Shigeru Kōyama

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Shigeru Kōyama
Japanese actor Shigeru Kōyama at the Imperial Japanese Naval Paymaster Academy.jpg
Shigeru Kōyama at the Imperial Japanese Naval Paymaster Academy during the Second World War
Born(1929-01-16)16 January 1929
Died3 January 2017(2017-01-03) (aged 87)
OccupationActor
Years active1952–2015
Spouse(s)Tomoko Fumino (deceased)

Shigeru Kōyama (神山 繁, Kōyama Shigeru, 16 January 1929 – 3 January 2017) was a Japanese actor.

Career[edit]

Born in Kure, Hiroshima, Kōyama joined the Bungakuza theatre troupe in 1952, first as a directorial assistant and then as an actor.[1] He made his film debut in 1953 in Tadashi Imai's An Inlet of Muddy Water.[1] He left Bungakuza in 1963 and participated in other troupes such as Gekidan Kumo and Engeki Shūdan En.[1][2] He was also well known for his role in the hit TV show The Guardman.[1][2] He died in Kyoto Prefecture from pneumonia on 3 January 2017.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1953 An Inlet of Muddy Water Tadashi Imai Uncredited
1960 Afraid to Die Masa Yasuzo Masumura
1964 Adauchi Okuno Magodayū Tadashi Imai
1965 Kwaidan Masaki Kobayashi
1967 Japan's Longest Day Susumu Katō Kihachi Okamoto
Samurai Rebellion Geki Takahashi Masaki Kobayashi
1969 Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo Jinzaburō Wakiya Kihachi Okamoto
1970 Gekido no showashi Gunbatsu Fumimaro Konoe Hiromichi Horikawa
1971 Battle of Okinawa Akira Shimada Kihachi Okamoto/Teruyoshi Nakano
1973 Japan Sinks Hideo Yoshimura Shirō Moritani/Teruyoshi Nakano
1976 Fumō Chitai Satoi Satsuo Yamamoto
1977 Mount Hakkoda Major Kinomiya Shirō Moritani
1978 Blue Christmas Kihachi Okamoto
1979 Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko Nakayama Kazuhiko Hasegawa
1980 203 kōchi Yamagata Aritomo Toshio Masuda
1981 Willful Murder Kei Kumai
Imperial Navy Takeo Kaizuka Shūe Matsubayashi
1983 Antarctica Yūji Horigome Kei Kumai
1986 The Sea and Poison Gondō Kei Kumai
1989 Black Rain Ōhashi Ridley Scott American film
1991 Rainbow Kids Kunijirō Yanagawa Kihachi Okamoto [4]
1993 Bloom in the Moonlight Rokushirō Uehara Shinichiro Sawai
1994 47 Ronin Onodera Hidekazu Kon Ichikawa
1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Gotō Takao Okawara
1996 Yatsuhaka Mura Dr. Kuno Kon Ichikawa
1998 Dr. Akagi Shohei Imamura
Bayside Shakedown: The Movie Toshiaki Yoshida Katsuyuki Motohiro
2001 Red Shadow Kanemitsu Kyougoku Hiroyuki Nakano
Sennen no Koi Story of Genji Fujiwara no Tametoki Tonkō Horikawa
2003 Bayside Shakedown 2 Toshiaki Yoshida Katsuyuki Motohiro
The Man in White Takashi Miike
2005 Azumi 2: Death or Love Tenkai Shusuke Kaneko
2009 Shizumanu Taiyō Hiyama Setsurō Wakamatsu
2012 Beyond Outrage Fuse Takeshi Kitano

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1965 Taikōki Yamanaka Shikanosuke NHK Taiga drama
1970 Mominoki wa Nokotta Mizuno Jūrōzaemon NHK Taiga drama
1978 Ōgon no Hibi Ankokuji Ekei NHK Taiga drama
1980 Shishi no Jidai Iwashita Michihira NHK Taiga drama
1981 Onna Taikōki Honda Masanobu NHK Taiga drama
1987 Dokuganryū Masamune Endō Motonobu NHK Taiga drama
1988 Sanbiki ga Kiru! Bessho Tanomo TV Asahi
1990 Tobu ga Gotoku Ii Naosuke NHK Taiga drama
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai Honda Masanobu NHK Taiga drama
2002 Hero Sakanoue Fuji TV
2006 Fugo Keiji Ryūzō Katayama TV Asahi
2008 Change Sakae Nihei Fuji TV
Kachō Kōsaku Shima Tomabechi NTV
2009 Fumō Chitai Mishima Fuji TV
Tenchijin Sen no Rikyū NHK Taiga drama

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nishiwaki, Hideo (1979). "Kōyama Shigeiru". Nihon eiga haiyū zenshu: Dan'yū hen (in Japanese). Kinema Junpō. p. 207.
  2. ^ a b "Kōyama Shigeru". Tarento Dētabanku (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. ^ NHK news on January 16, 2017 (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 375. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.

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