Ryo Ishibashi

A multi-talented Japanese actor and musician who's graced the silver screen in dozens of supporting roles since the early '90s, Ryo Ishibashi is perhaps most famous for playing Detective Nakagawa in the American horror ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1956 in Fukuoka, JP

Filmography

Actor (23)

Mitsuko Delivers 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

MW 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inju, the Beast in the Shadow 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shamo 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Masters of Horror 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sasori 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trapped Ashes 2007 (Movie)

("Jibaku") (Actor)

War 2007 (Movie)

Shiro (Actor)

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Grudge 2 2006 (Movie)

Detective Nakagawa (Actor)

The Grudge 2004 (Movie)

Nakagawa (Actor)

Aiki 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Audition 2001 (Movie)

Shigeharu Aoyama (Actor)

Brother 2001 (Movie)

Ishihara (Actor)

Jisatsu Circle 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Koroshi 1999 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Back to Back: American Yakuza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kids Return 1996 (Movie)

Locak Yakuza Chief (Actor)

Chinpira 1995 (Movie)

Otani (Actor)

American Yakuza 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shin kanashaki hitman 1994 (Movie)

Tachibana (Actor)

'A' Sain Days 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blue Tiger (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A multi-talented Japanese actor and musician who's graced the silver screen in dozens of supporting roles since the early '90s, Ryo Ishibashi is perhaps most famous for playing Detective Nakagawa in the American horror blockbuster "The Grudge. " A former frontman for Japanese rockers ARB (Alexander Ragtime Band), Ishibashi played a series of bit parts in the late '80s before taking up acting full-time in 1990. Frequently cast as a man of steely resolve in action and horror films, the actor became a particular favorite of cult directors Takashi Miike and Takeshi Kitano, making strong performances in the former's grisly 1999 horror feature "Audition" and the latter's well-received 2000 gangster thriller "Brother." But Ishibashi himself would garner significant cult fame for his portrayal of Kuroda, a spooked investigator on the trail of a wave of seemingly unconnected suicides, in director Sion Sono's controversial 2002 film, "Suicide Club." The performance drew the attention of American producer-director Sam Raimi, who cast Ishibashi in a similar role in the 2004 remake of the Japanese film "The Grudge," as well as its 2006 sequel, "The Grudge 2."

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