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Eijirō Tōno

Eijirō Tōno (東野英治郎 Tōno Eijirō, 17 September 1907 – 8 September 1994) was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions. He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujirō Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) in 1990. Tōno also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon from 1969 to 1983. In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (本庄克二).


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Born:
Sep 17, 1907 In Gunma, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
171
First Appeared:
In the movie Port of Flowers 1943-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie Tales of a Golden Geisha 1990-06-02
Known For
Poster of Choji Snack Bar
Poster of High and Low
Poster of Yojimbo
Poster of Tokyo Story
Filmography
Movie Tales of a Golden Geisha 1990-06-02
Movie Death of a Tea Master Kokei 1989-10-07
Movie So What 1988-07-16
Movie Shocking! in Japan -by G.F.Bigo- Narration (voice) 1984-11-24
Movie I Lived, But... Self 1983-10-29
Movie Choji Snack Bar 1983-11-12
Movie Adrift at Sea 1983-12-03
Movie Hunter in the Dark Shogen 1979-06-17
Movie Lord Mito Tokugawa Mitsukuni 1978-12-23
Movie Island of Hell Kaemon Kito 1977-08-27
Movie The Battle of Okinawa 1971-08-14
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Admiral Chuici Nagumo (as Eijiro Tono) 1970-01-26
Movie Will to Conquer 1970-10-17
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Sanpo Sensei 1969-11-14
Movie Goyokin 1969-05-01
Movie Kill! Hyogo Moriuchi 1968-06-22
Movie The Saga of Tanegashima Kinbei Yaita 1968-05-18
Movie Horus: Prince of the Sun Ganko 1968-07-24
Movie Monument to the Girl's Corps Nakaji, Principal 1968-09-21
Movie Three Faces of Love Soga 1967-01-14
Movie Zatoichi's Cane Sword Senzo 1967-01-03
Movie Monsieur Zivaco 1967-10-28
Movie Young Boss: Leader's Flesh 1967-12-30
Movie Silence Has No Wings 1966-02-11
Movie Lost Sex Neighbor / Writer 1966-08-27
Movie The Great White Tower 1966-10-15
Movie Samurai Assassin Masagorô Kisoya 1965-01-03
Movie President Ninpocho 1965-01-03
Movie The Last Judgment 1965-01-01
Movie Red Beard Goheiji 1965-04-03
Movie Nippon Ichi no Goma Suri Otoko 1965-05-29
Movie Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 Unknown 1965-10-31
Movie An Innocent Witch 1965-10-30
Movie Sword of the Beast Minister 1965-09-18
Movie The Spy 1965-09-04
Movie Illusion of Blood 1965-07-25
Movie Pale Flower Gang leader 1964-03-01
Movie Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple Haiya 1964-01-01
Movie Our Happiness Alone 1964-03-29
Movie Eddy Currents of Life Shigesuke Hayashi 1964-11-22
Movie A Story from Echigo 1964-05-09
Movie The Donkey Comes on a Tank 1964-12-26
Movie The Sunshine Girl 1963-04-18
Movie Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai Shibiku-Shosuke Hori 1963-04-28
Movie Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai Unknown 1963-04-21
Movie High and Low Factory Worker 1963-03-01
Movie Pressure of Guilt 1963-02-17
Movie Life of Hishakaku 2 Unknown 1963-05-25
Movie Twin Sisters of Kyoto Sosuke Otomo 1963-01-13
Movie Girls Born in August Unknown 1963-02-19
Movie Ukyunosuke on Patrol 1963-11-20
Movie Tange Sazen 1963-11-17
Movie The Fight of the Gamblers 1963-12-26
Movie Double Wedding Goro 1963-07-13
Movie The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman Unknown 1963-11-16
Movie Shinobi no Mono 3: Resurrection 1963-12-28
Movie A House in the Quarter 1963-11-01
Movie Shinobi no Mono 2: Vengeance Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1963-08-06
Movie The Navy 1963-08-13
Movie A Carpenter and Children 1962-06-10
Movie The Bandits 1962-05-27
Movie Our Marriage Father 1962-03-18
Movie Akitsu Springs Unknown 1962-06-15
Movie Season of Farewell 1962-01-14
Movie Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow Ishiguro, Tatsugoro (Jun's father) 1962-04-08
Movie Three Gentlemen from Tokyo 1962-04-29
Movie Born in Sin 1962-11-23
Movie This Madding Crowd Grandpa Yoshi 1962-06-28
Movie An Autumn Afternoon Sakuma, The 'Gourd' 1962-11-18
Movie The Red Shadow Jinzaburô Kamo 1962-12-24
Movie The Great Wall Li Tang 1962-11-01
Movie Mount Hakone 1962-09-15
Movie Kiri no yoru no otoko Unknown 1962-07-08
Movie The Orphan Brother 1961-07-19
Movie Challenge to Live Unknown 1961-06-17
