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Minoru Chiaki (I) (1917–1999)


Japanese character actor equally adept at comic or seriously unsavory roles. Chiaki graduated from the University of Chuo with degrees in economics and commerce, but almost immediately found that his interest lay more with the theatre. In 1937, he began to study with the Shin-Tsukiji Gekidan ("The New Tsukiji Theatre Troupe"). During the Second ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 82) in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Seven Samurai Heihachi
(1954)
Rashomon Priest
(1950)
(1958)
Throne of Blood Yoshiaki Miki
(1957)

Filmography

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 1987 Don Matsugorô no daibôken
Amenomori Seikai
 1985 Gray Sunset
Fuyukichi Takano
 1970 Innocent Sinner
Pastor
 1970 Dokushin no Scat (TV Mini-Series)
Nakanishi
 1969 Inu to Asachan (TV Series)
 1967 Ai no Sanka
The Ship-master
 1967 Libido
Girl's father
 1966 Lake of Tears
Kidayu Momose
 1966 The Face of Another
Apartment Superintendent
 1965 Hikaru umi (TV Series)
Shôzaburô Yazaki
 1965 Hiya-meshi to Osan to Chan
Nakagawa (episode 1)
 1965 Shirotori
Sanai
 1964 Kono sora no aru kagiri
Ryûtarô Nogami
 1964 Samé
Shirosa
 1963 Sanada fûunroku
Yukimura Sanada
 1963 Gobanchô yûgirirô
Takematsu
 1963 High and Low
First Reporter
 1963 Street of Wandering Men
Fujimura Genzaemon
 1962 The Body
Sasaki
 1962 Chiisakobe
Dairoku
 1962 The Revolutionary
Sôho Tanaka
 1962 The Inheritance
Junichi Fujii
 1961 Hadakakko
Sandwich man
 1960 Case of a Young Lord 8
Sasajima Toshizo
 1960 Yataro's Sedge Hat
Kichitaro
 1960 Zoku shinran
 1960 Shirakoya Komako
Matashirô
 1960 Shinran
Seizenbo
 1959/II The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
Onodera Heichô
 1959 Anyakôro
Nobuyuki Tokito
 1959 Gigantis, the Fire Monster
Koji Kobayashi
 1958 The Hidden Fortress
Tahei
 1958 The Flower
Fukuzô Yanami
 1958 Anzukko
Saburo Yoshida
 1958 Futari dake no hashi
Kaikichi Ishida
 1957 Hadairo no tsuki
Umekichi Ishikura
 1957 The Lower Depths
Tonosama - the former Samurai
 1957 The Men of Tohoku
Tasuke
 1957 Sanjûrokunin no jôkyaku
Motohashi - Drug Salesman
 1957 Ujô
Kenkichi Tanabe
 1957 Throne of Blood
Yoshiaki Miki
 1956 Gendai no yokubô
Mikami
 1956 Narazu-mono
Sobei
 1956 A Wife's Heart
Zenichi
 1956 Kyûketsu-ga
Sango Kawase
 1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Sasuke the boatman
 1955 I Live in Fear
Jiro Nakajima
 1955 Kaettekita wakadan'na
Igarashi
 1955 Ryanko no Yatarô
Gozematsu
 1955 Godzilla Raids Again
Kôji Kobayashi
 1954 Saizansu nitôryû
Kojirô Sasaki / Daijirô - His son / Danjûrô - Travelling actor
 1954 Kakute yume ari
Sensuke Nasu
 1954 Shunkin monogatari
Teizo
 1954 Seven Samurai
Heihachi
 1953 Mole Alley
 1952 Ikiru
Noguchi
 1952 Kyô wa kaisha no gekkyûbi
Chief of General Affairs
 1952 Bijo to touzoku
Takeichi no Takamaru
 1951 The Idiot
Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary
 1951 Koi no Oranda-zaka
Suekichi
 1950 Nanairo no hana
Tahei Izumi
 1950 Rashomon
Priest
 1949 Stray Dog
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Personal Details

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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He was one of Akira Kurosawa's favorite actors, having appeared in 10 films made by the legendary director. See more »

Trademark:

His baby face and large front teeth. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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