Yūji Oda (織田 裕二, Oda Yūji, born December 13, 1967) is a Japanese actor and singer. He is one of Japan's 11 most popular male entertainers, according to an NHK survey taken in 2004.[1]

Yūji Oda
Born (1967-12-13) December 13, 1967 (age 54)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)

BiographyEdit

Oda was born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. In the late 1980s, he launched his career with the release of two singles on records.[citation needed]

In 1989, he appeared in the television drama Mama Haha Boogie, from which point he started to gain popularity as an actor, which also brought attention to his singing aspirations.

In 1991, he appeared in the enormously popular television drama Tokyo Love Story, a breakout role. He then became a leading man in Japanese film and television, generally playing the role of a sympathetic character.

His most famous role is that of Aoshima, a police detective in the Bayside Shakedown film and television drama series.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes Ref
1987 Shōnan Bakusōzoku Akira Ishikawa [2]
Ai wa Crossover Yuji [3]
1989 Shogun's Shadow Tobe Saheiji Yasuo Furuhata [2]
Kanojo ga Mizugi ni Kigaetara Fumio Yoshioka Yasuo Baba [2]
1990 Best Guy Lt. Hideo "Goku" Kajitani Tōru Murakawa Lead role [2]
1991 Nami no kazu dake dakishimete Masaki Kosugi Yasuo Baba [2]
No Worries on the Recruit Front Takeo Ohara Shusuke Kaneko Lead role [2]
1992 Angel, Boku to uta wa kimi no uta Tatsuhiko Takayoshi Watanabe Lead role [2]
1994 Graduation Journey: I Came from Japan Yasuo Mitsugi Shusuke Kaneko Lead role [2]
1995 Kike wadatsumi no koe: Last Friends Masanobu Deme Lead role [2]
1998 Bayside Shakedown Shunsaku Aoshima Katsuyuki Motohiro Lead role [4]
2000 Whiteout Teruo Togashi Setsurō Wakamatsu Lead role [2]
2003 T.R.Y. Shū Izawa Kazuki Ōmori Lead role [2]
Bayside Shakedown 2 Shunsaku Aoshima Katsuyuki Motohiro Lead role [4]
2006 Star Reformer Satoshi Nomura Hiroshi Nishitani Lead role [2]
2007 Sanjuro Sanjuro Tsubaki Yoshimitsu Morita Lead role [5]
2009 Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess Kosaku Kuroda Hiroshi Nishitani Lead role [2]
2010 Bayside Shakedown 3 Shunsaku Aoshima Katsuyuki Motohiro Lead role [4]
2011 Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess Kosaku Kuroda Hiroshi Nishitani Lead role [2]
2012 Bayside Shakedown: The Final Shunsaku Aoshima Katsuyuki Motohiro Lead role [4]
2016 Will You Marry My Wife? Shūji Mimura Yoshishige Miyake Lead role [6]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
1989 Mama Haha Bugi Makoto Mizutani TBS [7]
1991 Tokyo Love Story Kanji "Kanchi" Nagao Fuji TV Lead role [7]
1993 Furikaereba Yatsu ga Iru Kōtarō Shiba Fuji TV Lead role [7]
It's a Wonderful Life Mitsugu Shibaki Fuji TV
1994 I have no money! Kentarō Hagiwara Fuji TV Lead role [7]
1995 Seigi wa Katsu Junpei Takaoka Fuji TV Lead role [7]
1996 Mahiru no Tsuki Naoki Togashi TBS Lead role
1997 Bayside Shakedown Shunsaku Aoshima Fuji TV Lead role [8]
2001 Rocket Boy Shinpei Kobayashi Fuji TV Lead role
2002 Midnight Rain Takashi Tokura TBS Lead role [9]
2004 Last Christmas Kenji Haruki Fuji TV Lead role
2008 Homeroom on the Beachside Sakutarō Sakurai Fuji TV Lead role
2010 The Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda Kosaku Kuroda Fuji TV Lead role [10]
2016 IQ246 Sharaku Hōmonji TBS Lead role
2018 Nozaki Shuhei Auditor of Bank Shuhei Nozaki Wowow Lead role
2018–20 Suits Shōgo Kai Fuji TV Lead role; 2 seasons [8]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Release date Notes Label
On the Road 1990-03-20 Toshiba EMI
Gyakufū (逆風) 1991-07-12 Toshiba EMI
Oda Yūji Singles (織田裕二SINGLES) 1991-10-30 Toshiba EMI
Songs 1991-12-10 WEA Japan
Kodo (KODO-鼓動-, kodō) 1992-02-19 Toshiba EMI
Kesshin (決心) 1993-09-22 Toshiba EMI
Screen Play 1994-09-07 Toshiba EMI
The Best 1995-09-27 Toshiba EMI
River 1995-12-06 Mercury Music Entertainment
Stay Here 1996-11-11 Mercury
Stay Here+2 1997-03-26 Mercury
Shake!! 1998-06-17 Mercury
The Best Tracks 1998-11-26 Mercury
My Pocket 1999-09-29 Mercury
Secret Rendez-vous 2000-07-05 Mercury
Hot & Sweet-Sour Soup: Best of Love Song 2001-03-23 Kitty MME
11 Colors 2003-08-20 Universal J
Arigatō (ありがとう) 2007-09-26

SinglesEdit

Title Release date Notes Label
"Boom Boom Boom / Hold You Tight" 1987-04-25 WEA Japan
"Shūmatsu Dake wa Shōnen" (週末だけは少年) 1989-07-25 WEA Japan
"Utae Nakatte Love Song" (歌えなかってラブ・ソング) 1991-02-06 Toshiba EMI
"Genzai, kono Shunkan kara" (現在,この瞬間から) 1991-06-07 Toshiba EMI
"Happy Birthday" 1991-11-06 Toshiba EMI
"Kodo" 1992-01-29 Toshiba EMI
"Ano Natsu ga Kikoeru" (あの夏が聴こえる) 1992-05-27 Toshiba EMI
"Kesshin" (決心) 1993-07-19 Toshiba EMI
"Over the Trouble" 1994-07-08 Toshiba EMI
"Never Rain" 1994-10-05 Toshiba EMI
"Ai made Mousugu Da kara" (愛までもうすぐだから) 1995-11-08 Mercury Music Entertainment
"Mirage" 1996-10-28 Mercury
"Love Somebody" 1997-01-29 with Maxi Priest Mercury
"Over and Over Again" 1997-07-16 Mercury
"Freedom" 1998-02-04 Mercury
"Shake it Up" 1998-05-13 Mercury
"Love Somebody" 1998-10-28 with Maxi Priest Mercury
"Something to Say" 1999-03-17 Mercury
"Together" 1999-08-25 Mercury
"Sora no Mukōmade" (空のむこうまで) 2001-02-28 Kitty MME
"Sonna Mondarō" (そんなもんだろう) 2002-11-13 Universal J
"We can be Heroes" 2003-01-01 Universal J
"Love Somebody" 2003-06-25 with Maxi Priest Universal J
"Love Somebody (Cinema Version II)" 2003-07-16 with Mýa Universal J
"Last Christmas"/"Wake Me Up Go! Go!" 2004-11-03 with Butch Walker Epic Japan
"Hug, Hug" 2007-04-25 Universal J
"All my Treasures" 2007-07-25 2007 World Athletics Championship City Osaka Games Theme Song
"Feel Live" 2007-12-05
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" 2008-08-12 as "UZ"

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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