Born: Fukuoka, Japan
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Issey Ogata (born 22 February 1952 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka), is a Japanese actor and comedian. He was interested in plays since childhood. After he graduated from Toyotama High School in Japan, he joined a theatrical company and appeared on the stage. Later, he jumped at the opportunity to be an entertainer when he took the gold medal at the audition called Birth of Comedians. Then, he started garnering roles on Japanese TV. Shows he appeared on include Evil Grandmother of Fuji TV and RinRinto of NHK drama.He now performs plays by himself Life Never Stops at GyanGyan Theater in Shibuya, which has gained immense popularity. Furthermore, he has had starring roles in major art-house films, including Ota in the great Edward Yangs highly regarded Yi Yi: A One and a Two, the title character in Jun Ichikawas Tony Takitani (an adaptation of the Haruki Murakami short story), and has played the role of Japanese Emperor Hirohito in Aleksandr Sokurovs 2005 film, The Sun.Description above from the Wikipedia article Issey Ogata, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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