Etsushi Toyokawa

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Etsushi Toyokawa
Native name 豊川 悦司
Born (1962-03-18) March 18, 1962 (age 54)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Etsushi Toyokawa (Japanese: 豊川 悦司 Hepburn: Toyokawa Etsushi?, born 18 March 1962) is a Japanese actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Yao, Osaka, he studied at Shimizudani High School, and eventually dropped out of Kwansei Gakuin University to pursue a career in acting. He began by joining the sho-gekijo theatrical troupe "Under Thirty," which was known for the membership of another famous actor, Watanabe Eriko, at the time. Though like many new theatre actors at the time, he struggled to make ends meet until he got his first big break in 1992, in the television drama Night Head alongside Shinji Takeda, as one of two brothers with supernatural powers.[citation needed]

In 1993 he won the "Newcomer of the Year" award for his drama Kira Kira Hikaru, and the Popularity Award in 1996 for his work in the drama Love Letter.[citation needed]

He also won the Japanese Academy Award as best supporting actor three times, the Hochi Film Award for Love Letter, No Way Back and Hanako.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Kimi wa Boku ni Suki ni Naru
1990 Boiling Point Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
1990 Byouin e Ikou
1991 12 Nin no Yasashii Nihonjin
1992 Kira Kira Hikaru Mutsuki Kishida
1993 Tsuribaka Nisshi 6
1994 Undo Yukio
1994 Night Head Naoto Kirihara
1994 Ghost Pub Nobuya Sugimoto
1995 Love Letter Shigeru Akiba
1995 No Way Back Yuji Kobayashi
1996 Yatsuhaka-Mura Kosuke Kindaichi
1997 Kizu Darake no Tenshi Mitsuru Kida
2000 Face Hiroyuki Nakagami
2000 Zawazawa Shimokitazawa
2000 New Battles Without Honor and Humanity Kadoya Kaneo
2002 Inochi Yutaka Higashi
2002 Dog Star Shiro
2003 Moon Child vampire Luca
2004 Tange Sazen Tange Sazen
2004 Lakeside Murder Case Masaru Tsukumi
2005 The Man Behind the Scissors Yasunaga
2005 Year One in the North Ashirika
2005 The Great Yokai War Yasunori Katō
2005 Loft Makoto Yoshioka
2006 Hula Girls Yojiro Tanikawa
2006 Nihon Chinbotsu Yusuke Tadokoro
2007 Tsubaki Sanjuro Hanbei Muroto Remake of the Kurosawa film
2007 The Kiss Akio Sakaguchi
2007 Southbound Ichiro Uehara
2007 Hannin ni Tsugu Makijima
2008 10 Promises to My Dog Yuichi Saito
2008 Ishiuchi Jinjo Koto Shogakko: Hana wa Chiredomo Yoshihito Yamazaki
2008 20th Century Boys Otcho
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope Otcho
2009 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption Otcho
2010 Hisshiken Torisashi Kanemi Sanzaemon
2010 Postcard Keita Matsuyama
2011 Go Oda Nobunaga NHK Taiga Drama
2013 Platinum Data Reiji Asama
2013 Human Trust Harry Endo
2014 Judge!
2014 Climbing to Spring Goro Tada
2014 Otoko no Isshō Jun Kaieda [2]
2016 Gosaigyō Tōru Kashiwagi
2017 March Comes in Like a Lion Kōda

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Live-Action Otoko no Isshō Film's Trailer Previews Love Story". Anime News Network. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 

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