Photographer:Takenori Okuwaki

Yosuke Kubozuka:Actor, Model, Singer

Birth:7th May 1979
Birthplace:Kanagawa, Japan

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In 1995 the age of 16, Yosuke Kubozuka started his career as an actor in Japan.  He made his debut on a famed crime detective drama series titled, “The Kindaichi Case Files.”  In 2000, he became widely recognized for his unique acting when he starred in the film, “Ikebukuro West Gate Park.”

In 2001, he won the Best New Actor Award and the Best Actor Award at the 25th Japan Academy Prize for his performance in “Go”. He is the youngest recipient of the Best Actor Award ever in its history.

He has been very proactive in appearing in both Japanese and overseas films.  He featured and played majour roles in the films titled “PING PONG”, “KYOKI NO SAKURA”, “LAUNDRY”, “MONSTERS CLUB”, “HELTER SKELTER”, “THE EXTREME SUKIYAKI”, “1/3”, “TOKYO TRIBE” and “Z ISLAND.”  And, more to come soon.

In 2017, he was cast as Kichijiro, a key character who gave a powerful performance in the film, “Silence” directed by Martin Scorsese and made his first appearance in Hollywood.
He is now expecting to work with Elizabeth Banks in the film, “Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade” and will continue to explore further opportunities overseas.

Currently, he is filming ambitious bilingual drama “Giri/Haji,” by Netflix London.
The eight-part thriller, whose title translates as “Duty/Shame,” will make its world premiere on BBC Two in 2019, with Netflix streaming the series globally outside of the U.K.

He has also attracted a great deal of attention in the Asian fashion industry, appearing on the covers of various fashion magazines in and out of Japan since he had started his career as a model in 1995.
In 2017, he was appointed as a model by Adidas Shanghai.
In the beginning of 2018, by collaboration with a Japanese fashion magazine, he was invited as a guest to DIOR’s Paris Collection.

He is also famed for his theatrical performances. In 2010, he made his theatrical debut by playing a lonely terrorist on the stage, “BLOOD IS ASLEEP WHILE STANDING” directed by most wanted Japanese stage director, Yukio Ninagawa.
Since then he has been cast in Ninagawa’s works over times such as “Blood WEDDING” and “CYMBELINE.”  In 2012, for the first time he appeared as Iachimo on the London’s Barbican stage for Shakespeare’s “CYMBELINE”.  In 2015, he starred in the play “THE TEACHING OF KAIJU” directed by Toshiaki Toyoda.  He then reprised his role in 2016.

In the spring of 2018, he had a came back to NHK as a narrator for an ETV documentary called ‘Reborn ~ Drawing the Evolution~’ after 17 years.

Yosuke has also been pursuing his career as a reggae singer by the name “Manji Line” since 2006.  He has been vigorously involved with music activities, performing over 100 concerts a year.
He released his first greatest hits album in 2015 and his sixth album of original songs was released in 2017.
The Manji Line tour in China in the spring of 2018 was a great success.

This year, he has also started his solo talk show “Nonbendarari. ”

His writing activities extends from poems to essays, travel stories, etc.
And, in June of 2018, he published “Kodona no Kotoba” for the first time in 3 years.

His most recent works include an appointment as the ambassador for “BULK HOMME”


役名 監督
2021 全員切腹 豊田利晃監督
2021 ファーストラヴ 真壁我聞役 堤幸彦監督
2020 みをつくし料理帖 小松原(小野寺数馬)役 角川春樹監督
2020 破壊の日 春秋徹役 豊田利晃監督
2020 PLANETIST ※ドキュメンタリー 豊田利晃監督
2019 最初の晩餐 東シュン役 常盤司郎監督
2017 アリーキャット マル(朝秀晃)役 榊英雄監督
2017 Silence -沈黙- キチジロー役 マーティン・スコセッシ監督
2015 Zアイランド 白川役 品川ヒロシ監督
2014 風邪〈ふうじゃ〉 日村紀久生役 橋本以蔵監督
2014 TOKYO TRIBE ンコイ役 園子温監督
2014 サンブンノイチ 破魔翔役 品川ヒロシ監督
2014 愛の渦 店員役 三浦大輔監督
2013 ジ、エクストリーム、スキヤキ 大川大輔役 前田司郎監督
2012 ヘルタースケルター 南部貴男役 蜷川実花監督
2012 Monsters Club 垣内ユキ役 豊田利晃監督
2012 ヒミズ テル彦役 園子温監督
2011 UGLY カズヤ役 柿本ケンサク監督
2011 源氏物語 千年の謎 安倍清明役 鶴橋康夫監督
2010 東京島 ワタナベ役 篠崎誠監督
2010 行きずりの街 中込安弘役 阪本順治監督
2009 パンドラの匣 つくし役 冨永昌敬監督
2008 まぼろしの邪馬台国 佐々木一馬役 堤幸彦監督
2008 ICHI 2代目「寅次」役 曽利文彦監督
2007 パラダイス・ナウ ハーレド(日本語吹替での出演)役 ハニ・アブ・アサド監督
2007 俺は、君のためにこそ死ににいく 坂東勝次少尉役 新城卓監督
2006 台湾映画「松鼠自殺事件-amour-LEGEND-」 大島役 呉米森監督
2005 同じ月をみている 熊川鉄矢役 深作健太監督
2005 鳶がクルリと 美容師役 薗田賢次監督
2003 魔界転生 天草四朗時貞役 平山秀幸監督
2002 刑務所の中 浜村(特別出演)役 崔洋一監督
2002 凶気の桜 山口進役 薗田賢次監督
2002 ピンポン ペコ(星野裕)役 曽利文彦監督
2002 Laundry(ランドリー) テル役 森淳一監督
2001 GO


