Hiroaki Aoki Entrepreneur

Birthday October 9, 1938
Birthplace Japan
Death Date Jul 10, 2008 (age 69)
Birth Sign Libra


Founder of the Japanese steakhouse chain Benihana.

Before Fame

He was as interested in sports as he was in rock music growing up.


He qualified as a wrestler for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Family Life

His father was the first investor in Benihana and the one who gave the restaurant chain its name.

Associated With

His daughter was the popular model and actress Devon Aoki.


Harold Ramis Director
John Karna TV Actor
Frank Adamo TV Actor
Chuckie Online DJ
Laura Kightlinger Screenwriter