Rolly Teranishi

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Rolly Teranishi
Background information
Born (1963-09-06) September 6, 1963 (age 53)
Osaka, Japan
Genres Rock, glam rock
Instruments Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Scanch, Marty Friedman

Rolly Teranishi (ローリー 寺西?, Rōrī Teranishi) more commonly known as Rolly, is a Japanese musician and music producer.

Personal background[edit]

Teranishi was born Kazuo Teranishi (寺西 一雄?, Teranishi Kazuo, on September 6, 1963) in Kyoto. He grew up in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.

Professional background[edit]

Teranishi is well-recognized as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the Japanese rock band, Scanch (すかんち?, Sukanchi). Scanch continued until 1996. Once Scanch broke up, Rolly pursued his solo musical career and also acting.[citation needed]

Outside of Japan, Teranishi is known almost entirely for his role as Genesis in the Japanese thriller Suicide Circle (2002). He is in the movies Iden & Tity, Swallowtail, Get It On?. He also made an appearance as "Yaha" in the PlayStation 2 game Drag-on Dragoon 2.[citation needed]

Teranishi is a fan of Tim Burton and his works as a movie director; he owns a costume of his favorite Tim Burton character, Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Being a big fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, he has made several appearances in the stage performances in Japan as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Other stage performances include the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan and the Fox and the Conceited Man in Le Petit Prince. His most recent stage role was in the first Japanese production of Tommy, playing the parts of Cousin Kevin and the Pinball Wizard.[citation needed]

2006 was the 15th-year anniversary of Scanch. All the members of Scanch reunited for two concerts that occurred on March 10 and March 17. It was also released on CD (Scanch’n’Roll Show II).[citation needed]

Teranishi starred in a TV show called Rock Fujiyama alongside Marty Friedman, ex lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Megadeth. Rolly also appears in his own television show Rolly Kingdom every two weeks, and also co-hosts KKTV, a family show that airs every Saturday night.[citation needed]

He has also contributed to the soundtrack of Kamen Rider Agito for his performance of the third ending theme "Deep Breath." This was the second song that he performed as the lead vocalist for Rider Chips, after being featured as a vocalist on "Power Child."


  • Scanch’n’Roll Show (1988)
  • Ultra Operation of Love Affair for All the Young Boys and Girls (1990)
  • Ultra Romantic Bombers for the Unlimited Lovers of the World (1991)
  • A Case Of Rosy Murder For Miracle Lovers Only (1992)
  • Opera (1993)
  • Gold (1994)
  • Sweets – Scanch Best Collection (1994)
  • Double Double Chocolate (1995)
  • Historic Grammar (1996)
  • CD & DVD – The Best Scanch (2005)
  • Scanch’n’Roll Show II (2006)
  • "Rolly's Rock Theater" (2016) [1]
  • Rolly's RockyRolly (1996)
  • Bootleg (1995)
  • Rolly Original Musical Songs (2001)
  • 2001 (2001)
  • Steel Hard Rocker (2003)
  • Rolly in Aoiheya (2005)


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