Akira Ito
photographed by Akira Ito

Akira Ito was born in Kobe, Japan, and started acting as a member of The Second Theater Company in Osaka. After graduation from Osaka University, he came to New York in 2008 and performed in many productions. In 2016, he relocated his base to Kyoto, Japan.
Theatre: Wind-up Bird Chronicle (Ohio Theatre; King’s Theatre; Esplanade Theatre); Utsuyo Kakuryo (HERE); Modern Noh Play (J-Collabo); Kayaba Rockets! (in→dependent theatre 1st) Straw Band (Wing Field); Fugue for X and Y (Kobe Art Village Center), Jigoku (Kaitokudo), and more. Film & TV: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu), The Detour (TBS), Broke A$$ Game Show (MTV). Music Video: Lil Yachty’s 1Night.