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Famous TV Actors from Japan

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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