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Taiji Tonoyama

Taiji Tonoyama (殿山 泰司, Tonoyama Taiji, 1915–1989) was a Japanese character actor who made many appearances in films and on television from 1939 to 1989. He was a close friend of Kaneto Shindo and one of his regular cast members. He was also an essayist. In 1950 he helped form the film company Kindai Eiga Kyokai with Shindo and Kōzaburō Yoshimura.

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Oct 17, 1915 In Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Battle of Kawanakajima 1941-11-30
Latest Project:
Movie Black Rain 1989-05-13
Known For
Poster of The Ballad of Narayama
Poster of Onibaba
Poster of Kanto Wanderer
Poster of The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Movie Black Rain 1989-05-13
Movie Sakura-tai Chiru 1988-04-01
Movie Tokyo Pop 1988-04-15
Movie Tomorrow Storekeeper 1988-08-13
Movie River of Fireflies 1987-02-21
Movie Zegen Shimada 1987-06-02
Movie Hawaiian Dream Shokichi Shimamura 1987-08-29
Movie Hachi-ko Hashimoto 1987-08-01
Movie Dixieland Daimyo Gensai 1986-04-19
Movie Tree Without Leaves Unknown 1986-11-15
Movie Song of the Spring Pony 1985-03-22
Movie The Seburi Story Kamezo 1985-05-11
Movie Location 1984-09-22
Movie The Ballad of Narayama Teruyan 1983-04-29
Movie Dark Room 1983-09-17
Movie Legend of the Eight Samurai 1983-12-10
Movie A Pool Without Water Pharmacist 1982-02-20
Movie On the Road Unknown 1982-04-17
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Unknown 1982-12-28
Movie Irezumi (Spirit of Tattoo) Horiatsu 1982-11-27
Movie Why Not? Jyosyuya 1981-01-08
Movie Tetsugen Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Muddy River Man on festival boat 1981-01-30
Movie Day Dream Unknown 1981-09-12
Movie Yokohama BJ Blues 1981-04-25
Movie Edo Porn Tattooist 1981-09-12
Movie Child of the Sun 1980-09-13
Movie Nurse's Husband 1980-05-10
Movie Until Evening Restaurant's Owner 1980-09-20
Movie Daughter of Time Fireworks Hand 2 1980-12-20
Movie Vengeance Is Mine Tanejiro Shibata 1979-04-21
Movie The Fall of Teenager 1979-02-24
Movie Golden Partners 1979-04-28
Movie The Strangling Unknown 1979-06-02
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring 1979-12-28
Movie Faraway Tomorrow Unknown 1979-11-03
Movie Love and Faith 1978-06-03
Movie Empire of Passion Toichiro 1978-10-09
Movie Case of the Disjointed Murder 1977-03-14
Movie The Gate of Youth Part 2 1977-02-11
Movie The Far Road 1977-09-11
Movie Ballad of Orin Mountain Man 1977-11-19
Movie あすも夕やけ Unknown 1977-10-29
Movie The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro Unknown 1977-09-17
Movie Hobo General 1976-04-24
Movie In the Realm of the Senses 1976-05-15
Movie A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse Genzô Kakinuma (Bath-house Manager) 1975-01-29
Movie Woman's Room Harukichi 1975-04-26
Movie Housewife's Experience: Tenement Apartment 2 Unknown 1975-07-23
Movie Housewife's Experience: New Tenement Apartment 1975-12-24
Movie The Key 1974-05-04
Movie Professional Sex Performers: A Docu-Drama Sex Show Manager 1974-01-26
Movie My Way Yoshizo Kawamura 1974-09-07
