Hiroshi Nagano

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Hiroshi Nagano
Born (1972-10-09) October 9, 1972 (age 46)
Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
  • television host
Years active 1986 (1986)–present
Spouse(s)
Miho Shiraishi (m. 2016)
Children 1
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Labels Avex Trax
Associated acts V6

Hiroshi Nagano (長野 博, Nagano Hiroshi) is a Japanese singer, actor, and television host. He is a member of V6, a dance-vocal group formed in 1995 by Johnny & Associates, and its subunit 20th Century.[1] He is best-known for his role in the popular tokusatsu series Ultraman Tiga, as the lead character, Daigo Madoka/Ultraman Tiga.

Career[edit]

In 1986, at age 14, Nagano joined Johnny & Associates as a Johnny's Jr.. He quit Johnny's Jr. in 1990 to continue his studies but rejoined in mid-1992. V6 was formed on 4 September 1995.[2] They made their CD debut on 1 November 1995.

In 1988, Nagano made his acting debut in the television series, Kinpachi-sensei.[3] He landed his first lead role in 1996 as Daigo Madoka in the tokusatsu television drama Ultraman Tiga.[4] In addition to starring in the Ultraman Tiga television series, he has also appeared in several of its spin-offs and feature films.

Personal life[edit]

Nagano was born on 9 October 1972 in Yamato, Kanagawa.[5] His parents run a bicycle shop. Nagano is a qualified chef and vegetable sommelier.[6] He married actress Miho Shiraishi on 29 November 2016.[7] Their first child was born in 2018.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1994 Shoot Makoto Saiki Kazuki Ōmori
1998 Shinsei Toilet no Hanako-san Professor Yabe Yukihiko Tsutsumi
2000 Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey Daigo Madoka/Ultraman Tiga Hirochika Muraishi Lead role
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Voice role (Japanese dub)
2003 Hard Luck Hero Kenshi Kishimoto Sabu Lead role with V6
2004 Thunderbirds John Tracy Jonathan Frakes Voice role (Japanese dub)
2005 Hold Up Down Yusuke Hoshino Sabu Lead role with V6
2008 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers Daigo Madoka/Ultraman Tiga Takeshi Yagi Lead role

Television (as an actor)[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1988 Kinpachi-sensei Season 3 Kōji Naruse TBS
1994–1995 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funsenki Masao Hīragi TV Asahi
1995 V no Honoo Hiroshi Nagano Fuji TV Lead role with V6
1996 Handsome Man Tobio Saeki TV Asahi Lead role
1996–1997 Ultraman Tiga Daigo Madoka/Ultraman Tiga TBS Lead role
1998 Ultraman Dyna Daigo Madoka TBS Guest appearance, ep 50–51
1998 Pu-Pu-Pu- TBS Guest appearance
1999 Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Religious salesman TBS Episode 1
1999 Shin Oretachi no Tabi Ver.1999 Street musician Fuji TV
2001 Shōnen Taiya: Gypsy Convenience store clerk Fuji TV Mini-drama
2002 Shōnen Taiya: Shitsuon (Yoru no Ongaku) Masaki Mamiya Fuji TV Mini-drama, lead role
2002 Engimono: Nishiki★Koi Takayuki Mizuno Fuji TV Mini-drama, lead role
2003 Kimi wa Pet Yūji Yoshida TBS Guest appearance
2004 Engimono: Grift no Teguchi Teramachi Fuji TV Mini-drama, lead role
2004 Nurseman Tetsurō Wakatsuki Nippon TV Guest appearance
2005 Gekidan Engimono: Atarashii Ikimono Takashi Ono Fuji TV Mini-drama, lead role
2006 2nd House Kōichi Misawa TV Tokyo Lead role
2006 Keishichō Sōsaikka 9 Gakari SP Akihisa Manabe TV Asahi Television special
2007 Benkyo Shiteitai! Junpei Hashiguchi NHK Lead role[9]
2008 Yasuko to Kenji Kenichi Shimada Nippon TV Guest appearance

Television (as a personality)[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1993–1997 Idol on Stage Cast member NHK BS2
1994 Chōjin: Dutch Ball Densetsu Cast member Kansai TV
1999–2002 Boon! Cast member Nippon TV
2002–2004 Mobi Host Nippon TV 100 episodes
2008 Gekkan Moto GP Plus Cast member Nippon TV
2010–2011 Ryōri no Kaijin Host TV Asahi
2011–present 1 Oku-ri no Dai Shitsumon!? Waratte Koraete! Host/Cast member Nippon TV Host of one corner
2011–2013 Oh! Doya Kao Summit Host/Cast member TV Asahi Host of the gourmet editions
2012–present Mizuno Maki no Mahō no Restaurant R Cast member MBS
2013–2016 Hare, Tokidoki Farm! Guest NHK BS Premium 3 episodes[10]
2013–2018 Ametalk Guest TV Asahi 5 episodes
2017–present Yojigoji Days Host TV Tokyo Wednesday host[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (16 November 2009). "V6 Brings J-Pop Fun to Seoul". Korea Times. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ "V6's Ken Miyake at the time of their formation: "If Go Morita doesn't enter, I won't either"". News Post Seven (in Japanese). Shogakukan. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "People who appeared in Kinpachi-sensei, where are they now! Third season edition" (in Japanese). Middle Edge. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "V6's Hiroshi Nagano and Miho Shiraishi announce their first pregnancy" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Nagano Hiroshi" (in Japanese). Tower Records Japan. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Hiroshi Nagano, one of the entertainment industry's leading foodies, participates in "Gocchi Battle"!" (in Japanese). music.jp. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  7. ^ "V6's Hiroshi Nagano announces his marriage on "Good Meat Day"" (in Japanese). Natalie. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  8. ^ "V6's Hiroshi Nagano is a dad! Miho Shiraishi gives birth to their first child" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  9. ^ "V6's Hiroshi Nagano to appear in an NHK drama for the first time!" (in Japanese). Oricon. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  10. ^ ""Vegetable Sommelier" Nagano is enthusiastic about preparing vegetables" (in Japanese). Oricon. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  11. ^ "TV Tokyo's new information program, daily male MCs and Miho Ohashi as the female MC" (in Japanese). Oricon. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018.