Koji Yakusho

Yakusho Koji

  • Name: Yakusho Koji
  • Native name: 役所広司
  • Given name: Hashimoto Koji
  • Also Known as: Yakusho Kouji, やくしょ こうじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 1, 1956
  • Age: 68
Yakusho Koji is a Japanese actor. In 1976, he saw a production of Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths and was inspired, first to watch, and then later to take part in, as many plays as possible. In 1983, he landed the role of Oda Nobunaga in the year-long NHK drama Tokugawa Ieyasu and was catapulted to fame. For several years, he played Kuji Shinnosuke (or "Sengoku"), one of the title characters in the jidaigeki Sambiki ga Kiru!. In 1988, he was given a special award for work in cinema by the Japanese Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2009 Toad's Oil
Movie
7.2
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Perfect Days
Movie
8.1
Narrator
Year Title Type Rating
2012 The Radio of Hope: After Tsunami 3.11
Movie
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Vivant
Japanese Drama, 2023, 10 eps
Nogon Beki (Support Role)
10
Nogon Beki
Support Role
8.1
2023 The Days
Japanese Drama, 2023, 8 eps
Masao Yoshida (Main Role)
8
Masao Yoshida
Main Role
8.1
2021 Pension Metsa
Japanese Drama, 2021, 7 eps
Tsuneki (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
7
Tsuneki (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.8
2019 Idaten
Japanese Drama, 2019, 47 eps
Kano Jigoro [First deputy director of the Japan Sports Association] (Support Role)
47
Kano Jigoro [First deputy director of the Japan Sports Association]
Support Role
8.2
2018 Byplayers Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2018, 5 eps
Himself (Ep.1) (Guest Role)
5
Himself (Ep.1)
Guest Role
7.3
2017 Rikuoh
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Miyazawa Koichi (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.1
2017 Byplayers
Japanese Drama, 2017, 12 eps
Himself (Ep. 1, 12) (Guest Role)
12
Himself (Ep. 1, 12)
Guest Role
7.8
2014 Oyaji no Senaka
Japanese Drama, 2014, 10 eps
Aoki Sosuke [Father] (Ep. 2) (Main Role)
10
Aoki Sosuke [Father] (Ep. 2)
Main Role
7.7
2003 Anata no Tonari ni Dareka Iru
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
[New neighbor] (Guest Role)
10
[New neighbor]
Guest Role
7.5
2002 Bangaku no Issho
Japanese Drama, 2002, 8 eps
Ajigawa Bantake (Main Role)
8
Ajigawa Bantake
Main Role
8.0
2000 Ai Kotoba wa Yuuki
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Tarō Akihito (Main Role)
11
Main Role
8.1
1997 Otona no Otoko
Japanese Drama, 1997, 13 eps
Mizumachi Daijiro (Main Role)
13
Mizumachi Daijiro
Main Role
6.9
1994 Hana no Ran
Japanese Drama, 1994, 37 eps
(Support Role)