Movie Yojimbo Gonji, Tavern Keeper 1961-04-25
Movie Immortal Love Policeman 1961-09-16
Movie Pigs and Battleships Kan'ichi 1961-01-21
Movie Fine Man 1961-06-11
Movie The Last War 1961-10-08
Movie Boss Takes to the Road Unknown 1961-09-23
Movie Run, Genta, Run! Unknown 1961-11-22
Movie The Happy-Go-Lucky Guy Unknown 1961-12-06
Movie Ka-chan umi ga shitteru yo 1961-11-19
Movie Buddha Suratha 1961-10-31
Movie The Man of Seven Faces Genkichi Miyashita 1960-04-26
Movie The Gambling Samurai Kansuke 1960-03-28
Movie The Master Spearman Unknown 1960-05-15
Movie The Great Road 1960-03-08
Movie Salaryman Chushingura 1960-12-25
Movie The War Without Weapons 1960-11-08
Movie Wait for Tomorrow Seisaku Kajiwara 1960-10-26
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie The Pirates Unknown 1960-09-18
Movie Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan Policeman 1959-03-29
Movie The Third Dead Angle Unknown 1959-01-22
Movie The Stream of Youth Unknown 1959-01-15
Movie Diary of Forsaken Love 1959-04-14
Movie The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (uncredited) 1959-01-15
Movie Good Morning Tomizawa 1959-05-12
Movie The Three Treasures Ootomo 1959-11-01
Movie Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie The Human Wall Unknown 1959-10-18
Movie The Beast Shall Die Unknown 1959-06-09
Movie The Adulteress 1958-04-15
Movie Firefly Light 1958-03-18
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II Fugetsusai 1958-01-03
Movie The Ballad of Narayama Messenger 1958-06-01
Movie The Naked Sun 1958-10-01
Movie Beyond the Seasonal Wind 1958-06-10
Movie The Naked General 1958-10-28
Movie Jinsei Gekijo Unknown 1958-11-23
Movie The Days of Evil Women Unknown 1958-11-30
Movie An Osaka Story Gonzaemon Hoshino 1957-03-06
Movie Shimizu Port of Chivalry Kansuke 1957-01-01
Movie Rice 1957-03-04
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls Fugetsusai 1957-04-14
Movie The Lower Depths Tomekichi the Tinker 1957-10-01
Movie The Eleventh Hour 1957-11-24
Movie Black River Kurihara 1957-10-23
Movie The Story of Pure Love 1957-10-15
Movie The Vampire Moth Tetsuzô Ibuki / Shunsaku Etô 1956-04-11
Movie Night River Unknown 1956-04-01
Movie Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Baiken Shishido (uncredited) 1956-01-03
Movie Early Spring Tokichi Hattori 1956-01-29
Movie Farewell to Dream Yôichi's father, Genkichi 1956-04-17
Movie White Fan Takuetsu 1956-03-15
Movie Joyu 1956-11-27
Movie Flowery Brothers 1956-06-08
Movie Tears 1956-09-26
Movie I Will Buy You Ogushi (uncredited) 1956-11-21
Movie How Sorrowful 1956-09-07
Movie The Legend of the White Serpent 1956-06-22
Movie Burden of Love Jozo Araki 1955-03-18
Movie Here Is a Spring 1955-02-12
Movie Policeman's Diary Old man Murata 1955-02-03
Movie Twilight Saloon Onizuka 1955-06-19
Movie Murder on The Last Train 1955-06-21
Movie I Live in Fear Old man from Brazil 1955-11-22
Movie Floating Weeds Diary 1955-11-15
Movie Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple Baiken Shishido (uncredited) 1955-07-12
Movie The Wolves 1955-07-03
Movie Seven Samurai Kidnapper 1954-04-26
Movie The Street Without Sun President Kunio 1954-06-24
Movie The Surf Schoolmaster 1954-10-20
Movie The Black Current 1954-08-31
Movie The Cock Crows Twice 1954-11-30
Movie Girls in the Orchard Unknown 1953-09-15
Movie Shishun no izumi Nakamura, a policeman 1953-07-05
Movie Tokyo Story Sanpei Numata 1953-11-03
Movie Wild Geese Suezo 1953-12-31
Movie The Yamabiko School Unknown 1952-05-01
Movie Sword for Hire 1952-05-22
Movie Children of Hiroshima Unknown 1952-08-06
Movie Muntinlupa no yo wa fukete Kozo Kawai 1952-10-09
Movie Ginza Cosmetics Hyôbei Sugano 1951-04-14
Movie Devil's Gold Unknown 1950-02-19
Movie Flame of My Love State Councillor Itô 1949-02-13
Movie Late Night Confession Unknown 1949-06-21
Movie Stray Dog 1949-10-17
Movie A Woman in the Typhoon Area Yoshii 1948-09-18
Movie Apostasy 1948-11-30
Movie The Love of the Actress Sumako 1947-08-16
Movie Marriage Fumie's father 1947-03-18
Movie Morning for the Osone Family Ippei Yamaka 1946-02-21
Movie Otome no iru kichi 1945-04-01
Movie Izu no musumetachi Unknown 1945-08-30
Movie Sinking the Unsinkable Unknown 1944-03-23
Movie Jubilation Street Shingo’s father 1944-06-08
Movie Army Sakuragi 1944-12-07
Movie Port of Flowers Hayashida 1943-07-29