Hitoshi Matsumoto

Comedian, Film director

1963 –

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Who is Hitoshi Matsumoto?

Hitoshi Matsumoto, or Matchan as he is commonly known, is a Japanese comedian best known as the boke half the popular owarai duo Downtown alongside Masatoshi Hamada. Like Hamada, Matsumoto was born and raised in Amagasaki, just outside of Osaka city and prefecture and technically in Hyōgo Prefecture, though he usually refers to himself as an Osakan.

He directed, produced, and starred in the 2007 movie Big Man Japan, which was shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors' Fortnight section.

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Born
Sep 8, 1963
Amagasaki
Also known as
  • Downtown
  • Matsumoto Hitoshi
  • Matchan
  • The Tetrist
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Siblings
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Nationality
  • Japan
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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