 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny's Net Tokio Profiles" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Masahiro Matsuoka on IMDB". Retrieved 2009-10-08. 

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