Houka Kinoshita

Houka Kinoshita (木下 ほうか, Kinoshita Hōka, born January 24, 1964, in Daitō, Osaka, Japan)[1] is a Japanese actor who is represented by the talent agency, Cast Power. He graduated from Osaka Prefectual Nozaki High School and Osaka University of Arts.

Houka Kinoshita
木下ほうか
Born
李鳳華(Rhee Bon-hwa, Ri Houka)

(1964-01-24) January 24, 1964 (age 56)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active1981-present
AgentCast Power
RelativesYuka Kinoshita

BiographyEdit

In 1980, Kinoshita auditioned for the film, Gaki Teikoku, which he passed and made his acting debut. After graduating from Osaka University of Arts, he entered Yoshimoto Kogyo and joined Yoshimoto Shinkigeki troupe, but he did little to stand out on the comedy stage, and quit after three years. In 1989, Kinoshita moved to Tokyo at the request of director Kazuyuki Izutsu and became one of the popular by-players in Japanese cinema. He later moved to Cast Power in 2011. Kinoshita's hobby is riding a bike, and his skills are kick-boxing and karate.

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1991 Seichō Matsumoto Sakka Katsudō 40 Nenkinen-ha no tō Fuji TV
1992 Aki no Tokusen Supense KTV
1994 Kigyō Byōtō NHK
1995 Saikō no Koibito TV Asahi
1997 Onna Bengoshi Yuriko Mizushima no Kikenna Jiken File Fuji TV
1998 Gakkō no Kaidan G Fuji TV
2000 Hate Tsuru Soko Naki Fuji TV
Tamaru Onna TV Tokyo
Saigo no Strike Fuji TV
2001 Kenkaku Shōbai Bunkichi Fuji TV 3rd Series, Episode 2
Kyōto Satsujin Annai Shintaro Kusamori TV Asahi
2002 Kyōto Gion-iri Muko Keiji Jiken-bo Fuji TV
Gokenin Zankurō Ushimatsu Fuji TV 5th Series, Episode 8
Inyōshi Abenoseimei: Ō Toyōkitan Fuji TV
Taxi Driver's Mystery Diary Kiyoshi Okabe TV Asahi
Omatsuri Bengoshi Goro Sawada Katsunari Suzuki TV Asahi
2003 Kētai Keiji Zenigata Namida BS-TBS
Teru Teru Kazoku Oka NHK
Anata no Tonari ni Dare ka Iru Takuro Miyoshi Fuji TV
2004 Onmyō Shōjo KBS
Sky High 2 Masaharu Yanagihara TV Asahi Episode 1
Onsen (Hi) Dai Sakusen Toshio Maruyama TV Asahi
2005 Garo TV Tokyo Episode 10
Bungaku no Uta Koisuru Nichiyōbi Shuzo Imitsuoka BS-TBS
2006 Fukushū no Diamond TV Asahi
Tokumei Kakarichō Hitoshi Tadano TV Asahi
Kētai Keiji Zenigata Kaminari BS-TBS
Shin Keishichō Josei Sōsahan Kosuke Ofuna TV Asahi
2007 Aibō TV Asahi Season 5, Episode 12
Akuma ga Kirite Fue o Fuku Fuji TV
Byakkotai TV Asahi
Tokyo Eki o Wasuremono Azukari-sho Shu Takimoto TV Asahi
Seicho Matsumoto Special Drama Nura Reta Hon Shinji Yamada TBS
2008 Negima! Magister Negi Magi TV Tokyo
Kamen Rider Kiva Akira Kido TV Asahi
Tsuiseki: Shissō Hito Sōsa-kan Shinjiro Ishimori TBS
Team Batista no Eikō Tamotsu Kishikawa Fuji TV
Room of King Man of film distribution company Fuji TV
Joshidai Nama Kaikeishi no Jiken-bo Akihiko Okudaira BS-TBS Episode 10
Shūchakueki no Ushio Keiji vs. Jiken Kisha Saeko Gunji Tsumada TV Asahi
2009 Nene: Onna Taikōki Ashikaga Yoshiaki TV Tokyo