杉原役 行定勲監督
2001 溺れる魚 秋吉宗貴役 堤幸彦監督
2000 富江replay 佐藤文仁役 光石冨士朗監督
1998 卓球温泉 藤木篤役 山川元監督
1996 MIDORI 小林みのる役 廣木隆一監督


   as directed by
   役名 演出
2016 THE TEACHING OF KAIJU(reprised ) Tensaku Toshiaki Toyoda
2013 iSAMU Isamu Noguchi Amon Miyamoto
2015 THE TEACHING OF KAIJU Tensaku Toshiaki Toyoda
2012 CYMBELINE Iachimo Yukio Ninagawa
2011 Blood Wedding Kitanoani Yukio Ninagawa
2010 BLOOD IS ASLEEP WHILE STANDING Haio Saegusa Yukio Ninagawa
2013 iSAMU イサムノグチ役 宮本亜門演出


2020 Mr. Alex 2120 ASKR Directed by:Yukihiko Tsutsumi/Amazon Audible
2020 ANIME “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” *episode12 as guest client T-X,TOKYO MX etc、Amazon Prime Video


2019 Giri/Haji Yuto Mori BBC×Netflix London
2002 Kaidan Hyaku Monogatari Shokichi (Wolf Man) CX
2002 Ashita Fuku Kaze Shigeru Sasamoto BS-i
2002 Private detective “Hama Maiku” -HANA- Akio Kitamura NTV
2002 Long Love letter -Hyoryu Kyoshitsu- Akio Asami CX
2001 NO1 Ryunosuke Araki TBS
2001(filmed in 1998) Kesatsu Shocho -Ukabanai Shitai No Nazo- Kazuhiro Matsuki ANB
2001 Strawberry On The Shortcake Tetsuya Saeki TBS
2000 Mou Ichido Kisu Ayumu Saegusa NHK
2000 Saraba Tengoku Ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Satoru Yuki TBS
2000 Digital Creators ’01 Chikyu Daibakuha (story E “Eternal Life) Alien Aria BS-i
2000 Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi -Mou Hitori No Watashi- Atsushi Sugiyama CX
2000 IWGP King (Takashi Ando) TBS
2000 Omiai Kekkon Jyunichi Ohata CX
2000 Soshite Tomodachi Takashi Nishimori ANB
2000 A・Un Kenichiro Tsujimoto TBS
1999 Shonen “H” Keizaburo Hanafusa CX
1999 Drama Special “Tengokuni Ichiban Chikai Otoko” Satoru Yuki TBS
1999 Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi -Natsu No Houmonsha- Kenji Morii CX
1999 Dorama Special “Meguriai” Kesuke Nakamaru CX
1999 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki 9 Masao Hiragi ANB
1999 Drama Special “GTO” Yoshito Kikuchi CX
1999 Rip Stick Hiroki Makimura CX
1999 Akakabu Kenji Funtoki 8 Masao hiiragi ANB
1999 Tengoku Ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Satoru Yuki TBS
1998 Hashire Komuin episode2 Hayato Onoda CX
1998 Mujin Reikyusha Shoichi Yasunaga ANB
1998 Nacchan episode2 Onodera EX
1998 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki7 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1998 GTO Yoshito Kikuchi CX
1998 Bishojyo H episode7 Toru Kawashima CX
1998 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki6 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1998 ATHENA Hiroki Osawa TX
1997 Machi Kenji Kawabe CX
1997 Ai To Shi No Satujin Kairyu Hiroo Kataoka ANB
1997 Keisatsu Shocho Kazuhiro Matsuki ANB
1997 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki5 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1997 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki4 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1996 Kaga Hyakumangoku Satsujin Jiken Kosuke Sakamoto NTB
1996 Keiji Ou Episode12 Yuji Ando TX
1996 HEN Vol.2 Ryuichi Kobayashi EX
1996 Wakabanokoro Noboru Toda TBS
1995 Kindaichi Shonen No Jikenbo Mitsuru Fukamachi NTV
1998 GTO 菊池善人役 CX
1998 ATHENA 大沢ヒロキ役 TX


