Tetsuya Watari

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Tetsuya Watari (渡 哲也)
Born Michihiko Watase (渡瀬 道彦) [1]
(1941-12-28) December 28, 1941 (age 75) [1]
Awaji, Hyōgo, Japan [1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964-present
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Tetsuya Watari (渡 哲也, Watari Tetsuya, born December 28, 1941) is a Japanese film, stage, and television actor. He made his screen debut in 1964, in Isamu Kosugi's Abare Kishidō.[1]

Watari was mentored at Nikkatsu by Yujiro Ishihara. When Nikkatsu shifted to focusing on Roman Porno films in the early seventies, Watari was one of many of their actors who left the studio.[2]

He was the president of Ishihara Promotion after Yujiro's death in 1987[3] but in 2011 he resigned due to his health conditions.

On June 10, 2015 he was hospitalised for acute myocardial infarction and underwent surgery. On July 17 it was announced that he was in rehabilitation and would be discharged from hospital in about a month.

He has a younger brother, Tsunehiko Watase, who is also an actor.[4]

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Director Other notes
1965 Abare Kishidō (あばれ騎士道)
Nakaseruze
1966 Tokyo Drifter Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo Seijun Suzuki
Ai to Shi no Kiroku
1967 Kurenai no Nagareboshi
1968 Burai yori daikanbu
Moeru Tairiku
1973 Gokiburi Keiji Detective Narugami
The Gokiburi Detective Narugami
Ningen Kakumei Kumichō Shimatani
1975 Graveyard of Honor Rikio Ishikawa
1976 Yakuza Graveyard Detective Kuroiwa
1986 Tokei -Adieu l'Hiver-
1993 Kinchan no Cinema Jack "Minato"
1996 Waga Kokoro no Ginga Tetsudō Miyazawa Kenji Monogatari Seijirō
1997 Yūkai Inspector Tsunami
1998 Shigure no Toki
2000 Nagasaki Burabura bushi Gakusha (Koga, Jûjirô)
2001 Brother Jinseikai Kumichō Takeshi Kitano
2002 Shura no Mure[5]
2004 Lady Joker Seizo Monoi
2005 Yamato Vice-Admiral Seiichi Itō Junya Sato
Television
Year Title Role Other notes
1976-79 Daitokai (大都会) Raisuke Kuroiwa
1979-84 Seibu Keisatsu Keisuke Daimon
1996 Hideyoshi Oda Nobunaga Taiga drama
2005 Yoshitsune Taira no Kiyomori Taiga drama
2009-2011 Saka no Ue no Kumo Tōgō Heihachirō
Video games
Year Title Role Other notes
2005 Ryū ga Gotoku Shintaro Kazama
2006 Ryū ga Gotoku 2 Shintaro Kazama
2009 Ryū ga Gotoku 3 Jōji Kazama
2015 Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Shintaro Kazama
2016 Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami Shintaro Kazama

Honours

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Tetsuya Watari official profile" (in Japanese). Ishihara Promotion. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ Mes, Tom, Graveyard of Honor DVD booklet, 2004, Home Vision Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-08-29
  3. ^ "Ishihara Promotion company profile" (in Japanese). Ishihara Promotion. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Office Kitano: Brother". Office Kitano. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ 修羅の群れ〈2001年〉 (in Japanese). PIA Corporation. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 

External links

  • Tetsuya Watari Official web site (in Japanese)
  • Tetsuya Watari at the IMDb
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