Shoichi Ozawa

Shoichi Ozawa

  • Born on
    • April 6th, 1929
  • Died on
    • December 10th, 2012
Shōichi Ozawa (小沢 昭一, Ozawa Shōichi, April 6, 1929 – December 10, 2012) was a Japanese actor, radio host, singer, and prominent researcher and expert on Japanese folk art. He also founded the Shabondama-za theater company. Ozawa, who was born in Tokyo, graduated from Waseda University. He began acting after college, beginning with his debut stage role in 1951. He also appeared in television and film roles, acting quite frequently in films directed by Shohei Imamura and Yūzō Kawashima. In 1971, Ozawa launched his long running radio show.


Acting (13 Credits)

1997The Eel as Gynaecolology Clinic Doctor
1989Black Rain as Shokichi
1983The Ballad of Narayama as Katsuzô
1981Why Not? as Sakunojo
1966The Pornographers as Yoshimoto 'Subu' Ogata
1965Story of a Prostitute as Akiyama
1965Pleasures of the Flesh as Hayami
1964Intentions of Murder
1963The Insect Woman as Ken
1961Pigs and Battleships as Gunji, Gangster in check shirt
1960Take Aim at the Police Van as Gorô Kashima
1957Bakumatsu taiyôden as Kinzo
1956Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District as Sankichi

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