Movie Red Light District: Gonna Get Out Kofukuya's Owner 1974-09-21
Movie The Last Swordsman Unknown 1974-11-02
Movie Evening Primrose Genji's father 1974-12-28
Movie The Homeless 1974-10-09
Movie Time Within Memory 1973-02-24
Movie Naked Resume: True Story of Kazuko Shirakawa Ippei 1973-02-21
Movie Deeper Than Blue Shunkai 1973-02-10
Movie Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer Shimamura 1973-04-07
Movie Did the Red Bird Escape? Unknown 1973-02-17
Movie The Heart 1973-10-27
Movie A Woman’s Road 1973-04-14
Movie Love Lost in Tears 1973-08-11
Movie Stray Dog Unknown 1973-09-29
Movie Rica 3: Juvenile's Lullaby Shimamura 1973-06-23
Movie The Erotomaniac Daimyo 1972-04-26
Movie The Lucky Status Symbol Unknown 1972-06-09
Movie The Iron Crown Physiognomist 1972-04-22
Movie Hymn Harumatsu 1972-12-29
Movie The Now Girl Nomura 1972-11-18
Movie Dear Summer Sister Unknown 1972-08-05
Movie Turtle Geisha Ishibashi 1972-07-03
Movie The Widow Killer 1971-02-25
Movie Chimimoryo: A Soul of Demons 1971-06-07
Movie Silence Prison guard 1971-11-13
Movie The Revelation of a Geisha Unknown 1970-08-14
Movie Attack at Daylight Saeki 1970-01-01
Movie Strange Affinity Unknown 1970-06-03
Movie The Kingpin of Fair Ladies 1970-09-09
Movie Evil Spirits of Japan Pachinko owner 1970-12-26
Movie Live Today, Die Tomorrow! Unknown 1970-10-31
Movie Hooligans on Buggies Unknown 1970-10-29
Movie The House of the Sleeping Virgins Unknown 1968-01-31
Movie Kuroneko A Farmer 1968-02-24
Movie Three Resurrected Drunkards Old man 1968-03-30
Movie Libido Unknown 1967-06-28
Movie Japanese Summer: Double Suicide Unknown 1967-09-02
Movie Captive’s Island Unknown 1966-07-02
Movie The Betrayers Out! Unknown 1966-01-15
Movie The Pornographers 1966-03-12
Movie Violence at Noon School director 1966-07-15
Movie The Little Runaway Unknown 1966-12-24
Movie Lost Sex Gonpachi 1966-08-27
Movie The Start of Life Unknown 1965-04-29
Movie Seisaku's Wife Retired man 1965-06-25
Movie An Innocent Witch Unknown 1965-10-30
Movie Conquest Yamashiro-no-Kami Munemura 1965-11-21
Movie The Irresponsible Fool 1964-04-29
Movie A Story from Echigo 1964-05-09
Movie Onibaba Ushi 1964-11-21
Movie Samurai from Nowhere Unknown 1964-05-20
Movie Intentions of Murder 1964-06-28
Movie 18 Roughs Murata 1963-09-11
Movie Black Report Shinsaku Tsuda 1963-01-13
Movie Bamboo Doll of Echizen Monk 1963-10-05
Movie Beyond the Green Hills Unknown 1963-01-03
Movie The School Cap 1963-12-15
Movie Mother Tajima 1963-11-08
Movie Kanto Wanderer Boss Izu 1963-11-23
Movie The Insect Woman Foreman 1963-11-16
Movie Tales of President Mito President Toyotomi 1962-04-04
Movie Stolen Pleasure Goro 1962-03-14
Movie Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow Matsunaga 1962-04-08
Movie Nippon no obaachan Unknown 1962-01-03
Movie Season of Farewell 1962-01-14
Movie Akitsu Springs Unknown 1962-06-15
Movie Human Kamegoro 1962-11-04
Movie Chibusa o daku musume tachi Unknown 1962-10-07
Movie Fresh Leaves Zenkichi Segawa 1962-10-06
Movie The Young and Bad Unknown 1962-09-09
Movie The Prickly Mouthed Geisha, Part 4 Kotani 1961-01-09
