Isao Natsuyagi

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Isao Natsuyagi
Born25 December 1939
Died11 May 2013(2013-05-11) (aged 73)
OccupationActor
Years active1963–2013
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)

Isao Natsuyagi (夏八木 勲, Natsuyagi Isao, 25 December 1939 – 11 May 2013) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1963 to 2013.

Career[edit]

In 1960, Natsuyagi began attending the Bungakuza actors school while attending Keio University.[1] He eventually left Keio before graduating and entered the Haiyuza actors school.[1] After graduating in 1966, he joined the Toei studio and made his film debut with Hone made shaburu.[1] His first starring role was in Hideo Gosha's Kiba Ōkaminosuke (1966).

Selected filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1966 Eleven Samurai Senroku Hayato Leading role
1969 Goyokin
1972 Female Convict 701: Scorpion
1973 Nihon Chinbotsu
1978 Never Give Up
Shogun's Samurai Shōzaemon Bekki
1979 G.I. Samurai Nagao Kagetora
1980 Virus Dr. Nakanishi
1982 Onimasa
1984 Shanghai Rhapsody Shirai
1984 Fireflies in the North
1990 Heaven and Earth Yamamoto Kansuke
2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Desert Moon
2011 Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess
My Way Tatsuo's grandfather South Korean film
2012 Land of Hope Leading role
Emperor Teizaburō Sekiya American film
2013 Like Father, Like Son
The Eternal Zero

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1968 Ryōma ga Yuku Nagaoka Kenkichi, Kiyooka michinosuke NHK Taiga drama
1970-76 Ōedo Sōsamō TV Tokyo
1971-72 Key Hunter TBS
1974 Hatoko no umi Hino Arimitsu NHK Asadora
1977 Kashin Sakamoto Ryōma NHK Taiga drama
1985 Sanada Taiheiki Tsubuya Matagoro NHK
1994 Hana no Ran Hino Arimitsu NHK Taiga drama
1995 The Kindaichi Case Files Kazuma Kurosawa NTV Episode 3
1997 Mōri Motonari Sue Okifusa NHK Taiga drama
1998 Nemureru Mori Naomi Itō Fuji TV
1999 Suzuran Ryūzō Tachibana NHK Asadora
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai Shima Sakon NHK Taiga drama
2003 Musashi Hosokawa Tadaoki NHK Taiga drama
2005 Fugo Keiji Kikuemon Kambe TV Asahi
2007 Dondo Hare Kishimoto NHK Asadora
2008-09 Dandan Takayasu Ichijō NHK Asadora
2010 Last Money: Ai no Nedan Toshirō Mizutani NHK
Ryōmaden Matsudaira Shungaku NHK Taiga drama

Anime[edit]

Year Title Official Title Role Notes
1996 Young Kindaichi Case File:

The Opera House - A New Murder

金田一少年の事件 ・ 簿オペラ座館 ・ 新たなる殺人 Isamu Kenmochi Film
1997 Young Kindaichi Case Files:

The Opera House Murder Case (File 3)

金田一少年の事件簿「オペラ座間殺人事件」ファイル3 School's teacher (guest app.) TV Series
1998 Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy 銀河鉄道999 ・ エターナル ・ ファンタジー Narrator Film

Dubbing[edit]

Awards and prizes[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
1979 2nd Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Never Give Up, Winter Flower Nominated
1980 3rd Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor G.I. Samurai, Hunter in the Dark, The Golden Dog Nominated
2012 67th Mainichi Film Award Best Actor Land of Hope Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "夏八木勲さん死去 映画ドラマで名脇役". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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