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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.

The list you're viewing contains TV actors like Shô Hayami and Ichirou Mizuki.

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

    Rie Kugimiya

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach

    BirthplaceOsaka Prefecture, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Rie Kugimiya (釘宮 理恵, Kugimiya Rie, born May 30, 1979) is a Japanese voice actress and singer... more on Wikipedia
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    Jouji Nakata

    Jouji Nakata

    Naruto Shippūden, Code Geass

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Jouji Nakata (中田 譲治, Nakata Jōji, born April 22, 1954) is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Megumi Hayashibara

    Megumi Hayashibara

    Pokémon, Cowboy Bebop

    BirthplaceKita, Tokyo, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ, Hayashibara Megumi, born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Takehito Koyasu

    Takehito Koyasu

    Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach

    BirthplaceMinami-ku, Yokohama, Japan

    Takehito Koyasu (子安 武人, Koyasu Takehito, born May 5, 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is... more on Wikipedia
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    Haruma Miura

    Haruma Miura

    14-sai no Haha, Samurai High School

    BirthplaceTsuchiura, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Haruma Miura (三浦 春馬, Miura Haruma) (born April 5, 1990) is a Japanese actor and singer signed... more on Wikipedia
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    Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Pokémon, Steins;Gate

    BirthplaceJapan, Koto, Tokyo

    NationalityJapan

    Tomokazu Seki (関 智一, Seki Tomokazu, born September 8, 1972) is a Japanese actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    Kikuko Inoue

    Kikuko Inoue

    Code Geass, Claymore

    BirthplaceYokosuka, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Kikuko Inoue (井上 喜久子, Inoue Kikuko, born September 25, 1964 as 井之上 喜久子 (pronounced... more on Wikipedia
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    Kazuhiko Inoue

    Kazuhiko Inoue

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Kazuhiko Inoue (井上 和彦, Inoue Kazuhiko, born March 26, 1954) is a Japanese voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mamiko Noto

    Mamiko Noto

    Paranoia Agent, Clannad

    BirthplaceKanazawa, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Mamiko Noto (能登 麻美子, Noto Mamiko, born February 6, 1980) is a Japanese voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
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    Toshihiko Seki

    Naruto, Bleach

    BirthplaceSendai, East Asia, Honshu, Asia, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Toshihiko Seki (関 俊彦, Seki Toshihiko, born June 11, 1962 in Sendai) is a Japanese voice actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ayako Kawasumi

    Ayako Kawasumi

    Samurai Champloo, Serial Experiments Lain

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Ayako Kawasumi (川澄 綾子, Kawasumi Ayako, born on March 30, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
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    Houko Kuwashima

    Houko Kuwashima

    Bleach, Claymore

    BirthplaceKanegasaki, Japan

    Houko Kuwashima (桑島 法子, Kuwashima Hōko, born December 12, 1975) is a Japanese voice actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Hiroyuki Yoshino

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach

    BirthplaceChiba Prefecture

    NationalityJapan

    Hiroyuki Yoshino may refer to: Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) (born 1974), Japanese voice... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Victoria Principal

    Victoria Principal

    Dallas, Fantasy Island

    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

    NationalityItaly, United States of America, Japan

    Vicki Ree Principal (born January 3, 1950), later known as Victoria Principal, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Shô Hayami

    Shô Hayami

    Dragon Ball Z, Bleach

    BirthplaceTakasago, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Yasushi Ōhama (大濱 靖, Ōhama Yasushi, born August 2, 1958), known professionally as Show Hayami... more on Wikipedia
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    Toshiyuki Morikawa

    Toshiyuki Morikawa

    Naruto, Berserk

    BirthplaceShinagawa, Japan

    Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川 智之, Morikawa Toshiyuki, born January 26, 1967) is a Japanese voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Akira Ishida

    Akira Ishida

    Naruto, Neon Genesis Evangelion

    BirthplaceJapan, Nisshin

    NationalityJapan

    Akira Ishida (石田 彰, Ishida Akira, born November 2, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Kappei Yamaguchi

    Kappei Yamaguchi

    One Piece (JP), Death Note

    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Mitsuo Yamaguchi (山口 光雄, Yamaguchi Mitsuo, born May 23, 1965), better known by the stage name... more on Wikipedia
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    Nana Mizuki

    Nana Mizuki

    Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    BirthplaceNiihama, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Nana Mizuki (水樹 奈々, Mizuki Nana, born January 21, 1980) is a Japanese voice actress, singer... more on Wikipedia

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    Aya Hisakawa

    Aya Hisakawa

    Bleach, Trigun

    BirthplaceJapan, Kaizuka

    NationalityJapan

    Aya Hisakawa (久川 綾, Hisakawa Aya, born November 12, 1968) is a Japanese voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
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    Kazuya Kosaka

    101st Marriage Proposal

    BirthplaceNagoya, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Kazuya Kosaka was an actor and singer.
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    Shinichiro Miki

    Shinichiro Miki

    Pokémon, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Shin-ichiro Miki (三木眞一郎, Miki Shin'ichirō, born March 18, 1968) is a Japanese voice actor from... more on Wikipedia
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    Jun Fukuyama

    Jun Fukuyama

    Bleach, Code Geass

    BirthplaceFukuyama, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤, Fukuyama Jun, born November 26, 1978) is a Japanese voice actor and singer... more on Wikipedia
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    Sachie Hara

    The Queen's Classroom, You're Under Arrest: The Drama

    BirthplaceKagoshima Prefecture, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Sachie Hara (原 沙知絵, Hara Sachie, born May 1, 1978) in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    Katsuhisa Namase

    Top Caster, Gokusen

    BirthplaceJapan, Nishinomiya

    NationalityJapan

    Katsuhisa Namase (生瀬 勝久, Namase Katsuhisa, born 13 October 1960 in Nishinomiya) is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia