Hideaki Itō

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Hideaki Itō
Born (1975-08-03) August 3, 1975 (age 48)
Gifu, Japan
Years active1997–present
Agent(s)Grandpapa Production(2022 - current)
A-team(1997- 2022)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Hideaki Ito (伊藤 英明, Itō Hideaki, born August 3, 1975) is a Japanese actor.


Ito is best known for starring in the hit franchise Umizaru film series, which consistently topped the Japanese box office of the year. He has also head-lined many other major Japanese films such as Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)[1] and Lesson of the Evil (2012)[2] and is featured in many others.

Personal life[edit]

Hideaki Ito was born in Nagasaki. His family includes his father, mother and a younger sister. He lived in Tokyo when he was a child, and moved back to his hometown of Gifu when he was 4 years old. He was frail, sick and diagnosed with chronic kidney disease when he was in kindergarten. He began to be hospitalized for a long time. After attending elementary school, he was discharged and hospitalized continuously.

Ito is good at sports. His hobbies include horse riding, diving, surfing, skiing, skydiving, etc. He is qualified as a professional dive instructor. He likes manga, anime, video games. He is also a fan of Star Wars.

In October 2014, Hideaki Ito published a marriage announcement and registered his marriage with a woman on the 24th.




Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 25th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Himself Won
2015 69th Mainichi Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Wood Job! Won
38th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting Actor Nominated


  • ID4 (2001)
  • Hideakizm (2001)
  • Morocco (2002)


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  2. ^ Young, Deborah (11 September 2012). "Lesson of the Evil (Aku no Kyoten): Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ クロスファイア. Kinema Junpo Film Database (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  4. ^ "マイア・ヒラサワ、映画『WOOD JOB!(ウッジョブ)~神去なあなあ日常~』主題歌担当" [Maia Hirasawa to sing main theme song for movie "Wood Job"]. Barks (in Japanese). Japan: Global Plus. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
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  11. ^ "ドラマ「初恋の悪魔」で伊藤英明が"短髪署長"に、萩原みのりら追加キャストも解禁". Natalie. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  12. ^ "織田裕二 34年ぶりNHKドラマ!来年「ガラパゴス」刑事役で主演「これほど怖いと感じたことはない」". Sponichi. Retrieved August 25, 2022.

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