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Shigeru Kōyama

Shigeru Kōyama
Shigeru Kōyama at the Imperial Japanese Naval Paymaster Academy during the Second World War
Born(1929-01-16)16 January 1929
Died3 January 2017(2017-01-03) (aged 87)
OccupationActor
Years active1952–2015
SpouseTomoko Fumino (deceased)

Shigeru Kōyama (神山 繁, Kōyama Shigeru, 16 January 1929 – 3 January 2017) was a Japanese actor.

Career

Born in Kure, Hiroshima, Kōyama joined the Bungakuza theatre troupe in 1952, first as a directorial assistant and then as an actor.[1] He made his film debut in 1953 in Tadashi Imai's An Inlet of Muddy Water.[1] He left Bungakuza in 1963 and participated in other troupes such as Gekidan Kumo and Engeki Shūdan En.[1][2] He was also well known for his role in the hit TV show The Guardman.[1][2] He died in Kyoto Prefecture from pneumonia on 3 January 2017, 13 days before his 88th birthday.[3]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director Notes
1953 An Inlet of Muddy Water Unknown Tadashi Imai Uncredited
1958 Akujo no kisetsu Terauchi, Assistant Professor Minoru Shibuya
1959 High Teen Shinsaku, Sanae's Brother Kazuo Inoue
Yuganda tsuki Yura Akinori Matsuo
1960 Afraid to Die Masa Yasuzo Masumura
Kenka Tarô Goi Toshio Masuda
1961 Koi ni inochi o Li Yasuzô Masumura
Yûhi ni akai ore no kao Unknown Masahiro Shinoda
1962 Akitsu Springs Tsuda Yoshishige Yoshida
Namida o shishi no tategami ni Kogure Masahiro Shinoda
1963 Kuro no hôkokusho Hitomi Yasuzô Masumura
Kyojin Ôkuma Shigenobu Azusa Ono Kenji Misumi
1964 Otoko girai Paul Okamura Ryô Kinoshita
Adauchi Okuno Magodayū Tadashi Imai
Kwaidan Unknown Masaki Kobayashi (segment "Chawan no naka")
1965 Nikutai no gakko Otowa Ryô Kinoshita
Chichi to musume no uta Unknown Buichi Saitô
1966 Dark the Mountain Snow Unknown Zenzô Matsuyama
1967 Samurai Rebellion Geki Takahashi Masaki Kobayashi
Japan's Longest Day Susumu Katō Kihachi Okamoto
1968 Kubi Tashiro Shirô Moritani
Kill! Tamiya Ayuzawa Kihachi Okamoto
Saraba Mosukuwa gurentai Unknown Hiromichi Horikawa
1969 Red Lion Staff Chief Aragaki Kihachi Okamoto
Tengu-tô Mizuki Satsuo Yamamoto
1970 The Militarists Fumimaro Konoe Hiromichi Horikawa
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo Jinzaburō Wakiya Kihachi Okamoto
Bakumatsu Katsu Kaishū Daisuke Itō
Fuji sanchō Unknown Tetsutaro Murano
Jaga wa hashitta Unknown Kiyoshi Nishimura
1971 Battle of Okinawa Akira Shimada Kihachi Okamoto / Teruyoshi Nakano
Inn of Evil Kaneko, Hacchôbori Officer Masaki Kobayashi
1973 Gokiburi deka Mita Tsugunobu Kotani
Japan Sinks Hideo Yoshimura Shirō Moritani / Teruyoshi Nakano
1974 Karei-naru ichizoku Wajima Satsuo Yamamoto
Datsugoku Hiroshima satsujinshû Unknown Sadao Nakajima
Kaseki Kihara Masaki Kobayashi
1975 Graveyard of Honor Unknown Kinji Fukasaku
Wagahai wa neko de aru Tojuro Suzuki Kon Ichikawa
Kinkanshoku Leader of Construction Firm Satsuo Yamamoto
1976 Fumō Chitai Satoi Satsuo Yamamoto
Taiyô wa nakanai Unknown Jirô Iizuka
1977 Mount Hakkoda Major Kinomiya Shirō Moritani
Kiri-no-hata Tanimura, Editor Katsumi Nishikawa
1978 Queen Bee Tsukumo Kon Ichikawa
Inubue Maekawa Sadao Nakajima
Kôtei no inai hachigatsu Masagaki Satsuo Yamamoto
Blue Christmas Unknown Kihachi Okamoto
1979 Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko Nakayama Kazuhiko Hasegawa
Tooi ashita Chief Public Prosecutor Suda Tatsumi Kumashiro
1980 The Battle of Port Arthur Yamagata Aritomo Toshio Masuda
1981 Willful Murder Unknown Kei Kumai
Imperial Navy Takeo Kaizuka Shūe Matsubayashi
1982 Asuka e, soshite mada minu ko e Unknown Ryô Kinoshita
Kyôdan Shuzo Morishita Tôru Murakawa
Kono ko no nanatsu no oiwai ni Kashiwabara Yasuzô Masumura
1983 Antarctica Yūji Horigome Kei Kumai
1984 Sukanpin walk Toshikazu Tamikawa Kazuki Ohmori
Zerosen moyu Unknown Toshio Masuda
1985 Ma no toki Keiichiro, Ryoko's Husband Yasuo Furuhata
Gray Sunset The Doctor Shunya Itō
1986 Rokumeikan Unknown Kon Ichikawa
The Sea and Poison Gondō Kei Kumai
1987 Too Much Police Chief Éric Rochat
Gokudo no onna-tachi 2 Iwaki Toru Dobashi
1989 Daireikai: Shindara dou naru Unknown Akira Ishida
Black Rain Chief Inspector Ōhashi Ridley Scott American film
1990 Haruka naru koshien Unknown Yutaka Osaka
Isan sôzoku Tadayoshi Torii Yasuo Furuhata
1991 Rainbow Kids Kunijirō Yanagawa Kihachi Okamoto [4]
Edo Jō Tairan Tokugawa Mitsusada Toshio Masuda
Kagerô Yoneyama Hideo Gosha
Tenkawa densetsu satsujin jiken Yoshinori Takazaki Kon Ichikawa
Gubbai Mama Unknown Yasushi Akimoto
1992 Kantsubaki Unknown Yasuo Furuhata
Yamai wa kikara: Byôin e ikô 2 Kotaro Katakura Yôjirô Takita
1993 Bloom in the Moonlight Rokushirō Uehara Shinichiro Sawai
Waga ai no uta - Taki Rentaro monogatari Unknown Shinichiro Sawai
Sono kido o tootte Kajima Kon Ichikawa
Kaettekite Kogarashi Monjirô Unknown Kon Ichikawa
1994 47 Ronin Onodera Hidekazu Kon Ichikawa
1995 Himeyuri no Tô Schoolmaster Noguchi Seijirō Kōyama
Kura Unknown Yasuo Furuhata
Onihei hankachô Unknown Yoshiki Onoda
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Army General Gotō Takao Okawara
1996 Yatsuhaka Mura Dr. Kuno Kon Ichikawa
1998 Dr. Akagi Unknown Shohei Imamura
Bayside Shakedown: The Movie Toshiaki Yoshida Katsuyuki Motohiro
Diary of Early Winter Shower Nomura Shin'ichirô Sawai
1999 Niji no misaki Unknown Masahiko Okumura
2000 Dora-heita Honda Ikki Kon Ichikawa
2001 Red Shadow Kanemitsu Kyougoku Hiroyuki Nakano
Sennen no Koi Story of Genji Fujiwara no Tametoki Tonkō Horikawa
2002 Misutâ rûkî Narita Satoshi Isaka
2003 Bayside Shakedown 2 Toshiaki Yoshida Katsuyuki Motohiro
The Man in White Unknown Takashi Miike
2005 Azumi 2: Death or Love Tenkai Shusuke Kaneko
2006 I Am Nipponjin Unknown Takashi Tsukinoki
2007 Hokushin naname ni sasu tokoro Honda Seijirô Kôyama
2009 Shizumanu Taiyō President Hiyama Setsurō Wakamatsu
2012 Beyond Outrage Fuse Takeshi Kitano

Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
1965 Taikōki Yamanaka Shikanosuke NHK Taiga drama
1965 The Guardman (TV series) NHK
1970 Mominoki wa Nokotta Mizuno Jūrōzaemon NHK Taiga drama
1978 Ōgon no Hibi Ankokuji Ekei NHK Taiga drama
1980 Shishi no Jidai Iwashita Michihira NHK Taiga drama
1981 Onna Taikōki Honda Masanobu NHK Taiga drama
Sekigahara Ankokuji Ekei TBS
1987 Dokuganryū Masamune Endō Motonobu NHK Taiga drama
1988 Sanbiki ga Kiru! Bessho Tanomo TV Asahi
1990 Tobu ga Gotoku Ii Naosuke NHK Taiga drama
1990-93 Shogun Iemitsu Shinobi Tabi Okubo Hikozaemon TV Asahi
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai Honda Masanobu NHK Taiga drama
2002 Hero Sakanoue Fuji TV
2006 Fugo Keiji Ryūzō Katayama TV Asahi
2008 Change Sakae Nihei Fuji TV
Kachō Kōsaku Shima Tomabechi NTV
2009 Fumō Chitai Mishima Fuji TV
Tenchijin Sen no Rikyū NHK Taiga drama

References

  1. ^ a b c d Nishiwaki, Hideo (1979). "Kōyama Shigeiru". Nihon eiga haiyū zenshu: Dan'yū hen (in Japanese). Kinema Junpō. p. 207.
  2. ^ a b "Kōyama Shigeru". Tarento Dētabanku (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. ^ NHK news on January 16, 2017 (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 375. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.
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