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Heihachirō Ōkawa

Heihachiro Okawa (Japanese: 大川 平八郎 Hepburn: Ōkawa Heihachirō, 9 September 1905 – 27 May 1971), also sometimes credited as Henry Okawa (ヘンリー大川), was a Japanese film actor active from the 1930s to 1971. With hopes of starting a business, he traveled to the United States in 1923 and studied at Columbia University. He also studied at the Paramount Studios acting school and eventually began working in Hollywood, appearing in films by Howard Hawks and William Wellman. He returned to Japan in 1933 and co-starred in the Photo Chemical Laboratories (PCL) film Horoyoi jinsei. He later appeared in foreign films under the name Henry Okawa. He is best known for Moyuru ōzora (1940), Dawn of Freedom (1944) Tokyo File 212 (1951), Floating Clouds (1955) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). (Wikkipedia)


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Born:
Sep 9, 1905 In Sōka, Saitama, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie Tipsy Life 1933-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie One of Those Things 1971-01-22
Known For
Poster of One of Those Things
Poster of Destroy All Monsters
Poster of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Poster of Shanghai Moon
Filmography
Movie One of Those Things Kawasaki 1971-01-22
Movie Destroy All Monsters Engineer (uncredited) 1968-08-01
Movie Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Astronomer (uncredited) 1964-12-20
Movie 47 Ronin 1962-11-03
Movie The Big Wave Yukio's Father 1961-04-02
Movie The Wind Cannot Read Lieutenant Nakamura 1958-06-10
Movie The Bridge on the River Kwai Captain Kanematsu 1957-10-11
Movie The Mysterians Person at Board Meeting 1957-12-28
Movie Floating Clouds Unknown 1955-01-15
Movie Three Stripes in the Sun Father Yoshida (as Henry Okawa) 1955-11-23
Movie Ghost Man 1954-10-13
Movie Eagle of the Pacific (uncredited) 1953-10-20
Movie Lil's Return from Shanghai Takada 1952-04-04
Movie A Ripple in a Morning 1952-05-01
Movie Geisha Girl Unknown 1952-05-02
Movie Dancing Girl Kayama 1951-01-01
Movie Tokyo File 212 1951-01-26
Movie The Dawn of Freedom Sub Corporal Ikema Ishihara 1944-02-10
Movie Bouquet of the South Seas Harada, pilot 1942-05-21
Movie Wings of Victory 1942-10-14
Movie Akai te no musume-tachi 1941-09-03
Movie Shanghai Moon Unknown 1941-07-01
Movie Wedding Day Unknown 1940-03-20
Movie Ichiyo Higuchi Unknown 1939-05-31
Movie Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro Matsuzaki 1938-09-29
Movie A Woman's Sorrows Unknown 1937-01-21
Movie Learn from Experience, Part One Unknown 1937-10-01
Movie Learn from Experience, Part Two 1937-12-18
Movie Brother and Sister Unknown 1936-06-21
Movie Morning's Tree-Lined Street Ogawa 1936-11-01
Movie The Road I Travel with You Asaji Amanuma 1936-09-11
Movie Drifting Sankichi 1935-06-01
Movie Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts Aoyama 1935-03-01
Movie Wife! Be Like a Rose! Seiji (Kimiko's boyfriend) 1935-08-15
Movie Five Men in a Circus Kokichi 1935-10-21
Movie The Girl in the Rumor Shintaro 1935-12-22
Movie Tipsy Life Unknown 1933-05-04