Takeshi Kaneshiro

Kaneshiro Takeshi

  • Name: Kaneshiro Takeshi
  • Native name: 金城武
  • Also Known as: Wu Jin Cheng, かねしろ たけし, Jin Cheng Wu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 11, 1973
  • Age: 50
Kaneshiro Takeshi is a Japanese-Taiwanese actor and singer. Kaneshiro's mother is Taiwanese and his father is Ryukyuan from Okinawa, Japan. He was born and raised in Taipei but holds Japanese citizenship as well. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.

In 1992, Kaneshiro made his singing debut, entering the business with the nickname Aniki, meaning 'older brother' in Japanese. His debut album was "Heartbreaking Night". Contracted to EMI, he wrote many of his own Mandarin and Cantonese songs. The following year, his popularity propelled him into acting and he no longer produces any commercial music.

Kaneshiro's work, however, is more heavily concentrated in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2002 Golden Bowl
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Akutagawa Shu (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.6
2000 Nisennen no Koi
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
11
Main Role
7.0
1998 Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake
Japanese Drama, 1998, 12 eps
Ishikawa Keigo (Main Role)
12
Main Role
7.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Sons of the Neon Night
Hong Kong Movie, 0000,
[Heir] (Main Role)
[Heir]
Main Role
7.5
2020 Day of the Beast
Unconfirmed
Japanese Movie, 2020,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2017 This Is Not What I Expected
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Lu Jin (Main Role)
Lu Jin
Main Role
8.0
2016 See You Tomorrow
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Guan Chun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2015 The Crossing 2
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Yan Zekun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2014 The Crossing 1
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Yan Ze Kun (Main Role)
Yan Ze Kun
Main Role
7.5
2011 Wu Xia
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Xu Bai Jiu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2009 Red Cliff 2
Chinese Movie, 2009,
Zhu Ge Liang (Main Role)
Zhu Ge Liang
Main Role
8.4
2008 K-20: Legend of the Mask
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Heikichi Endo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2008 Red Cliff
Chinese Movie, 2008,
Zhu Ge Liang (Main Role)
Zhu Ge Liang
Main Role
8.3
2008 Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Chiba (Main Role)
Chiba
Main Role
7.5
2007 The Warlords
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Jiang Wu Yang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2006 Confession of Pain
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Main Role
7.2
2005 Perhaps Love
Chinese Movie, 2005,
Lin Jian Dong (Main Role)
Lin Jian Dong
Main Role
7.2
2004 House of Flying Daggers
Chinese Movie, 2004,
Captain Jin (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
John Liu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2002 Returner
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Miyamoto (Main Role)
Miyamoto
Main Role
7.2
2000 Lavender
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Angel (Main Role)
Angel
Main Role
7.0
2000 Space Travelers
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Nishiyama ["Hayabusa Jetter"] (Main Role)
Nishiyama ["Hayabusa Jetter"]
Main Role
7.5
1999 Tempting Heart
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Hao Jun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1998 Too Tired To Die
Korean Movie, 1998,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
6.3
1998 Sleepless Town
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Kenichi Ryuu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1998 Anna Magdalena
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Chan Kar-fu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
1997 First Love: The Litter on the Breeze
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Lin Chia Tung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1997 Downtown Torpedoes
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Jackal (Main Role)
Jackal
Main Role
6.9
1997 Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Ma Yong Zhen (Main Role)
Ma Yong Zhen
Main Role
7.0
1997 The Odd One Dies
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
A'Wu (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
1997 Misty
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Takehiro (Main Role)
Main Role
5.8
1997 Jail in Burning Island
Taiwanese Movie, 1997,
Yeung Chung (Main Role)
Yeung Chung
Main Role
0.0
1996 Lost and Found
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Na Kou Chong ["The Worm"] (Main Role)
Na Kou Chong ["The Worm"]
Main Role
7.6
1996 The Feeling of Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Saimun Hing / Wong Dai Lei (Main Role)
Saimun Hing / Wong Dai Lei
Main Role
4.0
1996 Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
A'Cheng (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
1995 Forever Friends
Taiwanese Movie, 1995,
Li Da Wei (Main Role)
Li Da Wei
Main Role
7.2
1995 Young Policemen in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Jin Ying Jun [Xiao Jin] (Main Role)
Jin Ying Jun [Xiao Jin]
Main Role
7.0
1995 Fallen Angels
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
He Zhi Wu (Main Role)
He Zhi Wu
Main Role
8.1
1995 School Days
Taiwanese Movie, 1995,
"Eagle" Dai Guanying (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
1995 Trouble Maker
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
A'Wu (Main Role)
A'Wu
Main Role
6.9
1995 China Dragon
Taiwanese Movie, 1995,
Tom Hao / Kok Tong Miu (Main Role)
Tom Hao / Kok Tong Miu
Main Role
7.2
1995 Don't Give a Damn
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
A'Shi (Main Role)
Main Role
6.1
1995 Color of Armour
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1994 Mermaid Got Married
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
7.0
1994 The Wrath of Silence
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Dr. Patrick Koo (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
1994 Chungking Express
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
{Story 1} He Zhi Wu [Cop 223] (Main Role)
{Story 1} He Zhi Wu [Cop 223]
Main Role
8.4
1994 No, Sir!
Taiwanese Movie, 1994,
Kam Tit Sun (Main Role)
Kam Tit Sun
Main Role
6.8
1993 Executioners
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chang Kong (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
1996 SmapXSmap
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 920 eps
(2002.08.26, 2008.10.27) (Guest)
920
(2002.08.26, 2008.10.27)
Guest
8.3
1996 King's Brunch
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 1214 eps
(20081220) (Guest)
1214
(20081220)
Guest
0.0
Articles
MDL Choice: Heisei Dramas and Movies
Editorials - May 10, 2019

The end of Heisei era was on 30th April and the beginning of Reiwa era just started, so here is a look back into the Heisei in terms of movies and dramas according to MDL.

5 Favourite Japanese Shows Involving Sports!
Editorials - Oct 27, 2018

Here are a few Japanese dramas that has a soft spot in my heart. :)

4 Enjoyable Weekend Movie Picks
Editorials - Jan 7, 2018

Here are four great movies for you to enjoy this weekend!

A Stalker's Guide to Leung Tony
Editorials - Jan 22, 2018

The Grandmaster of acting. He truly is. With this article I'll show you all the reasons and facts why he is the best of the best out there. Mister genius Tony Leung.

A Stalker's Guide to Takenouchi Yutaka
Editorials - Nov 19, 2016

And now I will introduce you to one beautiful, gorgeous and talented Japanese guy who is very well known in the world of acting and who, despite all the glory, remained modest and cool. His name is mister Yutaka Takenouchi.

A Stalker's Guide to Eguchi Yosuke
Editorials - May 31, 2016

With his natural charisma, cool presence, confident attitude and brilliant acting, Eguchi-san steals your heart from the moment you see him on the screen. If you want to know why he is so special, keep reading.

Kaneshiro Takeshi

Takeshi Kaneshiro
0 Followers
537 Hearts

Details

  • First Name: Takeshi
  • Family Name: Kaneshiro
  • Native name: 金城武
  • Also Known as: Wu Jin Cheng, かねしろ たけし, Jin Cheng Wu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 11, 1973
  • Age: 50

Weekly MyDramaList Support Goal

43%
Help Support MyDramaList

Top Contributors

45 edits
14 edits
7 edits
4 edits

Popular Lists

Related lists from users