Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

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Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Born (1932-04-08) April 8, 1932 (age 88)
Occupation Actor
Years active1955–1995

Shigeru Tsuyuguchi (露口 茂, Tsuyuguchi Shigeru, born April 8, 1932 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actor. [1]

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Biography

Tsuyuguchi was born in Tokyo and raised in Ehime. [2] He attended Ehime University, but withdrew before completing his degree and joined the Haiyuza Theatre Company in 1955. [2] His career as a screen actor started in 1959. [2]

He came to prominence playing the thief in Shohei Imamura's Unholy Desire . [2] He became one of Imamura's favorite actors, appearing in four of Imamura's other films (he also appeared in the stage play "Paragy Kamigami to Butabuta" directed by Imamura in 1962), including Eijanaika [3] in 1981. But he declined Imamura's offer for him to play the role of Taro in Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001).[ citation needed ] He won White Bronze Award for his roles in Woman of the Lake and Yojōhan monogatari: Shōfu shino in 1966. [2]

He appeared in many jidaigeki television dramas, in his early career he sometimes played villain roles. 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. Screenwriter Kōki Mitani quoted a Tsuyuguchi`s line in Kaze to Kumo to Niji to in 2016 Taiga drama Sanada Maru because Mitani is big fan of Tsuyuguchi. [4]

In 1981, he played a leading role for the first time in TV drama series in Fubo no Gosan . [2]

He is best known for his part in Taiyo ni Hoero! , [2] one of the most famous dramas in Japanese television history. In Taiyo ni Hoero! , he played detective Yammura ("Yama san") for 14 years and won great popularity. [5] Detective Yamamura who he played was killed while on duty in the episode 691 "Saraba Yamamura Keiji !(Good bye detective Yamamura)". [6] His first photo book "Tsuyuguchi Shigeru in Taiyo ni Hoero!"(Tsuyuguchi's photos from Taiyo ni Hoero!)was released from NTV. [7] [8]

From the late 1980s to the mid 1990s Tsuyuguchi appeared a lot of two-hour special dramas and played lead role. Tsuyuguchi played lead role in Morimura Seiichi no Shūchakueki Series 1–4 (directed by Kazuo Ikehiro), it is relatively famous in Japan. His final appearance as an actor is Morimura Seiichi no Shūchakueki Series 4 (Ao no Jūjika) which was broadcast on TV Asahi in 1994.

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 in 1995. [2]

He stopped acting in the mid 1990s and announced his retirement in 2013. [9]

Selected filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1963 The Insect Woman Honda Shohei Imamura
1964 Kunoichi ninpō Sakazaki Sadao Nakajima
1964 Unholy Desire Hiraoka Shohei Imamura
1964 Kunoichi Keshō Amakusa SenchiyoSadao NakajimaLead role [10]
1965 Kiri no Hata Masao Yanagida Yoji Yamada
1966 Woman of the Lake Sakurai Yoshishige Yoshida
1966 Yojōhan monogatari: Shōfu shino Oshima Masashige Narusawa
1967 A Man Vanishes Shigeru Tsuyuguchi himself Shohei Imamura
1967 Tales of the Ninja (Band of Ninja) Akechi Mitsuhide (Voice) Nagisa Oshima
1967 Soshiki Bōryoku Tazawa Junya Sato
1968 Outlaw: Black Dagger Takemiya Kunimatsu Keiichi Ozawa
1969Onna Tobakushi SaikorogeshōHachōarashi no MasakichiYoshio Inoue
1969Watashi ga suteta onnaA Detective Kirio Urayama
1969 Hiken yaburi Ryunosuke Nagao Kazuo Ikehiro
1969 Daimon Otokode Shinitai Nonaka TetsujiroAkinori Matsuo
1970 Fuji sanchō Tomizawa Tetsutaro Murano
1971 Gyakuen Mitsusakazuki Ushio KeizōTakashi Nomura
1972 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Kurando Yagyū Kenji Misumi
1981 Eijanaika Kinzō Shouhei Imamura
1984 Fireflies in the North Oga Hideo Gosha
1986 The Adventures of Chatran Narrator Masanori Hata
1988Rabu Sutōri wo KiminiChiba Shigeki Shinichiro Sawai
1990 Ruten no umi Tsutsui Buichi Saitō
1995 Whisper of the Heart Baron Humbert von Gikkingen (voice) Yoshifumi Kondō

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1969 Mito Kōmon First seasonFurukawa Hyōgo
1971 Daichūshingura Usuke
1973

Kunitori Monogatari

Tsuzura Juzō Taiga drama
1973 Kiso Kaido Isogitabi GinjiTsuyuguchi and Yamaguchi's w Starring
1974 Amigasa Jūbei Kobayashi Haihachi
1976 Kaze to Kumo to Niji to Fujiwara no Hidesato Taiga drama
1976-79 Edo no Kaze Shimazu Hanzō
1978 Edo no Uzu Tatsuzō
1979 Edo no Gekitou Kemanai IzōTsuyuguchi and Kobayashi's w Starring
1980 Ashura no Gotoku Part2Satomi Takao
1981 Fubo no GosanNakabayashiLead role
1983 Darekaga Watashi wo AishiteruYazaki
1983 Ōoku Tokugawa Ienobu
1972-86 Taiyō ni Hoero! Seiichi "Yama-san" Yamamura
1989Onna Nezumi kozou Naitō Minonokami
1989 Onihei Hankachō Two hours special UnryūkenHorimoto Hakudō (Guest starring)
1990 Naruto HichōYoami
1993 Unmeitōge Yagyū Munenori 3 hours special drama
1990-94 Shūchakueki Series 1~4Masanao UshioLead role

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