Yoshio Tsuchiya (I) (1927–2017)

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Yoshio Tsuchiya grew up in his ancestral home in the countryside of Japan--the very grounds where Akira Kurosawa would later film KAGEMUSHA (1980). Tsuchiya's father was a professor of literature at the prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo, and Tsuchiya grew up hearing as bedtime stories the works of William Shakespeare, of which Tsuchiya's ... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Japan

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Seven Samurai Farmer Rikichi
(1954)
Yojimbo Kohei
(1961)
High and Low Detective Murata
(1963)
Sanjuro Samurai
(1962)

Filmography

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 2005 Inferno
 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Businessman Yasuaki Shindo
 1989 Teito taisen
Dr. Mizuno
 1984 Kin'yôbi no tsumatachi e (TV Series)
Hideo fukazawa
- Episode #2.14 (1984) ... Hideo fukazawa
- Episode #2.13 (1984) ... Hideo fukazawa
- Episode #2.12 (1984) ... Hideo fukazawa
- Episode #2.11 (1984) ... Hideo fukazawa
- Episode #2.10 (1984) ... Hideo fukazawa
 1984 Tenshi no harawata: rouge
Akio Tsuchiya
 1983 Shôsetsu Yoshida gakko
Joji Hayashi
 1982 Lady Karuizawa
Genichirô / Keiko's husband
 1979 Onna no kettou (TV Movie)
 1977 Daitokai - Tatakai no hibi (TV Series)
- Episode #2.29 (1977)
 1973 Zatoichi's Conspiracy
Superintendant Shobei
 1970 The Militarists
Okabe (uncredited)
 1970 Space Amoeba
Dr. Kyoichi Mida
 1970 Machibuse
Itahachi
 1970 Meshi (TV Series)
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea
Staff Officer Akiyama
 1969 Koi ni mezameru koro
Shunsaku Yamamoto
 1968 Admiral Yamamoto
Staff Officer Kuroshima
 1968 Destroy All Monsters
Dr. Otani
 1968 Kill!
Shinroku Matsuo
 1968 Hyappatsu hyakuchû: Ôgon no me
Kurokawa / Killer
 1967 Son of Godzilla
Furukawa
 1967 Two in the Shadow
Yumiko's husband
 1967 Japan's Longest Day
Lt. Colonel Hiroshi Fuha - Eastern District Army Staff Officer
 1967 Sasaki Kojiro
Heisuke Ichinami
 1967 The Killing Bottle
General Rubesa
 1966 Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (TV Series)
Dr. Morita
- Yûsei kara kita kyôdai (1966) ... Dr. Morita
 1966 Moment of Terror
Shuichi
 1966 Ultra Q (TV Series)
Ono
- Gorou to Gorô (1966) ... Ono
 1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster
Controller of Planet X
 1965 Seishun to wa nanda (TV Series)
 1965 Aku no kaidan
Detective
 1965 Beast Alley
Katsuragi
 1965 Red Beard
Dr. Handayû Mori
 1963 Hiken
 1963 Matango
Masafumi Kasai - Owner
 1963 500,000
Yamazaki
 1963 High and Low
Detective Murata
 1963 Love Me Love Me
Inspector Ihara
 1962 Varan the Unbelievable
Soldier
 1962 Chushingura
Matanojô Shiota
 1962 Chikata nikki
 1962 Doburoku no Tatsu
Kida
 1962 Sanjuro
Samurai
 1961 Death on the Mountain
Jiro Makita
 1961 Yojimbo
Kohei
 1960 The Human Vapor
Mizuno, the Librarian / The 'Vapor Man'
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well
ADA secertary
 1960 Man Against Man
Detective Yoshizawa
 1960 Daigaku no sanzôkutachi
Detective Director Iwano
 1960 Densô ningen
Det. Capt. Okazaki
 1959 Battle in Outer Space
Iwomura
 1958 The Hidden Fortress
Samurai on horse
 1958 Varan the Unbelievable
Military Officer Katsumoto
 1958 Josei SOS
 1958 The H-Man
Detective Taguchi
 1958 Anzukko
Ishima
 1958 Angry Island
 1957 The Mysterians
Leader of the Mysterians
 1957 A Rainbow Plays in My Heart
Takeshi Shimada
 1957 Chieko-sho
KoYama
 1957 Throne of Blood
Washizu samurai
 1956 Migotona musume
Nobuo Takahara
 1956 Kyatsu o nigasuna
Shiraishi
 1955 Ikimono no kiroku
Factory Worker After Fire
 1955 No Time for Tears
Maruyama
 1955 Godzilla Raids Again
Tajima, Member of Osaka Defense Corps
 1954 The Invisible Avenger
Reporter Komatsu
 1954 Seven Samurai
Farmer Rikichi
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Most actors get comfortable with a certain genre, and they stick to that. But as far as I was concerned, it was equally prestigious to appear in science-fiction films or in Kurosawa movies.

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