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Hisaya Morishige

Hisaya Morishige (森繁久彌, Morishige Hisaya, May 4, 1913 – November 10, 2009) was a Japanese actor and comedian. Born in Hirakata, Osaka, he graduated from Kitano Middle School (now Kitano High School), and attended Waseda University. He began his career as a stage actor, then became an announcer for NHK, working in Manchukuo. He became famous in films first for comedy roles, appearing in series such as the "Company President" (Shacho) and "Station Front" (Ekimae) series, produced by Toho. He appeared in nearly 250 films, both contemporary and jidaigeki. He was also famous on stage playing Tevye in the Japanese version of Fiddler on the Roof. He also appeared in television series and specials, and was the first guest on the television talk show Tetsuko's Room in 1975. He was long-time head of the Japan Actors Union. Among many honors, Morishige received the Order of Culture from the Emperor of Japan in 1991.

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May 4, 1913 In Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Amakara chindōchū 1950-11-11
Latest Project:
Movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves 2001-03-10
Known For
Poster of Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves
Poster of Sayonara Jupiter
Poster of The Imperial Navy
Poster of This Madding Crowd
Movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves 2001-03-10
Movie Princess Mononoke Okkoto-nusi (voice) 1997-07-12
Movie 47 Ronin Hyobu Chisaka 1994-10-22
Movie Tabaruzaka 1987-12-30
Movie Surgical Designs in Flames 1986-05-24
Series Byakkotai Inoue Okazumi 1986-12-30
Movie Kukai Unknown 1984-04-13
Movie Sayonara Jupiter Earth Federation President 1984-03-17
Movie Shōsetsu Yoshida Gakkō Unknown 1983-04-09
Movie The Longest Tunnel Gensuke Kishida 1982-10-16
Movie The Imperial Navy Naoki Hongo 1981-08-08
Movie Port Arthur Hirobumi Ito 1980-08-02
Movie The Incident 1978-06-03
Movie Sugata Sanshiro Osho 1977-10-29
Series Genroku Taiheiki Mitsukuni Tokugawa 1975-01-05
Movie Machi no Hi Kurita 1974-04-27
Movie The Twilight Years Shigezo Tachibana 1973-01-01
Movie Zatoichi at Large Constable Tobei 1972-01-15
Movie Theater Of Life 1972-07-15
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance Senzo 1971-01-15
Movie Follow the Girls Unknown 1971-05-19
Movie A Comedy: The University Around the Corner Morita Tokunosuke 1965-10-31
Movie Five Gents' Trick Book Kutaro Iwato 1965-01-03
Movie Shachō shinshiroku Unknown 1964-01-03
Movie The Maid Story 1963-06-16
Movie A Country Boss Takeo Aihara 1962-01-25
Movie Three Gentlemen from Tokyo Unknown 1962-04-29
Movie This Madding Crowd Professor 1962-06-28
Movie 47 Ronin 1962-11-03
Movie Snow in the South Seas 1961-09-29
Movie The End of Summer Isomura Eiichirou 1961-10-29
Movie The Angry Sea Hikoichi 1960-10-16
Movie Life of a Country Doctor Unknown 1960-08-14
Movie The Wayside Pebble Shogo Aikawa 1960-12-31
Movie Salaryman Chushingura 1960-12-25
Movie Temptation on Glamour Island Navy Captain Prince Tamehisa 1959-01-15
Movie The Adventures of Kantaro Kantaro 1959-10-18
Movie Makeraremasen katsumadewa 1958-01-09
Movie The Shop Curtain Unknown 1958-06-15
Movie Shachō sandai ki 1958-01-03
Movie Jinsei Gekijo Unknown 1958-11-23
Movie The Hotelman's Holiday Jihei Ikuno 1958-07-12
Movie The Spell of the Hidden Gold Munazuru 1958-10-21
Movie The Tale of the White Serpent Narrator (voice) 1958-09-03
Movie Snow Country Imura 1957-04-30
Movie The Unbalanced Wheel Unknown 1957-07-03
Movie The Beauty Expert 1957-08-11
Movie Morishige's Honeymoon Unknown 1956-01-14
Movie Hesokuri Shachô Tashiro Zen'nosuke 1956-01-03
Movie The President's Boss Zennosuke Tashiro 1956-01-03
Movie Called To The Stand 1956-02-25
Movie Harikiri President 1956-07-13
Movie Shozo, a Cat and Two Women Shozo 1956-10-09
Movie Sequel to the President 1956-03-20
Movie Romantic Daughters Morishita 1956-08-15
Movie The President Talks Bank Zennosuke Tashiro 1956-03-20
Movie Chutaro of Banba Unknown 1955-03-29
Movie Policeman's Diary Patrolman Yoshii 1955-02-03
Movie Marital Relations Ryukichi 1955-09-13
Movie Such is Life Danpei 1955-11-01
Movie Tales of Ginza Narrator (voice) 1955-09-14
Movie Last of the Wild Ones Unknown 1954-06-08
Movie Her Captive Gamblers Unknown 1953-06-03
Movie Yasugorō shusse Unknown 1953-04-15
Movie Jirocho Begins His Roving Life Unknown 1953-01-09
Movie 親馬鹿花合戦 Unknown 1953-01-29
Movie Bot-chan Akashatsu 1953-06-15
Movie Jirocho's Home-Coming 1953-06-23
Movie Jirocho Strikes a Daring Blow 1953-11-03
Movie Jirocho, the Hunted Unknown 1953-12-15
Movie Princess Finds Her Prince 1953-10-02
Movie Tokyo Profile Unknown 1953-07-08
Movie Lil's Return from Shanghai Ichiro Okamura 1952-04-04
Movie Tokyo Sweetheart Doctor 1952-07-15
Movie Pirates Unknown 1951-07-13
Movie Amakara chindōchū Unknown 1950-11-11