Hitoshi Matsumoto

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Birthday
8, 1963
Birthplace
Amagasaki, Japan
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
Amagasaki, Japan

About

Most famous as one half of a Japanese comedy duo known as Downtown, he also directed and appeared in a Cannes Film Festival piece titled Big Man Japan.

Before Fame

As a child, he dreamed of becoming a manga artist. His aspirations changed, however, when he and his comedy partner, Masatoshi Hamada, established their Downtown duo in 1983.

Trivia

He played the lead role in the acclaimed 2009 film, Symbol.

Family Life

He and his wife, television host Rin Ihara, welcomed a daughter in late 2009.

Associated With

He and fellow comedian Higashi Sonomanma both had successful careers in Japan.