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Denjirō Ōkōchi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Denjirō Ōkōchi (5 February 1898 – 18 July 1962) was a Japanese film actor most famous for starring roles in jidaigeki directed by such masters as Akira Kurosawa, Daisuke Itō, Sadao Yamanaka, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Hiroshi Inagaki and Masahiro Makino. His real name was Masuo Ōbe. Training in Shinkokugeki under Shōjirō Sawada, Ōkōchi entered Nikkatsu in 1925 and soon came to fame in chanbara films playing characters such as Chūji Kunisada and Sazen Tange. At his peak, he was one of the top jidaigeki stars alongside Tsumasaburō Bandō and Chiezō Kataoka. During World War II, he also appeared in a number of war films. His house and garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto, called Ōkōchi Sansō, are still preserved and open to the public. Description above from the Wikipedia article Denjirō Ōkōchi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 5, 1898 In Buzen, Fukuoka, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
89
First Appeared:
In the movie An Unforgettable Grudge 1926-11-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Red Shadow 1962-12-24
Known For
Poster of Invitation to Happiness
Poster of The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Poster of Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron
Poster of Sanshiro Sugata
Filmography
Movie The Red Shadow Munenori Yagyû 1962-12-24
Movie A Young Warrior on Mount Fuji 1961-04-09
Movie The Ako Retainers 1961-03-28
Movie Little Tengu Unknown 1961-04-25
Movie Tange Sazen and the Princess Gamo Taiken 1961-05-03
Movie Lord of Red Banner 1960-02-14
Movie Return of the One-Armed Swordsman Unknown 1960-01-15
Movie Samurai Vagabonds Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie Yakuza of Ina Boss Tora 1960-02-23
Movie Road of Chivalry 1960-01-03
Movie Ishimatsu: the One-Eyed Avenger 1960-03-29
Movie Lord Mito Komon: World commotion Mito Komon 1960-12-27
Movie The Pirates Tsuboya Dokyu 1960-09-18
Movie Castle of Flames 1960-10-30
Movie The Man Who Came to Shimizu Harbor Unknown 1960-07-30
Movie The Unleashed Lord 1959-02-10
Movie A Young Rabble Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Tange Sazen: Mystery of the Twin Dragons Unknown 1959-01-03
Movie Hawk of the North Kansuke 1959-05-25
Movie Bride of Peacock Castle Unknown 1959-04-08
Movie A Spectacular Showdown 1959-08-09
Movie Isshin Tasuke: A Man Among Men Unknown 1959-11-29
Movie Blooded Spear 1959-11-01
Movie A Young Rabble 2 Unknown 1959-09-06
Movie Bloody Battle at Dawn Unknown 1959-10-10
Movie Secret of The Golden Spell Gamo Taiken 1958-03-18
Movie The Abandoned Swords Unknown 1958-01-01
Movie A Martial Crowd Unknown 1958-06-03
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II Lord Yagyu 1958-01-03
Movie The Envoy Unknown 1958-09-16
Movie The Lost Public Funds Jinba Yajuro 1958-11-11
Movie Girl with the Fire Banner Unknown 1958-12-27
Movie The Purple Hooded Man Unknown 1958-10-29
Movie Souls in the Moonlight Unknown 1957-07-13
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls Lord Yagyu 1957-04-14
Movie Lord Mito 1957-08-11
Movie Travel Romances 1957-11-10
Movie Falcon Magistrate 1957-11-17
Movie Torawakamaru, the Koga Ninja Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1957-12-15
Movie Sisters of Destiny Unknown 1956-08-14
Movie Tsukigata Hanpeita Gensai Mamiya 1956-10-16
Movie Revenge of Jorurizaka 1: Attack at Onibushi Pass Unknown 1955-12-11
Movie Revenge at Jorurizaka 2: Bloody Battle at Dawn Unknown 1955-12-21
Movie Kenkyō edo-murasaki Unknown 1954-05-10
Movie Sazen Tange: The Monkey Pot Unknown 1954-12-08
Movie Eagle of the Pacific Grand Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto 1953-10-20
Movie Dedication of the Great Buddha 1952-03-20
Movie A Tale of Genji Unknown 1951-06-11
Movie Story of a Beloved Wife 1951-09-07
Movie I Saw a Phantom Fish Unknown 1950-05-06
Movie Ship of Outlaws Unknown 1950-10-18
Movie Ghost Cat of Nabeshima Unknown 1949-08-23
Movie Mr. Shosuke Ohara Saheita Sugimoto aka Shôsuke Ohara 1949-11-08
Movie Invitation to Happiness 1947-10-30
Movie Lord for a Night Unknown 1946-07-11
Movie No Regrets for Our Youth Professor Yagihara 1946-10-29
Movie The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail Benkei 1945-01-01
Movie Sanshiro Sugata Part Two Shogoro Yano 1945-05-03
Movie Duel at Yagyu Valley Hozoin Kakuzenbo 1945-05-17
Movie The Dawn of Freedom Captain Hayami 1944-02-10
Movie Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron Unknown 1944-03-09
Movie The Cruel Sea Unknown 1944-05-25
Movie Battle Troop Unknown 1944-12-07
Movie Sanshiro Sugata Shogoro Yano 1943-03-25
Movie Battle of Hawaii Satake 1942-12-02
Movie The Battle of Kawanakajima Shingen Takeda 1941-11-30
Movie The Snake Princess Uehara Ittosai Nobushige 1940-04-03
Movie Flowers Blooming In the Storm Fukuzawa Yukichi 1940-07-03
Movie The Giant Unknown 1938-02-02
Movie Nangoku taiheiki Shimazu Nariakira / Masumitsu Kyunosuke 1937-08-11
Movie Great Bodhisattva Pass 2 Ryunosuke Tsukue 1936-04-14
Movie Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo Sazen Tange 1935-06-15
Movie Kunisada Chūji Unknown 1935-02-02
Movie Great Bodhisattva Pass Unknown 1935-11-15
Movie Tange Sazen - Dai-ippen Unknown 1933-01-02
Movie Jirokichi the Rat-Kid: The Journey Unknown 1933-10-31
Movie Jirokichi the Rat-Kid: Edo Reel Unknown 1933-11-28
Movie Jirokichi the Rat-Kid: Edo Reel Part 2 Unknown 1933-12-14
Movie Jirokichi the Rat Jirokichi 1931-04-25
Movie Revenge Unknown 1931-12-18
Movie Ōoka Cases Devil's Image - Part One Unknown 1930-05-15
Movie Kutsukake Tokijiro Tokijirō Kutsukake 1929-06-14
Movie Shinpan Ôoka seidan; Daisanpen: Kaikatsuhen Unknown 1928-08-16
Movie Zoku Mito Kōmon Unknown 1928-04-15
Movie Yaji and Kita: The Battle of Toba Fushimi Unknown 1928-12-29
Movie Sonno Joi Unknown 1927-01-02
Movie Chuji's Travel Diary I: Koshu tate hen Chuji Kunisada 1927-03-10
Movie Chuji's Travel Diary III: The Chuji Patrol Episode Chuji Kunisada 1927-12-27
Movie An Unforgettable Grudge Kazuma Iki 1926-11-20