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Yusuke Santamaria

Santamaria Yusuke

Details

  • Name: Yusuke Santamaria
  • Native name: ユースケサンタマリア
  • Given name: Nakayama Yusuke
  • Also Known as: 中山裕介;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 12, 1971
  • Age: 46
Santamaria Yusuke

Santamaria Yusuke

  • Name: Yusuke Santamaria
  • Native name: ユースケサンタマリア
  • Given name: Nakayama Yusuke
  • Also Known as: 中山裕介;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 12, 1971
  • Age: 46
Yūsuke Santamaria (ユースケ・サンタマリア?), born Yūsuke Nakayama (中山 裕介 Nakayama Yūsuke?), is an actor and singer born March 12, 1971 in Ōita Ōita Prefecture, Japan who premiered primarily on Japanese networks such as JDTV and JHJ. He was best known for his work on many popular game shows, television programs, and shorts. He is also known simply as "Yūsuke". His last name Santamaria comes from one of his many idols Mongo Santamaría.

Projects:
Santamaria is critically noted with the Japanese screenplay of a movie adaptation of the popular book Flowers for Algernon. Work on this was aided by his previous Cambodian mentor, Peter Sawer, and American playwright James Honzatko. The final movie created was, in turn, made into an animated short comprising two episodes, one in which actor Leo Bird simply screeched within it as an animated character. Attempts at a prolonged animated series failed after five episodes. This failure was turned into a spoof by Honzatko called Flowers for Al with references to Shakira, Christian Hurd's trademark phrase of "yeeeeaah", and small cut scenes where Sean Connery says "kwiiet." He is also credited with many hosting, productions, and appearances on many game shows, none with the success of the Algernon miniseries. His name Yusuke Santamaria comes from one of his many idols Mongo Santamaría.

Other careers:
He worked in the past as a teaching assistant in which he would produce during his free time. Santamaria worked under previously mentioned Peter Sawer, using Sawer's "ownage method", "Humorous Stare down", and "Masterful Hand" in his teachings. Santamaria used to teach when not hired to produce. He also explored writing as an alternate career but returned to filmmaking after only four months in the field.As an animator, he creates art in his spare time including his immensely popular "James" sketch. For a short time he lived in Jamestown, Virginia and worked as a VP at Artists Globally United (AGU). It is rumored that he is working on a project entitled, "Feel Free to Wiggle Around", starring Renee Rockow and Ben King to be shot in his hometown of Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan.