2019 Indeed
2019 Indeed
2015 Crush of Kings
2009 Suntory “GATORADE”
2009 SONY “Play Station 3”
2003 Otsuka Pharmaceutical ”CalorieMate”
2002 NTT DoCoMo Kansai
2002 LIFE
2002 Nestle “N-taste code”
2002 JAL campaign “SKI Hokkaido 2002”
2001 JAL campaign “Active Hokkaido 2001”
2001 SEED
2001 グリコ「ムースカプリコ」glico “Mousse Caplico”
2001 glico “Kiss Mint”
2001 IMAGE
2000 Kaou “Men’s Biore”
2000 Coca-Cola Japan
1998 Tirol Chocolate
1997 Hebel Haus
1997 Recruit”From”A
1996 Nichirei
2001 SEED


2017 Izumi Sakaki Lost and Found
2001 Mr. Children KIMI GA SUKI



1998 Shonan Butouha Koukouden -Shinsouban Tanjyou Hen- as Jun Gouda KSS
1997 Bourei Gakkyu -Shoujyo No Senritsu- as Shingo Kawai Taiei
1997 Shonan Butouha Koukouden as Jun Gouda KSS
1996 “Hajimari Ha Itsumo Toshokan” ※educational movie as Riki Iwasaki Kinokuniya Books


2020 Photo Exhibition “TOKYO” By Mika NInagawa


Venue: Shibuya PARCO Musium
2019 BURBERRY Ginza Opening party Venue:BURBERRY Ginza
2019 Invited party of “Clash de Cartier” Venue : Paris/Tokyo
2019 Photo Exhibition “Yuzo Otsuka” Venue : Nagasaki Museum
2018 “Dior 2019 Pre-Fall Men’s Collection” Invited as a guest Venue : Tokyo Telecom Center bilding
2018 “TOKYO SOUNDSCAPE by cowcamo” Creator Venue : Meguro CLASKA
2016 Photo Exhibition “IN MY ROOM” By Mika NInagawa Venu : Shibuya PARUCO Musiam
2014 Video for guests at Yoshinoyama “Seimei To Yami Ni Ukabu Zaou Gongen” Directed by Kusui
2014 ALS ice bucket challenge
2013 Photo Exhibition “Gekkan Men” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Tokyo TABLOID GALLERY, Osaka Tennoji MIO
2013 Photo Exhibition “LUCKY STAR NINAGAWA MEN&WOMEN” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Omotesando Hills
2012 Alfa Romeo “MiTO INNOVATIVE FASHION DRIVE” Photo Exhibition Venue : CosTUME NATIONAL Aoyama Complex
2013 Photo Exhibition “SUPER LOVE” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando GYRE
2013 Photo Exhibition “SUPER BARNEYS PHOTO EXHIBITION” by Leslie Kee Venue : BARNEYS NEW YORK
2012 Photo Exhibition “HELTER SKELTER” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Shibuya PARCO Musium
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-class Presents Ricky@Fifty,A Ricky Powell Retrospective, From Greenwich Village to the Land of The Rising Sun… Mercedes-Benz Connection Venue : Mercedes-Benz Connection Roppongi
2012 “The HOPE Exhibition by Leslie Kee” Venue : Omotesando Hills
2011 Daido Moriyama and Mika ninagawa Photo Exhibition Venue : Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
2011 “TENKI 311 THE DAY -a message-“
2010 Photo Exhibition “SUPER TOKYO” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando Hills
2006 Photo Exhibition “SUPER STARS” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando Hills
2006 “Yosuke Kubozuka×new balance×mita sneakers”
2006 Game “Machi~Unmei No Kousaten” ※for PSP
2001 Densetsu No Wanijeiku Derected by Isshin Inudo
1999 Hiromichi Nakano “1999-2000 Tokyo Collection A/W” Venue : EBIS303
1998 Game “Machi~Unmei No Kousaten”
2012 「The HOPE Exhibition by Leslie Kee」 会場:表参道ヒルズ 本館吹抜け大階段
2011 「TENKI 311 THE DAY -a message-」


