Shigeru Joshima

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Shigeru Joshima
Native name 城島 茂
Born (1970-11-17) November 17, 1970 (age 45)
Origin Yamatokōriyama, Nara, Japan
Genres Rock
Occupation(s)
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1986–present
Labels
Associated acts Tokio

Shigeru Joshima (城島 茂 Jōshima Shigeru?, born November 17, 1970) is a Japanese musician and actor.[1][2] He is the leader and main guitarist of Tokio, a Johnny & Associates musical group.

Career[edit]

As an artist[edit]

Prior to debuting with Tokio, Joshima was a backup-dancer for various Johnny's Entertainment boy bands at the time.[3] He also formed temporary music units during that time, such as the Joshima Band with other to-be Tokio members. In 1990 he became the leader and guitarist of Tokio, but it wasn't until 1994 that the band debuted.[3]

As an actor[edit]

Joshima has had parts in various dramas since 1989. One of his first roles ever was as a supporting cast member in the show Gomendou Kakemasu, where he acted alongside Kazuya Takahashi of Otokogumi and Naoto Endou of former Johnny's band Ninja.[4] He has also hosted Ai no Apron and Leader's How-To Book, Brain Power Expedition Quiz! Homunculus with fellow member Taichi Kokubun, and with other Tokio members, hosted Gachinko!, The Tetsuwan Dash, Mentore G, and 5LDK.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year/s Title Medium Role Notes
1997 D×D TV Tomoya Nagase and Tatsuya Yamaguchi also acted in this drama
Hagure Keiji Junjoha TV Seasons 10 and 11 (1997–1998)
1999 Makasete Darling TV
Tenshi no Oshigoto TV
Shin Oretachi no Tabi TV
2002 Engimono TV Dr. Hirune Black Handkerchief series, co-starred with Tatsuya Yamaguchi
2003 Manhattan Love Story TV
2004 Gekidan Engimono TV Automatic specials only
2006 Imo Tako Nankin TV Tokiuchi Hanaoka
2007 Yonimo Kimyou na Monogatari Fall Special TV Hamaguchi Naoki Vending Machine Man/Jihanki Otoko(自販機男) segment
2009 Ketsuekigatabetsu Onna ga Kekkon Suru Hoho TV Hitoshi Gondawara
0 Goshitsu no Kyaku TV Episodes 4 and 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny's Net Tokio Profiles" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Shigeru Joshima on IMDB". Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "TOKIO - artists - JaME U.S.A.". Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Potato 1989, September Issue, Page 23". 学研パブリッシング. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 

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