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Ken Shimura

Ken Shimura was born on February 20, 1950 in Higashimurayama, Japan as Yasunori Shimura. He is an actor and writer, known for Shimura Ken no daijoubudaâ (1987), Hen na ojisan TV (2000) and Railroad Man (1999). See full bio »
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 2013 Shimura dayo! (TV Series)
Kissa Shimura masutâ / Himself
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Kissa Shimura masutâ / Himself
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Kissa Shimura masutâ / Himself
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Kissa Shimura masutâ / Himself
 2010 Kuraberu kurabera (TV Series)
 1999 Railroad Man
Hajime Yoshioka
 1986 Shimura Ken no Bakatonosama (TV Series)
Kennosuke shimura / bakatono
 1977 Tobe! Songokû (TV Series)
Songoku (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of The Drifters

Alternate Names:

Yasunori Shimura


5' 5¼" (1.66 m)

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Still performs in Japan. Has a DVD box set coming out soon.

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