Denmei Suzuki

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Denmei Suzuki
Denmei Suzuki in 1931
Born(1900-03-01)March 1, 1900
DiedMay 13, 1985(1985-05-13) (aged 85)
Other namesZeya Tōgō
OccupationFilm actor

Denmei Suzuki (鈴木 傳明, Suzuki Denmei, 1 March 1900 – 13 May 1985) was a Japanese film actor most famous for starring roles in gendaigeki of the silent era.


Suzuki was born in Tokyo and was a championship swimmer at Meiji University when he first appeared in Souls on the Road in 1921 under the name Zeya Tōgō (東郷是也, a pun on the English "to go there").[1][2] After graduating in 1924, he joined the Nikkatsu studio and began acting under his own name.[1] He moved to Shōchiku's Kamata studio the next year and became a major star appearing in youth films often directed by Kiyohiko Ushihara.[1] He also worked with directors such as Kenji Mizoguchi, Minoru Murata, Masahiro Makino, and Yasujirō Shimazu.

He also directed some films and even ran for political office, though unsuccessfully.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Suzuki Denmei". Nihon jinmei daijiten + Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b Drew, William M. (2003). "Kiyohiko Ushihara's Shingun (Marching On)". Gilda's Attic. Retrieved 18 December 2010.

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