Susumu Terajima

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Susumu Terajima
Native name 寺島 進
Born (1963-11-12) 12 November 1963 (age 53)
Occupation Actor

Susumu Terajima (寺島 進, Terajima Susumu, born 12 November 1963) is a Japanese actor who has appeared in over 100 films, 15 television commercials, three promotional videos, and numerous television dramas in a career spanning over 20 years. He usually plays supporting roles. Terajima is best known for his portrayal of yakuza figures, most notably in the films of Takeshi Kitano.[1]

Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan.[citation needed] He made his acting debut in 1986's A Homansu. He is part of Office Kitano, the production company of Takeshi Kitano.[citation needed]


Terajima starred in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's 2001 film Hole in the Sky.[2] He appeared in Takashi Miike's Ninja Kids!!! in 2011.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Terajima is married and has one daughter[4] and one son.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]



  • Double Meaning: Yes or No? (2013)
  • Sanada Maru (2016) – Ideura Masasuke
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (2016) - Mario Mori (Yamato's Uncle)
  • Byplayers (2017) – himself
  • Hagoku (2017) – Hisashi Nishina


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  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (7 April 2001). "Film Festival Review; Deepening A Romance By Painting The Roof". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (19 July 2011). "Review: "Ninja Kids!!!"". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Susumu Terajima becomes a father". Tokyograph. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "寺島進、第2子長男誕生に喜び「幸福の鐘が聞こえる気が」" [Terajima Susumu announces the birth of his second child] (in Japanese). Sponichi. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

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