7 May 1979 |
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Yosuke Kubozuka has been a model for many magazines and TV commercials before starting out his acting career where he debuted in a 1995 TV crime drama Kindaichi Case Files. In 1998, he starred in the TV series GTO as the role of an honors student, Yoshito Kikuchi. In 2000, he starred in Ikebukuro West Gate Park as Takashi Ando.
In 2001, Go! was officially released for evaluation and this production describes the love story of a young Korean boy living in Japan. The film portrays the day to day challenges faced by foreigners living in Japan. For his performance in this role, Kubozuka took home two awards during the Japan Oscar Awards.
Since then, Kubozuka took on projects starring in Ping Pong, Kyoki no Sakura as well as Samurai Resurrection.
He now starts a singing career as the reggae singer Manji Line (卍 LINE).
Kubozuka graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Yokosuka High School. He married in May 2003 and had one son. In 2004, he survived after falling 26 metres from his 9th floor apartment. On July 12, 2012 Kubozuka announced through his official website that he had divorced his wife a month ago. Kubozuka has official custody of his son.
- Midori (1996)
- Ping Pong Bath Station (1998)
- Oboreru Sakana (2000)
- Tomie: Replay (2000)
- Go! (2001)
- Laundry (2001)
- Ping-Pong (2002)
- Kyoki no Sakura (2002)
- Samurai Resurrection (2003)
- Onaji Tsuki o Miteiru (2005)
- Amour-Legende (2006)
- Ore wa Kimi no Tame ni Koso Shini ni Iku (2007)
- Ichi (2008)
- Pandora's Box (2009)
- Tokyo Island (2010)
- Strangers in the City (2010)
- Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo (2011)
- Monsters Club (2011)
- Himizu (2011)
- Helter Skelter (2012)
- Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (1995)
- Wakaba no Koro (1998)
- Great Teacher Onizuka (1999) as Yoshito Kikuchi
- Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko (1999) as Satoru Yuki
- Lipstick (1999) as Makimura
- Soshite Tomodachi (2000)
- Moichido Kiss (2000)
- Omiai Kekkon (2000) as Junichi Ohata
- Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2000) as Takashi Ando, King
- Strawberry on the Shortcake (2001) as Tetsuya Saeki
- Number One (2001)
- Long Love Letter (2002) as Akio Asami
- Laundry (2002)
- Kaidan Hyaku Monogatari (2002)
Awards and nominations
- 25th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Ikebukuro West Gate Park
- 28th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Strawberry on the Shortcake
- 2002: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Actor & Newcomer of the Year for Go!
- 2001: Hochi Film Awards: Best Actor for Go!
- 2001: Nikkan Sports Film Awards: Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award for Go!
- 2002: Kimema Junpo Awards: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana, Best New Actor for Go!
- 2002: Mainichi Film Concurs: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award
- 2002: Marrakech International Film Festival: Best Actor for Go!
- 2002: Yokohama Film Festival: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana
- Schilling, Mark (27 August 2010). "'Tokyo-jima (Tokyo Island)' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times.
- Kaufman, Anthony (10 September 2011). "Monsters Club - Review - Screen". Screen International.
- Mack, Andrew (12 January 2012). "SAKURAN Director Mika Ninagawa Returns With HELTER SKELTER". Twitch Film.
- 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- 第23回ヨコハマ映画祭 日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Yosuke Kubozuka at the Internet Movie Database
- 窪塚洋介 at the Japanese Movie Database (Japanese)
- Manji Line in Twitter