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Kaga Takeshi

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The Resume

    (October 12, 1950- )
    Birth name is Kaga Shigekatsu
    Portrays Chairman Kaga on 'Iron Chef'

Why he might be annoying:

    He dresses like Liberace.
    One critic described him as looking 'as gay as Christmas.'
    He speaks in a hammy, theatrical style.
    He goes from whispering one minute and shout the next.
    He screams 'Allez cuisine!' at the beginning of each 'Iron Chef' episode, but his French is so bad it can't be understood.
    American producers chose to subtitle his lines rather than dub them, because they thought a dubbed voice would make him seem too ludicrous.

Why he might not be annoying:

    Despite dressing in feathers, sequins and tinsel, he manages to look dignified.
    He is so good at his 'Chairman' character that many people think he really is an eccentric billionaire.
    He has a rich, deep voice.
    He was the first Japanese singer to star in productions of 'West Side Story,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Les Miserables.'
    'Iron Chef' is still popular on American TV, despite Japanese production ceasing in 2000.
    He hosts the Japanese version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 37 Votes: 24.32% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 28 Votes: 67.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 48 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 75 Votes: 38.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 60.76% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 121 Votes: 58.68% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 284 Votes: 58.10% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 345 Votes: 61.16% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 702 Votes: 64.10% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2085 Votes: 51.80% Annoying