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Tetsuya Bessho

Tetsuya Bessho

Data

Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Height 186cm (6’2”)
Weight 78kg (172lbs.)
B:99cm, W:81cm, H:98cm, Shoes:27cm
Place of Birth Shizuoka, Japan.
Special Skills Bilingual Japanese/English, Piano, Singing, Volleyball
Education B. A. Law Department , Keio University, Tokyo
Training Hedy Sontag / Lee Atrasberg Theater Institute Los Angeles
Yoko Narahashi / The Neighborhood Playhouse Workshop Tokyo

Profile

Tetsuya Bessho debuted in Hollywood in 1990 with the US-Japan joint film "Solar Crisis." In recent years, he has performed in stage productions of "Les Miserables," "Nine the Musical," and "Urinetown." In 2010, he received the Iwatani Tokiko Award Encouragement Prize from the Iwatani Tokiko Foundation. He founded Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in 1999, which he remains the president of, and received an award from the chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has also assumed the position of "Visit Japan Ambassador," part of the Japan Tourism Agency initiative, and is a member of the expert panel to strengthen content at the Cabinet Secretariat’ s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Goodwill Ambassador to the Qatar Friendship Fund, City of Yokohama Committee Member, and EIRN(film classification and rating committee)commission of councilor.

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Actual results

THEATER

2017.6 – 9 "DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL"
2016.10 / 12 "LOVE LETTERS" as ANDY (Leading actor)
2016.7 – 8 "South Pacific"
2015.7 – 8 "South Pacific"
2015.4 – 5 "Sherlock Holmes2 -Bloody Game-"
2015.1 "SAMURAI 7" as Kanbei
2014.6 "CARMEN"
2013.12 "On The Stage CRANK☆IN" as Orio Wakamura
2013.8 "GEKIDO" as Naniwa Kawashima
2013.3 "HOTEL MAJESTIC” as Ryuji Ohkouchi
2012.12 "LAST DANCE" as KOTARO MAKI
2012.5 Recita Calda "YOSHITSUNE" (Narrator / actor)
2011.10 "URINE TOWN" as ROCK STOCK
2011.4 – 6 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2011.5 "A Moment to Remember" as KOSUKE
2010.10 – 11 "WONDERFUL TOWN" as BAKER
2009.10 – 11 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2009.9 – 10 "COAST OF UTOPIA" as IVAN TURGENEV
2009.7 – 8 "OPERA de MALANDRO" as MAX (Leading actor)
2009.3 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2008.7 – 10 "MISS SAIGON" as ENGINEER (Leading actor)
2007.11 – 12 "THEWOMAN inWHITE" asWALTER HARTRIGHT (Leading actor)
2006.7 – 9 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2006.1 – 4 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2005.12 "MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET~Here’s Love~" as FRED GARRY (Leading actor)
2005.5 "nine THE MUSICAL" as GUIDO (Leading actor)
2005.3 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2004.12 "MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET~Here’s Love~" as FRED GARRY (Leading actor)
2004.8 "MISS SAIGON" as ENGINEER (Leading actor)
2004.2 "THE MUSICAL URINE TOWN" as BOBBY STRONG (Leading actor)
2003.7 "LES MISERABLES" as JEAN VALJEAN (Leading actor)
2002.7 "WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…." as HARRY (Leading actor)
2000.7 "HEAVEN CANWAIT" as JOE (Leading actor)
1998.12 "A FEW GOOD MEN" as Leading actor
1997.4 Rock musical "HAIR ’97" as Leading actor
1991.10 "LOVE LETTERS" as ANDY (Leading actor)
1991.2 "GANKUTSU-OH" as A・DUMA&ALBER (Dual role)
1989.2 "HEN-HO-CHOCHO / SANJUSOUKYOKU" as Leading actor
1988.8 "GARASU NO KAMEN" as SAKURAKOJI
1988.6 Musical "STAR SHINE" as Leading actor
1988.3 Musical "BIG RIVER"
1987.8 Musical "FANTASTICS" as Leading actor

MOVIE

INTERNATIONAL

2011.5 ANIMATION "TATSUMI" voice of 6 works (Directed by Eric Khoo)
1990.7 "SOLAR CRISIS " as KEN MINAMI (Directed by Richard C. Sarafian)