37
Support Role
7.7
1990 Zoku Zoku Sanbiki ga Kiru!
Japanese Drama, 1990, 15 eps
Kuji Shinnosuke (Support Role)
15
Kuji Shinnosuke
Support Role
0.0
1987 Chotchan
Japanese Drama, 1987, 156 eps
(Support Role)
156
Support Role
10.0
1986 Inochi
Japanese Drama, 1986, 50 eps
Hamamura Naohiko [Miki's sweetheart] (Support Role)
50
Hamamura Naohiko [Miki's sweetheart]
Support Role
6.9
1985 Shinseki Tachi
Japanese Drama, 1985, 13 eps
Kusunoki Untaro (Main Role)
13
Kusunoki Untaro
Main Role
0.0
1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu
Japanese Drama, 1983, 50 eps
Oda Nobunaga (Support Role)
50
Oda Nobunaga
Support Role
8.5
1981 Onna Taikoki
Japanese Drama, 1981, 50 eps
Oda Nobutaka [Oda Clan] (Support Role)
50
Oda Nobutaka [Oda Clan]
Support Role
8.0
1980 Shishi no Jidai
Japanese Drama, 1980, 51 eps
Murakami Taiji [Liberal Party member] (Guest Role)
51
Murakami Taiji [Liberal Party member]
Guest Role
9.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Nagasaki no Hen
Japanese Movie, 0000,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2025 Yuki no Hana: Tomo ni Arite
Japanese Movie, 2025,
Hino Teisai (Main Role)
Hino Teisai
Main Role
0.0
2024 Hakkenden
Japanese Movie, 2024,
Takizawa Bakin (Main Role)
Takizawa Bakin
Main Role
0.0
2023 Perfect Days
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Hirayama (Main Role)
Hirayama
Main Role
8.1
2023 Father of the Milky Way Railroad
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Miyazawa Masajiro (Main Role)
Miyazawa Masajiro
Main Role
7.8
2023 Família
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Kamiya Seiji (Main Role)
Kamiya Seiji
Main Role
6.8
2022 The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Kawai Tsugunosuke (Main Role)
Kawai Tsugunosuke
Main Role
6.8
2022 Gratitude
Japanese Movie, 2022,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2021 Byplayers: What if 100 Supporting Characters Make a Movie
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Himself (Support Role)
Himself
Support Role
7.5
2021 Under the Open Sky
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Mikami Masao (Main Role)
Mikami Masao
Main Role
7.8
2019 Wings Over Everest
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Captain Jiang (Main Role)
Captain Jiang
Main Role
6.9
2019 Whistleblower
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Kase Takaki (Lawyer) (Guest Role)
Kase Takaki (Lawyer)
Guest Role
7.8
2018 The Blood of Wolves
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Ogami Shogo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2017 The Third Murder
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Misumi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2017 Sekigahara
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Tokugawa Ieyasu (Main Role)
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Main Role
7.2
2017 Oh Lucy!
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Komori Takeshi / Tom [Security consultant] (Support Role)
Komori Takeshi / Tom [Security consultant]
Support Role
7.0
2015 The Emperor in August
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Main Role
7.2
2014 Chronicle of the Evening Cicadas
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Akiya Toda (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2014 The World of Kanako
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Showa Fujishima (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Shibata Katsuie (Main Role)
Shibata Katsuie
Main Role
7.1
2012 The Terminal Trust
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Egi Shinzo (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2012 Chronicles Of My Mother
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Igami Kosaku (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2011 Admiral Yamamoto
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku (Main Role)
Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku
Main Role
7.4
2011 The Woodsman and the Rain
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Katsuhiko Kishi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2011 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Saito Kageyu (Support Role)
Saito Kageyu
Support Role
7.6
2010 The Last Ronin
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Seo Magozaemon (Main Role)
Seo Magozaemon
Main Role
7.3
2010 13 Assassins
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Shimada Shinzaemon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2009 The Summit: A Chronicle Of Stones to Serenity
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Furuta Morisaku (Support Role)
Furuta Morisaku
Support Role
7.3
2009 Toad's Oil
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Yazawa Takuro (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2009 Gelatin Silver, Love
Japanese Movie, 2009,
[Client] (Support Role)
[Client]
Support Role
6.8
2008 Tokyo Sonata
Japanese Movie, 2008,
[Robber] (Support Role)
[Robber]
Support Role
7.5
2008 Paco and the Magical Picture Book
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Onuki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2007 Walking My Life
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Fujiyama Yukihiro (Main Role)
Fujiyama Yukihiro
Main Role
6.9
2007 Silk
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Jubei Hara (Support Role)
Jubei Hara
Support Role
6.5
2007 Argentine Hag
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Wakui Satoru (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2007 Retribution
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Noboru Yoshioka (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2007 I Just Didn't Do It
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Arakawa Masayoshi [Teppei's defense counsel] (Support Role)
Arakawa Masayoshi [Teppei's defense counsel]
Support Role
7.5
2006 The Uchoten Hotel
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Shindo Heikichi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2005 Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Masami Shin'ichi (Main Role)
Main Role
6.4
2005 Lakeside Murder Case
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Namiki Shunsuke (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2004 University of Laughs
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Sakisaka Mutsuo (Main Role)
Main Role
8.1
2004 Tokyo: Level One
Japanese Movie, 2004,
[Governor of Tokyo] (Main Role)
[Governor of Tokyo]
Main Role
5.0
2004 Yudan Taiteki
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Detective Jin (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
2003 Doppelganger
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Michio Hayasaki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2002 The Choice of Hercules
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Sassa Atsuyuki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Sasano Yosuke (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2001 Seance
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Sato Katsuhiko (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2001 Pulse
Japanese Movie, 2001,
[Ship captain] (Support Role)
[Ship captain]
Support Role
7.0
2000 Dora-heita
Japanese Movie, 2000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2000 Eureka
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Makoto Sawai (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1999 Charisma
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Yoro Yabuike (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1999 Jubaku Spellbound
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Kitano Hiroshi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1998 License to Live
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Fujimori (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1998 Kizuna
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Ise Takaaki / Haga Tetsuro (Main Role)
Ise Takaaki / Haga Tetsuro
Main Role
5.5
1997 Cure
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Takabe Kenichi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1997 Bounce Ko Gals
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Oshima (Support Role)
Oshima
Support Role
7.4
1997 The Eel
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Yamashita Takuro (Main Role)
Yamashita Takuro
Main Role
7.4
1997 Paradise Lost
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Kuki Shoichiro (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
1996 Sleeping Man
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Kamimura (Support Role)
