Kazuya Takahashi

Kazuya Takahashi (高橋 和也, Takahashi Kazuya, born 20 May 1969) is a Japanese actor,[1][2] singer, songwriter and bassist. He was a vocalist and bassist of Otokogumi, the Japanese rock band which was active during late 80s and early 90s.[3][4] Takahashi has appeared in more than fifty films since 1988.

Kazuya Takahashi
Born
Kazuya Takahashi (高橋 一也, Takahashi Kazuya)

(1969-05-20) 20 May 1969 (age 53)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1988–present

CareerEdit

He was a vocalist and bassist of Otokogumi, the Japanese rock band debuted in August, 1988.[3][4] The debut single titled "Daybreak" recorded the weekly Top Singles Sales on the Oricon in Japan and Otokogumi won the Best New Artist Award in the 30th Japan Record Awards. Otokogumi released 10 singles and 8 albums in total.

After the inactivation of Otokogumi in 1993, he has released songs in the genres of rock and country music. He is a big fun of Hank Williams.[5]

Takahashi has appeared in more than fifty films since 1988.

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rock yo shizukani nagareyo Tsutomu "Tonda" Toda Lead role
1995 Kamikaze Taxi Tatsuo
2001 Hush! Naoya Hase
2008 Still Walking Nobuo Kataoka
2010 Sword of Desperation Denichirō
2013 Like Father, Like Son Daisuke Nonomiya
Shield of Straw
2014 Puzzle
The Light Shines Only There Nakajima
2016 After the Storm
2017 Ringside Story
2018 Tatta Ichido no Uta Daisuke Gotoda, Norihiko Tachibana
2019 The Journalist
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Family of Strangers Ōtani
The Flowers of Evil Sawa's father
2021 Suicide Forest Village [6]
Shrieking in the Rain Tachibana [7]
2022 Once Hit the Bottom Masato Makishima [8]
Tsuisō Journey Mysterious man [9]
The Broken Commandment [10]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2000 Aoi Ōno Harufusa Taiga drama
2007 Fūrin Kazan Baba Nobuharu Taiga drama
2012 Victory in Defeat Eisaku Satō
2016 Sanada Maru Ukita Hideie Taiga drama
2017 Edo Castle Muketsu Kaijō Katsu Kaishū
2018 Smoking Kenuma
2019 Ieyasu, Edo wo Tateru
Everyone's Demoted Kōhei Hanazawa
2022 He's Expecting Dr. Tatsuomi Nakajima

DubbingEdit

DiscographyEdit

Albums

  • 1994 BrandNew Road to the Origin (Kazuya and Rock Fork)
  • 2000 Nervous Circus Kiki-Ippatu (Kazuya Takahashi with Nervous Circus)
  • 2020 Love from the MOUNTAIN (The Driving Cowboys)

Singles

  • 2011 Tokyo Boogiey Life

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "シム・ウンギョン×松坂桃李W主演映画「新聞記者」に本田 翼、岡山天音、高橋和也らが出演(in Japanese)". CD Journal. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  2. ^ "あとぴナビ/スペシャルインタビュー | アトピー性皮膚炎 総合情報サイト「あとぴナビ」". atopinavi.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  3. ^ a b "人気グループの男闘呼組が最初のシングル (読売新聞夕刊)" (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. 1988-09-01.
  4. ^ a b "野村義男、たのきんトリオのジャニーズ史的意義 (論座)(in Japanese)". Asahi Shimbun. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  5. ^ "【インタビュー後編】高橋和也、アメリカ放浪の旅とカントリー音楽への想いを語る" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  6. ^ "樹海村". eiga.com. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "雨に叫べば". eiga.com. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "映画『今はちょっと、ついてないだけ』音尾琢真・団長安田・高橋和也らキャスト発表". Oricon. Retrieved September 6, 2021.
  9. ^ "藤原大祐の映画初主演作が製作決定、48歳の売れない俳優が高校時代を追想". Natalie. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  10. ^ "間宮祥太朗主演で不朽の名作「破戒」60年ぶり映画化 共演に石井杏奈&矢本悠馬ら". Cinema Cafe. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  11. ^ "グッド・バッド・ウィアード[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved July 6, 2019.

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