Bunta Sugawara (1933–2014)


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Bunta Sugawara was born on August 16, 1933 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. He was an actor, known for Spirited Away (2001), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979). He was married to Fumiko. He died on November 28, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 81) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Spirited Away Kamajî
(2001)
(2006)
The Man Who Stole the Sun Inspector Yamashita
(1979)
Truck Rascals Momojirô Hoshi - Ichibanboshi
(1975)

Filmography

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 2012 Wolf Children
Nirasaki (voice)
 2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Cid of the Lufaine - Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2009 Shirahata no shoujo (TV Movie)
Old man
 2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Cid of the Lufaine - Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2008 Sisterhood
 2007 The Battery
Yozo Ioka
 2007 The Vulture (TV Mini-Series)
 2006 Tales from Earthsea
Haitaka (voice)
 2005 The Great Yokai War
Shuntaro Ino
 2003 Welcome to the High Plains (TV Mini-Series)
Yuichiro Koike
- Episode #1.10 (2003) ... Yuichiro Koike
- Episode #1.9 (2003) ... Yuichiro Koike
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... Yuichiro Koike
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... Yuichiro Koike
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Yuichiro Koike
 2003 4Teen (TV Movie)
Akasaka
 2003 My Grandpa
Godai Kenzo
 2002 Toshiie to Matsu: Kaga hyakumangoku monogatari (TV Series)
Maeda Toshimasa, Toshiie's Father
 2001 Spirited Away
Kamajî (voice)
 2000 Dora-heita
Nadanamiya Hachirobe, aka Daikashi no Nadahachi
 1998 Sensei shiranaino? (TV Series)
 1998 Tokugawa Yoshinobu (TV Series)
Saisho Tokugawa
 1997 Kizu darake no tenshi
Joji Kurai
 1994 Furuhata Ninzaburô (TV Series)
Kogure
- Saigo no Aisatsu (1994) ... Kogure
 1992 Distant Justice
Rio Yuki
 1992 Kita no kuni kara '92 sudachi (TV Movie)
Tamako's uncle
 1990 Tekken
Seiji Nakamoto
 1989 My Phoenix
 1989 Yawara!
Kumajiro inokuma
 1989 Shuntou (TV Movie)
 1988 Crane
Rich man
 1987 Za samurai
Samurai [cameo]
 1987 Kuroi doresu no onna
Shoji
 1987 Actress
Kenji Mizoguchi
 1986 The Hall of the Crying Deer
Count Kageyama
 1985 The Burmese Harp
Platoon Commander
 1984 Shura no mure
 1984 Chûsotsu Tôdai Icchokusen Mô Kôkô wa Iranai! (TV Series)
Hiroshi isoda
- Episode #1.9 (1984) ... Hiroshi isoda
- Episode #1.8 (1984) ... Hiroshi isoda
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Hiroshi isoda
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Hiroshi isoda
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Hiroshi isoda
 1982 Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (TV Movie)
 1982 Conquest
Koji Kawakami
 1982 Yûkai hôdô
Pilot
 1981 Flames of Blood
Senkichi Kotetsu
 1981 The Gate of Youth
Shigezo Ibuki
 1980 Shishi no jidai (TV Series)
 1979 Run, Truck Rascal, Run!
Hoshi Momojiro
 1979 Beautiful Girl Hunter
Momojirô Hoshi
 1979 The Man Who Stole the Sun
Inspector Yamashita
 1979 Trucker Yaro IX: A 5000 Km Run
Hoshi Momojiro
 1979 Dog of Fortune
Lorry driver
 1979 The Boss's Boss
Hachiyo Shunji
 1978 Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen
Akira Kawanishi
 1978 Dainamaito don don
Kasuke
 1978 Shag
Shiro Akitsu
 1977 Nippon no Don: Yabohen
Shinsuke Tembo
 1977 The Boxer
Hayato, ex-boxer
 1977 Yakuza senso: Nihon no Don
Eizo Iwami
 1976 Bakamasa horamasa toppamasa
Bakamasa
 1976 Last Days of the Boss
Shuichi Nozaki
 1975 The Boss's Head
Shuji Kuroda
 1975 Kobe Kokusai Gang
Kenzo Otaki
 1975 Truck Rascals
Momojirô Hoshi - Ichibanboshi
 1975 Cops vs Thugs
Detective Kuno
 1975 Great Jailbreak
Kunizo Kuniiwa
 1975 Mamushi to aodaishô
Goromasa
 1974 Mamushi no kyôdai: Futari awasete sanjuppan
Masataro of Mamushi's
 1974 Final Episode
Shozo Hirono
 1974 Violent City
Gizagoro's dragon
 1974 Police Tactics
Shôzô Hirono
 1973 Yamaguchi-gumi San-daime
Big Boss Hachiro
 1973 Proxy War
Shozo Hirono
 1973 Yakuza tai G-men
Lee Chung Shun, Narcotics Group Boss
 1973 Hiroshima Death Match
Shozo Hirono
 1972 Furyo gai
 1972 Kogarashi Monjirô
Monjirô
 1972 Kogarashi Monjirô: Kakawari gozansen
Monjirô Kogarashi
 1972 Gokudo makari touru
Ishido Tsuneo
 1972 Street Mobster
Isamu Okita
 1971 Kantô kyôdai jingi ninkyô
Takazaki Taichiro
 1970 Gokudo kyojo tabi
Izumi Tatsuya
 1970 Thugs of Shinjuku
Big Brother Katsumata
 1970 Hitokiri kannon-uta
Blind Priest Ryotatsu
 1970 Hibotan bakuto: Oryû sanjô
Tsunejioro
 1969 Yakuza Law
 1968 Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit
Ukon Shibayama
 1968 Gokudo
Sasaki Toshiya
 1968 Heitai gokudo
 1968 Wicked Priest
Ryotatsu
 1968 Bakuto retsuden
Masakichi
 1968 Gorotsuki
 1968 Zenka mono
 1967 Rebellion of Japan
Lieutenant Kuruihara
 1966 Otoko no kon
 1966 The Kii River
School principal
 1966 Sora ippai no namida
Sakaki
 1966 Honoo to okite
Ôtsu
 1966 Kao o kase
 1965 Seiun yakuza
 1965 Tobo to okite
 1965 Chi to okite
 1964 Yoru no henrin
Tamura
 1964 Nippon Paradise
Cameo
 1964 The Scent of Incense
Sugiura
 1963 Legend of a Duel to the Death
Gôichi Takamori
 1961 Ren'ai zubari kôza - Dai-ni-wa: Yowak (Short)
Syunichi Koike
 1960 Five Violent Girls
Kazuhiko Nanjô
 1960 Mejû
Sugiyama
 1960 Black Breasts
Hiroshi Taniguchi
 1960 Bakudan wo Daku Onna Kaitô
Asakura - Railroad Security Officer
 1960 Female Slave Ship
Sugawa
 1959 Girl Diver of Spook Mansion
Detective Nonomiya
 1959 Mofubuki no shito
Kinya
 1958 Joôbachi no ikari
Jôji
 1958 Shirosen himitsu chitai
Goto , Sudo's Henchman
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Bunta Sugawara was initially cast in Tokyo Family, the 2011 remake of Tokyo Story, but ended up not playing the role of the Hirayama patriarch after shooting was delayed due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. See more »

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