JAPAN

2015.8 "HImawari no Oka" as Shota(Directed by Fumitaka Ota)
2015.11 "Lies" as Tetsuya (Directed by Naomi Kawase)
2013.3 "X DAY" as Hironari Tobari (Directed by Hajime Hashimoto)
2012.10 "TSUNAGU" as Ryousuke Shibuya (Directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa)
2011.10 "OUR AFTER SCHOOL" as SYUJIRO FURUKAWA
2010.10 ANIMATION "YOU ARE UMASOU" as BAKU(voice) (Directed by Masaya Fujimori)
2008 "waiting for the Sun" (Directed by Yoko Narahashi)
2005.12 "ULTRAMAN" as SHUNICHI MAKI (Directed by Kazuya Konaka)
2003.2 "13 STEPS" as NAKAMORI (Directed by Masahiko Nagasawa)
2000.11 "EKIDEN" as KOUWADA (Directed by Masaki Hamamoto)
1999.8 "MESSENGERS" as HIROSHI OKANO (Directed by Yasuo Baba)
1999. "THE KILLERS FROM PARAISO" as HIROSE (Directed by Kurokawa Hiroyuki)
1997.2 "PARASITE EVE" as TAKASHI TOSHIZUMI (Directed by Masayuki Ochiai)
1996.11 "THE PRESIDENT’S CHRISTMAS TREE" as HARUKI YAMASHITA (Directed by Kazuyoshi Okuyama)
1995.11 "THE SHORTEST LETTER OF JAPAN FOR MOTHER" as SAKATA (Directed by Shinichiro Sawai)
1995.6 "WINDS OF GOD" as Captain OHTA (Directed by Yoko Narahashi)
1995.2 "TOKI NO KAGAYAKI" as Dr.OHSHIMA (Directed by Yuzo Asahara)
1994.6 "RAMPO" (Directed by Kazuyoshi Okuyama)
1992.12 "GODZILLA vs. MOTHRA" as TAKUYA FUJITO (Directed by Takao Ookawara)
1992.4 "GO HIME(Princess Go)" as TSUNETOSHI MAEDA (Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara)
1992. Awarded Best New Actor of the year in THE ACADEMY AWARD OF JAPAN
1991.9 "SHIN DOUSEI JIDAI" as KEN KITAYAMA (Directed by Hidekazu Takahara)
1991.8 "NAMI NO KAZU DAKE DAKISHIMETE" as YOSHIOKA (Directed by Yasuo Baba)

