|Native name 豊川 悦司|
Name Etsushi Toyokawa
|Years active 1989–present|
|Born March 18, 1962 (age 53) (1962-03-18) Yao, Osaka, Japan|
Awards Japan Academy Prize for Popularity Award - Most Popular Actor
Nominations Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Movies and TV shows Aishiteiru to Itte Kure, Love Letter, Bengoshi no Kuzu, Hula Girls, 20th Century Boys: Ch
Similar People Nana Eikura, Takako Tokiwa, Ryuichi Hiroki, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Shunji Iwai
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Etsushi Toyokawa (Japanese: 豊川 悦司, Hepburn: Toyokawa Etsushi, born 18 March 1962) is a Japanese actor.
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Born in Yao, Osaka, he studied at Shimizudani High School, and eventually dropped out of Kwansei Gakuin University to pursue a career in acting. He began by joining the sho-gekijo theatrical troupe "Under Thirty," which was known for the membership of another famous actor, Watanabe Eriko, at the time. Though like many new theatre actors at the time, he struggled to make ends meet until he got his first big break in 1992, in the television drama Night Head alongside Shinji Takeda, as one of two brothers with supernatural powers.
In 1993 he won the "Newcomer of the Year" award for his drama Kira Kira Hikaru, and the Popularity Award in 1996 for his work in the drama Love Letter.
He also won the Japanese Academy Award as best supporting actor three times, the Hochi Film Award for Love Letter, No Way Back and Hanako.