January 17, 1977|
New York, United States
|Years active||2006 - present|
Dante Carver (born January 17, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American actor working in Japan. He moved to Japan in 2005 and became well known following his appearance in a series of TV commercials for SoftBank Mobile from 2006 in which he first played the Japanese-speaking "Yosō Guy" (予想GUY) character (the name being a pun on yosōgai (予想外), the Japanese for "unexpected") and later the older brother of the character played by Aya Ueto as part of the fictional "White family" headed by a white Hokkaido dog.
On August 4, 2010, Carver married former model Akiko Matsumoto. They formally celebrated the marriage in a wedding ceremony in April 2011.
- Diet Coke, 2006
- SoftBank Mobile (May 2006–Present), "Yosō Guy" (予想ＧＵＹ) aka Gorō Noguchi (野口 五郎 Noguchi Gorō), "Oniisan" (お兄さん, "big bro") aka Kojirō Shirato (白戸 小次郎 Shirato Kojirō)
- UHA Mikakuto (November 2007)
- Kaze ni Maiagaru Vinyl Sheet (風に舞いあがるビニールシート) (NHK, May 2009–), UNHCR worker
- "Be Pon Kiki" ([Fuji TV], April 2008~)
- "Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge" (ヤマトナデシコ七変化) ([TBS], April - March 2010) (Episode 10)
- Kansen Rettō (感染列島); English title: Pandemic (2009), WHO physician Klaus David
- Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru (風が強く吹いている); English title: Feel the wind (2009)
- My Darling Is a Foreigner (2010)
- Nanase Futatabi: The Movie (2010) as Henry
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (2012), Foundation X Member
- Shōjo no Piero ㊤ (少女のピエロ ㊤); English Title: The Doll (2017) as Ijiro (voice)
- "白戸家お兄さん「予想GUY」のシリアスドラマ" (in Japanese). Sponichi Annex. 19 January 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- "Dante Peaks, American actor Dante Carver enjoys fame as part of Japan's most unusual family". metropolis.co.jp. 1 Oct 2009.
- ＣＭタレント好感度ランキングに異変！毎年1位の木村拓哉の座を黒人俳優ダンテ・カーバーが奪う (in Japanese). Let's Geinō News. 31 May 2008. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- "Softbank ad's Shirato family member Dante Carver announces wedding". Japan Today. Japan: GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- Schilling, Mark (2010-10-01). "Nanase Futatabi: The Movie (Nanase Again)". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- "Nonbiri Ikō" at Amazon Japan Retrieved on 25 February 2009 (in Japanese)
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