Akira Terao

Terao Akira

  • Name: Terao Akira
  • Native name: 寺尾聰
  • Also Known as: 寺尾聡
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 18, 1947
  • Age: 77
In 1966, he debuted as a bassist of Group Sounds band, The Savage. As an actor, he debuted as Kenichi in Chikadô no taiyô made, a film directed by Kei Kumai in 1968.
Terao was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa prefecture) in Japan, son of the actor and film director Jukichi Uno. He was married to Bunjaku Han from 1973 to 1974 (ending in divorce).

As a singer, Terao was known mostly for his 1981 album Reflections (リフレクションズ?), which sold more than one and a half million copies in Japan with the hit song "Ruby No Yubiwa" (ルビーの指環?).

In 1985, Terao started to work with Akira Kurosawa in Ran. Five years later he appeared as "I" in Kurosawa's Dreams. He has worked with director Takashi Koizumi in After the Rain and The Professor's Beloved Equation. As for dramas, Terao has acted with Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan as well as in the latest Takuya Kimura-helmed drama, Change (2008).

He won the award for best actor at the 47th Blue Ribbon Awards for "Half a Confession". (wikipedia) Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Last Man: Zenmo no Sosakan
Japanese Drama, 2023, 10 eps
Godo Seiji (Support Role)
10
Godo Seiji
Support Role
8.2
2019 Shiroi Kyoto
Japanese Drama, 2019, 5 eps
Azuma Teizo (Main Role)
5
Azuma Teizo
Main Role
7.3
2019 Tokuso 9 Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2019, 11 eps
Munakata Sakutaro (Support Role)
11
Munakata Sakutaro
Support Role
7.4
2018 Tokuso 9
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Munakata Sakutaro (Support Role)
10
Munakata Sakutaro
Support Role
7.3
2017 Rikuoh
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Iiyama Haruyuki (Support Role)
10
Iiyama Haruyuki
Support Role
8.1
2016 Cain and Abel
Japanese Drama, 2016, 10 eps
Takada Soichiro (Support Role)
10
Takada Soichiro
Support Role
7.4
2016 Aogeba Toutoshi
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Koichi Hikuma (Main Role)
8
Main Role
8.0
2015 Yokoso Wagaya e
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Kurata Taichi (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.8
2008 CHANGE
Japanese Drama, 2008, 10 eps
Kanbayashi Shoichi [Chairman of General Affairs Committee, Seiyu Party / House of Representatives member] (Support Role)
10
Kanbayashi Shoichi [Chairman of General Affairs Committee, Seiyu Party / House of Representatives member]
Support Role
7.9
2008 Keiji no Genba
Japanese Drama, 2008, 4 eps
Isesaki Shoichi (Main Role)
4
Main Role
7.2
2005 Dekabeya: Roppongi Okashi na Sousahan
Japanese Drama, 2005, 9 eps
Ukai Yuusuke (Support Role)
9
Ukai Yuusuke
Support Role
6.0
2005 Yasashii Jikan
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Wakui Yukichi (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.5
2003 Kokoro
Japanese Drama, 2003, 156 eps
Suenaga Takuro [Kokoro's father] (Support Role)
156
Suenaga Takuro [Kokoro's father]
Support Role
9.0
2002 Bangaku no Issho
Japanese Drama, 2002, 8 eps
(Ep. 7) (Guest Role)
8
(Ep. 7)
Guest Role
8.0
2001 Onmyouji
Japanese Drama, 2001, 10 eps
Ashiya Doman (Support Role)
10
Ashiya Doman
Support Role
7.9
2000 Ai Kotoba wa Yuuki
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Teīchirō Kotoidani (Support Role)
11
Teīchirō Kotoidani
Support Role
8.1
1999 Yonigeya Honpo
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
(Ep. 10) (Guest Role)
10
(Ep. 10)
Guest Role
7.3
1997 Gokenin Zankuro Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1997, 11 eps
Amago Hyoenosuke (Ep. 2) (Guest Role)
11
Amago Hyoenosuke (Ep. 2)
Guest Role
0.0
1990 Deka Kizoku
Japanese Drama, 1990, 37 eps
Sudo Katsumi (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
37
Sudo Katsumi (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
0.0
1979 Seibu Keisatsu
Japanese Drama, 1979, 126 eps
Matsuda Takeshi (Support Role)
126
Matsuda Takeshi
Support Role
3.0
1978 Daitokai 3
Japanese Drama, 1978, 49 eps
