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Name: Akira Kobayashi  
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Date of Birth: 3rd November 1937
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Profession: Actor
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Akira Kobayashi (小林旭, born November 3, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan) is an actor. His nickname is Maitogai.

He successfully became an actor in the Nikkatsu Corporation. He attended Meiji University but left before graduating. Kobayashi made his debut in 1959 in the film Nangoku Tosa wo Ato ni Shite (Farewell to Southern Tosa). He also starred in the TV series "Wataridori" ("Rambler") and "Senpuuji" ("Whirlwind Child"). Kobayashi, along with Yujiro Ishihara and others, were the repsonsible for Nikkatsu Corporation's golden age.

Kobayashi sang two of the theme songs from his movies, "Gitaa wo Motta Wataridori" ("The Guitar-toting Rambler") and "Ginza Maitokai" ("Ginza's Whirlwind Child"), which became hits. In addition to those songs, he performed the song "Jidousha Shoo Ka" ("Auto Show Song") (which, in 2005, is featured in Asahi Breweries' "Cocktail Partner" commercial) and comical songs like "Koi no Yamanotesen" ("The Yamanote Line of Love") and some songs of the enka variety, such as "Mukashi no Namae de Deteimasu" ("I'm Going by My Old Name").

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