Ueki Hitoshi

Hitoshi Ueki

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  • First Name: Hitoshi
  • Family Name: Ueki
  • Native name: 植木 等
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 25, 1926
  • Died: March 27, 2007

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Hitoshi Ueki

Ueki Hitoshi

  • Name: Ueki Hitoshi
  • Native name: 植木 等
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 25, 1926
  • Died: March 27, 2007
Actor, comedian, singer, and guitarist, Ueki came to fame through the comic jazz-band The Crazy Cats led by Hajime Hana. His hit song, Sūdara-bushi, placed in the Oricon top ten and landed him an appearance on the NHK annual music spectacular Kōhaku Uta Gassen. Ueki received the Purple Ribbon Medal of Honour in 1993 and the 4th Class Order of the Rising Sun in 1999. Currently, new technology is being used to create a Vocaloid voicebank using his voice.

His film credits stretch from 1960 to 1995 and he won six awards for acting. His major appearances were in the Musekinin Otoko film series, the comedy variety show Shabondama Holiday, the prime-time television series The Hangman, and the ten 2-hour television shows in the Nagoya Yomeiri Monogatari franchise. He appeared in the Akira Kurosawa epic jidaigeki film Ran, and received a nomination for the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. In 1978, he won that honor for his performance in Shukuji, directed by Tomio Kuriyama.
On stage, he portrayed Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. Additionally, Ueki voiced the Roddy McDowall role in Planet of the Apes and served as a narrator in the Japanese version of Tom and Jerry.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2002 Big Money!
Japanese Drama, 2002, 12 eps
Taihei Kozuka (Unknown)
12
Taihei Kozuka
Unknown
7.6
1998 Kiseki no Hito
Japanese Drama, 1998, 10 eps
Sakurai Shintaro (Support Role)
10
Sakurai Shintaro
Support Role
6.0
1988 Dragonfly
Japanese Drama, 1988, 8 eps
Matsu (Support Role)
8
Matsu
Support Role
6.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1988 Kaisha Monogatari: Memories of You
Japanese Movie, 1988,
(Unknown)
Unknown
4.0
1987 Guys Who Never Learn
Japanese Movie, 1987,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1986 Big Joys, Small Sorrows
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Kunio (Main Role)
Kunio
Main Role
5.0
1985 Ran
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Nobuhiro Fujimaki (Support Role)
Nobuhiro Fujimaki
Support Role
8.3
1984 The Crazy Family
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Kobayashi Yasukune (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1978 Mito Komon
Japanese Movie, 1978,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.0
1971 Damasarete Moraimasu
Japanese Movie, 1971,
Iga Ryotaro (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1962 Nippon Musekinin Yaro
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Minamoto Hitoshi (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2003 Sanma no Aji
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
(Unknown)
1
Unknown
0.0
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