Ishibashi, Ryo 1956(?)–

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Ishibashi, Ryo 1956(?)–

(Ryo Ishabashi)

PERSONAL

Born July 20, 1956 (some sources cite 1953), in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; married Mieko Harada (an actress), 1987; children: three.

Career:

Actor and musician. ARB (band; also known as Alexander's Ragtime Band), founder, 1977, member, 1977-90 and beginning 1998.

Awards, Honors:

Kinema Junpo Award, best new actor, 1986, for A-Homansu and Bokuno onna ni teodasuna; Yokohama Film Festival Prize, best actor, 1989, for A Sign Days; Japanese Professional Movie Award, best actor, 1993, for J Movie Wars: Tsuki wa dotchi ni dete iru; Japanese Professional Movie Award, best actor, 1996, for Shin kanashiki hittoman; Yokohama Film Festival Prize, best supporting actor, 1996, for Kidzu ritan; Hochi Film Award, best supporting actor, 2002, for Aiki.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Saraba aibo, 1982.

Kazuya Kashima, Bokuno onna ni teodasuna, Toei Company, 1986.

Michio Yamazaki, A-Homansu (also known as Ahomance), Toei Company, 1986.

Tada, Yushun (also known as Oracion), [Japan], 1988.

Sachio, A Sign Days (also known as "A" Sain Days), Daiei Motion Picture Co., 1989.

Shuji Sawamoto, American Yakuza (also known as Yakuza vs. Mafia), Toei Company, 1994.

(As Ryo Ishabashi) Jeffrey, The Crossing Guard, Miramax, 1995.

Tachibana, Shin kanashiki hittoman (also known as Another Lonely Hitman and Shin Kanashiki Hitman), GAGA Communications, 1995.

Local Yakuza chief, Kidzu ritan (also known as Kids Return), EDKO Film, 1996.

Otani, Chinpira (also known as Chinpira: Two Punks), Avanti Films, 1996.

Ryohei Kandori (gang leader), Gokudo no onna-tachi: Kiken na kake, Toei Company, 1996.

Detective Saga, Tsumetai chi (also known as An Obsession), Bitters End, 1997.

Mukokuseki no otoko: Chi no shukaku, [Japan], 1997.

Shigeharu Aoyama, Odishon (also known as Audition, Oodishon, and O teste decisivo), 1999, American Cinematheque, 2001, subtitled version released by Vitagraph Films, 2001.

Ishihara (some sources cite Ishibashi), Brother, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Yuhi Hamazaki, Koroshi (also known as Film Noir), [Japan], 2000.

Detective Kuroda, Jisatsu saakuru (also known as Suicide Circle, Suicide Club, and Jisatsu Circle), Daiei Motion Picture Co./Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Masatsugu Hiraishi, Aiki, Nikkatsu Corporation, 2002.

Dog Star, Tokyo Theatres K. K., 2002.

Katsuragi Katsutoshi, [email protected], [Japan], 2003.

Moon Child (also known as Moonchild), Shochiku Company, 2003.

Akira Onda, Zui hou de ai, zui chu de ai (also know as Last Love First Love), [China and Japan], 2004.

Nakagawa, The Grudge (also known as The Juon, Untitled "Ju-on: The Grudge" Remake, Der Fluch, El grito, The Grudge—A maldicao, Ha-Tina, Kauna, La maldicion, O grito, and Vimm), Columbia, 2004.

Jibaku (head monk), Trapped Ashes, Columbia/Asmik Ace Entertainment, 2006.

Nakagawa, The Grudge 2 (also known as Der Fluch and The Juon), Columbia, 2006.

46-okunen no koi (also known as Big Bang Love, Big Bang Love, Juvenile, A Big Bang of Love: Juvenile, and 4.6 Billion Years of Love), Shochiku Kinema Kenkyu-jo, 2006.

Waru: Kanketsu-hen (also known as Waru), Maki Productions, 2006.

Shiro, War (also known as Rogue), Lions Gate Films, 2007.

Film Work:

Performer of theme song "After 45," A-Homansu (also known as Ahomance), Toei Company, 1986.

Television Appearances; Series:

Amaki Koji, Yomigaeru kinro, [Japan], beginning 1999.

Kunihiko Mukai, Rinjin wa hisoka ni warau (also known as The Neighbours Are Laughing at Me), NTV (Japan), beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Okane ga nai!, Fuji Television Network, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tadao, J Movie Wars: Tsuki wa dotchi ni dete iru, WoWow, 1993.

Gan, Blue Tiger (also known as Irezumi), HBO, 1994.

Koji, Back to Back (also known as Back to Back: American Yakuza II, Back to Back—Im Fadenkreuz der Yakuza, and Ombro a ombro), HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eiji Saito, "Dream Cruise," Masters of Horror, Showtime, 2007.

RECORDINGS

Albums; with ARB:

ARB, 1979.

Bad News, 1980.

Boys & Girls, 1981.

Yubi wo Narase!/Snap Your Fingers, 1981.

W, 1982.

ARB Live/Tamashii Kogashite, 1983.

Toraburu Chudoku, 1983.

Yellow Blood, 1984.

