Birth Place Matching "Yokohama, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Pamela Franklin

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. ...

2. Tadanobu Asano

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 ...

3. Robert Eddison

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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.

4. Takehito Koyasu

Actor | Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni

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 Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997).

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 ...

6. Yoshiaki Kawajiri

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"...

7. Nae

Actress | Letters from Iwo Jima

Nae was born on May 12, 1970 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan as Nae Tazawa. She is an actress, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Inland Empire (2006) and A Class to Remember (1993).

8. Mayumi Yoshida

Actress | The Man in the High Castle

Actress Mayumi Yoshida is from Tokyo, Japan. Her father being a journalist, she had an international childhood living in Washington D.C., Brussels, and Tokyo. In Tokyo, from 2005-2009 she starred in 25 theatre productions. She moved to Vancouver in 2010 to pursue her dream to be an actress in North...

9. Ryo Kase

Actor | Restless

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 ...

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. Naoto Takenaka

Actor | Muno no hito

Naoto Takenaka was born on March 20, 1956 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Muno no hito (1991), 119 (1994) and Quartet for Two (2001).

12. Fumio Demura

Stunts | Mortal Kombat

Fumio Demura was born on September 15, 1938 in Yokohama, Japan. He is known for his work on Mortal Kombat (1995), The Karate Kid (1984) and Rising Sun (1993).

13. Eiko Matsuda

Actress | Ai no korîda

Eiko Matsuda was born on May 18, 1952 in Yokohama, Japan. She was an actress, known for In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970) and Jack no irezumi (1970). She died on March 9, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

14. Nanako Matsushima

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...

15. Rica Matsumoto

Actress | Poketto monsutâ

Rica Matsumoto was born on November 30, 1968 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Pokémon (1997), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Perfect Blue (1997).

16. 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.

17. 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 ...

18. Kazuhiko Inoue

Actor | Naruto

Kazuhiko Inoue was born on March 26, 1954 in Yokohama, Japan. He is known for his work on Naruto (2002), Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (2016) and Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001).

19. Kyosuke Mukai

Actor | Attack of the Unknown

Kyosuke Mukai was born on June 3, 1964 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Attack of the Unknown, Night Run and Space Command.

20. 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. ...

21. Ryôko Yonekura

Actress | Musashi

Ryôko Yonekura was born on August 1, 1975 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Musashi (2003), The Negotiator: The Movie (2010) and Okusama wa majo (2004).

22. Keiko Kishi

Actress | Tasogare Seibei

Keiko Kishi was born on August 11, 1932 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Samurai (2002), Brother (1960) and Kah-chan (2001). She was previously married to Yves Ciampi.

23. 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...

24. Yûko Kaida

Actress | Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon

Yûko Kaida was born on January 14, 1980 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008), Soulcalibur IV (2008) and Baiohazâdo reberêshonzu 2 (2015).

25. Yojiro Harada

Actor | Dele

Yojiro Harada was born on August 6, 1972 in Yokohama, Japan. He was an actor, known for Dele (2018), World Wide Tribe (2009) and NY Ink (2011). He was married to Bridgette Harada and Bonnie Minkus. He died on March 26, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

26. Yoshie Morino

Actress | King of the Lost World

Yoshie Morino was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for King of the Lost World (2005), First Step (2019) and Astral Princess.

27. Virginia Stride

Actress | The Expert

Virginia Stride was born in 1936 in Yokohama, Japan as Virginia Thomas. She is an actress, known for The Expert (1968), Hustle (2004) and The Avengers (1961).

28. Masashi Ebara

Actor | Pâfekuto burû

Masashi Ebara was born on May 4, 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Perfect Blue (1997), Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Metropolis (2001).

29. Jûrôta Kosugi

Actor | Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira

Jûrôta Kosugi was born on December 19, 1957 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Escaflowne (1996) and Appleseed (2004).

30. Miyuki Kuwano

Actress | Sanbiki no samurai

Miyuki Kuwano was born on July 17, 1942 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), Yoru no henrin (1964) and Red Beard (1965).

