Akihiro Kitamura

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Akihiro Kitamura
Kitamura at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 1, 2010.
Born Akihiro Kitamura
(1979-03-26) March 26, 1979 (age 36)
Kōchi, Japan
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 2004–present

Akihiro Kitamura (北村 昭博 Kitamura Akihiro?, born March 26, 1979)[citation needed] is a Japanese actor and director, who appeared in The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

Early life[edit]

After moving to the United States at the age of 18, Kitamura studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for five years. As a filmmaker he studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts (1997–1999) and at Los Angeles City College (2001–2004).[1]


Kitamura's first two feature films, Porno and I'll Be There With You were both written and directed by him. He also starred in both of the films, playing the main characters.

In 2008, Kitamura appeared in a number of television roles, including VH1's New York Goes to Hollywood and MTV's From Gs to Gents. He also appeared in NBC's Heroes as Tadashi, a Japanese businessman who tries to commit suicide. The role's dialogue was done in Japanese to keep with the character.

In 2009, Kitamura appeared in the controversial IFC Films horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence).


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Porno Aki Film debut
2006 I'll Be There with You Aki Main role
2007 Blinded by Beauty Director (short)
2009 The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Katsuro Main role
2011 Nipples & Palm Trees Phil
2012 SR Saitama no rappâ - Rôdosaido no toubousha MC Rindou
2013 It's a Beautiful Day Masanori
2013 Why Don't You Play in Hell? Hitman
2014 Operation Barn Owl Kevin (short)
2014 Tokyo Tribe Mukade
2015 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Inmate 333


Year Series Role Notes
2007 Canoga Park Aki The Fashion Show/Haute Cooter
2008 From G's to Gents Businessman Episode 1.7
2008 New York Goes to Hollywood Japanese director 2 episodes
2008 Seikatsu! Hop, Step, Mitsuwa Director 19 episodes
2009 Heroes Tadashi Chapter Three 'Acceptance'
2010 Cinetsu! Himself 2 episodes
2013 Loiter Squad Japanese commercial director 1 episodes
2013 Onna Nobunaga Kazumasu Takigawa 2 episodes


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