Sakyu 1945 (also known as Sakyu 1945nen), 1985.

One and Only Dreams, 1986.

Work Songs, 1986.

Days of ARB, Vol. 1, 1987.

Days of ARB, Vol. 2, 1987.

Rock over Japan, 1987.

Papers Bed, 1988.

Love the Live, 1989.

Sympathy, 1989.

Ballads and Work Songs, 1990.

Red Box—ARB Live (1980-1990), 1990.

Black Xmas—ARB Secret Singles, 1991.

Hado ando Sofuto, 1991.

Days of ARB, Vol. 1 (1978-1983), 1993.

Days of ARB, Vol. 2 (1984-1986), 1993.

Days of ARB, Vol. 3 (1986-1990), 1993.

Real Life, 1998.

Singles; with ARB:

"Nora-inu" (some sources cite "Norainu"), 1978.

"Tamashii Kogashite," 1979.

"Wairudo Rothin Garu," 1979.

"Black Xmas," 1980.

"Nokutan Kurabu," 1980.

"Daddy's Shoes," 1981.

"Kureiji Rabu," 1982.

"Saraba Aibou," 1982.

"Toraburudo Kizzu," 1983.

"Blue Color Dancer," 1985.

"Deep Inside," 1985.

"After 45," 1986.

"God Bless the ‘Ring,’" 1986.

"Puraibeto Garu," 1986.

"Happiness," 1987.

"Long Long Way," 1988.

"System in System," 1988.

"Murder Game," 1989.

"Infinitely," 1998.

"Tokyo Outsider," 1998.

"Hangyaku no Burusu wo Utae," 1999.

"Hard-Boiled City," 2001.

Videos:

Himself, A Powerful Rage: Behind "The Grudge," Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Videos; with ARB:

Yellow Blood, 1984.

Sakyu 1945 (also known as Sakyu 1945nen), 1985.

Sweat, Heart & Brain, 1988.

Love the Live, 1989.

The Longest Tour, 1990.

Tamashii Kogashite, 1991.

ARB Is Back!!, 1998.

1998 Days of ARB, 1999.

ARB Clips Hangyaku no Burusu wo Utae, 2000.

Live! El Dorado, 2000.

Raibu Teikoku DVD Sirizu "ARB," 2003.

Red Box 1978-1990 Complete DVD Set, 2003.

Locus Visualize 1998-2004 ARB Live Best, 2004.

WRITINGS

Music for Films; with ARB:

Theme song "After 45," A-Homansu (also known as Ahomance), Toei Company, 1986.

Albums; with ARB:

ARB, 1979.

Bad News, 1980.

Boys & Girls, 1981.

Yubi wo Narase!/Snap Your Fingers, 1981.

W, 1982.

ARB Live/Tamashii Kogashite, 1983.

Toraburu Chudoku, 1983.

Yellow Blood, 1984.

Sakyu 1945 (also known as Sakyu 1945nen), 1985.

One and Only Dreams, 1986.

Work Songs, 1986.

Days of ARB, Vol. 1, 1987.

Days of ARB, Vol. 2, 1987.

Rock over Japan, 1987.

Papers Bed, 1988.

Love the Live, 1989.

Sympathy, 1989.

Ballads and Work Songs, 1990.

Red Box—ARB Live (1980-1990), 1990.

Black Xmas—ARB Secret Singles, 1991.

Hado ando Sofuto, 1991.

Days of ARB, Vol. 1 (1978-1983), 1993.

Days of ARB, Vol. 2 (1984-1986), 1993.

Days of ARB, Vol. 3 (1986-1990), 1993.

Real Life, 1998.

Singles; with ARB:

"Nora-inu" (some sources cite "Norainu"), 1978.

"Tamashii Kogashite," 1979.

"Wairudo Rothin Garu," 1979.

"Black Xmas," 1980.

"Nokutan Kurabu," 1980.

"Daddy's Shoes," 1981.

"Kureiji Rabu," 1982.

"Saraba Aibou," 1982.

"Toraburudo Kizzu," 1983.

"Blue Color Dancer," 1985.

"Deep Inside," 1985.

"After 45," 1986.

"God Bless the ‘Ring,’" 1986.

"Puraibeto Garu," 1986.

"Happiness," 1987.

"Long Long Way," 1988.

"System in System," 1988.

"Murder Game," 1989.

"Infinitely," 1998.

"Tokyo Outsider," 1998.

"Hangyaku no Burusu wo Utae," 1999.

"Hard-Boiled City," 2001.

Music in Videos; with ARB:

Yellow Blood, 1984.

Sakyu 1945 (also known as Sakyu 1945nen), 1985.

Sweat, Heart & Brain, 1988.

Love the Live, 1989.

The Longest Tour, 1990.

Tamashii Kogashite, 1991.

ARB Is Back!!, 1998.

1998 Days of ARB, 1999.

ARB Clips Hangyaku no Burusu wo Utae, 2000.

Live! El Dorado, 2000.

Raibu Teikoku DVD Sirizu "ARB," 2003.

Red Box 1978-1990 Complete DVD Set, 2003.

Locus Visualize 1998-2004 ARB Live Best, 2004.