TV DRAMA

INTERNATIONAL

1990.6 NHK "GALACTIC ODYSSEY" (main cast)

JAPAN

2015.3 NHK-BS"461-ko no Arigato"
2014.4 NHK Historical Drama “Strategist Kanbe" as Shikanosuke Yamanaka
2014.3 NTV "Asu Mama ga Inai"
2013.12 TX "Skate-Gutsu no Yakusoku”
2013.11 EX "Doctor X"
2012.10 CX "TOKYO AIRPORT" as HIMURO
2012.2 TBS "Stepfather Step"
2011.3 EX "Bartender"
2011.4 – 6 CS FUJI-TV-NEXT "TOKYO CONTROL" as HIMURO
2009.4 – 5 TBS "GOD HAND TERU" as SYUICHI KITAMI
2007.6 NTV "UTSU eno FUKUSHU " as KENJI AOKI
2006.5 TX "TUYOKI ARI" as YOSHIO SAEKI
2005.10 – 06. 4 NHK" KAZE NO HARUKA" as KENJI AOKI
2004.7 – 04. 9 TBS"RUNWAY" as NAOMI GUNJI
2002.9 NTV"YODO-GO HIJACKING CASE" as EZAKI
2002.2 – 02. 3 NHK "SEIZON" as NAKAMURA
2001.9 CX "NEWS CASTER SAWAKI MASAKO4/ KYOTO-KAGA SATSUJIN JIKEN" as OKI
2001.9 ANB "KIMI NARA DEKIRU" as trainer MIYAMA
2000.11 CX "NEWS CASTER SAWAKI MASAKO3/ KYOTO-KOHCHI SATSUJIN JIKEN" as OKI
1999.10 – 99. 12 NTV "PEACH NA KANKEI" as IMAOKA (regular cast)
1999.10 – 99. 12 ANB "AOI TORI SHOUKOUGUN" as SAWAI TORU (regular cast)
1999.10 CX "NEWS CASTER SAWAKI MASAKO2/ KYOTO-HAKATA SATSUJIN JIKEN" as OKI
1999.6 – 99. 7 NHK "SUTEKI NI RIVAL" as YUKI SAKAKIBARA (regular cast)
1999.4 – 99. 6 TBS "MAJO NO JOUKEN" as HIROSHI KITAI (regular cast)
1998.11 CX "NEWS CASTER SAWAKI MASAKO1/ KYOTO-IZUMO SATSUJIN JIKEN" as OKI
1997.7 – 97. 9 NTV "DESSAN" as KEIICHI SAKURAI (regular cast)
1996.4 – 96. 6 NTV "RYOMA NI OMAKASE" as JUTARO CHIBA (regular cast)
1996.3 TX "KEIZAI DRAMA SPECIAL / MASS MERGER" as KENTARO YOSHIMURA
1996.2 ANB "YUKIMATSURI SPECIAL / YAKUSOKU NO MACHI, SAPPORO" as MIKIYA (main cast)
1995.1 – 95. 3 TBS "YURERU OMOI" as JUNICHI YOKOZAWA (regular cast)
1995.1 – 95. 2 NHK "KONOYUBI TOMARE" as SHUN OKITA (regular cast)
1994.8 – 94. 9 CX "FUKUI SANCHI NO ISANSOUZOKU" as JUN FUKUI (regular cast)
1994.7 CX "ONNA KYOSHI SAWAKI KEIKO 2"
1994.6 NTV "ZOUKA" as IIDA SATOSHI
1994.6 TBS "KIMI NI TSUTAETAI  AITAKUTE  " as MAMORU SHIRAKAWA
1994.4 NHK "HININ" as a lawyer TOMITA
1994.3 NTV "KODOKU NO UTAGOE" as HIDEKI AKAMATSU
1994.1 ANB "KAZOKU NETWORK" as SASAOKA
1994.1 ANB "KAZOKU NETWORK" as SASAOKA
1994.1 CX "ABE YUMIKO NO TANJOUBI" as FURUTANI (main cast)
1993.10 – 93. 12 NTV "DOUSOUKAI " as KAZUNARI KATSURO
1993.8 TBS "Drama box / RUIOKU"
1993.8 TBS "BUS GUIDE AIKO / KOREGA SAIGO NO KOI" as KAZUHIKO
1993.8 NHK Japan-Australia Collaboration "HIMITSU SHIREI SENTAURI OUGON GACHOU NO DAIDASSOU"
1993.7 CX "ONNA KYOSHI / SAWAKI KEIKO" as RYO SHIMAMURA
1993.7 CX "YUJIRO ISHIHARAMONOGATARI" as SHINTARO ISHIHARA
1993.7 CX "if MOSHIMO….. OSAKINI DOUZO" as TATSUYA MIZUNO (main cast)
1993.5 – 93.6 ANB "SERIES KEKKON HAKUSHO/ ANATADENAKEREBA" KEI MIZUSHIMA (regular cast)
1993.4 – 93.5 NHK "TOKYO—KUNITORI MONOGATARI" as KENTARO TAKAHASHI (regular cast)
1993.3 NTV "LOVE STORY HAOWARANAI" as SHINNOSUKE HAYAKAWA
1993.1 – 93.3 CX "ANOHI NI KAERITAI" as KOSAKU TAKAMURA (regular cast)
1993.1 CX "NINGEN NO SHOMEI" as YOKOWATARI
1992.10 – 92.12 TBS "MOKUYOUBI NO SHOKUTAKU" as KANAME URUSHIBARA (regular cast)
1992.8 CX "YO NIMO KIMYONAMONOGATARI / REVENGE OF RIGHT HAND" (main cast)
1992.4 – 92.9 ANB "MANATSU NO KEIJI" as TARO KINOMOTO (regular cast)
1992.4 – 92.5 TX "KOI WA TSUBASA NI NOTTE" as MASAHIKO KUSAKA (regular cast)
1992.3 CX "OHISASHIBURINE" as MIZUTANI
1992.1 – 92.3 NTV "・・・HITIRI DE IINO" as TARO HOSHINO (regular cast)
1992.1 – 92.3 TBS "OTONA NO SENTAKU" as KOJI KASAI (regular cast)
1992.1 CX "KISETSU HAZURE NO KAIGAN MONOGATARI" as SHINODA
1991.12 TX "EIGA MITAINA KOI SHITAI /GOD FATHER"
1991.12 TBS "KOKORO" asWATASHI
1991.12 CX "SHOWA16NEN NO HAISEN" as GORO MORI
1991.10 TBS "Yuming Drama Books / YASASHISA NI TSUTSUMARETANARA" as JUNICHI
1991.10 TBS "Yuming Drama Books / MYSTERY OF LADY" as KAZUYA
1991.10 CX "LOVE / ANATAWOWASURENAI" as KEISUKE
1991.9 – 91.11 NHK "CHIKAMATSU SEISHUN NIKKI" as TOSHINOBU OKAMOTO (regular cast)
1991.4 CX "YO NIMO KIMYONAMONOGATARI / BLACK MAGIC"
1991.3 CX "LOVE STORYWA TOTSUZENNI / SUTEKINA BOY MEETS GIRL"
1991.3 TX "EIGA MITAINA KOI SHITAI / NEMURENU YORUNI"
1991.1 NHK " KURANOUSKE OHISHI" as SINNOSUKE
1990.10 – 90.12 TBS "OTOKO NI TSUITE" as RYOHEI KISAKI (regular cast)

