Tetsurô Tanba (1922–2006)


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Tetsurô Tanba was born on July 17, 1922 in Tokyo, Japan as Shozaburo Tanba. He was an actor and writer, known for You Only Live Twice (1967), Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) and The 7th Dawn (1964). He was married to Hoki. He died on September 24, 2006 in Tokyo. See full bio »

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(age 84) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

You Only Live Twice Tiger Tanaka
(1967)
Three Outlaw Samurai Sakon Shiba
(1964)
(1964)
(1973)

Filmography

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 2006 Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan
Reiko's grandpa
 2005 Yasha-ga-ike (Video)
 2005 Yoshitsune (TV Series)
Minamoto no Yorimasa (Gen-ji)
 2005 Jikû keisatsu Part 5 (TV Movie)
 2004 Jikû keisatsu Part 4 (TV Movie)
 2004 Sennenbi
 2003 Jikû keisatsu Part 3 (TV Movie)
 2003 Yumemiru budô: Hon o yomu onna (TV Series)
Yasuharu Ogawa
- Budô wa heiki? (2003) ... Yasuharu Ogawa
- Unmei no hito (2003) ... Yasuharu Ogawa
- Tôkyô wa paradaisu? (2003) ... Yasuharu Ogawa
- Kôfuku no akai tori (2003) ... Yasuharu Ogawa
- Saikô no natsuyasumi (2003) ... Yasuharu Ogawa
 2003 Kikoku (Video)
 2003 Gozu
 2003 T.R.Y.
 2002 The Twilight Samurai
Tozaemon Iguchi
 2002 Violent Fire
Sanada
 2002 September 11 (segment "Japan") (uncredited)
 2002 The Cat Returns
Cat King (voice)
 2002 Graveyard of Honor
Tetsuji Tokura
 2002 Toshiie to Matsu: Kaga hyakumangoku monogatari (TV Series)
Iguchi Tarôzáemon
 2001 Jikû keisatsu Part 1 (TV Movie)
 2001 The Happiness of the Katakuris
Grandpa Jinpei Katakuri
 2001 Blind Beast vs Dwarf
Dr. Tange
 2000 A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen
Tetsuo Hata
 2000 Sakuya: Slayer of Demons
Old master
 1999 Japanese Hell
Asu Shino
 1999 Tsukai, sanbiki no goinkyo (TV Series)
 1999 Spellbound
Tajiro Kawakami
 1998 Neji-shiki
Landlord
 1998 Manuke sensei (TV Movie)
Utaemon Baba
 1997 Peking Man
Osone
 1997 Kaseifu ha mita (TV Series)
Masakata Hirota
- Elite ikka no kazoku hotei (1997) ... Masakata Hirota
 1996 Shadow Shôkai Henkirô (TV Movie)
 1995 Kumokiri Nizaemon (TV Series)
Tsuji Kuranosuke
 1995 Gokenin Zankurô (TV Series)
 1993 Ihen kaidô (TV Movie)
 1993 Hotel Doctor (TV Mini-Series)
Daizaburo komatsubara
- Episode #1.11 (1993) ... Daizaburo komatsubara
- Episode #1.10 (1993) ... Daizaburo komatsubara
- Episode #1.9 (1993) ... Daizaburo komatsubara
- Episode #1.8 (1993) ... Daizaburo komatsubara
- Episode #1.7 (1993) ... Daizaburo komatsubara
 1992 Taira no Kiyomori (TV Movie)
Kiyomori's father
 1992 Shôrishatachi
Ichinotani
 1991 Female Neo Ninjas
Time Patrol leader
 1991 Minamoto Yoshitsune (TV Movie)
 1991 The Hit Man
Deku-san
 1991 Genji monogatari (TV Series)
 1991 Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Master Zhang Shangui
 1991 Kagerô
Denkichi Tsuzaki
 1990 Pod severnym siyaniyem
Tsunejiro Kamisaka
 1990 Hotel (TV Series)
President Ohara
 1989 Kaseifu wa mita! 7 (TV Movie)
Kinzo Yamakawa
 1989 Kasugano Tsubone (TV Series)
- Episode #1.50 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1989 The Ginger Tree (TV Mini-Series)
Hirushi Tsushima
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Hirushi Tsushima (as Tetsuro Tamba)
 1989 Teito taisen
Kanaami Kohou
 1989 Onihei hankachô (TV Series)
 1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood
Jinzaburi Shinzaki
