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List of famous TV actors from Japan, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Japan has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Japanese TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Japan this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Japan then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Japanese TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Japan?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Japan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Japanese actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Rie Kugimiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach, Toradora! Rie Kugimiya is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with I'm Enterprise. Some of Kugimiya's prominent roles include Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Happy in Fairy Tail, and ...more

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Jouji Nakata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto Shippūden, Code Geass, Hellsing Hitoshi Nakata, better known by his screen name Jōji Nakata, is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency, and is most well known as the voices of Giroro, Alucard, ...more

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Megumi Hayashibara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Pokémon, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Hayashibara is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber ...more

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Takehito Koyasu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, Samurai Champloo Takehito Koyasu is a Japanese voice actor.

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Haruma Miura is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
14-sai no Haha, Samurai High School, Musashi Haruma Miura is an actor and a singer.

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Tomokazu Seki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Pokémon, Steins;Gate, Fruits Basket Tomokazu Seki is a Japanese voice actor, stage actor, vocalist. He formerly worked for Haikyou and is the co-founder of Atomic Monkey. He is credited as Mondoya Seki when appearing in eroge. ...more

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Kikuko Inoue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Code Geass, Claymore, Ouran High School Host Club Kikuko Inoue is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She has been part of the singing groups DoCo and Goddess Family Club, among others, and is the manager of her voice-acting company, Office ...more

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Kazuhiko Inoue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Touch Kazuhiko Inoue is a Japanese voice actor best known for his role as Kakashi Hatake in the Japanese anime series, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.

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Mamiko Noto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Paranoia Agent, Clannad, Monster Mamiko Noto is a Japanese voice actress working under Office Osawa. She was born in Ishikawa Prefecture.

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Toshihiko Seki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Bleach, Naruto Shippūden Toshihiko Seki is a Japanese voice actor and member of 81 Produce. Apart from voice actor work, Seki sometimes does live action drama stage work. He is sometimes mistaken for another voice ...more

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Ayako Kawasumi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Samurai Champloo, Serial Experiments Lain, Outlaw Star Ayako Kawasumi is a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer. She is affectionately referred to by her fellow voice actors and fans as "Ayachii", "Ayasumi" and ...more

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Houko Kuwashima is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Claymore, Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is capable of playing a variety of roles, ranging from young boys to feminine women. Kuwashima is currently affiliated with Aoni

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Hiroyuki Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach, Blood+ Hiroyuki Yoshino is a Japanese voice actor. He is part of Sigma Seven.

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Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dallas, Fantasy Island, Banacek Victoria Principal is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1987.

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Shô Hayami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Basilisk Yasushi Ōhama, better known by the stage name Shō Hayami, is a Japanese voice actor and singer. He is mainly known for his smooth, deep voice, and he has played a wide range of characters from ...more

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Toshiyuki Morikawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Berserk, Bleach Tomoyuki Morikawa is a voice actor.

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Akira Ishida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Berserk Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor. He was a part of Mausu Promotion from 1988 until March 2009. He is a member of Gerbera Peerless Ltd. For his portrayal of "Athrun Zala" in ...more

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Kappei Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
One Piece (JP), Death Note, Baccano! Mitsuo Yamaguchi, better known by his stage name Kappei Yamaguchi, is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox. He is best known for the roles of ...more

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Nana Mizuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki is a Japanese voice actress and singer represented by the agency Sigma Seven. She was born and raised in Niihama, Ehime, Japan. Mizuki was trained as an enka singer, and made her ...more

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Aya Hisakawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Trigun, Sailor Moon Aya Hisakawa is a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer born in Kaizuka, Osaka. In addition to releasing various solo CDs, she is well known for her anime voice roles, and has also done some ...more

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Kazuya Kosaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
101st Marriage Proposal Kazuya Kosaka was an actor and singer.

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Shinichiro Miki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Pokémon, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach Shin-ichiro Miki is a Japanese voice actor. He is a member of 81 Produce. Miki is most known for the roles of Kojirō, Takumi Fujiwara, Kisuke Urahara, Akira Yuki, Lockon Stratos, and Roy

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Jun Fukuyama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Code Geass, Blue Exorcist Jun Fukuyama is a Japanese voice actor and singer. He was previously represented by Aoni Production and Production Baobab, and is now represented by Axl-One. He is from Fukuyama, Hiroshima but ...more

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Sachie Hara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
The Queen's Classroom, You're Under Arrest: The Drama, Beach Boys Sachie Hara in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan is a Japanese actress and model under the management of the Ken-On Group. She is best known for her roles in Doramas, including Taiho Shichauzo, Omizu no ...more

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Katsuhisa Namase is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Top Caster, Gokusen, Love Generation Katsuhisa Namase is a Japanese actor, known primary for his roles in Japanese television dramas. His roles are often positions of authority, such as managers, principals, or police officers, but ...more

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Bin Shimada is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Sonic X, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Bin Shimada is a Japanese voice actor. He is affiliated with the talent management firm Aoni Production.

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Sword Art Online, Wandering Son, Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter Matsuoka Yoshitsugo is a voice actor.

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Akiko Yajima is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Berserk, Blood+, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Akiko Yajima, born Akiko Ogasawara May 4, 1967, is a Japanese voice actress from Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.