Makino Jirou (Main Role)
49
Main Role
2.0
1971 Bijin wa Ikaga?
Japanese Drama, 1971, 26 eps
Azuma (East) (Main Role)
26
Azuma (East)
Main Role
0.0
1971 Onihei Hankacho Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1971, 26 eps
Kumahachi (Support Role)
26
Kumahachi
Support Role
0.0
1970 Okusama wa 18-sai
Japanese Drama, 1970, 53 eps
Kainuma (Support Role)
53
Kainuma
Support Role
9.0
1968 Ahiru no gakkou
Japanese Drama, 1968, 47 eps
Kumada (Support Role)
47
Kumada
Support Role
6.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2022 Fragments of the Last Will
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Yamamoto Kenichi (Support Role)
Yamamoto Kenichi
Support Role
8.3
2009 The Hovering Blade
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Nagamine Shigeki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2007 Tamamoe!
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Sekiguchi Takayuki (Support Role)
Sekiguchi Takayuki
Support Role
6.5
2006 The Professor's Beloved Equation
Japanese Movie, 2006,
[Professor] (Main Role)
[Professor]
Main Role
8.0
2005 Boukoku no Aegis
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Miyazu Hirotaka (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2004 Casshern
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Azuma (Tetsuya's father) (Main Role)
Azuma (Tetsuya's father)
Main Role
6.8
2004 Half a Confession
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Soichiro Kaji (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2002 Letter from the Mountain
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Takao Ueda (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2001 Tokyo Marigold
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Kunio (Support Role)
Kunio
Support Role
7.4
2001 Darkness in the Light
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Kanbe Toshio (Main Role)
Kanbe Toshio
Main Role
8.0
2001 Satorare: Tribute to a Sad Genius
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Azuma Takayuki (Support Role)
Azuma Takayuki
Support Role
7.8
1999 After the Rain
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Misawa Ihei (Main Role)
Misawa Ihei
Main Role
7.4
1998 Kinjiro Ninomiya Story
Japanese Movie, 1998,
[Kinjiro's father] (Support Role)
[Kinjiro's father]
Support Role
0.0
1997 Cat's Eye
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Ryutaro Kuroda (Support Role)
Ryutaro Kuroda
Support Role
5.9
1997 Paradise Lost
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Kinugawa (Support Role)
Kinugawa
Support Role
6.7
1996 Mothra
Japanese Movie, 1996,
[Doctor] (Support Role)
[Doctor]
Support Role
7.1
1994 Free and Easy 7
Japanese Movie, 1994,
Ryuta Miyamoto (Support Role)
Ryuta Miyamoto
Support Role
6.0
1993 Madadayo
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Sawamura (Support Role)
Sawamura
Support Role
7.6
1990 Dreams
Japanese Movie, 1990,
I (Main Role)
I
Main Role
7.9
1988 Rock, Flow Quietly
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Isoyama (Guest Role)
Isoyama
Guest Role
0.0
1987 Hoshi No Bokujo
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Momiichi (Main Role)
Momiichi
Main Role
4.0
1986 Take It Easy
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Ikeya Koichi (Support Role)
Ikeya Koichi
Support Role
0.0
1985 Ran
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Takatora Ichimonji (Main Role)
Main Role
8.2
1977 Tora-san 19: Meets His Lordship
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Junsa (Support Role)
Junsa
Support Role
7.6
1976 Tora-san 17: Sunrise and Sunset
Japanese Movie, 1976,
[Tourist agency employee] (Support Role)
[Tourist agency employee]
Support Role
7.4
1975 Brotherhood
Japanese Movie, 1975,
Saito Takashi (Main Role)
Saito Takashi
Main Role
7.5
1968 The Sands of Kurobe
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Kenichi (Son of the Forest, Sato Industry Worker) (Main Role)
Kenichi (Son of the Forest, Sato Industry Worker)
Main Role
7.7
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Mugonkan
