Etsushi Toyokawa

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Etsushi Toyokawa
Native name 豊川 悦司
Born (1962-03-18) March 18, 1962 (age 56)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)

Etsushi Toyokawa (Japanese: 豊川 悦司, Hepburn: Toyokawa Etsushi, born March 18, 1962) is a Japanese actor.

Biography

Born in Yao, Osaka, he studied at Shimizudani High School, and eventually dropped out of Kwansei Gakuin University to pursue a career in acting. He began by joining the sho-gekijo theatrical troupe "Under Thirty," which was known for the membership of another famous actor, Watanabe Eriko, at the time. Though like many new theatre actors at the time, he struggled to make ends meet until he got his first big break in 1992, in the television drama Night Head alongside Shinji Takeda, as one of two brothers with supernatural powers.[citation needed]

In 1993 he won the "Newcomer of the Year" award for his drama Kira Kira Hikaru, and the Popularity Award in 1996 for his work in the drama Love Letter.[citation needed]

He also won the Japanese Academy Award as best supporting actor three times, the Hochi Film Award for Love Letter, No Way Back and Hanako.[1]

Selected filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Kimi wa Boku ni Suki ni Naru
1990 Boiling Point Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
Byouin e Ikou
1991 12 Nin no Yasashii Nihonjin
1992 Kira Kira Hikaru Mutsuki Kishida
1993 Tsuribaka Nisshi 6
1994 Undo Yukio
Night Head Naoto Kirihara Leading role
Ghost Pub Nobuya Sugimoto
1995 Love Letter Shigeru Akiba
No Way Back Yuji Kobayashi American film
1996 Yatsuhaka-Mura Kosuke Kindaichi Leading role
1997 Kizu Darake no Tenshi Mitsuru Kida Leading role
2000 Face Hiroyuki Nakagami
Zawazawa Shimokitazawa
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity Kadoya Kaneo
2002 Inochi Yutaka Higashi
Dog Star Shiro
2003 Moon Child vampire Luca
2004 Tange Sazen Tange Sazen Leading role
Lakeside Murder Case Masaru Tsukumi
2005 The Man Behind the Scissors Yasunaga
Year One in the North Ashirika
The Great Yokai War Yasunori Katō
Loft Makoto Yoshioka
2006 Hula Girls Yojiro Tanikawa
Nihon Chinbotsu Yusuke Tadokoro
2007 Tsubaki Sanjuro Hanbei Muroto Remake of the Kurosawa film
The Kiss Akio Sakaguchi
Southbound Ichiro Uehara Leading role
The Investigation Game Fumihiko Makishima Leading role
2008 10 Promises to My Dog Yuichi Saito
Ishiuchi Jinjo Koto Shogakko: Hana wa Chiredomo Yoshihito Yamazaki
20th Century Boys Otcho
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope Otcho
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption Otcho
2010 Sword of Desperation Kanemi Sanzaemon Leading role
A Good Husband Shunsuke Kitami Leading role
Postcard Keita Matsuyama Leading role
2013 Platinum Data Reiji Asama
Human Trust Harry Endo
2014 Judge! Ichirō Ōtaki
Climbing to Spring Goro Tada
Her Granddaughter Jun Kaieda Leading role[2]
2016 Black Widow Business Tōru Kashiwagi
2017 March Comes in Like a Lion Kōda
March Goes out Like a Lamb Kōda
The Blue Hearts Tatsuya Akiyama
2018 Nomitori Samurai Senbē
Laplace's Witch Amakasu
Punk Samurai Slash Down Naitō Tatewaki
2019 Paradise Next Leading role, Taiwanese-Japanese film
Midway American film
Samurai Marathon

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Aishiteiru to Itte Kure Koji Sakaki Leading role
2011 Go Oda Nobunaga Taiga Drama
2018 Hanbun, Aoi Haori Akikaze Asadora

Video games

References

  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Live-Action Otoko no Isshō Film's Trailer Previews Love Story". Anime News Network. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015.

External links

  • Etsushi Toyokawa on IMDb


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