Brick McBurly

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Publicity Still of Brick McBurly
  • Born: April 1, 1968
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • 5' 11"
  • 210 lbs
  • Blood Type O+


Brick McBurly was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and starred in several American low budget horror and sexploitation films in the 1990's such as Stakeout and Pizza Delivery Guy. These usually portrayed him as a muscular but none-too-bright square jawed leading man type.

Brick relaxing on the set between takes.
In 2001 he moved to Japan and began to appear in many minor roles at the movie studio located near his wife's home in Kyoto. These were mostly comedies where he appeared as a gaijin trying to fit into modern day Japanese society. His first period film was the comedy The Dog Style Shogun where he had a small role as Hattori Hanzo 5. His next film was to be the breakthrough Shogun Sexecutioner, a spoof of the Lone Wolf And Cub series where he appears as the Security Chief Of The O'oku, Orugasuma Eito. His career was also boosted by a well publicized incident where he prevented a robbery at a liquor store near Toji Temple. This was followed up by three films that comprised the 'Poisonous Seducer' series, all of which used his real life name as his character's name, a convention that was to be used on and off throughout his career.

McBurly then moved into Japanese TV with his 'The Bitter Teamaster' and 'The Mountain Aesthetic'. His character monk Gyonyo in 'The Mountain Aesthetic' became a Japanese cult figure and cemented his reputation as a favorite of schoolgirls and housewives alike. He continued to star in critically acclaimed films such as The Lust Samurai, a satire of the Tom Cruise vehicle The Last Samurai.

McBurly on the Abarenbo Gaijin set.
The work for which he is best known, the TV series involving a 20th century American time traveling to medieval Japan, Abarenbo Gaijin, began shooting in 2007. The series was popular with both children and adults as it played to both levels, much like the Batman TV series of the 1960's. It is now entering its third season. McBurly's co-star in the series is played by his real-life wife Koyori, who also appears in many of his other films. McBurly continues to shoot films, most notably the sequels to the Shogun Sexecutioner series and annual New Year's specials for Japanese TV.

McBurly has appeared as a playable character in the Uesugi army in the video game 'Takeda 2' from Magitech. He has also delved in the world of literature as a contibutor to the book Japan and Her People. He makes many public service appearances in the cause of traffic safety and hosts an annual 'Brick McBurly Hot Tub Party' for women on Valentine's Day. There has been a line of 'Abarenbo Gaijin' toys, both playsets and action figures. Most of his body of work in Japanese has been released on Japanese DVD, with many special editions. He also does voice over work for many anime productions. Brick loves his fans and is well known for his accessibility. He can usually be found in the studio's theme park between shoots mingling, signing autographs, and posing for photos with visitors to the park.

His public profile is high due to the publicity generated by his antics away from the studio. Stories of wild behavior and silly stunts in places ranging from bars to trains along with frequent appearances on Japanese variety and talk shows keeps him highly visible and recognizable. Most of the time he is accompanied by a bevy of attractive Japanese women dressed as shrine maidens. How much of these antics are attributible to his nature and how much is a cleverly executed publicity campaign is unknown.

Japanese Films (translated from Japanese)

Promo poster for "Makura no Seishi".
  • ばか外人婿 Idiot Foreign Son-In-Law (2001)
  • ばか外人婿しね! Idiot Foreign Son-In-Law Must Die (2002)
  • 情熱の通訳 Lust In Translation (2002)
  • アメリカンヤクザ American Yakuza (2002)
  • The Dog Style Shogun (2002)
  • Shogun Sexecutioner (2003)
  • Brick McBurly And The Samurai Chicks (2003)
  • Brick McBurly And The Ninja Gals (2004)
  • Brick McBurly And The Shrine Maidens Of Doom (2004)
  • Benkei And Tomoe (2005)
  • The Lust Samurai (2006)
  • Vengeful Ghost Hunter (2008)
  • Shogun Sexecutioner II: The Amorous Assassin (2008)
  • Shogun Sexecutioner III: The 69th Ronin (2008)
  • Yasuke: The Human Tornado (2009)
  • cameo-Oppai Volleyball (Boob Volleyball) (2009)
  • 暴れん坊外人 Abarenbo Gaijin: Swords Touching Across Time On The Mystic Island Beyond The Looking Glass (2009)
  • The Immoral Yi Soon Shin (2010)
  • 前田慶次:戦国スタッド Maeda Keiji:Sengoku Stud (2010)
  • Udon Man (2011)
  • 枕精子 Makura No Seishi (2011) (based on "The Pillow Book Of Sei Shonagon)

Japanese TV (translated from Japanese)

McBurly gets a job as the Ryokan Sake Inspector in his new anime series.
  • The Bitter Teamaster (2004-2005)
  • The Mountain Aesthetic (2005-2006)
  • The Search For Seagull (2007)
  • 暴れん坊外人 (Abarenbo Gaijin) Troublemaker Foreigner (2007-Present)
  • Kuraku'd Tengu (2007)
  • Fool'n Kazan (2008, animated)
  • Cum All Ye Faithful (2008)
  • Chu-she-ngura (2008)
  • Abarenbo Gaijin The Anime (2013)
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