Ogata Ken

Ken Ogata

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  • First Name: Ken
  • Family Name: Ogata
  • Native name: 緒形拳
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 20, 1937
  • Died: October 5, 2008

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Ken Ogata

Ogata Ken

  • Name: Ogata Ken
  • Native name: 緒形拳
  • Given name: Ogata Ken
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 20, 1937
  • Died: October 5, 2008
Ogata was born in Tokyo, Japan. Ogata is well known for his roles in Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Shohei Imamura's The Ballad of Narayama. He won the award for best actor at the 26th Blue Ribbon Awards for Okinawan Boys.[1]



In television, his starring role as Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 1965 NHK Taiga drama Taikōki catapulted him to fame. Ken went on to many prominent roles in subsequent programs. The following year, he portrayed Benkei in Minamoto no Yoshitsune. The network tapped him again for the role of Fujiwara no Sumitomo in the 1976 Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. He returned to playing Hideyoshi in the 1978 Ōgon no Hibi, and returned to the lead as Ōishi Kuranosuke in Tōge no Gunzō, the 1982 Chūshingura. Another featured appearance in a Taiga drama was in Taiheiki (1991, as Ashikaga Sadauji, father of Takauji).



Mr. Ogata died on October 5, 2008, just days after finishing his role in the production of the Fuji TV drama "Kaze no Garden" (Garden of the Winds), filmed in the rural Furano area of northern Japan. In his final role, Ogata, himself 71 years of age, played a doctor involved in the end-of-life care of elderly patients.



His sons Kanta and Naoto Ogata are actors. NHK selected Naoto for the starring role of Oda Nobunaga in the 1992 Taiga drama Nobunaga King of Zipangu; Kanta played Inaba Masakatsu in Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000).



Source: Wikipedia
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Kaze no Garden
Japanese Drama, 2008, 11 eps
Shiratori Reizo (Support Role)
11
Shiratori Reizo
Support Role
7.1
2007 Fuurin Kazan
Japanese Drama, 2007, 50 eps
Usami Sadamitsu (Support Role)
50
Usami Sadamitsu
Support Role
7.7
2005 Ruri no Shima
Japanese Drama, 2005, 10 eps
Nakama Yuzo (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.5
2004 Ningen no Shomei
Japanese Drama, 2004, 10 eps
Nasu Eizaburo (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.6
2003 Et Alors
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Tachiki Shigeo (Support Role)
11
Tachiki Shigeo
Support Role
0.0
2003 Blackjack ni Yoroshiku
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Dr. Hattori Osamu (Director of Seido Hospital) (Support Role)
11
Dr. Hattori Osamu (Director of Seido Hospital)
Support Role
7.1
1996 Mori Motonari
Japanese Drama, 1996, 49 eps
(Support Role)
49
Support Role
6.8
1992 Ai wa Doda
Japanese Drama, 1992, 11 eps
Shuichi (Main Role)
11
Shuichi
Main Role
6.0
1982 Toge no Gunzo
Japanese Drama, 1982, 50 eps
(Main Role)
50
Main Role
0.0
1979 Red Storm
Japanese Drama, 1979, 18 eps
Detective Yamane (Support Role)
18
Detective Yamane
Support Role
0.0
1978 Akujo ni Tsuite
Japanese Drama, 1978, 25 eps
Watase Yoshio (Support Role)
25
Watase Yoshio
Support Role
0.0
1978 Ogon no Hibi
Japanese Drama, 1978, 51 eps
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Support Role)
51
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Support Role
0.0
1977 Red Torrent
Japanese Drama, 1977, 26 eps
Tashiro Kiyoshi (Support Role)
26
Tashiro Kiyoshi
Support Role
0.0
1972 Hissatsu Shikakenin
Japanese Drama, 1972, 33 eps
Baian Fujieda (Main Role)
33
Main Role
0.0
1965 Taikouki
Japanese Drama, 1965, 52 eps
Toyotomi No Hideyoshi (Main Role)
52
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2008 Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Nurarihyon (Support Role)
Nurarihyon
Support Role
7.0
2006 A Long Walk
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Matsutaro Yasuda (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2006 Love and Honor
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Kibe Magohachiro (Support Role)
Kibe Magohachiro
Support Role
7.9
2006 Granny Gabai
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Tofu shop owner (Support Role)
Tofu shop owner
Support Role
7.8
2006 A Hardest Night!
Japanese Movie, 2006,
(Support Role)
Support Role
5.3
2005 The Samurai I Loved
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Maki Sukezaemon (Support Role)
Maki Sukezaemon
Support Role
6.7
2004 Last Quarter of the Moon
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Doujima (Support Role)
Doujima
Support Role
7.1
2004 The Man Who Wipes Mirrors
Japanese Movie, 2004,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2002 Man Walking on Snow
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Nobuo Honma (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2000 Film Noir
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Ichihara (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1991 My Soul is Slashed
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Ishikawa Shoutaro (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1991 Goodbye Mama
Japanese Movie, 1991,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1991 Rainbow Kids
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Main Role
8.8
1989 Company-Sponsored Funeral
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Heikichi Washio (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1989 Company Executives
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Washio Heikichi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1989 Zatoichi
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Ronin (Support Role)
Ronin
Support Role
7.7
1989 Shogun's Shadow
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Gyobu Iga (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
1988 Hana no Ran
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Yosano Kan (Support Role)
Yosano Kan
Support Role
7.0
1987 Zegen
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Muraoka Iheiji (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1986 House on Fire
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Dan Kazuo (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1985 Oar
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Tomita Iwago (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1983 The Geisha
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Katsuzo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1983 The Ballad of Narayama
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Tatsuhei (Main Role)
Tatsuhei
Main Role
8.1
1981 Edo Porn
Japanese Movie, 1981,
Hokusai (Support Role)
Hokusai
Support Role
0.0
1981 Samurai Reincarnation
Japanese Movie, 1981,
Yagyū Tajimanokami Munenori (Support Role)
Yagyū Tajimanokami Munenori
Support Role
7.0
1981 Isn't It Great?
Japanese Movie, 1981,
Furukawa Jouri (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1979 Vengeance is Mine
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Iwao Enokizu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1978 The Demon
Japanese Movie, 1978,
Sokichi Takeshita (Main Role)
Main Role
8.2
1974 The Castle of Sand
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Miki (Main Role)
Miki
Main Role
8.5
1969 The Song from My Heart
Japanese Movie, 1969,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Boshi
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Takayama Shunpei (Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2007 Ruri no Shima Hatsu Koi
Japanese Special, 2007, 1 eps
Nakama Yuzo (Main Role)
1
Nakama Yuzo
Main Role
7.1
2005 Naniwa Kinyudo 6
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1999 Dear Friend
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Satake Kiichi (Main Role)
1
Main Role
9.0
1998 Naniwa Kinyudo 3
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1996 Naniwa Kinyudo 2
Japanese Special, 1996, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1996 Naniwa Kinyudo 1
Japanese Special, 1996, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
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