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Hōchū Ōtsuka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Blood+ Hōchū Ōtsuka is a Japanese voice actor from Okayama Prefecture, affiliated with the talent management firm Crazy Box. He is best known for his roles as the voices of Kyao Mirao in Heavy Metal ...more

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Keiji Fujiwara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Death Note, Baccano!, Eureka Seven Keiji Fujiwara is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo, who is affiliated with Air Agency. His best known projects include Crayon Shin-chan as Hiroshi Nohara, Eureka Seven as Holland, Fullmetal ...more

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Noriko Hidaka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Touch, Death Note, Psycho-Pass Noriko Nagai, better known by the stage name of Noriko Hidaka, is a Japanese voice actress. Hidaka is most known for the roles of Mikage Matsunaga, Minami Asakura, Akane Tendo, Satsuki Kusakabe, ...more

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Kenichi Ogata is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Ranma ½, Space Battleship Yamato, Samurai Pizza Cats Kenichi Ogata is a Japanese voice actor from Fukuoka Prefecture. Some of his most notable projects have been Ranma ½ as Genma Saotome, Mahōjin Guru Guru as Kita Kita Oyaji, Detective ...more

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Kotono Mitsuishi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon, Claymore Kotono Mitsuishi is a Japanese voice actress and narrator from Tokyo. Throughout her life she was affiliated with Arts Vision; she is currently attached to Lasley Arrow. As a young girl, ...more

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Satsuki Yukino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Trigun, Claymore Yuki Inoue, better known by the stage name Satsuki Yukino, is a Japanese voice actress from Ōtsu, Shiga. Yukino is also a singer as part of the Hinata Girls. She is a member of Ken Production. ...more

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Tomokazu Sugita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Chobits, Basilisk Tomokazu Sugita is a Japanese voice actor employed by Atomic Monkey. Best known for his role as Gintoki in Gintama, he also voices Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ragna the Bloodedge ...more

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Samaire Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dirty Sexy Money, Resurrection, Better With You Samaire Rhys Armstrong is an American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay Alive, The O.C., It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television ...more

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Takanori Jinnai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Nemureru Mori, 1 Litre of Tears, Help! (JP) Takanori Jinnai is a Japanese actor, film director, and singer. He was born August 12, 1958 in Okawa, Fukuoka. He made his directorial debut with Rockers, a 2003 film based on his years as ...more

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Megumi Toyoguchi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Pokémon, Bleach, Claymore Megumi Toyoguchi is a Japanese voice actress employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.

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Takahiro Sakurai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Bleach, Naruto Shippūden, Code Geass Takahiro Sakurai is a Japanese voice actor who was born in Aichi. He was a member of 81 Produce and since July 20 of 2014 is attached with INTENTION, the management company established by ...more

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Hiromi Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball, Trigun Hiromi Tsuru is a Japanese voice actress from Kanagawa Prefecture. She is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. She is most known for the roles of Bulma, Ukyo Kuonji, Dokin-chan, Madoka ...more

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Masako Nozawa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT Masako Nozawa is a Japanese actress and voice actress from Tokyo. Throughout her life, she has been affiliated with Production Baobab, 81 Produce and Office Nozawa; she is currently affiliated ...more

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Hikaru Midorikawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Hikaru Midorikawa is a Japanese voice actor from Otawara, Tochigi who is represented by Aoni Production. He is best known for the roles of Softon in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Tamahome in Fushigi Yugi, ...more

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Mamoru Miyano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Pokémon, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer from Saitama Prefecture. He is best known for his roles on Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Death Note, Soul Eater, Tokyo ...more

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Hirotaka Suzuoki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball, Mobile Suit Gundam Hirotaka Suzuoki was a Japanese voice actor and actor from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture who graduated from Tokyo Keizai University. His best known roles include Mobile Suit Gundam, Captain Tsubasa, ...more

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Yui Horie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Fruits Basket, Toradora!, Kanon Yui Horie is a Japanese voice actress, stage actress and singer-songwriter, affiliated with VIMS and Starchild. She has been affectionately nicknamed "Hocchan" by her Japanese fans. ...more

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Akeno Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Code Geass Akeno Watanabe is a Japanese voice actress born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan. She works for Office Osawa, and her nickname is Akenon. She stars in Pokémon Best Wishes as Ash's rival Trip, ...more

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Hiro Yūki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Dragon Ball Z, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Beyblade: Metal Fusion Hiro Yūki is a Japanese voice actor. He is part of the voice actor quartet Weiß, which also consists of Weiß Kreuz voice castmates Tomokazu Seki, Takehito Koyasu, and Shinichiro ...more

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Yoshio Harada is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Engine, Hi no Sakana, Natsu ni Koisuru Onnatachi Yoshio Harada was a Japanese actor best known for playing rebels in a career that spanned six decades.

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Hideyuki Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Touch, Cardcaptor Sakura, Astro Boy Hideyuki Tanaka is a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator from Tokyo who is attached to Aoni Production. He is a graduate of the Toho Gakuen School of Music. He is most known for his roles ...more

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Romi Park is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Japan
Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach Romi Park is a Korean-Japanese voice actress, and singer born in Edogawa, Tokyo. Though born, raised and living in Japan, her nationality is Korean since her family decided to remain Korean for ...more