December 25, 1926|
Japan Aichi Prefecture
|Died||March 27, 2007 80)(aged|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, singer, guitarist|
Hitoshi Ueki (植木 等 Ueki Hitoshi, December 25, 1926 – March 27, 2007) was a Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and guitarist. He won six awards for acting. His film credits stretch from 1960 to 1995.
Ueki came to fame through the comic jazz-band The Crazy Cats led by Hajime Hana. His major appearances were in the Musekinin Otoko film series, the comedy variety show Shabondama Holiday, the prime-time television series The Hangman, and the ten 2-hour television shows in the Nagoya Yomeiri Monogatari franchise. He appeared in the Akira Kurosawa epic jidaigeki film Ran, and received a nomination for the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. In 1978, he won that honor for his performance in Shukuji, directed by Tomio Kuriyama. On stage, he portrayed Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago.
He also served as a narrator in the Japanese version of Tom and Jerry.
Currently, new technology is being used to create a Vocaloid voicebank using his voice.
- "Hai, oyobi desu" (ハイ、およびです Hi, I come here),Released 1966
- "Onna no sekai" (女の世界 The World of Women),Released 1971
- "Sūdara-Densetsu" (スーダラ伝説 The Legend of "Sūdara"),Released 1990
- "Ueki Hitoshi, The Concert" (植木等ザ・コンサート Hitoshi Ueki, The Concert),Released 1991
- "Sūdara-Gaiden" (スーダラ外伝 The Legend of "Sūdara" part2),Released 1992
- "Ueki Hitoshi teki ongaku" (植木等的音楽 Music of Hitoshi Ueki),Released 1995
This article includes material translated from 植木等 (Ueki Hitoshi) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on June 21, 2008.
- Hitoshi Ueki - Awards IMDB Retrieved June 21, 2008
- 植木等 JMDB Retrieved June 21, 2008
- Hitoshi Ueki IMDB Retrieved June 21, 2008
- 日本アカデミー賞公式サイト 1987 Prizes at Japan Academy Official Site Retrieved June 21, 2008
- 植木等、クレイジー・キャッツの主なランクイン作品売上データ ニュース-ORICON STYLE- Oricon ranking page for Ueki Hitoshi and the Crazy Cats Retrieved June 21, 2008