|Native name||大河内 傳次郎|
February 5, 1898|
|Died||July 18, 1962(aged 64)|
|Other names||Masuo Ōbe|
|Years active||1925 – 1961|
Born in 1898, his real name was Masuo Ōbe.
Ōkōchi entered Shinkokugeki (Eng: New National Theatre), traiining under Shōjirō Sawada (aka Sawasho). Sawada founded this new school of popular theatre in 1917 which had strong cultural impact by the early 1920s. Shinkokugeki was known for jidaigeki the period drama genre, particularly for its realistic sword fights (tate) or swordplay (kengeki).
With this background, Ōkōchi entered the Nikkatsu studio in 1925 and soon came to fame in chanbara (sword-fighting) Samurai films – a subgenre of jidaigeki emphasizing tate – playing characters such as Chūji Kunisada and Sazen Tange.
Ōkōchi had ceased acting by 1961, dying a year later on July 18, 1962.
- Yaji and Kita: The Battle of Toba Fushimi (1927)
- Yaji and Kita: Yasuda's Rescue (1927)
- A Diary of Chuji's Travels (忠治旅日記 Chūji tabi nikki)
- Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi (1931)
- The Million Ryo Pot (1935)
- Hawai Mare oki kaisen (1942)
- Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
- Ano hata o ute (1944)
- Sanshiro Sugata Part II (1945)
- The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
- No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
- The Tale of Genji (1951)
- Dedication of the Great Buddha (1952)
- Eagle of the Pacific (Taiheiyô no washi) (1953)
- Yagyu Secret Scrolls (1957)
- Akō Rōshi (1961)