Kōtarō Yoshida (吉田 鋼太郎, Yoshida Kōtarō, born January 14, 1959 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actor.

Kōtarō Yoshida
Native name
吉田 鋼太郎
Born (1959-01-14) January 14, 1959 (age 60)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor
AgentHoripro
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Children1

BiographyEdit

Yoshida is originally a stage actor. Starting in 2010, he expanded his activities into television dramas and films on the advice of Shun Oguri.

FilmographyEdit

StageEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes/Refs
1985 Twelfth Night Harumi Nakashima
1997 Othello Othello Yukio Ninagawa
1998 The Merchant of Venice Shylock Norio Deguchi
2001 Hamlet Hamlet Norio Deguchi
2008 King Lear Earl of Gloucester Yukio Ninagawa
2014 Julius Caesar Cassius Yukio Ninagawa
2015 Death Note: The Musical Ryuk Tamiya Kuriyama

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes/Refs
2010 Surely Someday Kitō Shun Oguri
2015 Assassination Classroom Kensaku Ōno Eiichirō Hasumi
Shinjuku Swan Amano Sion Sono
2017 To Each His Own Mamoru Yamagami Izuru Narushima
Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High Jōsuke Akaba Akira Nagai
The Third Murder Daisuke Settsu Hirokazu Koreeda
Mixed Doubles Junichi Ishikawa
Shinjuku Swan II Amano Sion Sono
2018 The Lies She Loved Kazuhito Nakae
Love × Doc Osamu Suzuki
Over Drive Eiichirō Hasumi
2019 Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration Diabolo (voice) Shinnosuke Yakuwa
Ossan's Love The Movie
Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light Akio's father Lead role
Dragon Quest: Your Story Gema (voice) Takashi Yamazaki
Lupin The Third: The First Takashi Yamazaki
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Movie: Mirai Kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X Ohanefu (voice) Takahiro Ikezoe
2020 Kaiji: The Final Game Yoshihiro Kurosaki Tōya Satō [1]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes/Refs
2013 The Brothers Karamazov Bunzō Kurosawa CX
Hanzawa Naoki Hiroshi Naitō TBS
2014 Hanako to Anne Densuke Kanō NHK Asadora
Mozu Jin Nakagami TBS
2016 Sanada Maru Oda Nobunaga NHK Taiga drama
Totto TV Hisaya Morishige NHK
Yuriko-san no Ehon Hiroshi Harashima NHK
2016 A girl & three sweethearts Higashimura Ryo CX
2018 Ossan's Love Musashi Kurosawa EX
2019 Ieyasu, Edo wo Tateru NHK
Ossan's Love in the Sky Musashi Kurosawa EX
2020 Kirin ga Kuru Matsunaga Hisahide NHK Taiga drama

AwardsEdit

Year Award ceremony Category Result
2014 7th International Drama Festival in Tokyo Best Supporting Actor Won[2]
2018 11th International Drama Festival in Tokyo Best Supporting Actor Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "「カイジ」藤原竜也主演で9年ぶり映画化、福本伸行による完全オリジナルストーリー". Natalie. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "吉田鋼太郎、『花アン』伝助人気を分析「男らしさが新鮮だった」". oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2015.

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