Yo Oizumi

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Yo Oizumi
Born (1973-04-03) April 3, 1973 (age 47)
Years active1995–present
AgentCreative Office CUE
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Kumiko Nakajima (m. 2009)

Yo Oizumi (大泉 洋, Ōizumi Yō, born April 3, 1973) is a TV personality and a stage actor based in Hokkaidō. He was born in Ebetsu and has been living in Sapporo since 1984.


Oizumi first made a name for himself in a Hokkaidō-based TV variety series called "Suiyō Dōdeshō" (How do you like Wednesday?) and has been actively appearing on various media programs in Hokkaidō since then. He is also a member of a 5-piece drama group called TEAM-NACS formed when they were at Hokkai Gakuen university. TEAM-NACS had run their first national tour with their 11th original play called "COMPOSER" during spring and summer in 2005, and are now preparing for the 12th one called "HONOR" performances in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo; opening at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo on March 9, 2007 and closing at Doushin Hall at Sapporo on May 13, 2007. In 2007, he provided the voice of Professor Hershel Layton in the puzzle video game Professor Layton and the Curious Village as well as its sequels and movie.

Along with increasing popularity of "Suiyo Doudeshō" ("How do you like Wednesday?") and TEAM-NACS not only within Hokkaidō but throughout Japan over the past years, he has been expanding his works in various fields by appearing on nationwide TV dramas and films, doing character voices on animated films and releasing CDs as a singer. In addition to voices, he is also an accomplished writer and painter. He calls his fans "Koneko chan tachi", which means "kittens" in Japanese, although he does not like cats.[citation needed]

On May 30, 2011, he became the father of a baby girl. On his website he jokes saying, "Today I successfully became a father!" [1]



Year Film Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
1996 Gamera 2: Attack of Legion Shusuke Kaneko
2001 Man-hole Takayuki Suzui
Spirited Away Bandai Gaeru (voice) Hayao Miyazaki
2002 Pakodatejin Tetsu Maeda
The Cat Returns Teacher (voice) Hiroyuki Morita
2003 Nasu: Summer in Andalusia Pepe (voice) Kitarō Kōsaka Lead role
River Takayuki Suzui Lead role
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Prince Turnip (voice) Hayao Miyazaki
Angel in the Box Takayuki Suzui
2006 Brave Story Kee Keema (voice) Koichi Chigira
Simsons Heita Ōmiya Yūichi Satō
Suger & Spice Isamu Nakae
2007 Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro Nezumi Otoko Katsuyuki Motohiro
2008 After School Kenji Uchida Lead role
2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Professor Layton (voice) Masakazu Hashimoto Lead role
2010 Looking up at the Half-Moon Gorō Natsume Yoshihiro Fukagawa
2011 Moshidora Makoto Kachi Makoto Tanaka
Phone Call to the Bar The Detective Hajime Hashimoto Lead role
2012 Bread of Happiness Sang Mizushima Yukiko Mishima Lead role
2013 The Kiyosu Conference Hashiba Hideyoshi Kōki Mitani Lead role
Detective in the Bar The Detective Hajime Hashimoto Lead role
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara Yutaro Yoshihiro Fukagawa Lead role
A Drop of the Grapevine Ao Yukiko Mishima Lead role
A Bolt from the Blue Haruo Todoroki Hitori Gekidan Lead role [2]
2015 Kakekomi Shinjirō Nakamura Masato Harada Lead role
The Boy and the Beast Tatara (voice) Mamoru Hosoda
2016 I Am a Hero Hideo Suzuki Shinsuke Sato Lead role
Gold Medal Man Mr. Kawahara Teruyoshi Uchimura
2017 Fullmetal Alchemist Shou Tucker Fumihiko Sori Special appearance
Tokyo Ghoul Kureo Mado Kentarō Hagiwara
The Last Shot in the Bar The Detective Teruyuki Yoshida Lead role
2018 After the Rain Masami Kondō Akira Nagai Lead role
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Captain Silver (voice) Kazuaki Imai
Yakiniku Dragon Tetsuo Chong Wui-Sin Lead role
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler The editor in chief Kyōhei Fujimura Special appearance
A Banana? At This Time of Night? Yasuaki Shikano Tetsu Maeda Lead role [3]
2019 Restaurant from the Sky Wataru Yoshihiro Fukagawa Lead role [4]
2020 The New Three Kingdoms Liu Bei Yūichi Fukuda Lead role [5]
Good-Bye Shūji Tajima Izuru Narushima Lead role [6]
Damashi-e no Kiba Teruya Hayami Daihachi Yoshida Lead role [7]

TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2005 Emergency Room 24 Hours 3 Ryōta Sakura CX
2006 Okashina Futari Sakuragi CX Lead role, miniseries
Doctor in Love Sōta Numazu CX
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Masaya Nakagawa CX Lead role, TV movie
2007 The Pride of the Temp Takeshi Shōji NTV
2007 Wild Mom Tetsu Kawano CX
2008 The Naminori Restaurant Kenji Sazanami NTV
2009 Akahana No Sensei Santarō Ishihara NTV Lead role
2010 Ryōmaden Kondō Chōjirō NHK Taiga drama
Wagaya no Rekishi Tsuru-chan CX Miniseries
The Golden Piggy Ichirō Kadomatsu NTV
Japanese Americans Noboru Yamagishi TBS
2012 Lucky Seven Junpei Asahi CX
2015 Mare Tōru Tsumura NHK Asadora
2016 Sanada Maru Sanada Nobuyuki NHK Taiga drama
2017 Leaders 2 Takejirō Kikuma TBS Special appearance, TV movie
2018 Kuroido Goroshi Dr. Heisuke Shiba CX TV movie
Brother and Sister Inosuke TBS Lead role, TV movie
2019 No Side Manager Hayato Kimishima TBS Lead role
Stay Tuned! Masayoshi Kanbara HTB
Natsuzora Hiroshi Matsutake NHK Cameo, Asadora
2020 The Pride of the Temp 2 Takeshi Shōji NTV

Japanese dub[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Grinch The Grinch

Variety Shows[edit]

Video Games[edit]


  • Today's Soup本日のスープ, Duet song with STARDUST REVUE in 2004)
  • Not get up guy起きないあいつ


Year Award Category Work(s) Result
2012 35th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Phone Call to the Bar Nominated
2015 58th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Kakekomi Won
2016 39th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Nominated
2018 41st Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor The Last Shot in the Bar Nominated
2019 44th Hochi Film Award Best Actor A Banana? At This Time of Night?, Restaurant from the Sky Nominated


  1. ^ amapi. "Oizumi Yo becomes the father of a baby girl". Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  2. ^ Kevin Ma (27 May 2014). "Bolt From the Blue top local film in Japan". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "A Banana? At This Time of Night?". Japan Program Catalog. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "そらのレストラン". JFDB. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "大泉洋、福田雄一と初タッグ!オリジナル映画「新解釈・三國志」で愚痴と文句しか言わない劉備玄徳". eiga.com. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "グッドバイ 嘘からはじまる人生喜劇". eiga.com. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "大泉洋の主演作「騙し絵の牙」監督は吉田大八、共演に松岡茉優、佐藤浩市". Natalie. Retrieved October 30, 2019.

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