Yûzô Kayama

Yûzô Kayama

  • Born on
    • April 11th, 1937
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yūzō Kayama (加山 雄三 Kayama Yūzō) is a Japanese popular musician and film star, born on 11 April 1937. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the 1930s. Yuzo Kayama became a big star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō (Young Guy) film series. He showed his ability for drama when Akira Kurosawa cast him for his 1965 film, Red Beard, starring Toshirō Mifune. Kayama reported that he found the two years spent making this film the most difficult, but proudest work of his life. As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelic surf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo" ("Love Forever"), another of his compositions, sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in 1965. At that point it was the biggest selling disc in the Japanese recording industry's history. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yūzō Kayama, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


Acting (8 Credits)

1995Thunderbolt as Coach Mirakami
1967Scattered Clouds as Shiro Mishima
1967Japan's Longest Day as Morio Tateno - NHK Broadcaster
1966The Sword of Doom as Hyoma Utsuki
1965Red Beard as Dr. Noboru Yasumoto
1964Yearning as Koji Morita
1962Sanjuro as Iori Izaka
1962Chushingura as Lord Naganori Asano

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