Tokihiko Okada (岡田 時彦) (February 18, 1903 – January 16, 1934) was a silent film star in Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s. A native of Tokyo, he first started at the Taikatsu studio and later he was a leading player for Japanese directors such as Yasujirō Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi. Film critic Tadao Sato recounts that Okada was among the handsomes and favorite Japanese actors of the era. Throughout his career, Okada played the role of the quintessential nimaime (translated as "second line") which were romantic, sensitive men as opposed to the rugged and hard-boiled leading men known as tateyaku. He was the father of film actress Mariko Okada. Tokihiko Okada died of tuberculosis at age 30.
|1920||Amateur Club||Shigeru's friend / Hideo Inoue / Hatsugiku||On credit: Eiichi Takahashi|
|Katsushika Sunako||Kitsunosuke||On credit: Kurao Nora|
|1921||Hinamatsuri no yoru||Spirit of rabbit||On credit: Kurao Nora|
|Jasei no in||Toyoo||On credit: Eiichi Takahashi|
|1922||Jondai no bouken||On credit: Eiichi Takahashi|
|1924||Natsukashiki haha||Minoru Murase||First film as Tokihiko Okada|
|Onna ni amai otoko no mure||the writer|
|Gion no haru, chiri yuku hana|
|Kyokan wo idete|
|Koi no ryoujin||Kimio Yoshida|
|Arashi no seirei|
|In yori You e|
|Kiro ni tachite|
|Wakoudo no chi wa odoru|
|Maboroshi no hansen||Shao Jun Chang|
|1926||Shinsei no aikou|
|Kami ningyo no haru no sasayaki||Sumio Kaijima|
|Reimei no uta|
|Kyoko to Shizuko|
|Gantou no nazo|
|Mito Koumon||Tsunaeda Tokugawa|
|Ashi ni sawatta onna||Yumeo Matsudo|
|Shin Nihontou: zen-kouhen||Second Lieutenant Yuzou Matsushima|
|1927||Kare wo meguru gonin no onna|
|Okubo Hikozaemon||Iemitsu Tokugawa|
|Tokkan koi no uijin|
|Jihi shincho||Shunsuke Shinohara|
|1931||Tokyo Chorus||Shinji Okajima|
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Tokihiko is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Events in the year 1934 in Japan.
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Events in the year 1903 in Japan. It corresponds to Meiji 36 (明治36年) in the Japanese calendar.