Ryozo Kohira appeared on Coronation Street as a Japanese Tourist who stopped Alf and Audrey Roberts outside Buckingham Palace after Alf's OBE investiture ceremony in December 1995, asking them to pose for a photograph.

His other credits include roles in Ballykissangel, Cold Feet, Banzai, Phoenix Nights, Extras and the films Second Generation, Miranda, Stratosphere Girl and Gambit.