The Santamaria Prize:
Santamaria Prize is a coveted award chosen out of almost 2,600 applications for high achievement in the screenplays of movie adaptations. The Santamaria Prize is a foundation created by Sawer and Honzatko to honor Santamaria's lasting achievements in cinema. The first ever winner of the Santamaria prize was Will Kresse for his adaptation of James, a documentary about Santamaria‘s friend and mentor James Honzatko. (Wikipedia)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Ecchan
Japanese Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Yanagi Rokutaro (Main Role)
8
Yanagi Rokutaro
Main Role
8.8
2017 Chiisana Kyojin
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Yabe Takashi (Support Role)
10
Yabe Takashi
Support Role
8.1
2017 Keibuho Usui Koichi
Japanese Special, 2017, 1 eps
Usui Koichi (Main Role)
1
Usui Koichi
Main Role
8.3
2016 Hi no Ko
Japanese Drama, 2016, 9 eps
Takeuchi Shingo (Main Role)
9
Takeuchi Shingo
Main Role
7.5
2016 Kinpika
Japanese Drama, 2016, 5 eps
Hidehiko Hirohashi (Main Role)
5
Hidehiko Hirohashi
Main Role
8.1
2015 Tantei no Tantei
Japanese Drama, 2015, 11 eps
Yoshinori Abiru (Support Role)
11
Yoshinori Abiru
Support Role
8.0
2015 I'm Home
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Tomari (ep.9) (Guest Role)
10
Tomari (ep.9)
Guest Role
8.0
2014 Miyamoto Musashi
Japanese Special, 2014, 2 eps
Honiden Matahachi (Support Role)
2
Honiden Matahachi
Support Role
8.1
2013 Galileo XX
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Jounen Kenichi (Support Role)
1
Jounen Kenichi
Support Role
8.0
2013 Dinner
Japanese Drama, 2013, 11 eps
Segawa Soichi (Support Role)
11
Segawa Soichi
Support Role
7.7
2012 Oyaji ga Kureta Himitsu
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Taizo (Main Role)
1
Taizo
Main Role
0.0
2012 Odoru Daisosasen THE TV SPECIAL
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Masayoshi Mashita (Main Role)
1
Masayoshi Mashita
Main Role
0.0
2012 Dragon Seinendan
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Team Leader (Support Role)
10
Team Leader
Support Role
6.8
2012 Higashino Keigo Mysteries
Japanese Drama, 2012, 11 eps
Tamiya Junichi (ep. 7) (Support Role)
11
Tamiya Junichi (ep. 7)
Support Role
7.5
2012 Kazoku no Uta
Japanese Drama, 2012, 8 eps
Miki Kosuke (Support Role)
8
Miki Kosuke
Support Role
7.1
2011 Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Japanese Drama, 2011, 8 eps
Tada Kunikazu (Support Role)
8
Tada Kunikazu
Support Role
7.1
2010 Zettai Reido
Japanese Drama, 2010, 11 eps
(Guest Role)
11
Guest Role
7.7
2010 Women Play Twice
Japanese Drama, 2010, 29 eps
the writer (Main Role)
29
the writer
Main Role
7.1
2009 Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Shinomiya Tatsuya (Support Role)
1
Shinomiya Tatsuya
Support Role
7.5
2008 Sensei wa Erai!
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Uzaki-sensei (Uzaken) (Support Role)
1
Uzaki-sensei (Uzaken)
Support Role
7.0
2008 Binbo Danshi
Japanese Drama, 2008, 9 eps
Omuomu (Support Role)
9
Omuomu
Support Role
6.8
2007 Konshu Tsuma ga Uwaki Shimasu
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Dodoh Hajime (Main Role)
11
Dodoh Hajime
Main Role
5.9
2005 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari 2005 Spring Special
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Nakashima Takuya (Main Role)
1
Nakashima Takuya
Main Role
7.0
2005 Hotel Sunrise HND - Saigo no Stay
Japanese Special, 2005, 0 eps
[Room 777] (Main Role)
0
[Room 777]
Main Role
0.0
2004 Home Drama
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Akiba Tomohiko (Main Role)
11
Akiba Tomohiko
Main Role
8.3
2003 Anata no Tonari ni Dareka Iru
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Matsumoto Otaro (Main Role)
10
Matsumoto Otaro
Main Role
7.7
2002 Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Fujishima Haru (Main Role)
11
Fujishima Haru
Main Role
7.4
2002 100 Tales of Horror
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Takichi (Ep.3) (Support Role)
11
Takichi (Ep.3)
Support Role
6.6
2002 Wedding Planner
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Omori Toru (Main Role)
11
Omori Toru
Main Role
6.9
2001 Number One
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Ohnuki Kazuyuki (Main Role)
1
Ohnuki Kazuyuki
Main Role
4.3
2001 Sayonara, Ozu Sensei
Japanese Drama, 2001, 11 eps
Kato Ken (Support Role)
