Matsudaira Ken

Sueshichi Suzuki

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  • First Name: Sueshichi
  • Family Name: Suzuki
  • Native name: 松平 健
  • Also Known as: Matsuken
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 28, 1953
  • Age: 64

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Sueshichi Suzuki

Matsudaira Ken

  • Name: Matsudaira Ken
  • Native name: 松平 健
  • Given name: Suzuki Sueshichi
  • Also Known as: Matsuken
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 28, 1953
  • Age: 64
Ken Matsudaira (松平 健 Matsudaira Ken, familiarly shortened as Matsuken, born November 28, 1953) is a Japanese actor from Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan. His real name is Sueshichi Suzuki (鈴木 末七, Suzuki Sueshichi).



Active both in 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.



Other noteworthy roles include Hōjō Yoshitoki in the 1979 NHK series Kusa Moeru, Irobe Matashiro in the 1999 NHK series Genroku Ryoran (involving the chushingura, that is, the story of the Forty-seven Ronin), Shibata Katsuie in the 2002 NHK series Toshiie to Matsu, Otomo Sorin in the 2004 NHK special Ōtomo Sōrin—Kokoro no Ōkoku wo Motomete, and Oishi Kuranosuke in the 2004 TV Asahi series Chushingura. He also played Asano Takumi no Kami, an important (although brief) role, in an earlier chushingura, making a career of that story. In 2005, he is appearing as Benkei in Yoshitsune, the yearlong NHK Taiga drama. TV Asahi tapped Matsudaira to star as Tōyama no Kin-san in the latest (2007) version of their program of the same name. He appeared in Tokugawa Fūun-roku, the annual jidaigeki spectacular which was shown on TV Tokyo on January 2, 2008.



Matsudaira is also famous as a singer; his most popular song Matsuken Samba II (マツケンサンバII)[1] 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 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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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Juuyou Sankounin Tantei
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Yoshikura Seiji (Support Role)
8
Yoshikura Seiji
Support Role
8.0
2017 Denshichi Torimonochou 2
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Toyama Saemon (Support Role)
8
Toyama Saemon
Support Role
7.5
2017 PTA Grandpa!
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Muso Tsutomu (Main Role)
8
Muso Tsutomu
Main Role
7.5
2016 Denshichi Torimonochou
Japanese Drama, 2016, 9 eps
Toyama Saemon (Support Role)
9
Toyama Saemon
Support Role
8.2
2016 Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Miyoshi Yoshitsugu (Support Role)
10
Miyoshi Yoshitsugu
Support Role
7.1
2013 Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.
Japanese Drama, 2013, 11 eps
Nakadai Koukichi (Support Role)
11
Nakadai Koukichi
Support Role
7.2
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
7.6
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
7.9
2005 Yoshitsune
Japanese Drama, 2005, 49 eps
Musashibo Benkei (Support Role)
49
Musashibo Benkei
Support Role
7.7
2002 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 12
Japanese Drama, 2002, 10 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Support Role)
10
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Support Role
0.0
2002 Toshiie and Matsu
Japanese Drama, 2002, 49 eps
Shibata Katsuie (Support Role)
49
Shibata Katsuie
Support Role
8.4
2001 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 11
Japanese Drama, 2001, 19 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
19
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
2000 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 10
Japanese Drama, 2000, 25 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
25
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1999 Genroku Ryoran
Japanese Drama, 1999, 49 eps
Irobe Matashiro (Support Role)
49
Irobe Matashiro
Support Role
7.8
1998 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 9
Japanese Drama, 1998, 38 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
38
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
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
0.0
1994 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 6
Japanese Drama, 1994, 51 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
51
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1993 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 5
Japanese Drama, 1993, 44 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
44
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1991 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 4
Japanese Drama, 1991, 74 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
74
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1988 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1988, 129 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
129
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1983 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1983, 191 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
191
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
1978 Abarenbo Shogun: Season 1
Japanese Drama, 1978, 207 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
207
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 Asakusa: Tsukuba no kikujiro
Japanese Movie, 2016,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2016 Sanada Ten Braves
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Ieyasu Tokugawa (Support Role)
Ieyasu Tokugawa
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
7.4
2009 Kujira: Gokudo no Shokutaku
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Kuji Raizo (Main Role)
Kuji Raizo
Main Role
0.0
2006 The Ode to Joy
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Matsue (Main Role)
Matsue
Main Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 Jouiuchi - Hairyou Tsuma Shimatsu
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Taito Asano (Support Role)
1
Taito Asano
Support Role
7.8
2011 Furusato ~Musume no Tabidachi~
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Saeki Torao (Main Role)
1
Saeki Torao
Main Role
7.0
2008 Abarenbo Shogun: General Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
1
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
2008 Tokugawa Fuunroku
Japanese Special, 2008, 3 eps
Tsuchiya Mondonosuke (Support Role)
3
Tsuchiya Mondonosuke
Support Role
0.0
2004 Abarenbo Shogun: Spring Special
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
Tokugawa Yoshimune (Main Role)
1
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Main Role
0.0
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