Movie Pigs and Battleships Chen 1961-01-21
Movie Love's Family Tree 1961-11-22
Movie Blind Devotion Hikozo 1961-03-08
Movie Datō - Knockdown Unknown 1960-03-20
Movie Internees of Kampili Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie The Prickly Mouthed Geisha, Part 3 Unknown 1960-08-07
Movie Wait for Tomorrow Inosuke Uematsu 1960-10-26
Movie The Naked Island Senta, the father 1960-11-23
Movie Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan Unknown 1959-03-29
Movie The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (uncredited) 1959-01-15
Movie Good Morning Oshiuri no Otoko 1959-05-12
Movie Four Hours of Terror Teppei Sasada 1959-09-30
Movie The Prickly Mouthed Geisha Kumakichi Takeda 1959-12-06
Movie My Second Brother Hemmi Gengoro 1959-10-28
Movie The Human Wall Unknown 1959-10-18
Movie Wind, Woman and Road Kenta 1958-04-14
Movie Hobo Village 1958-01-29
Movie The Adulteress Unknown 1958-04-15
Movie Asu o kakeru otoko 1958-09-02
Movie The Boy Who Came Back детектив Мацумото 1958-06-29
Movie Endless Desire Ramen shop owner 1958-11-18
Movie Underwater Murder 1958-07-27
Movie The Champion Pote-chan 1957-05-01
Movie Birth of a Jazz Maiden Senkichi Hanamura 1957-04-03
Movie A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era Kurazo 1957-07-14
Movie Harbor Rats 1957-08-21
Movie Temptation Tobe 1957-09-22
Movie On This Earth Yajiro, Heiichiro's uncle 1957-11-22
Movie Darkness at Noon Uhei Matsumura 1956-03-26
Movie Love is Lost Gensaku 1956-02-05
Movie Shiawase wa doko ni Shokichi 1956-07-19
Movie The Shadow of Fear 1956-09-11
Movie Our Town Shime 1956-08-28
Movie Nikoyon monogatari 1956-09-11
Movie Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers Doctor Otsuki 1956-11-07
Movie Policeman's Diary Patrolman Kuramochi 1955-02-03
Movie The Sacrifice of the Human Torpedoes Unknown 1955-01-09
Movie Burden of Love Mr. Yamaguchi 1955-03-18
Movie The Wolves Unknown 1955-07-03
Movie Ai Sureba Koso Bartender (segment 1) 1955-07-05
Movie Policeman's Diary, Part 2 Unknown 1955-11-16
Movie Cape Ashizuri 1954-01-01
Movie The End of a Day Unknown 1954-02-03
Movie Ditch 1954-07-27
Movie The Street Without Sun Gen'ichi Inoue 1954-06-24
Movie Tower of Lilies 1953-01-09
Movie Yokubo 1953-05-13
Movie Miniature Yamada 1953-04-01
Movie Before Dawn Risaburo 1953-10-13
Movie Gate of Hell Kakisuke 1953-10-30
Movie Dedication of the Great Buddha Unknown 1952-03-20
Movie Children of Hiroshima Owner of a ship 1952-08-06
Movie Clothes of Deception Unknown 1951-01-13
Movie The White Orchid 1951-03-24
Movie Who Will Judge Me? Unknown 1951-05-18
Movie Story of a Beloved Wife Unknown 1951-09-07
Movie Street of Violence (The Pen Never Lies) Ango Shindo 1950-02-26
Movie Scandal Aoye's friend 1950-04-30
Movie Drunken Angel Shop Proprietor 1948-04-27
Movie Temptation Unknown 1948-04-01
Movie Great X Matsushita 1948-05-07
Movie The Most Beautiful Day of My Life Unknown 1948-09-26
Movie Record of a Tenement Gentleman Photographer 1947-05-20
Movie The Ball at the Anjo House Yoshida 1947-09-27
Movie The Battle of Kawanakajima Rokuzô Ôkuma 1941-11-30