Famous People in Japan

Kato Koji

Date of Birth April 26, 1969
Place of Birth Otaru, Hokkaido


Kato Koji is a comedian. He was born in Otaru. His partner's name is Kenichi Yamamoto. The name of the comedy duo is 'Gokuraku Tombo'. They met at a theatrical school but they were poor so they quit together. After that they entered "Yoshimoto Kougyou" in 1984. Their popular act is 'KENKA NETA' and explosion. Koji plays the part of 'TUKKOMI'.

Recently Koji married an actress and together they have a baby girl, named Kohane. Koji is a very heavy smoker, but he gave up smoking for his daughter. When this story was broadcast, many viewers were impressed.

References: http://www.kita-nikkan.co.jp/40years/y_050141.htm

Reported by: Aki Sawada (Hokkaido Tokai University)
Data verified by: Keiya Matsui
Date of Report: September 2002

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