 1989 Yakuza Ladies 3
Takeo Sakanishi
 1988 Tokyo Pop
Mr. Dota
 1988 A Taxing Woman's Return
Sadohara
 1987 Twilight of the Cockroaches
Grandpa (voice)
 1987 Yong ai zhuo yi ren
Mr. Hamada
 1987 Shinran: Path to Purity
Aketora
 1987 Shuto shôshitsu
Nakata (states man)
 1987 Night Train
Isaburo Tamura
 1986 Byakkotai (TV Mini-Series)
Jinbo Kuranosuke
 1986 Be Free!
 1986 Shigatsu no sakana
Chief Panapora Handa
 1986 Cabaret
Yakuza boss
 1986 Inochi (TV Series)
Masamichi
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Masamichi
 1985 The Last True Yakuza
Kazumasa Tashiro
 1985 Shiosai
 1985 Sanada Taiheiki (TV Series)
Sanada Masayuki
 1984 Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Yagyu Munefuyu
 1984 Shura no mure
 1984 Aoi hitomi no seiraifu (TV Series)
 1984 Kita no hotaru
Ishikura
 1984 Zerosen moyu
Isoroku Yamamoto
 1984 Station to Heaven
Izawa-keiji
 1984 Ku-Kai
 1984 Miyamoto Musashi (TV Series)
Munisai Hirata
 1983 Yusha ha katarazu (TV Mini-Series)
Tsuyoshi Fuyuki (1983)
 1983 Loving
Kajiro Sato
 1983 Chôshichirô Edo Nikki (TV Series)
 1983 The Geisha
Kochi Notable
 1983 Battle Anthem
Yamamoto
 1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Saiamon
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Saiamon (as Tetsuro Tamba)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Saiamon (as Tetsuro Tamba)
 1982 Conquest
Chitsukawa
 1982 G MEN'82 (TV Series)
 1982 Yûkai hôdô
Domon
 1982 Suspicion
Okamura
 1982 Dai Nippon teikoku
Hideki Tojo
 1982 Onimasa
Uichi Suda, The Big Boss
 1977-1982 G-Men '75 (TV Series)
Chief Kuroki (1975) / Chief Kuroki
- Episode #1.355 (1982) ... Chief Kuroki (1975)
- Episode #1.104 (1977) ... Chief Kuroki
 1982 Tôge no gunzô (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1982)
 1981 The Bushido Blade
Lord Yamato
 1981 Call from Darkness
Sugibayashi
 1981 The Imperial Navy
Vice Admiral Takijirō Ånishi
 1981 The Wild Daisy
Gozaburo Saito
 1981 Samurai Reincarnation
Muramasa
 1980 Qing jie
 1980 Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu
Tozawa Hakuunsai
 1980 Harukanaru sôro
Akiji Nishikawa
 1980 203 kochi
General Kodama
 1979 Chôshichirô Tenka Gomen! (TV Series)
Matsudaira
 1979 Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku
Kato Kiyomasa
 1979 Hunter in the Dark
Okitsugu Tanuma
 1979 Hissatsu shigotonin (TV Series)
Kurando Mibuno
- Mondo wa sanzu no kawa o sakerareruka? (1979) ... Kurando Mibuno
 1979 Hakuchyu no shikaku
Yujiro Kinoshita
 1979 The Boss's Boss
Abiru Tsujiura
 1979 Nichiren
 1978 Akô-jô danzetsu
Yanagisawa
 1978 Never Give Up
General Wada
 1978 Kumokiri Nizaemon
Kichibei Matsuya
 1978 The Incident
Lawyer Kikuchi
 1978 Message from Space
Ernest Noguchi
 1978 Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
Ogasawara Gensinsai (Tajima's Rival)
 1978 Ôgon no hibi (TV Series)
 1977 High Seas Hijack
Captain Munekata
 1977 Hakkodasan
Colonel Kojima
 1977 Sabita honoo
Seiichirô Tanemura
 1977 The Alaska Story
Arashuk
 1976 Hito goroshi
 1976 Zero Pilot
Captain Saito
 1976 Seven Nights in Japan
Terrorist Leader (uncredited)
 1976 Fumô chitai
 1976 Doudoutaru dasan (TV Series)
 1976 Jitsuroku gaiden: Osaka dengeki sakusen
Kawada, White-Eyed Assassin
 1975 Shôrinji kenpô
Nobuyuki Kobayakawa
 1975 Kobe Kokusai Gang
Rinsei
 1975 Bullet Train
Sunaga
 1975 All Men Are Brothers
Jade Unicorn Lu Chun Yi
 1974 Karate Inferno
Shugi
 1974 The Castle of Sand
Detective Imanishi
