Management Division

Tetsuya Bessho
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

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.


  • Profile

THEATER

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

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)


MOVIE (JAPAN)

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)


TELEVISION (INTERNATIONAL)

1990.6 NHK "GALACTIC ODYSSEY" (main cast)


TELEVISION (JAPAN)

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

2009.4 - J-WAVE"J-WAVE TOKYO MORNING RADIO" Main Personality

2006.10 - J-WAVE"J-WAVE GOOD MORNING TOKYO" Main Personality

2005.5 - fm Osaka"The DREAM MAGIC" Main Personality

2003.10 - J-WAVE"TOKYO CONCIERGE" Main Personality


TV

2014.6 - 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

2013 CD "Voice of Dreams”

2010 CD “Niji no Arch”

2008 CD “Share”


EVENT

1999 - 2001 "AMERICAN SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Executive director

2002 - 2003 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Executive director

2004 - 2006 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL" Founder

2004 - 2006 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ASIA" Director

2005. 3 - 9 "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL EXPO 2005" General producer

2007 - "SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA" Founder