RADIO

2015.11- FM Osaka "LIFETIME HOTEL" Main Personality
2009.4 – J-WAVE"J-WAVE TOKYO MORNING RADIO" Main Personality
2006.10 – J-WAVE"J-WAVE GOOD MORNING TOKYO" Main Personality
2005.5 –
2015.10
FM Osaka"The DREAM MAGIC" Main Personality
2003.10 – J-WAVE"TOKYO CONCIERGE" Main Personality

TV

2015.6- YTV "Wake Up! Plus" Commentator
2014.8.12 CX "Shin Hodo 2001" Commentator
2014.4 –
2015.3
BS FUJI "Harajuku Book Cafe" Navigator
2013.6 – 9 CX "Ageru-TV" Commentator
2012.4 BS-JAPAN" NIKKEI × BS LIVE 7PM" MC
2012.1 – 3 BS-TBS"SHORT STORIES" Short Film Presenter
2010.6 – 2011.3 NHK"THE STAR" Main Personality
2008.4 – 2008.12 TVK "SHORTSHORTS TV" Main Personality
2007.4 – BS-i "KARADA no MIKATA" Main Personality
2006.10 – 07.3 TX "ORDER MANIA" Main Personality
2006.1 – 06.5 MXTV "NOURIYOKU KAKUMEI" Main Personality
2006.1 – J-COM "J-COM NAVI" Main Personality
2004.10 – 05.3 SKY PERFECT TV"LOVE RECORDS" Main Personality
2004.8 TX" ATHENS OLYMPIC" Main Caster
2004.4 TX"Joshitsu Kukan" Main Personality
2003.4- CTV"PIATTO" Main Personality
2002.10 TX"RUBICON" Main Personality
2002.2 TX"SALTLAKE OLYMPIC" Main Caster
2000.12 – 02.3 BS-FUJI"Odaiba Trend Kabushiki Shijo" Main Personality
1998.10 – 2003.3 NTV"CLUB☆T" Main Personality

MUSIC

2014 CD-Album "On The Stage"
2013 CD "Voice of Dreams"
2010 CD "Niji no Arch"
2008 CD "Share"

EVENT

2012.9- "Screen Music no Utage"
2007 – "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA" Founder
2005. 3 – 9 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL EXPO 2005" General producer
2004 – 2006 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Founder
2004 – 2006 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ASIA" Director
2002 – 2003 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Executive director
1999 – 2001 "AMERICAN SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Executive director