11
Kato Ken
Support Role
7.3
2001 Dekichatta Kekkon
Japanese Drama, 2001, 11 eps
Intro ep. 1 (Guest Role)
11
Intro ep. 1
Guest Role
7.1
2001 Rocket Boy
Japanese Drama, 2001, 7 eps
Suzuki (Main Role)
7
Suzuki
Main Role
0.0
2000 Hanamura Daisuke
Japanese Drama, 2000, 12 eps
Hanamura Daisuke (Main Role)
12
Hanamura Daisuke
Main Role
7.0
2000 Omiai Kekkon
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Hirose Koutaro (Main Role)
11
Hirose Koutaro
Main Role
7.0
1999 Perfect love
Japanese Drama, 1999, 12 eps
Nakanishi Ryota (Support Role)
12
Nakanishi Ryota
Support Role
6.9
1998 A Sleeping Forest
Japanese Drama, 1998, 12 eps
Nakajima Keita (Support Role)
12
Nakajima Keita
Support Role
7.6
1998 Odoru Daisousasen – Aki no Hanzai Bokumetsu Special
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
Mashita Masayoshi (Support Role)
1
Mashita Masayoshi
Support Role
7.7
1998 Odoru Daisosasen Bangaihen - Wangansho Fukei Monogatari Shoka no Koutsuanzen Special
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
Mashita Masayoshi (Support Role)
1
Mashita Masayoshi
Support Role
7.3
1998 Don't Worry!
Japanese Drama, 1998, 54 eps
(Ep.2) (Guest Role)
54
(Ep.2)
Guest Role
0.0
1997 Odoru daisosasen - Nenmatsu tokubetsu keikai Special
Japanese Special, 1997, 1 eps
Masayoshi Mashita (Support Role)
1
Masayoshi Mashita
Support Role
8.1
1997 Wild de Iko
Japanese Special, 1997, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1997 Odoru Daisousasen
Japanese Drama, 1997, 11 eps
Mashita Masayoshi (Support Role)
11
Mashita Masayoshi
Support Role
8.1
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Thief Actor
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Todoroki Ryosuke (Support Role)
Todoroki Ryosuke
Support Role
8.5
2017 Ah, Wilderness: Part 2
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Horiguchi (Support Role)
Horiguchi
Support Role
10.0
2017 Ah, Wilderness
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Horiguchi (Support Role)
Horiguchi
Support Role
8.5
2016 Birthday Card
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Soichiro (Support Role)
Soichiro
Support Role
8.3
2015 Expedition Party's Glory
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Producer (Main Role)
Producer
Main Role
7.3
2015 April Fools
Japanese Movie, 2015,
[Restaurant receptionist] (Support Role)
[Restaurant receptionist]
Support Role
7.5
2014 Our Family
Japanese Movie, 2014,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
2013 Kinoshita Keisuke Story
Japanese Movie, 2013,
oshizo/Keisuke Kinoshita's older brother (Support Role)
oshizo/Keisuke Kinoshita's older brother
Support Role
7.4
2012 By Rule of Crow's Thumb
Japanese Movie, 2012,
racetrack customer (Support Role)
racetrack customer
Support Role
6.8
2012 Bayside Shakedown 4 The Final
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Mashita Mayayoshi (Support Role)
Mashita Mayayoshi
Support Role
7.5
2010 Bayside Shakedown 3: Set the Guys Loose!
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Masayoshi Mashita (Support Role)
Masayoshi Mashita
Support Role
7.6
2009 Donju
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Okaji (Support Role)
Okaji
Support Role
5.9
2009 Brass Knuckle Boys
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Tokita (Support Role)
Tokita
Support Role
7.3
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Sada Kiyoshi (Support Role)
Sada Kiyoshi
Support Role
8.1
2007 Kisaragi
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Oda Yuji (Main Role)
Oda Yuji
Main Role
7.7
2006 Udon
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Matsui Kosuke (Main Role)
Matsui Kosuke
Main Role
7.1
2005 Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Masayoshi Mashita (Main Role)
Masayoshi Mashita
Main Role
7.0
2003 Doppelganger
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Kimishima (Support Role)
Kimishima
Support Role
7.2
2003 Bayside Shakedown 2: Save The Rainbow Bridge
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Masayoshi Mashita (Main Role)
Masayoshi Mashita
Main Role
7.0
2001 Calmi Cuori Appassionati
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Takashi (Support Role)
Takashi
Support Role
7.6
1998 Bayside Shakedown: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Masayoshi Mashita (Main Role)
Masayoshi Mashita
Main Role
7.4
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