Sueshichi Suzuki

Matsudaira Ken

  • Name: Matsudaira Ken
  • Native name: 松平健
  • Given name: Suzuki Sueshichi
  • Also Known as: まつだいら けん, Matsuken, マツケン
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 28, 1953
  • Age: 70
Matsudaira Ken, born in Toyohashi, Aichi, is a Japanese actor. His real name is Sueshichi Suzuki. Active both on television and on stage, he also sings. Matsudaira is most widely known for jidaigeki roles, having made his debut with Shintaro Katsu in an episode of the television series Zatoichi. For a quarter of a century, he starred in the series Abarenbo Shogun as Tokugawa Yoshimune, the title character.

Matsudaira is also famous as a singer; his most popular song Matsuken Samba II was released in 2004 and became popular with his fanbase. The song gained national attention because his appearance in the likeness of a person in the Edo period with glittery kimono and a hip-swiveling dance became the topic of some television programs, including parodying him on an idol group SMAP's variety show, SMAP×SMAP. The new attention of the media made Matsudaira visible to a younger fanbase, and the song became a certified hit, staying on the Oricon Top 100 chart for over a year.

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Narrator
Year Title Type Rating
2016 Goto no Torasan
Movie
8.2
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Omusubi
Japanese Drama, 2024, 0 eps
Yoneda Eikichi (Support Role)
0
Yoneda Eikichi
Support Role
0.0
2023 Gekokujo Kyuji
Japanese Drama, 2023, 10 eps
Gamon Eisuke (Support Role)
10
Gamon Eisuke
Support Role
8.3
2023 Keibuho Daimajin
Japanese Drama, 2023, 8 eps
Kumota Taizo (Support Role)
8
Kumota Taizo
Support Role
7.0
2022 The Travel Nurse
Japanese Drama, 2022, 8 eps
Amano Ryunosuke (Support Role)
8
Support Role
7.6
2022 Anata wa Dandan Hoshikunaru
Japanese Drama, 2022, 10 eps
Matsumiya Takeshi (Support Role)
10
Matsumiya Takeshi
Support Role
6.9
2022 Game of Spy
Japanese Drama, 2022, 10 eps
Ryuichi Takahara (Support Role)
10
Ryuichi Takahara
Support Role
7.2
2022 Shiromeshi Shugyo So
Japanese Drama, 2022, 12 eps
Komeda Koshian (Support Role)
12
Komeda Koshian
Support Role
8.1
2022 Kamakura dono no 13 nin
Japanese Drama, 2022, 48 eps
Taira no Kiyomori [General manager of the Heike] (Support Role)
48
Taira no Kiyomori [General manager of the Heike]
Support Role
8.0
2021 Tokugawa ☆ Ieyasu
Japanese Drama, 2021, 4 eps
Shirakawa Shintaro (Main Role)
4
Shirakawa Shintaro
Main Role
6.7
2021 Anonymous: Keishicho ”Yubisatsujin” Taisakushitsu
Japanese Drama, 2021, 8 eps
Sanada Mitsuhiro [Kozue's father] (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
8
Sanada Mitsuhiro [Kozue's father] (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.5
2018 PTA Grandpa! Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2018, 8 eps
Muso Tsutomu (Main Role)
8
Muso Tsutomu
Main Role
0.0
2017 Juuyou Sankounin Tantei
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Yoshikura Seiji (Support Role)
8
Yoshikura Seiji
Support Role
7.7
2017 Denshichi Torimonochou 2
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Toyama Saemon (Support Role)
8
Toyama Saemon
Support Role
7.3
2017 PTA Grandpa!
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Muso Tsutomu (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.2
2016 Denshichi Torimonochou
Japanese Drama, 2016, 9 eps
Toyama Saemon (Support Role)
9
Toyama Saemon
Support Role
8.0
2016 Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Miyoshi Yoshitsugu (Support Role)
10
Miyoshi Yoshitsugu
Support Role
7.2
2016 Specialist
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Shirakawa Sentaro (Ep. 9-10) (Guest Role)
10
Shirakawa Sentaro (Ep. 9-10)
Guest Role
7.8
2015 Kyoto Ninjou Sousa File
Japanese Drama, 2015, 6 eps
Iwase Koichiro (Support Role)
6
Iwase Koichiro
Support Role
7.3
2013 Legal High 2
Japanese Drama, 2013, 10 eps
Daigo Minori [Prosecutor] (Ep. 1, 9) (Guest Role)
10
Daigo Minori [Prosecutor] (Ep. 1, 9)
Guest Role
8.3
2013 Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.
Japanese Drama, 2013, 11 eps
Nakadai Kokichi (Support Role)
11
Nakadai Kokichi
Support Role
7.3
2012 37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku - Kenshui Junjo Monogatari
Japanese Drama, 2012, 11 eps