Kamimura
Support Role
7.4
1996 Shall We Dance?
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Sugiyama Shohei (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1995 Kamikaze Taxi
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Kantake (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1993 Drug Connection
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Kano Ryosuke (Main Role)
Kano Ryosuke
Main Role
7.2
1988 Another Way: D-Kikan Joho
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Sekiya Naoto (Main Role)
Sekiya Naoto
Main Role
4.0
1986 The Making of "Tampopo"
Japanese Movie, 1986,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
0.0
1985 Tampopo
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Man in White Suit (Support Role)
Man in White Suit
Support Role
7.7
1982 Onimasa
Japanese Movie, 1982,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.9
1981 Willful Murder
Japanese Movie, 1981,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
1980 Farewell, My Friend Real Record Big Death Prisoners
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Kanai Takeshi (Bit part)
Kanai Takeshi
Bit part
4.0
1979 Yami no Karyudo
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Kuwano (Guest Role)
Kuwano
Guest Role
7.1
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Nyokei Kazoku
Japanese Special, 2021, 2 eps
Yajima Kazo (Support Role)
2
Yajima Kazo
Support Role
7.0
2017 Kizuna Hashire Kiseki no Kouma
Japanese Special, 2017, 2 eps
Matsushita Masayuki (Main Role)
2
Main Role
7.5
2011 Early Autumn
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Matsubara Tappei (Main Role)
1
Matsubara Tappei
Main Role
0.0
2010 Wagaya no Rekishi
Japanese Special, 2010, 3 eps
Yame Minoru [Narrator] (Support Role)
3
Yame Minoru [Narrator]
Support Role
7.6
2009 Ekiro
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Detective Yobuno (Support Role)
1
Detective Yobuno
Support Role
7.0
2004 Toride Naki Mono
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
Nagasaka Fumio (Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.5
1991 Happy Birthday to My Home
Japanese Special, 1991, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
1991 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 1991 Winter Special
Japanese Special, 1991, 1 eps
{Happy Birthday to My Home} [Man] (Main Role)
1
{Happy Birthday to My Home} [Man]
Main Role
0.0
1991 Takeda Shingen
Japanese Special, 1991, 1 eps
Takeda Shingen (Main Role)
1
Takeda Shingen
Main Role
7.0
1988 Ai ni Moeru Sengoku no Onna
Japanese Special, 1988, 1 eps
Miura Sadakatsu (Main Role)
1
Miura Sadakatsu
Main Role
8.0
1987 Aitakute, Koi Uranai
Japanese Special, 1987, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
1982 Jigoku no Okite
Japanese Special, 1982, 1 eps
Genzo (Support Role)
1
Genzo
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
1982 This Person Show
Japanese TV Show, 1982, 112 eps
(Ep. 20) (Guest)
112
(Ep. 20)
Guest
0.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Judge] (Ep. 34) (Guest)
73
[Judge] (Ep. 34)
Guest
7.8
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Yakusho Koji

Koji Yakusho
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  • First Name: Koji
  • Family Name: Yakusho
  • Native name: 役所広司
  • Also Known as: Yakusho Kouji, やくしょ こうじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 1, 1956
  • Age: 68

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