|Native name 丹波 哲郎|
Name Tetsuro Tamba
Parents Sen Tamba, Ryokusen Tamba
|Cause of death Pneumonia|
Years active 1952–2006
|Born July 17, 1922 (1922-07-17) Tokyo, Japan|
Known for You Only Live Twice as Tiger Tanaka
Died September 24, 2006, Tokyo, Japan
Children Yoshitaka Tamba, Masaki Mori
Awards Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies and TV shows You Only Live Twice, Castle of Sand, G‑Men \'75, Three Outlaw Samurai, Harakiri
Similar People Yoshitaka Tamba, Tatsuya Nakadai, Hideo Gosha, Teruo Ishii, Toshio Masuda
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Tetsurō Tamba (丹波 哲郎, Tanba Tetsurō, July 17, 1922 – September 24, 2006) was a Japanese actor known for his role in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice as Tiger Tanaka.
Tamba is perhaps best known by Western audiences for his role as Tiger Tanaka in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice (he was dubbed by Robert Rietti). By then, he had among other roles appeared in two films by director Masaki Kobayashi: Harakiri and Kwaidan. He also portrayed the lead character in the police dramas Key Hunter and G-Men '75, the latter of which remains his best-known role in Japan.
He also portrayed the voice of the "Cat King" in the original Japanese version of the Studio Ghibli anime film The Cat Returns. More recently, he had parts in Twilight Samurai and two Takashi Miike films, The Happiness of the Katakuris and Gozu, as well as acting as a spokesperson for the Dai Rei Kai spiritual movement.
Tamba's son, Yoshitaka Tamba, is also an actor.
In February 2005, Tamba was hospitalized for influenza and appendicitis. He lost weight drastically and his health degenerated. On September 24, 2006, he died in Tokyo at the age of 84 of pneumonia.