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Name: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi  
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Date of Birth: 9th July 1974
Place of Birth: Saitama, Japan
Profession: Actor
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Tsuyoshi Kusanagi(草彅剛) is an actor and a member of the popular idol group SMAP of Japan. Born in Ehime, Japan on July 9, 1974, and grew up in Kasukabe, Saitama.


Kusanagi is the most likable of all members of SMAP, with a gentle personality and positive outlook. In addition, he is famous for being one few Japanese idols who are proficient in the Korean language.


Kusanagi made several long visits to South Korea during 2003, taking auditions and appearing on variety shows and in commersials. At this time, he released a Korean language CD in Korea and Japan.

Following this, he hosted his own variety show Chonan Gang チョナン・カン in 2004 with Korean guests and theme. Chonan Gang is also his Korean artist name, and the direct Korean translation of his name. It is written 초난강 in Hangul.

He held the leading role in the movie, Yomigaeri 黄泉がえり (January 18, 2003; a Japan public presentation) hit. Moreover, his Korean language Japan produced movie Hotel Venus ホテルビーナス (March 6, 2004 Japan public presentation) was sent to the Moscow International Film Festival on June 25, 2004.

Although his place as a member of SMAP was not conspicuous in the beginning, he held first place in the Johnny's Entertainment's section by the ranking list of millionaires in 2003 following the positive performance of a variety of the productions he starred in. In addition, riding on the Hanryu boom of Korean popular culture following the unprecedented success of Winter Sonata in Japan, Kusanagi has eclipsed every other member of SMAP in popularity, except perhaps from the ever-popular Takuya Kimura.

Kusanagi loves jeans, and he was chosen as the best jeanist for five years till 2003, and achieved induction into the Hall of Fame.

List of works

TV drama

"Kekkon shiyouyo(結婚しようよ,1996)"

"Oishii kankei(おいしい関係,1996)"

"Ii hito.(いいひと。,1997)"

"Drama special Sasyou Taeko -Kikan no aisatsu-(ドラマスペシャル沙粧妙子-帰還の挨拶-,1997)"

"Narita rikon(成田離婚,1997)"

"Sensei shiranaino?(先生知らないの?,1998)"


"TEAM(TEAM,annual drama series between 1999-2003.)"

"Food Fight(フードファイト,2000)"

"Star no koi(スタアの恋,2001)"

"Boku no ikiru michi(僕の生きる道,2003)"

"Taikouki -Saru to yobareta otoko(太閤記~サルと呼ばれた男,2003)"

"Boku to kanojo to kanojo no ikiru michi(僕と彼女と彼女の生きる道,2004)"


"Tokugawa Tsunayoshi -Inu to yobareta otoko(徳川綱吉~イヌと呼ばれた男,2004)"

"Kaikyou wo wataru Violin(海峡を渡るバイオリン,2004)"

Variety program


"Docchi no ryouri show"


"Morita Kazuyoshi Hour Waratte iitomo!(Friday)"

"Waratte iitomo! Special number number"

"Chonan Gang(チョナン・カン)"




"Hotel Venus(ホテルビーナス,2004)"


"Chikyuu fushigi daisezen(地球ふしぎ大自然!,Earth wonderful Nature!)"(Narrator)

Convenience store"SHOP99"(CM)

"Hime-chan no Ribbon(姫ちゃんのリボン,Animation,1992/93,Hasekura senior's CV, also as himself in episode 13)"

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