Yo Oizumi

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Yo Oizumi
Born (1973-04-03) April 3, 1973 (age 45)
Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Agent Creative Office CUE
Height 1.78 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 thieir 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 Notes
1996 Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
2001 Man-hole
Spirited Away Bandai Gaeru (voice)
2002 Pakodatejin
The Cat Returns Teacher (voice)
2003 Nasu: Summer in Andalusia Pepe (voice) Lead role
River Lead role
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Prince Turnip (voice)
Angel in the Box
2006 Brave Story Kee Keema (voice)
Simsons Heita Ōmiya
Suger & Spice
2007 Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro Nezumi Otoko
2008 After School Lead role
2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Professor Layton (voice) Lead role
2010 Looking up at the Half-Moon Gorō Natsume
2011 Phone Call to the Bar The Detective Lead role
2012 Bread of Happiness Sang Mizushima Lead role
2013 The Kiyosu Conference Hashiba Hideyoshi Lead role
Detective in the Bar The Detective Lead role
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara Yutaro
A Drop of the Grapevine Ao Lead role
A Bolt from the Blue[2] Haruo Todoroki Lead role
2015 Kakekomi Shinjirō Nakamura Lead role
The Boy and the Beast Tatara (voice)
2016 I Am a Hero Hideo Suzuki Lead role
Gold Medal Man Mr. Kawahara
2017 Fullmetal Alchemist Shou Tucker Special appearance
Tokyo Ghoul Kureo Mado
The Last Shot in the Bar The Detective Lead role
2018 After the Rain Masami Kondō Lead role
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Captain Silver (voice)
Yakiniku Dragon Tetsuo Lead role
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler The editor in chief Special appearance
A Banana? At This Time of Night? Yasuaki Shikano Lead role
2019 Restaurant from the Sky Wataru Lead role
TBA Damashi-e no Kiba Teruya Hayami Lead role

TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2005 Emergency Room 24 Hours 3 Ryōta Sakura CX
2006 Okashina Futari Sakuragi CX Lead role
Doctor in Love Sōta Numazu CX
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Masaya Nakagawa CX TV movie, lead role
2007 The Pride of the Temp Takeshi Shōji 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
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 TV movie, special appearance
2018 Kuroido Goroshi Dr. Heisuke Shiba CX TV movie
Brother and Sister Inosuke TBS TV movie, lead role

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 Prize Best Actor Phone Call to the Bar Nominated
2015 58th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Kakekomi Won
2016 39th Japan Academy Prize Best Actor Nominated
2018 41st Japan Academy Prize Best Actor The Last Shot in the Bar 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.

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