Naniwa Nohana: Ogata Kōan Jiken-chō Kashimaya NHK
Rikon Tsuma Tantei TBS
Hanchō: Jinnan-sho Asaka Han TBS Episode 11; Guest
Kon Katsu! Akira Kishida Fuji TV Episode 10; Guest
Gyōretsu 48-jikan NHK
2010 Jirocho Shimizu no Jirochō Ishin-den TV Tokyo
853: Keiji Shinnosuke Kamo Tetsuya Kuroiwa TV Asahi Episode 2
Chase: Kokuzei Sasatsu-kan Tadokoro NHK
Tumbling TBS Episode 2
Kōiki Keisatsu Teruhisa Urushibara TV Asahi
GeGeGe no Nyōbō Haruta NHK
Hissatsu Shigoto Hito 2010 Yaichiro Tsubaki ABC, TV Asahi
Ihin no Koe o Kiku Otoko Masami Tajima TV Asahi
Setsuen Minoru Kamiya TV Tokyo
2011 Iryū Sōsa TV Asahi Episode 6
Toge no Machi TV Asahi
Zeimu Chōsakan Tarō Madogiwa no Jiken-bo Noriyuki Naruse TBS
Castle of Sand Chief Tanaka TV Asahi Episode 2
100 no Shikaku o Motsu Onna: Futari no Batsuichi Satsujin Sōsa Hiromasa Yajima TV Asahi
Kami-sama no Nyōbō Juzaburo Goto NHK Episode 3
Aka Kabu Kenji Funsen-ki Saburo Hirotaki TBS
Ai Inochi: Shinjuku Kabukichō Kakekomi Tera TV Asahi
2012 Kaitaku-sha-tachi Shigeruzo Sakamoto NHK BS Premium
Hōigaku Kyōshitsu no Jiken File Nakazawa TV Asahi
Akumu no Drive Isozaki BS Asahi
Hidamari no Ki Hotta Masayoshi NHK BS Premium
Hanchō: Keishichō Asaka Han Jiro Kikujima TBS Episode 6
Haiiro no Niji Toru Saga TV Asahi
Mikaiketsu Jiken Kiyohide Hayakawa NHK Episode 2
Keiji Seiichi Yoshinaga Namida no Jiken-bo Koji Shinoyama TV Tokyo
Shokatsu Deka Masayuki Otomo Fuji TV
Keigo Tono Mysteries Yukio Sano Fuji TV Episode 7
Midorikawa Keibu vs. 33-bu no Yūki Ichi Oikawa TBS
2013 Made in Japan Desk NHK Episode 1
Mitsuhiko Asami Series Keiji Morimoto TBS
Kamo, Kyoto e Iku: Shinise Ryokan no Okami Nikki Mutsuo Oda Fuji TV Episode 4
Onihei Hanka-chō Special Mihari no Ito Toyozo Fuji TV
Galileo Fuji TV
Ganriki Keibuho Yaichi Kishima Chi Nagano TV Tokyo
Keishichō Sōsaikka 9 Kakari Season8 Ryoji Goto TV Asahi Episode 6
Kenji Masao Sawaki Dai San no Yōgi-sha Keiji Kamishima TV Tokyo
Kasōken no Onna Dai 13 Series Haruhiko Kawadera TV Asahi Episodes 1 and 2
Sangaku Keiji Kenji Suzaki TBS
Kirawa re Kansatsu-kan Otonashi Ichi Roku: Keisatsu Naibu Chōsa no Oni Masaru Matsuba TV Tokyo
2014 Nezumi, Edo o Hayaru Sahei NHK Episode 3
Hanzai Shinri-gaku Kyōju Mamoru Kanesaka no Sōsa File Hiroya Anami TV Asahi
Genjirō Kamiya Torimono Hikae Yakichi NHK BS Premium Episode 3
Gokuaku Ganbo Higashiyama Fuji TV Episode 2
Mosaic Japan Jonathan Wong WOWOW
Hirugao: Heijitsu Gogo 3-ji no Koibito-tachi Toru Takigawa Fuji TV
Kuro-fuku Monogatari Kurosawa TV Asahi
Nobunaga Concerto Keikuni Koizumi Fuji TV Episode 10
2015 Ryūsei Wagon Fujiki TBS
Munesue Keiji no Kuroi Matsuri Tetsuji Takakura TV Asahi
Tatakau! Shoten Girl Takanori Nojima KTV
Hoshin Daigo Hasumi TV Tokyo
Enka: Gold Rush Minowa WOWOW
Ichiro Kisoji Ito NHK BS Premium
Risk no Kami-sama For Fuji TV Final Episode
Shitamachi Rocket Shigeharu Mizuhara TBS
2019 Natsuzora Shigehiko Tsuyuki NHK Asadora
2020 Kirin ga Kuru Oda Nobumitsu NHK Taiga drama

