Kaga Takeshi

Shigekatsu Katsuta

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  • First Name: Shigekatsu
  • Family Name: Katsuta
  • Native name: 鹿賀丈史
  • Also Known as: かが たけし;勝田薫且;かつた しげかつ;Katsuta Shigekatsu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 12, 1950
  • Age: 69

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Kaga Takeshi

  • Name: Kaga Takeshi
  • Native name: 鹿賀丈史
  • Also Known as: かが たけし;勝田薫且;かつた しげかつ;Katsuta Shigekatsu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 12, 1950
  • Age: 69
Kaga Takeshi is a well-known stage and movie actor in Japan who is probably best known internationally for his portrayal of Chairman Kaga in the Japanese television show Iron Chef produced by Fuji TV. His real name is Katsuta Shigekatsu.

Kaga was born on October 12, 1950, in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. His first experience on stage was at the age of seven when he joined the Kanazawa City Boys choral group.

In 1972, he joined the Japanese theatrical company Gekidan Shiki. While with the company, he played the role of Jesus in the Japanese stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar (1976) and the role of Tony in West Side Story. In 1980 he left SHIKI to play the role of Sanada in the movie Yaju Shisubeshi. He starred in several movies throughout the 1980s, but his most famous role would be that of "Chairman Kaga", the eccentric and flamboyant host of Ryori no Tetsujin, a cooking competition show (1993-1999). It became very popular, not only in Japan but around the English-speaking world.

Despite his international fame with the show, he has not given up his love for musicals. In 1987 he starred in the popular Japanese production of Les Miserables as Jean Valjean and Javert. He reprised his role as Valjean in 1995 as the representative of Japan during the encore of the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables at the Royal Albert Hall in London. During the encore, Valjeans from 17 different countries joined the cast on stage. He also starred in Macbeth in 2000, and in Jekyll and Hyde as well as in The Threepenny Opera in 2001. In 2009, he starred in a Japanese language version of La Cage aux Folles.

He has also lent his voice to Japanese anime. Notably, he voiced Jirarudan, an antagonist, in 1999's Pokemon the Movie - Revelation Lugia, the second Pokemon movie, and also sung his theme song, "Ware wa Collector." He also notably voiced Dr. Kiriko in 2005's Black Jack: The Two Doctors of Darkness.

After Iron Chef ended, he returned to acting in movies and dramas. He also hosted Time Shock 21, a quiz show on Asahi Television in Japan. In 2005, Kaga performed as the lead in the Japanese production of Michael Frayn's Democracy and starred in the blockbuster film Sengoku Jieitai 1549. Kaga also appeared in both installments of the highly successful Death Note film series as Soichiro Yagami.

