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Occupation
  
Actor, musician

Albums
  
Reflections

Role
  
Musician

Name
  
Akira Terao

Years active
  
1964–present


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Born
  
May 18, 1947 (age 76) (
1947-05-18
)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Spouse
  
Bunjaku Han (m. 1973–1974), Mayumi Hoshino

Movies
  
Ran, After the Rain, Samayou Yaiba, Dreams, Casshern

Akira Terao (寺尾 聰, Terao Akira, born May 18, 1947) is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor. He is the eldest son of actor Jūkichi Uno. Terao is known for wearing sunglasses and for his expressions of nihilism. Because he has two moles on one cheek, he has the nickname of "hoppe" (ボッペ), meaning "cheek". He attended schools Wako Gakuen, Hosei University Daini Senior High School, and graduated from the vocational school Bunka Gakuin.The promotional agencies to which he has belonged are, in order, Horipro, Ishihara International Productions, Inc., and Terao Ongaku Jimusho (寺尾音楽事務所), literally "Terao Music Offices," his own, personal office. As of 2012, he is the only male actor to have received both the Japan Record Award and the Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

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Career

In 1966, he debuted as a bassist of Group Sounds band, The Savage. As an actor, he debuted as Kenichi in Chikadō no taiyō made, a film directed by Kei Kumai in 1968.

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As a singer, Terao was known mostly for his 1981 album Reflections (リフレクションズ), which sold more than one and a half million copies in Japan with the hit song "Ruby no Yubiwa" (ルビーの指環).

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In 1985, Terao started to work with Akira Kurosawa in Ran. Five years later he appeared as "I" in Kurosawa's Dreams. He has worked with director Takashi Koizumi in After the Rain and The Professor's Beloved Equation. As for dramas, Terao has acted with Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan as well as in the latest Takuya Kimura-helmed drama, Change (spring 2008).

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He won the award for best actor at the 47th Blue Ribbon Awards for Half a Confession.


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Personal life

Terao was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa prefecture) in Japan, son of the actor and film director Jūkichi Uno. He was married to Bunjaku Han from 1973 to 1974 (ending in divorce).

