Taiji Tonoyama

Taiji Tonoyama

  • Born on
    • October 17th, 1915
  • Died on
    • April 30th, 1989
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.


Acting (30 Credits)

1989Black Rain as Priest
1987Hachi-ko as Hashimoto
1986Tree Without Leaves
1983The Ballad of Narayama as Teruyan
1983Legend of the Eight Samurai
1981Muddy River as Man on festival boat
1981Why Not? as Jyosyuya
1979Vengeance Is Mine as Tanejiro Shibata
1978Empire of Passion as Toichiro
1976In the Realm of the Senses
1971Silence as Prison guard
1968Black Cat as A Farmer
1968Three Resurrected Drunkards as Old man
1967Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
1966The Pornographers
1966Violence at Noon as School director
1964Onibaba as Ushi
1964Intentions of Murder
1963The Insect Woman as Foreman
1962Akitsu Springs
1961Pigs and Battleships as Chen
1960The Naked Island as Senta, the father
1959Good Morning as Oshiuri no Otoko
1959The Human Condition I: No Greater Love as (uncredited)
1957Bakumatsu taiyôden as Kurazo
1953Gate of Hell as Kakisuke
1952Children of Hiroshima as Owner of a ship
1950Scandal as Aoye's friend
1948Drunken Angel as Shop Proprietor
1947Record of a Tenement Gentleman as Photographer


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