Saeki Takehiko (Support Role)
11
Saeki Takehiko
Support Role
7.4
2010 Mattsugu
Japanese Drama, 2010, 13 eps
Sogoro (Support Role)
13
Sogoro
Support Role
0.0
2009 Ninkyo Helper
Japanese Drama, 2009, 11 eps
Takayama Gensuke (Support Role)
11
Takayama Gensuke
Support Role
7.7
2007 Toyama no Kin-san
Japanese Drama, 2007, 9 eps
Kinshiro Toyama (Main Role)
9
Kinshiro Toyama
Main Role
0.0
2005 Yoshitsune
Japanese Drama, 2005, 49 eps
Musashibo Benkei (Support Role)
49
Musashibo Benkei
Support Role
7.8
2004 Chuushingura
Japanese Drama, 2004, 9 eps
Oishi Kuranosuke (Main Role)
9
Oishi Kuranosuke
Main Role
2.0
2003 Yozakura Osome
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Heihachiro Ukai [Ep.3] (Guest Role)
10
Heihachiro Ukai [Ep.3]
Guest Role
0.0
2002 Abarenbo Shogun Season 12
Japanese Drama, 2002, 10 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Support Role)
10
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Support Role
10.0
2002 Toshiie and Matsu
Japanese Drama, 2002, 49 eps
Shibata Katsuie (Support Role)
49
Shibata Katsuie
Support Role
8.2
2001 Abarenbo Shogun Season 11
Japanese Drama, 2001, 19 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
19
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
9.0
2000 Abarenbo Shogun Season 10
Japanese Drama, 2000, 25 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
25
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
1999 Genroku Ryoran
Japanese Drama, 1999, 49 eps
Irobe Matashiro (Support Role)
49
Irobe Matashiro
Support Role
7.9
1998 Abarenbo Shogun Season 9
Japanese Drama, 1998, 38 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
38
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
1997 Abarenbo Shogun Season 8
Japanese Drama, 1997, 22 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
22
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1996 Abarenbo Shogun Season 7
Japanese Drama, 1996, 18 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
18
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
1994 Abarenbo Shogun Season 6
Japanese Drama, 1994, 51 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
51
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
1993 Abarenbo Shogun Season 5
Japanese Drama, 1993, 44 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
44
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
1991 Abarenbo Shogun Season 4
Japanese Drama, 1991, 74 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
74
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
9.0
1988 Abarenbo Shogun Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1988, 129 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
129
Main Role
9.0
1983 Abarenbo Shogun Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1983, 191 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
191
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
9.0
1982 Toge no Gunzo
Japanese Drama, 1982, 50 eps
(Main Role)
50
Main Role
6.0
1979 Akoroshi
Japanese Drama, 1979, 36 eps
Asano Takumi no Kami (Support Role)
36
Asano Takumi no Kami
Support Role
0.0
1979 Kusa Moeru
Japanese Drama, 1979, 51 eps
Hojo Yoshitoki (Support Role)
51
Hojo Yoshitoki
Support Role
10.0
1978 Abarenbo Shogun
Japanese Drama, 1978, 207 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
207
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
8.0
1976 Fufu Tabi Nikki: Saraba Ronin
Japanese Drama, 1976, 25 eps
(Ep. 20) (Guest Role)
25
(Ep. 20)
Guest Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2021 Tokugawa ☆ Ieyasu: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2021,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 Musashi
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Sasaki Kojiro (Main Role)
Sasaki Kojiro
Main Role
7.0
2016 Asakusa: Tsukuba no kikujiro
Japanese Movie, 2016,
(Unknown)
Unknown
2.0
2016 Sanada Ten Braves
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Tokugawa Ieyasu (Support Role)
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Support Role
7.1
2011 Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Support Role)
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Support Role
7.3
2010 TRICK The Movie: Psychic Battle Royale
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Suzuki Reiichiro (Support Role)
