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 76) [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) Tetsuya Isamu Kosugi
Nakaseruze Akinori Matsuo
1966 Tokyo Drifter Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo Seijun Suzuki Lead role
Ai to Shi no Kiroku Koreyoshi Kurahara Lead role
1967 Kurenai no Nagareboshi Toshio Masuda Lead role
1968 Outlaw: Gangster VIP Gorō Fujikawa Toshio Masuda Lead role
Moeru Tairiku Keiichi Isomura Shōgorō Nishimura Lead role
1970 Shinjuku outlaw: Step On the Gas Lead roe
1973 Gokiburi Keiji Detective Narugami Tsugunobu Kotani Lead role
The Gokiburi Detective Narugami Tsugunobu Kotani Lead role
Ningen Kakumei Kumichō Shimatani Toshio Masuda
1975 Graveyard of Honor Rikio Ishikawa Kinji Fukasaku Lead role
1976 Yakuza Graveyard Detective Kuroiwa Kinji Fukasaku Lead role
1986 Tokei – Adieu l'hiver Sō Kuramoto
1993 Kinchan no Cinema Jack "Minato" Kinichi Hagimoto
1996 Waga Kokoro no Ginga Tetsudō Miyazawa Kenji Monogatari Seijirō Kazuki Ōmori
1997 Yūkai Inspector Tsunami Takao Okawara Lead role
1998 Diary of Early Winter Shower Shinichiro Sawai Lead role
2000 Nagasaki Burabura bushi Gakusha (Koga, Jûjirô) Yukio Fukamachi Lead role
2001 Brother Jinseikai Kumichō Takeshi Kitano
2002 Shura no Mure[5] Old Hiroyuki Inahara Hiroyuki Tsuji
2004 Lady Joker Seizo Monoi Hideyuki Hirayama Lead role
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. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. 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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