Ken Shimura

Ken Shimura

Infobox Comedian
name = Ken Shimura
志村けん


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birth_name = Yasunori Shimura
志村康徳
birth_date = birth date and age|mf=yes|1950|2|20
birth_place = Tokyo
death_date =
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nationality = flagicon|Japan Japanese

nihongo|Ken Shimura|志村けん|Shimura Ken (born nihongo|Yasunori Shimura|志村康徳|Shimura Yasunori, February 20, 1950 in Higashimurayama, Tokyo), is a Japanese comedian and actor. He co-starred with Masashi Tashiro, Nobuyoshi Kuwano in the Japanese variety show "Ken Shimura no Bakatono-sama".

He is most famous for starring in Hachiji Da Yo! Zen'in Shugo! with the comedy group The Drifters and Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan with Cha Kato, another former member of The Drifters.

Filmography

*nihongo|"Poppoya"|鉄道員: The everyday life of a railway stationmaster and his fellow workers.

Timeline

*From September to October 1996, a rumor that he had died was circulated.
*In 2001, he did a duet with Naoko Ken as "Ken♀♂Ken" in nihongo|"Ginza atari de Gin Gin Gin"|銀座あたりでギンギンギン.
*In April 2002, he recorded a one-off single with Hello! Project's unit "Mini Moni", with the collaboration credited to nihongo|"Bakatono to Mini Moni Hime"|バカ殿様とミニモニ。姫. They recorded two songs named after a catch phrase of his, "Ai-in".

Anecdotes

*His stage name "Ken" comes from his father's name nihongo|"Kenji"|憲司. His father worked as a vice-principal in an elementary school and Shimura was brought up in a strict family. However, his father suffered from dementia since he was involved in a car accident in front of their home when Ken was in Junior High.

*In April 2005, during the demonstrations in China against Japan becoming a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a photograph of his face was put on a website for the Chinese anti-Japanese movement for reasons that are unclear.

*He is well-known not only in Japan, but also in Taiwan, Thailand, and India. It is also notable that Takeshi Kaneshiro is a fan of his.

*Shimura severely criticized former co-star Masashi Tashiro after Tashiro's arrest, saying, "I want that fellow to disappear from the entertainment world because he did a pathetic thing."

External links

* [http://www.jame.or.jp/izawa/simura.html Ken Shimura's official page] ja icon


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