May 18, 1947 |
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Parent(s)||Jūkichi Uno (father)|
Akira Terao (寺尾 聰 Terao Akira, born May 18, 1947) is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor. He is the eldest son of actor Jūkichi Uno. Terao is known for wearing sunglasses and for his expressions of nihilism. Because he has two moles on one cheek, he has the nickname of "hoppe" (ボッペ), meaning "cheek". He attended schools Wako Gakuen, Hosei University Daini Senior High School, and graduated from the vocational school Bunka Gakuin.The promotional agencies to which he has belonged are, in order, Horipro, Ishihara International Productions, Inc., and Terao Ongaku Jimusho (寺尾音楽事務所), literally "Terao Music Offices," his own, personal office. As of 2012, he is the only male actor to have received both the Japan Record Award and the Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
As a singer, Terao was known mostly for his 1981 album Reflections (リフレクションズ), which sold more than one and a half million copies in Japan with the hit song "Ruby no Yubiwa" (ルビーの指環).
In 1985, Terao started to work with Akira Kurosawa in Ran. Five years later he appeared as "I" in Kurosawa's Dreams. He has worked with director Takashi Koizumi in After the Rain and The Professor's Beloved Equation. As for dramas, Terao has acted with Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan as well as in the latest Takuya Kimura-helmed drama, Change (spring 2008).
- Ran (1985) – Ichimonji Taro Takatora
- Dreams (1990) – "I"
- After the Rain (1999) – Ihei Misawa
- Letter from the Mountain - Amida-do dayori (2002) - Takao Ueda
- Casshern (2004) – Professor Kotaro Azuma
- Half a Confession (2004) – Soichiro Kaji
- Into the Sun (2005) – Matsuda
- The Professor's Beloved Equation (2006) - the professor
- Samayou Yaiba (2009) – Shigeki Nagamine
- Daitokai (1972–1979) – He was only in the 3rd season of the show.
- Kunitori Monogatari (1973) – Tokugawa Ieyasu
- Seibu Keisatsu (1979) – Takeshi Matsuda, but prefers to be called 'Rikki' by his colleagues. His character is killed in the line of duty in the 123rd episode of Part I of the show...
- Gunshi Kanbei (2014) – Tokugawa Ieyasu
- Nobunaga Moyu (2016) – Konoe Sakihisa
- Kohaku (2017) – Toshio Arai
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (2008)
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