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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 September 1950Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
Date of Death 6 November 1989Tokyo, Japan  (bladder cancer)
Height 6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yusaku was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. In 1966 he visited his aunt in the USA, where he lived for 1 year. Coming back to Japan, he started acting at a theatrical company. Since making his debut as a film actor in 1973, he appeared on various TV series and movies until his death.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Miyuki Matsuda (1983 - 6 November 1989) (his death) (3 children)
Michiko Matsuda (21 September 1975 - 24 December 1981) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Ryûhei Matsuda is his son
His character in "Tantei Monogatari" was the inspiration/model for the character of Spike Spiegel in "Cowboy Bebop" (1998).And Jinpei Matsuda in "Meitantei Conan" (1996).
He was already dying of cancer while he was filming Black Rain.
Father of Shota Matsuda.

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