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1981 Gaki Teikoku
1993 Do Chinpira
Demon Fighter Kocho
1994 Kenka-ya Densetsu no Ura Kenka-shi! Muhai Densetsu
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Hideki Ono
1996 Young Thugs: Innocent Blood Sada
1997 Marutai no Onna Eiji
Jingi 11 Hokuriku Gokudō Kari
1998 Wait and See Salary Worker
1999 Poppoya Miner
Spellbound Nagayama
2001 Ichi the Killer DV man
Onmyoji Emperor Kanmu
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Motorcycle gang captain
2002 Igyō no Koi
Ryuji Forever Ishihara
Harmful Insect Track Driver
Pakodate Hito Edit director
Doing Time Ouchi
2003 Get Up! Kinoshita
When the Last Sword Is Drawn Photographer
2005 Break Through!
Kita no Reinen
Zoo
The Kouga Ninja Scrolls Saemon Kisaragi
Irasshaimase, Kanja-sama
2006 Aoi Uta: No do Jiman Seishun-hen
Nezu no Ban Hashieda
A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth
Oh! Oku Boatman
Yo-Yo Girl Cop
2007 Ai no Ryūkeichi Court bailiff
Patchigi! Love&Peace
Celeb ga Kekkonshitai 13 no Akuma Akira Kimikoshi
Kitokito!
Tōbō Kuso Tawake
Grow
2008 Kamachop Azuma
Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World Akira Kido
Jirō Naga Sangokushi Ono no Tsurukichi
Shiawase no Kaori
2009 Asahiyama Zoo Story: Penguins in the Sky
Three Count
2010 Yūkai Rhapsody Endo
Itsuji Itao no Datsugoku-ō Iizuka prison officer
Hero Show Convenience store manager
Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City Man attacked in Aihara
2011 Mainichi Kaasan
Gekkō no Kamen
Karate-Robo Zaborgar
Gokudō Meshi Prison officer Iwamoto
2012 Okaeri, Hayabusa
Eden
Fujimi Orchestra Kazuo Ichiyama
Boku no Naka no Otoko no Musume Shizuka Mama
2013 Daijōbu 3-kumi
Tenshin
Hyaku-nen no Tokei
2014 In the Hero
Itsuka no, Genkan-tachi to, Takeshi Otsuka
Greatful Dead Kiyonao Shiomi Also served as producer [2]
2015 Murder on D Street
Soromon no Gishō Zenpen Jiken / Kōhen Saiban Kusuyama
Nora Inu wa Dansu o Odoru
2017 Hamon: Yakuza Boogie
Love and Lies Sosuke's father
2018 We Make Antiques
Recall Kashiwabara
2019 Whistleblower Tabe
Manriki
2020 Burai
Stigmatized Properties Matsuo
2021 Dai Kome Sōdō

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official profile" (in Japanese). Cast Power. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "カラテカ・矢部太郎、ミスキャストと監督に言われる" (in Japanese). Cinema Today. October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2015.

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