Hiroyuki Watanabe

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Hiroyuki Watanabe
渡辺 裕之
Born(1955-12-09)December 9, 1955
Ibaraki, Japan
DiedMay 3, 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 66)
Kanagawa, Japan
Years active1980–2022
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hideko Hara
(before 2022)

Hiroyuki Watanabe (渡辺 裕之, Watanabe Hiroyuki, 9 December 1955 – 3 May 2022) was a Japanese actor. He primarily acted in dramas, of which a handful are tokusatsu series. One of his latest roles was as Taiga Saejima in the tokusatsu series GARO. He also played Kamen Rider Gaoh in the Kamen Rider Den-O movie, Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!.


Watanabe was born in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, on 9 December 1955. He graduated from Takushoku University, Faculty of Commerce. During his studies at the university, he learned German while working for the German airline company Lufthansa.[1]

Watanabe began his career in entertainment by appearing in a Coca-Cola television commercial in 1980.[2]

He married actress Hideko Hara (原 日出子, Hara Hideko) in 1994.

Watanabe was found dead at his private gym in the basement of his home on 3 May 2022,[3] and his death was announced by his management agency on May 5.[4] The cause of death was reportedly suicide by hanging.[3][4]




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  5. ^ "忠犬パルマの実話もとにした日露合作「ハチとパルマの物語」特報公開". Natalie. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "映画『信虎 信玄陣没!国主の帰還』について". Miyaobi Publishing. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "ペルセポネーの泪". eiga.com. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "ポプラン". eiga.com. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "永遠の1分。". eiga.com. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  10. ^ "貞子DX". eiga.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.

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