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Ken Ogata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ken Ogata (緒形 拳 Ogata Ken, 20 July 1937-5 October 2008) was a Japanese actor. 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. 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). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Ogata, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​


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Born:
Jul 20, 1937 In Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the series Taikouki 1965-01-03
Latest Project:
Series Garden of the Wind 2008-10-09
Known For
Poster of Shingo's Ten Duels
Poster of The Wicked

Ken Ogata Movies Filmography

Series
Garden of the Wind
Teizo Shiratori 2008-10-09
Movie
Kitaro and the Millennium Curse
Nurarihyon 2008-07-09
Movie
Love and Honor
Magohachiro Kibe 2006-12-01
Movie
Granny Gabai
Tofu shop owner 2006-06-02
Movie
A Long Walk
Matsutaro Yasuda 2006-04-01
Movie
A Hardest Night!!
2005-10-22
Movie
The Samurai I Loved
Maki Sukezaemon 2005-10-01
Series
Ruri's Island
Yuzo Nakama 2005-04-16
Movie
The Hidden Blade
Chief Retainer Hori 2004-10-30
Movie
Last Quarter
2004-09-25
Movie
Izo
2004-08-21
Movie
The Man Who Wipes Mirrors
2003-09-03
Movie
Time Limit
2003-06-25
Movie
11'09''01 - September 11
Villager (Japan) 2002-09-04
Movie
Man Walking on Snow
Nobuo Honma 2001-01-01
Movie
Film Noir
Client 2000-11-04
Series
Mouri Motonari
1997-01-05
Movie
Gonin 2
Toyama Masamichi 1996-06-29
Movie
The Pillow Book
The Father 1996-05-12
Series
Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata
Unknown 1994-04-13
Movie
Succession
Daisaku Kadota 1992-08-29
Movie
My Soul Is Slashed
Shutaro Ishikawa 1991-06-01
Movie
Goodbye Mama
1991-04-20
Movie
Rainbow Kids
Inspector Daigoro Igari 1991-01-15
Movie
Shingo's Ten Duels
The narrator 1990-01-01
Movie
Zatoichi
1989-02-04
Movie
Shogun's Shadow
Igo Gyobu 1989-01-14
Movie
The Peacock King
Jikû Ajari 1988-12-10
Movie
A Chaos of Flowers
Kan Yosano 1988-10-01
Movie
優駿 ORACION
Senzo Wataumi 1988-07-23
Movie
Memories of You
1988-03-05
Movie
Zegen
Iheiji Muraoka 1987-06-02
Movie
House on Fire
Kazuo Katsura 1986-04-12
Movie
Tracked
Tokichi Sakane 1985-10-26
Movie
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Yukio Mishima (segment "November 25, 1970") 1985-05-15
Movie
Oar
Iwago Tomita 1985-01-15
Movie
Jugyo Sankan no Onna
Kyohei Tasaka 1984-04-28
Movie
Ana
Toru Mori 1984-03-13
Movie
The Catch
Fusajiro Kohama 1983-10-29
Movie
The Geisha
Katsuzo 1983-09-10
Movie
Okinawan Boys
1983-09-10
Movie
The Ballad of Narayama
Tatsuhei 1983-04-29
Movie
The Dropout
Seiji Ohtaki 1982-10-02
Series
Toge no Gunzo
Yoshio Oishi 1982-01-10
Movie
Edo Porn
Hokusai 1981-09-12
Movie
Samurai Reincarnation
Musashi Miyamoto 1981-06-06
Movie
Why Not?
Furukawa 1981-01-08
Movie
Shadow Warriors: Hattori Hanzo
Koga Shiro Samurai 1980-02-23
Movie
Virus
Prof. Tsuchiya 1980-06-26
Movie
The Wicked
1980-06-28
Movie
Vengeance Is Mine
Iwao Enokizu 1979-04-21
Movie
The Demon
Sokichi Takeshita 1978-10-07
Series
Ōgon no Hibi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1978-01-08
Movie
Mount Hakkoda
Corporal Murayama 1977-06-04
Movie
The Castle of Sand
Kenichi Miki 1974-10-19
Movie
The Last Samurai
Nakamura Hanjiro 1974-09-20
Movie
Professional Killers – Assignment by Night
Baian Fujieda 1974-02-16
Movie
Professional Killers – Assassin's Quarry
Baian Fujieda 1973-09-29
Movie
Lady with Seven Faces
Scholar 1969-06-21
Movie
Samurai Banners
1969-03-01
Movie
The House of Wooden Blocks
1968-10-30
Movie
The Sex Check
1968-06-01
Series
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Musashibo Benkei 1966-01-02
Series
Taikouki
Toyotomi no Hideyoshi 1965-01-03