Honours

  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (2008)
  • Filmography

    Actor
    2023
    The Imaginary (post-production) as
    Old Dog (voice)
    2023
    The Last Man: The Blind Profiler (TV Series) as
    Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.10 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.9 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.8 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.7 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.6 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.5 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.4 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.3 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.2 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    - Episode #1.1 (2023) - Seiji Godo
    2023
    Konnichiha, kâsan
    2022
    Fragments of the Last Will
    2022
    Mugonkan as
    Nomiyama Gyouji
    2021
    The Greatest Gift of Life as
    Father
    2018
    Special Investigation Nine (TV Series) as
    Sakutaro Munakata
    - Special (2019) - Sakutaro Munakata
    2019
    The Big White Tower (TV Mini Series) as
    Teizo Azuma
    - Episode #1.5 (2019) - Teizo Azuma
    - Episode #1.4 (2019) - Teizo Azuma
    - Episode #1.3 (2019) - Teizo Azuma
    - Episode #1.2 (2019) - Teizo Azuma
    - Episode #1.1 (2019) - Teizo Azuma
    2017
    Rikuô (TV Mini Series)
    - Episode #1.10 (2017)
    - Episode #1.9 (2017)
    - Episode #1.8 (2017)
    - Episode #1.7 (2017)
    - Episode #1.6 (2017)
    - Episode #1.5 (2017)
    - Episode #1.4 (2017)
    - Episode #1.3 (2017)
    - Episode #1.2 (2017)
    - Episode #1.1 (2017)
    2016
    Aogeba Tôtoshi (TV Mini Series)
    - Episode #1.8 (2016)
    - Episode #1.7 (2016)
    - Episode #1.6 (2016)
    - Episode #1.5 (2016)
    - Episode #1.4 (2016)
    - Episode #1.3 (2016)
    - Episode #1.2 (2016)
    - Episode #1.1 (2016)
    2016
    The Noisy Street, the Silent Sea (TV Movie)
    2016
    Nobunaga moyu (TV Movie)
    2015
    Yôkoso, Wagaya e (TV Mini Series)
    - Episode #1.10 (2015)
    - Episode #1.9 (2015)
    - Episode #1.8 (2015)
    - Episode #1.7 (2015)
    - Episode #1.6 (2015)
    - Episode #1.5 (2015)
    - Episode #1.4 (2015)
    - Episode #1.3 (2015)
    - Episode #1.2 (2015)
    - Episode #1.1 (2015)
    2014
    Gunshi Kanbee (TV Series) as
    Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Ranse koko ni owaru (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Josui saigo no shoubu (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Tenka douran (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Josui hakaru (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Ieyasu ugoku (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Hideyoshi no saigo (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Ochiyuku yosei (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Josui tanjou (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Taikou no yabou (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Otokotachi no kakugo (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Odawara no rakujitsu (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Ato o tsugumono (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Oikomareru gunshi (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Shiren no shintenchi (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Hideyoshi no takurami (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Kyuushuu shutsujin (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Kizudarake no tamashii (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Saraba, chichiyo! (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Tenka no kisaku (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Honnnouji no hen (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    - Takamatsujou mizuzeme (2014) - Ieyasu Tokugawa
    2014
    Delivery of Death (TV Movie)
    2014
    Trouble Is My Business 2 (TV Movie) as
    Jotaro fukamachi
    2013
    Chicken Race (TV Movie) as
    Yuzuru Tobita
    2013
    Trouble Is My Business (TV Movie) as
    Jotaro fukamachi
    2013
    Rusutaku no jiken: Naze tsuma wa korosaretaka (TV Movie) as
    Ishiko
    2012
    Riyû (TV Movie)
    2009
    Hi to shio (TV Movie) as
    Shigeru Kumashiro
    2009
    The Hovering Blade as
    Shigeki Nagamine
    2008
    Change (TV Series) as
    Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.10 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.9 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.8 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.7 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.6 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.5 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.4 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.3 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.2 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    - Episode #1.1 (2008) - Shouichi Kanbayashi
    2008
    Keiji no genba (TV Series)
    2006
    Awakening as
    Takayuki Sekiguchi
    2006
    Hakase no aishita sûshiki as
    Professor
    2005
    Bôkoku no îjisu as
    Hirotaka Miyazu
    2005
    Into the Sun as
    Matsuda
    2005
    Yasashii jikan (TV Series) as
    Wakui Yukichi
    2004
    Brother (TV Mini Series) as
    Jukichi uno
    2004
    Casshern as
    Dr. Kotaro Azuma
    2004
    Han-ochi as
    Soichiro Kaji
    2003
    Kokoro (TV Series) as
    Takuro Suenaga
    2002
    Amida-do dayori as
    Takao Ueda
    2002
    Yamatoji satsujin jiken (TV Movie)
    2001
    Tokyo Marigold as
    Kunio
    2001
    Satorare as
    Takayuki Azuma
    2001
    Nippon no kuroi natsu - Enzai as
    Toshio Kanbe
    2000
    Aikotoba wa yuuki (TV Series) as
    Teiichiro Kotoi
    1999
    After the Rain as
    Ihei Misawa
    1997
    Cat's Eye
    1997
    Lost Paradise as
    Kinugawa
    1996
    Ninomiya kinjirô monogatari
    1995
    Hiroshima (TV Movie) as
    Taro Kishikawa
    1995
    Shimizu Jirochô monogatari (TV Movie)
    1994
    Tsuribaka nisshi 7 as
    Ryuta Miyamoto
    1994
    Taxi Driver no Suiri Nisshi 4 (TV Movie)
    1993
    Hacchôbori torimono-banashi (TV Series)
    1993
    Madadayo as
    Sawamura
    1990
    Tora-san Takes a Vacation as
    Kazuo (Izumi's father)
    1990
    Dreams as
    I
    1988
    Rock Requiem as
    Isoyama, Pressman
    1986
    Take It Easy
    1985
    Kiken na onnatachi as
    Hideo Tanase
    1985
    Ran as
    Taro Takatora Ichimonji
    1983
    The Politicians as
    Nobuyuki Doi
    1983
    Joshi kôkôsei eno rekuiemu (TV Movie) as
    Ishiyama
    1976
    Daitokai - Tatakai no hibi (TV Series) as
    Jiro makino / Akira hidaka
    1978
    Bunko nikki
    1978
    Daitokai Part III (TV Series) as
    Jiro Makino
    1977
    Tora-san Meets His Lordship as
    Police Officer
    1976
    Sachiko no sachi as
    Hirosawa
    1976
    Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset as
    Clerk
    1975
    The Village
    1971
    Yomigaeru daichi as
    Tsuchiya
    1970
    Okusama wa 18 sai (TV Series) as
    Uminuma
    1970
    Kigeki: Otoko wa aikyo as
    Tamio Soga
    1970
    Ai no kaseki as
    Namiki
    1968
    The Sands of Kurobe as
    Kenichi
    Self
    2016
    Sawako no asa (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Akira Terao (2016) - Self
    2015
    Jônetsu tairiku (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Junji Takada (2015) - Self
    2015
    VS Arashi (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Yokoso, Wagaya e Team VS Joushima Shigeru (TOKIO), Koide Keisuke (2015) - Self
    2014
    It's Okay to Laugh! (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Akira Terao (2014) - Self

    References

    Akira Terao Wikipedia