Suzuki Reiichiro
Support Role
7.6
2009 Kujira: Gokudo no Shokutaku
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Kuji Raizo (Main Role)
Main Role
1.0
2006 The Ode to Joy
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Matsue (Main Role)
Matsue
Main Role
6.0
2005 Ishii no Otousan Arigato
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Ishii Juji (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
1991 Strawberry Road
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Hisa Ishii (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Onihei Hankacho: Honjo Sakura Yashiki
Japanese Special, 2024, 1 eps
Matsuoka Jubei (Support Role)
1
Matsuoka Jubei
Support Role
0.0
2013 Joiuchi: Hairyou Tsuma Shimatsu
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Taito Asano (Support Role)
1
Taito Asano
Support Role
7.5
2011 Furusato ~Musume no Tabidachi~
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Saeki Torao (Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.9
2011 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 21st Century Special - 21st Year Special Edition
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
{Tsuusan} Yamaoka Takeshi (Main Role)
1
{Tsuusan} Yamaoka Takeshi
Main Role
7.5
2011 Ninkyo Helper Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Takayama Gensuke (Support Role)
1
Takayama Gensuke
Support Role
7.4
2010 Chuushingura: Sono Otoko Oishi Kuranosuke
Japanese Special, 2010, 1 eps
Tsuchiya Chikara (Support Role)
1
Tsuchiya Chikara
Support Role
0.0
2010 Yagyuu Bugeichou
Japanese Special, 2010, 3 eps
Yagyuu Hyogosuke (Support Role)
3
Yagyuu Hyogosuke
Support Role
0.0
2009 Danzetsu
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Kenmochi Ryutaro (Main Role)
1
Kenmochi Ryutaro
Main Role
0.0
2008 Abarenbo Shogun: General Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
1
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
6.0
2008 Tokugawa Ieyasu to Sannin no Onna
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Tokugawa Ieyasu (Main Role)
1
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Main Role
2.0
2008 Tokugawa Fuunroku
Japanese Special, 2008, 3 eps
Tsuchiya Mondonosuke (Support Role)
3
Tsuchiya Mondonosuke
Support Role
4.0
2004 Abarenbo Shogun: Spring Special
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
1
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
10.0
2003 Saotome Chiharu no Tenjo Hokoku-sho 14: Okuhida Gero Yukemuri Tour Satsujin Jiken
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
Gojo Yukito [Civil servant, tour guest] (Guest Role)
1
Gojo Yukito [Civil servant, tour guest]
Guest Role
0.0
1993 Unmeitoge
Japanese Special, 1993, 1 eps
Akizuki Rokurota (Main Role)
1
Akizuki Rokurota
Main Role
8.0
1992 Taira No Kiyomori
Japanese Special, 1992, 1 eps
Taira no Kiyomori (Main Role)
1
Taira no Kiyomori
Main Role
8.0
1991 Sengokuranse no Abarenbo Saito Dozan Doto no ten Shitadori
Japanese Special, 1991, 1 eps
Dosan Saito (Main Role)
1
Dosan Saito
Main Role
0.0
1984 Ennetsu Shonin
Japanese Special, 1984, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
3.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 1-Oku 3000-Mannin no SHOW Channel
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 122 eps
(Ep. 101) (Guest)
122
(Ep. 101)
Guest
8.2
2016 Utacon
Japanese TV Show, 2016, 302 eps
(Ep. 28, 111) (Guest)
302
(Ep. 28, 111)
Guest
6.0
2014 Sukatto Japan
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 265 eps
(Ep. 173, 198, 227) (Guest)
265
(Ep. 173, 198, 227)
Guest
6.3
2008 Himitsu no Arashi-chan
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 211 eps
(Ep. 41) (Guest)
211
(Ep. 41)
Guest
8.5
1996 1 Okuri no Dai Shitsumon!? Waratte Koraete!
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 118 eps
(Guest)
118
Guest
0.0
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Judge] (Ep. 49) (Guest)
73
[Judge] (Ep. 49)
Guest
7.6
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Sueshichi Suzuki
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  • First Name: Sueshichi
  • Family Name: Suzuki
  • Native name: 松平健
  • Also Known as: まつだいら けん, Matsuken, マツケン
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 28, 1953
  • Age: 70

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