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Name in native language: 小錦八十吉 (コニシキ)
Country: Japan
Birth date: Tuesday, December 31, [52 years old]
Birth place: Nanakuli, Hawaii USA (island of Oahu)
Konishiki ( / 小錦八十吉 / コニシキ) is a Japanese actor, born on Tuesday, December 31, 1963, in Nanakuli, Hawaii USA (island of Oahu).
  • Birth Name: Saleva'a Atisano'e (Samoan)
  • Profession: Former sumo ozeki, actor, talento, and Hawaiian musician
  • Height: 185.42cm (6 feet, 1 inch)
  • Weight: 270kg (during his sumo career. He's actually heavier today.)
  • Bloodtype: AB
  • Star sign: Capricorn
  • KONISHIKI is pronounced Koh-nish-ki (the "i" in "nishi" is silent), and is always spelled in caps.
  • Since his complete disassociation with the Japan Sumo Association and the stable, KONISHIKI is banned from using the Kanji he was given. Therefore, DramaWiki does not use it.
  • KONISHIKI graduated from University High School in Honolulu (a lab school that is part of the University of Hawaii @ Manoa's School of Education.)
  • The Japanese surname, Shioda, was taken from his first wife's family. They were later divorced in December 2000.
  • KONISHIKI was recrutied by Hawaii-born sumo sensation Jesse Takamiyama, and joined the Takasago Beya Stable.
  • Since his retirement from sumo in November 1997, KONISHIKI appears frequently as a talento in various TV shows, including NHK's music show Music Club of Dreams, and traveling show Itabi Yume Kibun.
As an actor:
  • 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • 2006 Chekeraccho!!
  • 2002 Rimôto
  • 2002 Doraemon: Nobita to robotto kingudamu
  • 2003 Independent Lens
  • 2003 Sumo East and West
  • 1988 Tantei! Naito sukûpu


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