31. Natsuko Yashiro

Actress | Uno Koichiro no nurete hiraku

Natsuko Yashiro was born on January 10, 1955 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Uno Koichiro no nurete hiraku (1979), Gakusei mabu: Shojo no aji (1976) and Rape! 13th Hour (1977).

32. Toshio Kurosawa

Actor | Shurayukihime

Toshio Kurosawa was born on February 4, 1944 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Lady Snowblood (1973), Urutora Q (1965) and Samurai Assassin (1965).

33. Kôji Mitsui

Actor | Donzoko

Kôji Mitsui was born on March 6, 1910 in Yokohama, Japan. He was an actor, known for The Lower Depths (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958) and The Unbalanced Wheel (1957). He died on July 20, 1979 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

34. 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 ...

35. Youki Yamamoto

Music Department | Never Let Me Go

Youki Yamamoto was born on December 18, 1973 in Yokohama, Japan. He is known for his work on Never Let Me Go (2010), One Day (2011) and The Vow (2012).

36. Yuki Saitô

Actress | Yuki no dansho - jonetsu

Yuki Saitô was born on September 10, 1966 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Yuki no dansho - jonetsu (1985), Hong Kong Paradise (1990) and Young Girls in Love (1986). She has been married to Isarai, Yasunobu since December 1994. They have three children.

37. Tomoko Kaneda

Actress | Dejimon Teimâzu

Tomoko Kaneda was born on May 29, 1973 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. She is known for her work on Digimon Tamers (2001), Bleach (2004) and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017). She has been married to Wataru Mori since November 22, 2013. They have one child.

38. Hitomi Nabatame

Actress | Erufen rîto

Hitomi Nabatame was born on August 4, 1976 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Elfen Lied (2004), Bleach (2004) and Trinity Blood (2005).

39. Miki Irie

Actress | Tanin no kao

Miki Irie was born on August 14, 1944 in Yokohama, Japan as Bella Irene Irie. She is an actress, known for The Face of Another (1966) and White Morning (1965). She has been married to Ozawa Seiji since 1968.

40. 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 ...

41. 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 ...

43. Reiko Takashima

Actress | Space Battleship Yamato

Reiko Takashima was born on July 25, 1964 in Yokohama, Japan. She is an actress, known for Space Battleship Yamato (2010), Shomuni (1998) and Nagasaki burabura bushi (2000). She was previously married to Noboru Takachi.

44. Masaru Emoto

Self | What If? The Movie

Masaru Emoto was born on July 22, 1943 in Yokohama, Japan. He was married to Kazuko. He died on October 17, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

45. Shingo Katori

Actor | Zatôichi: The Last

Shingo Katori was born in Yokohama, Japan on the 31st of January, 1977. When he was 10, he joined the Johnny's group, and two years later, was a part of the group SMAP. This group continues to be popular in Japan, and ever since, Katori has been a well-known singer, dancer, and actor in Japan.

46. Ken Ohara

Stunts | Baiohazâdo 6

Originally from Japan, He is action director and editor currently based in Los Angeles.

In Japan, early 2000, Ken Ohara and his brother, Go (Action Director of Death Trance), began shooting a number of reputable independent short action movies. Known as the Ohara Brothers, their movies incorporated ...

47. Kaori

Actress | Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Adobansu jenerêshon pokemon renjâ to umi no ôji manafi

Kaori was born on February 28, 1976 in Yokohama, Japan as Midori Kawana. She is an actress, known for Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006), Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003) and Pokémon Chronicles (2000).

48. 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.

49. Sayoko Yamaguchi

Actress | Pisutoru opera

Sayoko Yamaguchi was born on September 19, 1949 in Yokohama, Japan. She was an actress and costume designer, known for Pistol Opera (2001), Lost Love (1978) and Rikyu (1989). She died on August 14, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan.

50. Susumu Chiba

Actor | Dejimon Teimâzu

Susumu Chiba was born on September 13, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan. He is an actor, known for Digimon Tamers (2001), Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009) and Gintama the Movie: The Final Chapter - Be Forever Yorozuya (2013).

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