Riki Takeuchi

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Riki Takeuchi
Native name 竹内 力
Born (1964-01-04) January 4, 1964 (age 51)[1]
Saiki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor and singer
Years active 1985-present
Agent Riki Project
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Website
www.rikitakeuchi.com

Riki Takeuchi (Japanese: 竹内 力 Hepburn: Takeuchi Riki?, born January 4, 1964 in Saiki, Ōita Prefecture) is a Japanese actor best known for his roles in v-cinema yakuza movies.

Takeuchi has starred in many yakuza films and action films, such as Dead or Alive by Takashi Miike. Takeuchi also starred in Battle Royale II: Requiem, where he played Riki Takeuchi.[2]

Takeuchi had also a short stint at the end of the professional wrestling promotion HUSTLE in 2009, posing as a villainous character based on himself called "King RIKI". The same year, Takeuchi recorded with Avex Group a version of Morning Musume's "Love Machine" for the song's tenth anniversary, appearing under his RIKI persona along with wrestlers Riki Choshu and Yoshihiro Takayama.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agent profile" (in Japanese). Riki Project. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ "BATTLE ROYALE II cast - grownups and others". battleroyalefilm.net. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ 竹内力の双子の弟!? RIKI / LOVEマシーン~RIKIバージョン~ Avex official YouTube channel, posted September 9, 2009 (requires Flash)

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