Peter (actor)

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Shinnosuke Ikehata (池畑 慎之介, Ikehata Shinnosuke) (born August 8, 1952 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese singer, dancer and actor who has appeared in Akira Kurosawa's Ran[1] and Toshio Matsumoto's Bara no Sōretsu. Ikehata uses the stage name Peter (ピーター, Pītā) when he appears on TV variety shows and musical revues. Always seen dancing in tight clothes at dancing clubs, he adopted the stage name at sixteen years old after his style of dress and dance which was said to resemble Peter Pan. One of Japan's most famous gay entertainers, Peter's androgynous appearance has enabled him to often play transgender characters and he often appears on stage in women's clothing.



  1. ^ Carr, Jay (December 20, 1985). "KUROSAWA'S 'RAN' A MASTERWORK". Boston Globe. Retrieved December 24, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)