Etsushi Toyokawa

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

Etsushi Toyokawa
豊川 悦司
Born (1962-03-18) March 18, 1962 (age 60)
Yao, Osaka, Japan
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)

BiographyEdit

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 filmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
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
School Mystery Yuji Sakamoto Also known as Phantom of the Toilet
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
Teacher and Three Children 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 Flea-picking Samurai Senbē
Laplace's Witch Amakasu
Punk Samurai Slash Down Naitō Tatewaki
2019 Paradise Next Shima Leading role, Taiwanese-Japanese film
Midway Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto American film
Samurai Marathon Ioki Suketora
2020 Last Letter Atō
2021 Ito Kōichi Sōma [3]
One Summer Story Tomomitsu Waragai
I Never Shot Anyone Atō
Every Trick in the Book Kenjirō Kurata [4]
2022 My Brother, The Android and Me Kaoru Kiryu Leading role [5]
Kingdom 2: Far and Away Biao Gong [6]
2 Women Atsurō Shiraki Leading role [7]
2023 Baian the Assassin, M.D. Fujieda Baian Leading role [8]
Baian the Assassin, M.D. 2 Fujieda Baian Leading role [8]
And So I'm at a Loss Kōji [9]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
1991 Taiheiki Kichiji NHK Taiga drama
1993 Homura Tatsu Kiyohara no Iehira NHK Taiga drama
1995 Tell Me That You Love Me Koji Sakaki TBS Leading role
2006 Bengoshi no Kuzu Kuzu Motohito TBS Leading role
2011 Go Oda Nobunaga NHK Taiga drama
2012 Beautiful Rain Keisuke Kinoshita Fuji TV Leading role
2018 Half Blue Sky Haori Akikaze NHK Asadora
2020 Earwig and the Witch Mandrake (voice) NHK TV movie
The Fugitive Masami Hosaka TV Asahi Mini-series

Video gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "いとみち". Osaka Asian Film Festival. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "藤原竜也が2人!?土屋太鳳、風間俊介、西野七瀬、豊川悦司との共演作公開". Natalie. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "豊川悦司&安藤政信が義兄弟、阪本順治監督が"究極の孤独"描く問題作『弟とアンドロイドと僕』公開". Cinema Cafe. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  6. ^ "「キングダム2」豊川悦司が秦の大将軍・麃公に、小澤征悦、高橋努、渋川清彦も出演". Natalie. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "あちらにいる鬼". eiga.com. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "鬼平犯科帳:松本幸四郎が5代目長谷川平蔵に 「仕掛人・藤枝梅安」は豊川悦司が主人公・梅安". Mantan.web. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "藤ヶ谷太輔主演『そして僕は途方に暮れる』、前田敦子、豊川悦司、香里奈ら全キャスト解禁". Crank-in!. Retrieved September 15, 2022.

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