|Native name||佐藤 慶|
December 21, 1928
|Died||May 2, 2010(aged 81)|
Kei Satō (佐藤 慶 Satō Kei?) was a Japanese character actor and narrator. He was born in Aizu. He is known for his work with Japanese New Wave director Nagisa Oshima, and for several films with Kaneto Shindo, such as Onibaba and Kuroneko. He won the best actor award from Kinema Junpo for the films The Ceremony and Nihon no akuryō. He also worked as a narrator for many documentaries, both on television and film.
In his early days as an actor, before his success in The Human Condition, he supported himself by producing gariban hand-written mimeographs, and he maintained his interest in hand-printing to the end of his life.
In 1981 he appeared in the film Daydream performing an unsimulated sex scene with actress Kyoko Aizome. The involvement of a mainstream actor in a hardcore film made good press coverage and brought audiences to the theater "in droves".
|1959||The Human Condition||Shinjo||in The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity|
|1960||Cruel Story of Youth||Akira Matsuko|
|The Sun's Burial||Sakaguchi|
|Night and Fog in Japan||Sakamaki|
|1963||Bushido, Samurai Saga|
|Brave Records of the Sanada Clan|
|Kwaidan||Ghost samurai||in the "In a Cup of Tea" (Chawan no naka) section|
|Samurai Spy||Takanosuke Nojiri, lieutenant|
|Pleasures of the Flesh||Police inspector|
|1966||Violence at Noon||Eisuke Oyamada|
|The Sword of Doom||Kamo Serizawa|||
|Zatoichi's Vengeance||Boss Gonzo|
|1967||Band of Ninja||Sakagami Shuzen (voice)|
|Japanese Summer: Double Suicide||Otoko|
|1968||Death by Hanging||Prison warden|
|Diary of a Shinjuku Thief|
|Three Resurrected Drunkards||Y Chong-iru - I Chong-il|
|Hymn to a Tired Man||Suzuki|
|1971||The Ceremony||Sakurada Kazuomi|
|Hanzo the Razor: The Snare||Shobei Hamajima|
|Empire of Passion||(uncredited)|
|1979||The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf||Shimizu|
|1984||Godzilla 1985||Chief Editor Gondo|
|2005||The Whispering of the Gods||Father Togawa|
|2009||Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler||Kazutaka Hyōdō|
- Taikōki (1965) – Akechi Mitsuhide
- The Water Margin (1973)
- Tokugawa Ieyasu (1983) – Takeda Shingen
- Mujaki na Kankei (1984)
- Takeda Shingen (1988) – Abe Katsuyoshi
- Homura Tatsu (1993-94) – Minamoto no Yoriyoshi
- Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000) – Mashita Nagamori
- Fūrin Kazan (2007) – Seiin
- Stephens, Chuck. "Kei Sato 1928–2010". Criterion Collection. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Actor Kei Sato dies at 81". TokyoGraph. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- "Satō Kei". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- Goto, Takuya. "Haiyu Sato Kei Binkon Jidai, Gariban To No Hibi" (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 February 2012.
- Sharp, Jasper (20 March 2001). "Review of Daydream (1981)". Retrieved 20 February 2012.
- Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.