Toshiyuki Nishida is a Japanese actor. In Japan, he is best known for his fishing comedy series, Tsuribaka Nisshi, which currently spans 21 movies. Outside of Japan, Nishida may be best known for his portrayal of Pigsy in the first season of the TV series Monkey, or for his role in the 2008 film The Ramen Girl, as the Sensei of American actress Brittany Murphy's character.
Nishida has received ten Japanese Academy Award nominations, winning twice, for Dun-Huang in 1988 and Gakko and Tsuribaka Nisshi 6 in 1993. He won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Get Up! and Tsuribaka Nisshi 14.
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