2018 Kodona no Kotoba NORTH VILLAGE
2012 【CD】Seija No Koshin : Genso Gikyoku Kaihogun Yori Shiki No Aru Rakuen AMATORECORDZ reading aloud
2012 Hounyou NORTH VILLAGE
2011 【photo album】”GEKKAN MEN SPECIAL YOSUKE KUBOZUKA NOWHERE” PONY CANYON Photographer:Mika Ninagawa
2010 Lyrics&photos ”Yosuke Kubozuka / 卍LINE~TIME WAVE~” Inforest
2009 Gekkan Watanabe Naoko(Shincho mook) Shinchosha Photographer:Yosuke Kubozuka
2008 Oficial visual book “ICHI” Koudansha
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Shogakukan
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Gakken plus
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Pia
2004 Chikyu Ishin Meisou shuppan
2003 Nagare Koudansha+α Bunko
2003 Message book “PIECES OF PEACE” Koudansha
2003 Official book “MAKAI TENSEI” Takarajimasha
2002 Cinema book “KYOUKI NO SAKURA” Shinchosha
2002 Ping Pong visual chinebook Shogakukan
2001 Seija No Koshin : Genso Gikyoku Kaihogun Yori Shiki No Aru Rakuen Pia
2000 Message book “20” Koshinsha


2019 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “Blind Spotting” Kagurazaka as talk guest
2018 Talk event for commemorate the exhibition “OCCUL” Shibuya GALLERY X
2018 Nonbendarari Mt.RAINIERHALL SHIBUYA Solo talk show
2018 OyaG Talk Live! Gallery Roppongi
2017 Seminar “Yokosuka Youkakai” 横須賀セントラルホテルYokosuka central Hotel Talk show
2017 Talk event for commemorate the photo alubm release”TRANSLATOR” Aoyama Book center
2014 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “The Harder They Come” Place: Cinem@rt Shinsaibashi
2012 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “Marley”
2011 26th Heike Monogatari no yuube 京都府立府民ホール ALTI Act:Mokke no Sata
2010 Tabimatsuri 2010 Odaiba Talk Event
2008 Sakura AID charity concert Kinpusen temple Recitation
2007 Magical night of Švankmajer Dining Bar 「TRINITY」 Talk show
2007 Hisao Nakazato Celebration for publication of book and having a press conference Gakushikaikan Gave a speech as a guest
2007 Tribute of Miyuki Nakajima “Ikite Oyoge Namidaha Ushiro De Nagase” Osaka Festival Hall Recitation
2006 Yokohama Reggae Festival 2006 横浜スタジアムYokohama studium Video message
2006 Shison Yokosuka city culture hall Poem:Yosuke Kubozuka, Dance:GORI, Pinano:MAKO, Art:TSUYOSHI
2004 Environmental Event “Earth Day Tokyo 2004” Yoyogi Park Music Live(Yosuke Kubozuka a.k.a.Kuusui)
2004 Environmental Event “Earth Day Tokyo 2004” Meiji Shrine Talk Show
2003 YOKOSUKA SOUND GATE Yokosuka Shin port Charity Event


2018 Reborn ~ Drawing the Evolution~ NHK ※As a narrator
2005 Kubozuka Yousuke/ Journey of Native American TBS ※Documentary
2004 Kokuhaku/Kubozukayousuke TBS ※Documentary
2003 Chikyu Ishin ~PIECES OF PEACE~ CX ※Documentary
2002 Yosuke Kubozuka/The challenge of the 23-year-old ANB ※Documentary
2002 Waratte Iitomo CX ※Talk show
2001 Top Runner NHK ※Talk show
2001 Shitateya Koujyou CX
2001 Jyonetsu Tairiku TBS ※Documentary
2000 Hanamaru Market TBS ※Talk show
2000 Waratte Iitomo CX ※Talk show
1999 Sekai Ururun Taizaiki TBS ※Documentary(Visiting Italy to know about "Borsalino")


2020 29th Japan Movie Critics Award Supporting Actor Award SaishonoBansan
2020 34th Takasaki Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Award SaishonoBansan
2017 10th Parenting Award Father department
2001 25th Awards of the Japanese Academy

※The youngest recipient ever in its history.

Best Actor Award GO
2001 25th Awards of the Japanese Academy Newcomer of the Year GO
2001 75th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Award OBORERU SAKANA
2001 75th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Award / Best New Actor GO
2001 23rd Yokohama Film Festival Best Actor Award GO
2001 26th Hochi Film Awards Best Actor Award GO
2001 16th Takasaki Film Festival Best Actor Award GO
2001 11st Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Actor Award GO
2001 11st Japan Movie Critics Award Best Actor Award GO
2001 56th Mainichi Film Concours Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award GO
2001 14th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award GO
2001 39th Golden Arrow Award Film Award GO
2001 Élan d’or Award Best New Actor Award
1999 37th Galaxy Awards Encouragement Award Shonen "H"


2020 「WATASHI JAPAN」(Japanese glass brand)
2020 「Ima Wo Yokusuru TV」(YoTube)
2019 「HATCH」(EC site)Serector