Birth Place Matching "Yokohama, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Mongol
Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...
Actress | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. ...
3. Crystal Kay
Soundtrack | He's Just Not That Into You
Half African-American and Korean, Crystal Kay became one of the youngest RIAJ Certified pop-artists in Japan at the age of 13. With over 3 Platinum Albums and 6 Gold Albums, Crystal Kay is one of the most successful non-group J-pop artists in Japan. Crystal Kay is a Universal Music Artist with ...
Takehito Koyasu was born on May 5, 1965 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) and Initial D: Second Stage (1999).
5. Setsuko Hara
Actress | Banshun
Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ...
Actress | The Man in the High Castle
From Tokyo, Japan. Mayumi Yoshida is known for her role as Crown Princess (The Man in The High Castle) which got her a nomination for Best Emerging Actor at UBCP Awards. Her other recent acting credits include The Terror: Infamy (AMC) and The Good Doctor (ABC). She is also an award winning writer/...
Actress | Ringu
Nanako Matsushima has starred in leading roles in Japan for over 20 years. She began her career as a fashion model while still in her teens. By 1996, she played the heroine in NHK Japan's serial TV drama "Himawari", catapulting her to stardom. Since then she has played leading roles in numerous hit...
10. Kimiko Yo
Actress | Okuribito
Yo Kimiko was born in Yokohama, a city just south of Tokyo to a Japanese mother and Taiwanese father on the 12th of May 1956. Her cousin was actress Bunjaku Han. She became active in front of the camera in 1987 and has been a feature of Japanese television and cinema ever since. She had begun ...
11. Robert Eddison
Robert Eddison was born on June 10, 1908 in Yokohama, Japan as Robert Leadam Eddison. He was an actor, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Eustace Diamonds (1959) and The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986). He died on December 14, 1991 in London, England.
12. Ryo Kase
Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima
Ryo Kase was born on November 9, 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan.
Shortly after birth his family moved to Washington, United States, where he spent most of his childhood.
Kase began his acting career in 2000 and gained his first starring role in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's Antenna (2004). He then went on to work ...
Animation Department | Jûbê ninpûchô
Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman"...
20. Tôru Furuya
Actor | Papurika
Tôru Furuya was born on July 31, 1953 in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Paprika (2006), Sailor Moon (1992) and Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990). He has been married to Satomi Majima since March 1985. They have one child. He was previously married to Mami Koyama.
21. Rina Takeda
Actress | Iya monogatari: Oku no hito
Takeda Rina was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. She claims she decided to become an actress at age six. She has an older and younger brother. The younger brother is actor Takeda kazuma who has found roles in Rina's movies. She became interested in karate through her father Takeda Takeshi. ...
24. Mao Inoue
Actress | Hana yori dango
Encouraged by her mother to start and a fan letter after her first year in the business, Mao Inoue began her career as a child actress at age five and has not stopped since. Mao was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, just west of Tokyo, in 1987. She gained national Japanese attention on Kids War from 1999...
33. Antonio Inoki
Actor | Acacia
Japan's Antonio Inoki is a "living" legend in Asia. The greatest wrestler ever to step in the ring in Asia, he just may be the greatest wrestler of all times. One of the first great wrestlers to compete in "real" fights. Inoki has some of the most impressive fight stats in mat history. His ...
37. Hibari Misora
Actress | Sen-hime to Hideyori
Hibari Misora was born on May 29, 1937 in Yokohama, Japan as Kazue Kato. She was an actress, known for Lady Sen and Hideyori (1962), So Young, So Bright (1955) and Tsukigata Hanpeita (1952). She was married to Akira Kobayashi. She died on June 24, 1989.
46. Toshirô Mayuzumi
Composer | Hikô shôjo
One of the most acclaimed composers of the Japanese cinema, Toshirô Mayuzumi was born in Yokohama. He studied composition, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, piano and conducting at the Tokyo University of Art and Music, graduating cum laude in 1951. The following year he received a scholarship ...
49. Kôichi Ôse
Actor | Gekkô kamen
Ose Koichi was born 27th October 1937 in Yokohama. His real name is Ose Kazunari. He graduated from Keio University School of Foreign Languages. In 1952 he entered the Daiei film company (they made Rashomon among other films) and appeared in a number of films. In 1958 he starred in the TV series ...
50. John Wooldridge
Music Department | Appointment in London
The composer John Wooldridge, was a pupil of Sibelius and a contemporary and friend of William Walton. He spent the war in Bomber Command. His promising career ended in a fatal car accident at the age of 47 in 1958. He was married to the actress Margaretta Scott from 1948 and was the father of the ...