July 23, 1938 |
|Other names||Igarashi Shinjiro|
Mickey Curtis (ミッキー・カーチス?) (born 23 July 1938) is a Japanese actor, singer, and TV celebrity. His birth name was Michael Brian Curtis born to an English-Japanese father and English-Japanese mother.
A pivotal figure in Japanese popular music, Mickey is considered one of the three big Japanese names in rock music, helping to popularise the genre in the 1950s where he began as a rockabilly singer. In 1967 he became internationally known for his avant-garde rock band "Mickey Curtis & The Samurai". After five years Mickey disbanded the group and returned to Japan in 1972, where he began producing other musicians.
As an actor his first role was as a rock singer in the 1958 film All About Marriage by Kihachi Okamoto, and has since gone on to star in more than 70 feature films. At over 70 years of age he is one of the oldest major celebrities in Japan and a regular TV personality. Apart from his entertainment career he has also been a racecar driver and owns a motorcycle shop in Meguro, Tokyo. He speaks Japanese, English, French, German, Italian and Thai.
|1959||Fires on the Plain
|1963||Brave Records of the Sanada Clan
(真田風雲録 Sanada fūunroku)
(8マン すべての寂しい夜のために Eitoman - Subete no sabishii yoru no tame ni)
|Fudoh: The New Generation
(極道戦国志 不動 Gokudō sengokushi: Fudō)
|Yasha Gang Assassin|
|Hana no O-Edo no Tsuribaka Nisshi
|2001||Cowboy Bebop: The Movie||Rasheed|
|Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
(赤い橋の下のぬるい水 Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu)
(荒ぶる魂たち Araburu tamashii-tachi)
|The Laughing Frog
(笑う蛙 Warau Kaeru)
|2005||Custom Made 10.30||A god|
(映画 クロサギ Eiga Kurosagi)
(純喫茶磯辺 Junkissa Isobe)
(ロボジー Robo Ji)
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