 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen
Dr. Nishiyama
 1974 Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
Zengo Nagumo
 1974 Violent City
Shimamura Kansai
 1973 Iro ma
 1973 Poruno jidaigeki: Bôhachi bushidô
Shinô Ashita - the Assassin
 1973 Tidal Wave
Prime Minister Yamamoto
 1973 Za gokiburi
 1973 The Water Margin (TV Series)
General Hu
- Daisôkoku no ryûsei (1973) ... General Hu
 1973 Proxy War
Akashi Tatsuo
 1972 Kage gari: Hoero taihô
Kagemetsuke
 1972 The Water Margin
Jade Unicorn Lu Chun I
 1972 Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
Sergeant Katsuo Togashi
 1971 Bakuto kirikomi-tai
Chief Inspector
 1971 Dai Chûshingura (TV Series)
Chisaka Hyobu
- Master Spearman Tawaraboshi (1971) ... Chisaka Hyobu
 1971 Poruno no teiô (Cameo)
 1971 Silence
Cristóvão Ferreira
 1971 The Wolves
Genryu Asakura
 1971 Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen
Lieutenant General Isamu Cho
 1971 Mekurano Oichi monogatari (TV Series)
 1970 Men and War
 1970 The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan
Soshun Kochiyama
 1969 The 5-Man Army
Samurai (as Tetsuro Tamba)
 1969 Goyokin
Rokugo Tatewaki
 1968 Ah, yokaren
Commander Honma
 1968 Black Lizard
 1968 Kii Hantâ (TV Series)
 1968 Oatsui kyûka
 1968 Snake Woman's Curse
Police Chief
 1968 Diamonds of the Andes
Munakata
 1968 Army Intelligence 33
Akiyama
 1967 Zoku soshiki bôryoku
Police Inspector Kitagawa
 1967 Hatoba no taka
Detective Iwasaki
 1967 You Only Live Twice
Tiger Tanaka (as Tetsuro Tamba)
 1967 Chieko-sho
Kotaro Takamura
 1967 Otoshimae
 1967 Kaisan shiki
 1966 Otoko no kon
 1966 The Kii River
Shintani Kosaku
 1966 The Secret of the Urn
Lord Yagyu
 1966 Aiyoku
Kimisuke Aso
 1965 Seiun yakuza
 1965 Chi to okite
 1965 Samurai Spy
Sakon Takatani
 1965 The Birth of Judo
Shuzo Izawa
 1965 Ninja Chushingura
Mumyo Kotaro
 1964 Kwaidan
Warrior (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
 1964 Revenge
Okuno Shume
 1964 The 7th Dawn
Ng
 1964 Assassination
Hachirô Kiyokawa
 1964 Samurai from Nowhere
Gunjuro Ohba
 1964 Three Outlaw Samurai
Sakon Shiba
 1964 An Outlaw
 1964 Jakoman to Tetsu
Jakoman
 1963 Futari dake no toride
Ohara
 1963 Tokyo aantachibiru: dasso
Goro Kawamoto
 1962 Hissatsu
 1962 Yumin-gai no Judan
Kazuo Kasami
 1962 Ôsho
Man who sells cotton candy (uncredited)
 1962 Tôkyô antatchaburu
Goro Kawamoto
 1962 Hell's Kitchen
Miki
 1962 A Flame at the Pier
Drunken
 1962 Harakiri
Hikokuro Omodaka
 1962 Gang tai Gang
 1961 Hakuchu no buraikan
The Cynical Manipulating Leader
 1961 Bridge to the Sun
Jiro (as Tetzuro Tamba)
 1961 Kiiroi fudo
Kitani
 1961 Kiri to kage
 1961 Tôkyô yawa
Jiro
 1961 Kidô sôsahan
Koike
 1961 Pigs and Battleships
Slasher Tetsuji
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle
Sadamasa Ishikawa
 1960 Get 'em All
Tanabe
 1960 The Gambling Samurai
Fumizo Mitsuki
 1960 Female Slave Ship
Pirate master
 1959 Mukeisatsu
Jôji Matsuoka
 1958 Bakushô ôza seifuku (Short)
 1958 Hitokui ama
Miyata
 1958 Dokufu Takahashi Oden
Ihei Ôsawa
 1957 Mu keisatsu
 1957 Byakurôjô no Yôki
Ryûnosuke Sasaki
 1957 The Depths
Jinjûrô Ômura
 1956 Yôun Satomi kaikyoden
Aboshi Samajirô
 1956 Hatoba no Ôja
Shimizu
 1956 Kaii Utsunomiya tsuritenjô
Kurozumi Tenzen
 1956 Kuronekokan ni Kieta Otoko
Kenji Kawanami - News Reporter
 1955 Gerô no kubi
 1955 Twilight Saloon
Morimoto
 1955 Issun bôshi
Haruo Mizushima
 1953 Senkan Yamato
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