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Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1955–present

Name  Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Role  Actor
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Born  April 8, 1932 (age 83) (1932-04-08) Tokyo, Japan
Movies  Whisper of the Heart, Intentions of Murder, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of, Why Not?, Band of Ninja
Similar People  Raita Ryu, Masaya Oki, Shohei Imamura, Yorie Yamashita, Yoshifumi Kondo

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Shigeru Tsuyuguchi (露口 茂, Tsuyuguchi Shigeru, born April 8, 1932 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actor.

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Biography

Tsuyuguchi was born in Tokyo and raised in Ehime. He attended Ehime University, but withdrew before completing his degree and joined the Haiyūza theater troupe in 1955. His career as a screen actor started in 1959.

He came to prominence playing the thief in Shohei Imamura's Unholy Desire. He became one of Imamura's favorite actors, appearing in four of Imamura's other films such as Eijanaika in 1981, but he refused to play a role in Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001).He won white bronze Award for his roles in Woman of the Lake and Shoufu Shino in 1966. He appeared in many jidaigeki television dramas, his most prominent roles in jidaigeki being Hyōgo Furukawa in the first season of Mito Kōmon and Fujiwara no Hidesato in the taiga drama Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. In Kaze to Kumo to Niji to, Tsuyuguchi played an important role that killed leading character Taira no Masakado in the final episode.

He is best known for his part in Taiyo ni Hoero!, one of the most famous dramas in Japanese television history. In Taiyo ni Hoero!, he played "Yama san" for 14 years. He also portrayed the voice of the "Baron Humbert von Gikkingen" in the original Japanese version of the Studio Ghibli anime film Whisper of the Heart. From the late 1980s to the mid 1990s Tsuyuguchi appeared a lot of two-hour special dramas. Tsuyuguchi played lead role in Morimura Seiichi no shûchakueki 1-4, it is relatively famous in Japan.

He stopped acting in the late 1990s and announced his retirement in 2013.

Films

  • The Insect Woman (1963) – Honda
  • Unholy Desire (1964) – Hiraoka
  • Kiri no Hata (1965) – Masao Yanagida
  • Woman of the Lake (1966) – Sakurai
  • A Man Vanishes (1967) – Shigeru Tsuyuguchi himself
  • Tales of the Ninja (Band of Ninja) (1967) – Akechi Mitsuhide
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) – Kurando Yagyū
  • Eijanaika (1981) – Kinzō
  • Fireflies in the North (1984) – Ojika
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995) – Baron Humbert von Gikkingen (voice)
  • Television

  • Mito Kōmon First season (1969) – Furukawa Hyōgo
  • Daichūshingura (1971) – Usuke
  • Kunitori Monogatari (1973) - Tsuzura Juzō
  • Kiso Kaido Isogitabi (1973) – Ginji
  • Amigasa Jūbei (1974) – Kobayashi Haihachi
  • Kaze to Kumo to Niji to (1976) – Fujiwara no Hidesato
  • Edo no Kaze(1976~1979) – Shimazu Hanzō
  • Edo no Uzu (1978) – Tatsuzō
  • Edo no Gekitou (1979) – Kemanai Izō
  • Fubo no Gosan (1981) - Nakabayashi
  • Darekaga Watashi wo Aishiteru (1983) - Yazaki
  • Ōoku (1983) – Tokugawa Ienobu
  • Taiyō ni Hoero! (1972–1986) – Seiichi "Yama-san" Yamamura
  • Onna Nezumi kozou (1989) – Naitō Minonokami
  • Onihei Hankachō (1989 TV series)Two hours special Unryūken -Horimoto Hakudō (Guest starring)
  • Naruto Hichō (1990) - Yoami
  • Unmeitouge (1993) – Yagyū Munenori
  • Morimura Seiichi no shûchakueki 1~4 (1990–1994) – Masanao Ushio
  • Dubbing

  • Doppelgänger (1972 TV Asahi edition) – Colonel Glenn Ross (Roy Thinnes)
  • The Invaders – David Vincent (Roy Thinnes)
  • Sherlock Holmes (1984) – Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
  • References

    Shigeru Tsuyuguchi Wikipedia


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