Eijirō Tōno

Eijirō Tōno

  • Born on
    • September 17th, 1907
  • Died on
    • September 8th, 1994
Eijirō Tōno (東野英治郎 Tōno Eijirō, 17 September 1907 – 8 September 1994) was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions. He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujirō Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) in 1990. Tōno also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon from 1969 to 1983. In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (本庄克二).

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Acting (32 Credits)

1970Tora! Tora! Tora! as Admiral Chuici Nagumo (as Eijiro Tono)
1968Horus: Prince of the Sun as Ganko (voice)
1968Kill! as Hyogo Moriuchi
1967Zatoichi's Cane Sword as Senzo
1965Sword of the Beast as Minister
1965Samurai Assassin as Masagorō Kisoya
1965Red Beard as Goheiji
1964Pale Flower as Gang leader
1963Shinobi No Mono 3: Resurrection
1963High and Low as Factory Worker
1962Akitsu Springs
1962An Autumn Afternoon as Sakuma, The 'Gourd'
1961Yojimbo as Gonji, Tavern Keeper
1961Pigs and Battleships as Kan'ichi
1961Immortal Love as Policeman
1959Good Morning as Tomizawa
1959The Human Condition I: No Greater Love as (uncredited)
1958The Ballad of Narayama as Messenger
1957Black River as Kurihara
1957The Lower Depths as Tomekichi the Tinker
1956Early Spring as Tokichi Hattori
1956Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island as Baiken Shishido (uncredited)
1955I Live in Fear as Old man from Brazil
1955Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple as Baiken Shishido (uncredited)
1954Seven Samurai as Kidnapper
1953Tokyo Story as Sanpei Numata
1952Children of Hiroshima
1949Stray Dog
1946Morning for the Osone Family as Ippei Yamaka
1944Army as Sakuragi
1944Jubilation Street as Shingo’s father


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