YOSHI AMAO Biography
Yoshi Amao is an actor, comedian, and samurai martial artist.
Most recently, Yoshi has been working as a fight director for “Pacific Overtures” at Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, after he acted for “Chushingura, 47 ronin” at A.R.T./New York Theatres.
He was the lead of “Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon!” at La MaMa Theater (NYC) which was highly acclaimed by the New York Times.
Yoshi is a founder of the theater company, Samurai Sword Soul.
He appears in “Shogun” (FX), “Mr. Robot” (USA), “Blacklist” (NBC), “Billions” (Showtime), “Samurai Sportsman” (OLN) and 2019 award-winning short film, “My Daughter Yoshiko” (Dir. Brian Blum).
Yoshi hosted several TV shows such as “Made in Japao” (Record TV) in Brazil, “Japanizi Going Going Gong” (Disney XD), and “Big in Japan” in several countries in Europe.
Also, he has been hosting cherry blossom festivals in DC, New York Brooklyn, Philadelphia, etc.
Photo by Antonio M. Rosario
SHOGUN Sera (Guest Star) FX, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Dir. Mr. Robot Limousine Driver USA, Sam Esmail, Dir.
Blacklist Cab Driver NBC
Billions Samurai SHOWTIME
White Collar Eye Patch (Chinese Gangster) USA
Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon Opening Host (April fool Prank) NBC
Samurai Sportsman Main (TV Series/13 Episodes) OLN, Rob Fruchtman, Dir.
Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien Myself (Guest) NBC
Monday Night Football Promo Samurai (Main) ESPN
Shinobi Girl Samurai Spirit Hulu, John Sirabella, Dir.
MTV2 Promotion Video Traditional & Modern Samurai MTV2
Today Show Samurai Performer NBC
Saturday Night Live Waiter for Halle Berry NBC
NewsInterviews SamuraiMaster ABC/NY1/FOX TV
My Daughter Yoshiko Hideyo 7 awarded in Film Festivals, Brian Blum, Dir.
Nippon FM 92.1 DJ Nao Takeru Thile
The Beaver Japanese Businessman #1 Jodie Foster, Dir.
Beneath Fiery Skies Ichii Cannes Film Festival, Nick/Adam Hayes, Dir.
An Ideal Marriage Yoshiro Watanabe Ted Sharks, Dir.
Save the underprivileged Photographer Yoshi Ted Sharks, Dir.
Ordinary Days Yoshi Takashi Horie, Dir.
A Man Full of Days Good Samaritan Enrico Cullen, Dir.
8:46 Ken Yoshida Jennifer Azano, Dir.
Ai Yoshizo (Principal) Raffi Asdourian, Dir.
A Samurai’s Story Genzo (Principle) Ittisak Eu-A.(NYFA), Dir.
Sleepy Heads Shun(a.k.a. Snakey Mao) Yoshifumi Hosoya, Dir.
Labor Pains Father (Day Player) Tracy Alexson, Dir.
Father of Mine Shiro Shimura (Principal) Aaron Mcfarlane, Dir.
Made in Japao Co-Host for Sabrina Sato RecordTV(Brazil), Eugenia Ruggeri, Dir.
Japanizi Going Going Gong Main Host Disney XD, Rene Dowhaniuk, Dir.
Big in Japan Main Host (4 countries) Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Denmark
National Cherry Blossom Festival Co-Host Warner Theater in Washington DC
Cherry Blossom Festival Main Host (since 2003) Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Washington DC,
Memorial Ceremony for 911 Main Host Japan Society
JAM(Japan Arts Matsuri) Main Host Theater for the New York City
Ramen Contest Main Host Japan Street Festival
NY Cross-Industrial Party Main Host Janet, G-Labo
Quiz Show at Atlanta Main Host TV Japan
MBS Midnight Club Radio Personality MBS Radio, Japan
Chushingura 47 Ronin Okado Denpachiro/Arai Kageyu A.R.T./New York Theatres
Deadly She-wolf Assassin Rogue (Main)/ La MaMa Theater, Sonoko Kawahara, Dir.
at Armageddon Choreographer Japan Society (NY) & Mandell Theateer
Utsuyo Kakuryo Izo Tachibana Theater HERE
Gekiryu Toshimitsu Theater DNA
Scattered Lives (Fringe NYC) Genji The Robert Moss Theater
The Soul of Samurai Masayuki Sasa Miller Theater, Columbia Univ., Tahei Waki,
The Karaoke Show Angelsan Project 400 (Off Broadway Show)
Cannibal the musical! Indian Chief Saturday Player Production
NY Nippon Republic Main (5 Roles) Jane Street 2R
Target Free Thursday Samurai Sword Soul* David Rubenstein Atrium of Lincoln replica rolexCenter
An Evening with Samurai Samurai Sword Soul* Embassy of Japan, WDC,
The first Japanese Delegation 1869 Samurai Sword Soul* Museum of the City of New York
Cherry Blossom Festival Samurai Sword Soul * Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Washington DC, *For more info, Click HERE Branch BrookNew Jersey, Mill River Park Stamford, Atlanta, Springfield, Cansas City, MO, etc.
Second Generation Concert Chorus Carnegie Hall
Amateure Night Comedy Rapper Apollo Theater