Japanese Special, 2022, 1 eps
Nomiyama Gyouji (Main Role)
1
Nomiyama Gyouji
Main Role
8.0
2021 Jinsei Saiko no Okurimono
Japanese Special, 2021, 1 eps
Sasai Ryosuke (Support Role)
1
Sasai Ryosuke
Support Role
7.7
2020 Soroban Samurai Kaze no Ichibei SP
Japanese Special, 2020, 1 eps
Nakae Hanjuro (Support Role)
1
Nakae Hanjuro
Support Role
7.0
2019 Tokuso 9 Special
Japanese Special, 2019, 1 eps
Munakata Sakutaro (Support Role)
1
Munakata Sakutaro
Support Role
8.0
2018 Hakujitsu no Karasu
Japanese Special, 2018, 1 eps
Gomi Jinsuke (Support Role)
1
Gomi Jinsuke
Support Role
7.6
2017 Kohaku
Japanese Special, 2017, 1 eps
Arai Toshio (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.7
2016 Kensou no Machi, Shizuka na Umi
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Ebisawa Atsushi (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.8
2016 Nobunaga Moyu
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Sakihisa Konoe (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.3
2014 Shi no Hasso
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Chief Editor Yamazaki Jiro (Support Role)
1
Chief Editor Yamazaki Jiro
Support Role
7.0
2014 Jikenya Kagyou 2
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Fukamachi Jotaro (Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2013 Chicken Race
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Tobita Joe (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.1
2013 Jikenya Kagyou
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Fukamachi Jotaro (Main Role)
1
Fukamachi Jotaro
Main Role
0.0
2013 Rusutaku no Jiken
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Ishiko Takaaki (Main Role)
1
Ishiko Takaaki
Main Role
4.0
2012 Towa no Izumi
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Yamauchi Akio (Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.6
2012 The Reason
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Yoshida Tatsuo (Main Role)
1
Yoshida Tatsuo
Main Role
7.0
2004 X'SMAP Tora To Lion To Gonin No Otoko
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
6.8
2001 News Caster Sawaki Masako 4: Kyoto Kaga Murder Case
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Mukai Shigeo (Guest Role)
1
Mukai Shigeo
Guest Role
0.0
1994 Taxi Driver no Suiri Nisshi 4: Kofuku no Daisho Tsuma to Wakaretai Otoko no Satsujin Keiyaku!?
Japanese Special, 1994, 1 eps
Ikari Shinya [Weekly magazine former editor-in-chief who killed Shinpei 5 years ago and prisoned for 5 years] (Guest Role)
1
Ikari Shinya [Weekly magazine former editor-in-chief who killed Shinpei 5 years ago and prisoned for 5 years]
Guest Role
0.0
1992 Inochi Moyu
Japanese Special, 1992, 1 eps
Takada (Support Role)
1
Takada
Support Role
0.0
1988 Muta Keijikan Jiken File 9: Kishibe ni Tatsu Onna
Japanese Special, 1988, 1 eps
Abe (Guest Role)
1
Abe
Guest Role
0.0
1986 Hoigaku Kyoshitsu no Nagai Ichi Nichi
Japanese Special, 1986, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
5.0
1985 Hoigaku Kyoshitsu no Gogo
Japanese Special, 1985, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
7.0
1969 Onihei Hankacho
Japanese Special, 1969, 65 eps
(Guest Role)
65
Guest Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 85) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 85)
Guest
8.0
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 372) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 372)
Guest
10.0
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 561 eps
(Ep. 299) (Guest)
561
(Ep. 299)
Guest
8.5
1964 Music Fair
Japanese TV Show, 1964, 3000 eps
(Guest)
3000
Guest
7.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
(Ep. 32, 58) (Guest)
73
(Ep. 32, 58)
Guest
7.6
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Terao Akira

Akira Terao
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  • First Name: Akira
  • Family Name: Terao
  • Native name: 寺尾聰
  • Also Known as: 寺尾聡
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 18, 1947
  • Age: 77

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