Daisuke Tsuji

Daisuke Tsuji (辻 大介, Tsuji Daisuke, born August 4, 1981) is a Japanese-American actor.[1][2] He was born in Kuwait. Tsuji is best known for his performance as Jin Sakai in the video game Ghost of Tsushima (2020) and as the Crown Prince in the TV series The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019).

Daisuke Tsuji
辻大介[1] ダイスケ・ツジ
Born
Daisuke Tsuji

(1981-08-04) August 4, 1981 (age 40)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
NationalityAmerican
EducationUCLA (Theatre of Arts)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • voice actor
Years active2006–present
Children
Parent(s)
  • Hirohiko Tsuji (father)
AwardsLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (2019)
Websitedaisuketsuji.com

Early lifeEdit

Daisuke was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait to Japanese parents. His father Hirohiko Tsuji worked in Kuwait as an architect when he was born. His brother Hisayasu Tsuji is an editor. At two years old he moved to Chiba in Japan and at eight years old he moved to Sacramento, California. He attended the Rio Americano High School and American River College. He gained a bachelor in Theatre Arts at UCLA.

CareerEdit

He worked at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in The Grove at Farmers Market, LA. He started working in Los Angeles at two theatre companies, Tim Robbins' The Actors' Gang and The Three Chairs Theatre Company. He was a party clown before he became a professional clown at Cirque du Soleil. went on several tours in the US and internationally such as Speak Theater Arts' and Cirque du Soleil's Dralion. He created his own clown shows called: Death and Giggles, Limerence, and Clowns are Peoples Too. In 2006, he played a cave soldier in Letters from Iwo Jima. In 2009, Tsuji wrote and directed Monkey Madness which was produced by the theatre troupe The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble.[3] The same year, he also wrote and starred in Death and Giggles.[4] In 2010, he became a company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2010, and appeared in more than 10 productions. In 2013, he returned to Los Angeles to focus on television and movies. In 2019, he was Chief Warrant Officer Lee in the Love, Death & Robots TV series on Netflix. He also did voice acting for the video games Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018) and Prey: Mooncrash (2018). In 2017, Tsuji played William Shakespeare in the three-act play Imogen Says Nothing.[5]

In 2020, he was the voice actor and face of the protagonist Jin Sakai in the samurai themed, action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima.[6][7] He was the Crown Prince in the TV series The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019) on Amazon Prime. In 2019, he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for outstanding Featured Performance in Cambodian Rock Band at South Coast Rep!.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima Cave Soldier No. 2
2016 The God Chair Eskimo Man Short film
2018 Magic Sunset Hour Aaron Short film
2019 Jake and Kyle Get Wedding Dates Kenji (voice) Direct-to-video
2020 The Watch-ers Bradley Short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Homemade Movies Dr. Ishiro Serizawa Episode: "Godzilla Trailer"
2015 The Blacklist Cambodian Carl Episode: "Luther Braxton (No. 21)"
The Man in the High Castle Crown Prince 3 episodes
2017 Brockmire Yoshi Takatsu 5 episodes
2019 Love, Death & Robots Chief Warrant Officer Lee Episode: "Lucky 13"
2021 Amphibia Captain Bufo (voice) Episode: "Barrel's Warhammer"
D.P. Ahn Joon-ho (voice) 6 episodes, English dub
Invasion Kaito Kawaguchi 8 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017–2018 Prey: Mooncrash Li Phang / Ken Mizuki / Chao Wei, additional voices (2017) Voices
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Specialist Recon Voice
2019 Death Stranding The Musician Voice
2020 9 Monkeys of Shaolin Wei Cheng Voice
Ghost of Tsushima Jin Sakai / Young Jin[9] English voice, likeness, motion capture performance

StageEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Imogen Says Nothing William Shakespeare Theatre

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Title Result
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (2019) Outstanding Featured Performance Cambodian Rock Band Won
The Game Awards 2020 Best Performance Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima) Nominated
Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2020 Best Actor Won[10]
British Academy Games Awards Performer in a Leading Role Nominated[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "辻大介オブ対馬、日本版!よろしくお願いしまーす。(Tsuji wrote his name in Japanese as "辻大介"". TwitchMetrics. September 13, 2020. Archived from the original on October 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Finley, Brittini (July 24, 2020). "Ghost of Tsushima Actor Reacts to Seeing His Own Butt in the Game". www.gamerant.com. Game Rant. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  3. ^ ""Monkey Madness"". cristinatbercovitz.com. June 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2020.
  4. ^ ""Death and Giggles"". cristinatbercovitz.com. January 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Arnott, Christopher (January 31, 2017). "Yale Rep's 'Imogen Says Nothing' A Fierce Feminist Fable". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ghost of Tsushima Review". IGN. July 14, 2020. Archived from the original on September 19, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Valdez, Nick (May 15, 2020). "One Piece Star Joins Ghost of Tsushima's Japanese Voice Cast". www.comicbook.com/anime/news. Comicbook. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Daisuke, Tsuji (April 8, 2019). "Winner of Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Performance!!". daisuketsuji.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Eggen, Lukas. "'Ghost of Tsushima' actor thankful for fan response". www.reviewjournal.com. Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2020 winners announced". Nintendo Everything. March 7, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  11. ^ Ankers, Adele (March 2, 2021). "BAFTA Games Awards 2021 Nominations Announced". IGN. Retrieved March 7, 2021.

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