His most recent role, as of December 2007, is that of Emperor Kinkaku (King of the Golden Horn) in the film adaptation of the TV series Saiyuki. He also provided the voice for Golbez in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV and has reprised the same role in Dissidia: Final Fantasy for the PSP. He is also the Official Japanese voice actor for Teridax in Japanese Bionicle Media as of 2004.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Sego-don
Japanese Drama, 2018, 47 eps
Shimazu Narioki (Support Role)
47
Shimazu Narioki
Support Role
8.6
2017 Seirei no Moribito III
Japanese Drama, 2017, 9 eps
[Master Star Diviner] (Support Role)
9
[Master Star Diviner]
Support Role
8.5
2017 Akagi 2
Japanese Drama, 2017, 5 eps
Ichikawa (Main Role)
5
Ichikawa
Main Role
8.0
2017 Aino Kekkon Soudanjo
Japanese Drama, 2017, 6 eps
Tsutsugi Kenichirou (Support Role)
6
Tsutsugi Kenichirou
Support Role
7.3
2016 Toge Shoushimin Kuranaga Haruyuki no Gyakushu
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Tokiwa Eita [mayor] (Support Role)
8
Tokiwa Eita [mayor]
Support Role
7.4
2016 Jimi ni Sugoi! Koetsu Garu Kono Etsuko
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Hongo Daisaku (Support Role)
10
Hongo Daisaku
Support Role
8.2
2015 Hoiku Tantei 25-ji - Hanasaki Shinichiro wa nemurenai!!
Japanese Drama, 2015, 9 eps
Joujima Kousuke (Support Role)
9
Joujima Kousuke
Support Role
6.7
2015 Masshiro
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Kitamatsu Keizou (Ep.1) (Guest Role)
10
Kitamatsu Keizou (Ep.1)
Guest Role
6.4
2014 Yuube no Curry, Ashita no Pan
Japanese Drama, 2014, 7 eps
Rentaro (Tetsuko's father-in-law) (Support Role)
7
Rentaro (Tetsuko's father-in-law)
Support Role
7.9
2012 Beginners!
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Takamura Koutarou [chief superintendent] (Support Role)
10
Takamura Koutarou [chief superintendent]
Support Role
7.5
2012 Lucky Seven
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Yagami Keisuke (Guest Role)
10
Yagami Keisuke
Guest Role
7.6
2011 Bull Doctor
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Joumonji (Ep.9-11) (Guest Role)
11
Joumonji (Ep.9-11)
Guest Role
7.4
2011 Good Life - Arigatou, Papa. Sayonara
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Yukimura Shinpei (Support Role)
11
Yukimura Shinpei
Support Role
8.4
2011 Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku
Japanese Drama, 2011, 10 eps
Ando Yosuke (Support Role)
10
Ando Yosuke
Support Role
7.0
2010 Joker Yurusarezaru Sousakan
Japanese Drama, 2010, 10 eps
Izutsu Masaaki (Support Role)
10
Izutsu Masaaki
Support Role
7.8
2010 Kaibutsu kun
Japanese Drama, 2010, 9 eps
the King (Support Role)
9
the King
Support Role
7.5
2009 Dandy Daddy?
Japanese Drama, 2009, 8 eps
Sasaki Taizo (Support Role)
8
Sasaki Taizo
Support Role
5.9
2008 Oh! My Girl!!
Japanese Drama, 2008, 9 eps
Sakurai An's father and producer (Support Role)
9
Sakurai An's father and producer
Support Role
6.9
2007 Yukan Club
Japanese Drama, 2007, 10 eps
Shochikubai Tokimune (Support Role)
10
Shochikubai Tokimune
Support Role
7.1
2004 Fire Boys
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Amakasu Shiro (Support Role)
11
Amakasu Shiro
Support Role
7.5
2003 Blackjack ni Yoroshiku
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Dr. Yasotomi (Pediatrics) (ep 10-11) (Guest Role)
11
Dr. Yasotomi (Pediatrics) (ep 10-11)
Guest Role
7.1
1997 Hidamari Keiji Yogisha Rio no Namida
Japanese Drama, 1997, 0 eps
Higuchi Ken (Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
1995 Kura
Japanese Drama, 1995, 6 eps
Tanouchi Izou (Support Role)
6
Tanouchi Izou
Support Role
0.0
1994 Furuhata Ninzaburo
Japanese Drama, 1994, 12 eps
Nakagawa Junichi (Ep.8) (Guest Role)
12
Nakagawa Junichi (Ep.8)
Guest Role
8.8
1993 Furikaereba Yatsu ga Iru
Japanese Drama, 1993, 11 eps
Nakagawa Junichi (Support Role)
11
Nakagawa Junichi
Support Role
7.6
1990 Tobuga Gotoku
Japanese Drama, 1990, 48 eps
Toshimichi Ookubo (Support Role)
48
Toshimichi Ookubo
Support Role
0.0
1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu
Japanese Drama, 1983, 50 eps
Ishida Mitsunari (Unknown)
50
Ishida Mitsunari
Unknown
0.0
1978 Ogon no Hibi
Japanese Drama, 1978, 51 eps
Dom Justo Takayama (Support Role)
51
Dom Justo Takayama
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Listen to the Universe
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Masayuki Onodera (Support Role)
Masayuki Onodera
Support Role
0.0
2019 Whistleblower
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Nashida Motonari (Support Role)
Nashida Motonari
Support Role
7.9
2017 Aibou: The Movie IV
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Maku Ryu (Support Role)
Maku Ryu
Support Role
7.6
2014 Lingering Spirits
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Johnny Myochin (Support Role)
Johnny Myochin
Support Role
7.8
2013 A Tale Of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Naomi Maeda (Support Role)
Naomi Maeda
Support Role
8.0
2013 Nazotoki wa dinner no ato de: Movie
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Captain (Support Role)
Captain
Support Role
7.9
2012 Akko's Secret
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Kito (Support Role)
Kito
Support Role
7.4
2011 Kaibutsu-kun the Movie
Japanese Movie, 2011,
King Monster (Support Role)
King Monster
Support Role
7.7
2011 Ninja Kids!!!
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Saito Yukitaka (Support Role)
Saito Yukitaka
Support Role
6.4
2011 Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Andou Yousuke (Support Role)
Andou Yousuke
Support Role
6.7
2009 Zero Focus
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Gisaku Murota (Support Role)
Gisaku Murota
Support Role
8.0
2009 The Laughing Policeman
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Ishioka Masazumi (Support Role)
Ishioka Masazumi
Support Role
4.5
2008 K-20: Legend of the Mask
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Mysterious Gentleman (Support Role)
Mysterious Gentleman
Support Role
7.3
2006 Death Note: The Last Name
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Yagami Soichiro (Support Role)
Yagami Soichiro
Support Role
7.8
2006 Death Note
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Yagami Soichiro (Support Role)
Yagami Soichiro
Support Role
7.8
1996 Ultraman Zearth
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Photojournalist Akuma Ogami / Voice of Alien Benzen (Support Role)
Photojournalist Akuma Ogami / Voice of Alien Benzen
Support Role
7.0
1984 Mahjong Hourouki
Japanese Movie, 1984,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1980 The Beast to Die
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Sanada (Support Role)
Sanada
Support Role
8.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Boukyaku no Sachiko
Japanese Special, 2018, 1 eps
Matsuoka Junji (Support Role)
1
Matsuoka Junji
Support Role
7.6
2017 Fuji Family 2017
Japanese Special, 2017, 1 eps
Tokuzou (Support Role)
1
Tokuzou
Support Role
7.5
2016 Oufuku Shokan
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Kameyama Ryuzo [detective] (Support Role)
1
Kameyama Ryuzo [detective]
Support Role
7.8
2013 Chicken Race
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Kamiya Tsukasa [Takeshi's father] (Support Role)
1
Kamiya Tsukasa [Takeshi's father]
Support Role
8.3
2011 Kaibutsu-kun Kanzen Shinsaku Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
the King (Support Role)
1
the King
Support Role
7.7
2010 Joker: Yurusarezaru Sousakan SP
Japanese Special, 2010, 1 eps
Izutsu Masaaki (Support Role)
1
Izutsu Masaaki
Support Role
6.8
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