July 26, 1950
Yono, Saitama, Japan
|Died||March 26, 2019 (aged 68)|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
Kenichi Hagiwara (萩原 健一, Hagiwara Ken'ichi, 26 July 1950 – 26 March 2019) was a Japanese singer and actor.
Also known as Sho-Ken, he was the lead singer of The Tempters,  which was a blues-rock band connected to the Group Sounds scene, and gained big hits in the late 1960s. Hagiwara was known for his good looks and wild vocals, which appealed to young male and female fans. After The Tempters, he formed the band PYG along with Kenji Sawada, the first true Japanese supergroup, a unit which included members of The Tigers, The Tempters, and The Spiders. He was in the Donjuan R&R Band with Hideki Ishima, formerly of The Flowers Travelln' Band.
After being highly praised for his acting in the film The Rendezvous (1972), he appeared in many films and television shows, including many films directed by Tatsumi Kumashiro and such hit TV dramas as Taiyō ni hoero!, Kizudarake no tenshi, and Zenryaku ofukurosama. He was still popular as an actor in the early 2000s,.
On 26 March 2019, Hagiwara died of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor at the age of 68 in a hospital in Tokyo. He had been fighting the disease since 2011, but declined to publicize the name of the illness.
|1969||Za temputazu||Kenichi Yamakawa (Shôken)|
|1971||Kigeki: Inochi no nedan|
|Niji wo watatte|
|Kaseki no mori|
|1974||Seishun no satetsu||Kenichiro Eto|
|1975||Ame no Amsterdam||Sakuda|
|Afurika no hikari||Jun|
|1979||Sono go no jingi naki tatakai||Customer|
|1981||Masho no natsu - 'Yotsuya kaidan' yori||Iemon Tamiya|
|1982||To Trap a Kidnapper||Kazuo Furuya||Lead role|
|1985||Capone Cries a Lot||Umiemon||Lead role|
|Seburi Monogatari||Hajime Kinoshita||Lead role|
|Love Letter||Shoichi Takehara||Lead role|
|1986||Minami e Hashire, Umi no Michi o!||Ryuji Gondo|
|Rikon shinai onna||Keiichi Iwatani|
|The Man Who Assassinated Ryoma|
|1989||Gokudo no onna-tachi: San-daime ane||Testuro Akamatsu|
|1990||Gekido no 1750 nichi|
|1991||Jutai||Rinzo Fuji, Father|
|1992||The Triple Cross||Kanzaki||Lead role|
|1994||Ghost Pub||Sotaro||Lead role|
|Tsuki no sabaku||Keechie's boss|
|2013||Natsuyasumi no chizu|
|1973||Taiyō ni Hoero!||Jun "Macaroni" Hayami||6 episodes|
|1974||Katsu Kaishū||Okada Izo||Taiga drama|
|1999||Genroku Ryōran||Tokugawa Tsunayoshi||Taiga drama|
|2001||Fighting Girl||Yūzō Yoshida|
|2002||Toshiie and Matsu||Akechi Mitsuhide||Taiga drama|
|2018||The Rootless Land||Shigeru Yoshida|
|2019||Idaten||Takahashi Korekiyo||Taiga drama|
- "The Tempters".
- Martin, Ian F. (2016). Quit Your Band: Musical Notes From the Japanese Underground. Awai Books. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-937220-05-1.
- "Pyg (2)".
- ""First I had the idea, nobody cared. They said 'you're crazy!'"". jrawk.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
- "萩原健一が68歳で死去、「傷だらけの天使」「青春の蹉跌」などに出演". 映画ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- "Ken'ichi Hagiwara".
- "萩原健一さん死去 68歳 「太陽にほえろ！」「傷だらけの天使」など - スポニチ Sponichi Annex 芸能".