- Ken Shimura
name = Ken Shimura
birth_name = Yasunori Shimura
birth_date = birth date and age|mf=yes|1950|2|20
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, 1950in Higashimurayama, Tokyo), is a Japanese comedianand actor. He co-starred with Masashi Tashiro, Nobuyoshi Kuwanoin 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-chanwith Cha Kato, another former member of The Drifters.
*nihongo|"Poppoya"|鉄道員: The everyday life of a railway stationmaster and his fellow workers.
*From September to October
1996, a rumor that he had died was circulated.
2001, he did a duet with Naoko Kenas "Ken♀♂Ken" in nihongo|"Ginza atari de Gin Gin Gin"|銀座あたりでギンギンギン.
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".
*His stage name "Ken" comes from his father's name nihongo|"Kenji"|憲司. His father worked as a vice-principal in an
elementary schooland Shimura was brought up in a strict family. However, his father suffered from dementiasince he was involved in a car accidentin front of their home when Ken was in Junior High.
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 Kaneshirois a fan of his.
*Shimura severely criticized former co-star
Masashi Tashiroafter Tashiro's arrest, saying, "I want that fellow to disappear from the entertainment world because he did a pathetic thing."
* [http://www.jame.or.jp/izawa/simura.html Ken Shimura's official page] ja icon
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