|Native name||加山 雄三|
April 11, 1937|
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
|Occupation||Musician, singer-songwriter, actor|
Yūzō Kayama (加山 雄三 Kayama Yūzō, born April 11, 1937) is a Japanese popular musician, singer-songwriter and actor. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the mid-twentieth century. Yuzo Kayama became a star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō ("Young Guy") film series.
As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelic surf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo" ("Love Forever"), another of his compositions, sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in 1965. At that point it was the biggest selling disc in the Japanese recording industry's history.
|1961||Daigaku no Wakadaishō||Yuichi Tanuma|
|1962||Chushingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki||Asano Naganori|
|1962||Ginza no Wakadaishō||Yuichi Tanuma|
|1962||Nihon-ichi no Wakadaishō||Yuichi Tanuma|
|1965||Eleki no Wakadaishō||Yuichi Tanuma|
|1965||Red Beard||Dr. Noboru Yasumoto|
|1966||The Sword of Doom||Hyoma Utsuki|
|1967||Scattered Clouds||Shiro Mishima|
|1967||Japan's Longest Day||Morio Tateno|
|1968||Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku||First Lieutenant Ijuin|
|1971||Battle of Okinawa|
|1977||Mount Hakkoda||Captain Kurata|
|1975~1981||Edo no Kaze||Chiaki Joenosuke|
|1990||Tobu ga Gotoku||Shimazu Nariakira|
|2009||Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo||Himself|
|Yōko Kozakura||Ken Uehara|
|Yūzō Kayama||Megumi Matsumoto|
|Nobuhiro Ikehata||Tetsuo Yamashita||Mayuko Azusa||Emi Ikehata|
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 192. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- 「Terra Battle Download Starter」2.5mil DL Kayama, Yuzo Interview
- Stuart Galbraith IV (May 16, 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.