Tamura Masakazu

Masakazu Tamura

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  • First Name: Masakazu
  • Family Name: Tamura
  • Native name: 田村正和
  • Also Known as: たむら まさかず
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 1, 1943
  • Age: 76

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Masakazu Tamura

Tamura Masakazu

  • Name: Tamura Masakazu
  • Native name: 田村正和
  • Also Known as: たむら まさかず
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 1, 1943
  • Age: 76
Masakazu Tamura was born 1 August 1943 in Kyoto, Japan to Japanese actor Tsumasaburō Bandō. His brothers Takahiro and Ryō are also actors. He was thus trained in fighting with swords and more traditional forms of Japanese theatre like Kabuki.



He made his debut in movies with the film "Eternal Woman" in 1961.

He has played the role of "Nemuri Kyoshirō" four times in made-for-TV specials.

He is most famous for his role as the polite and highly idiosyncratic police detective, Furuhata Ninzaburō, in a self-titled drama by Japanese playwright Kōki Mitani. This drama was one of the most popular in its time and one of the most popular dramas in the history of Japanese television. There are rumours that while the character was based on Matlock, the characteristics, speech patterns and easily imitable fashion sense are based on that of writer Koki Mitani's professor of philosophy, the famed scholar Yoichiro Murakami. Tamura himself afterwards mentioned that he regretted taking the role, because it ended up typecasting him. He also appeared in many staged dramas (jidaigeki).



[Wikipedia]
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2014 Oyaji no Senaka
Japanese Drama, 2014, 10 eps
Higuchi Keitarou [father] (Ep.1) (Main Role)
10
Higuchi Keitarou [father] (Ep.1)
Main Role
7.7
2011 Kokuhatsu~Kokusen Bengonin
Japanese Drama, 2011, 8 eps
Sahara Takuji (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.3
2006 Dare Yori mo Mama wo Aisu
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Kamon Kazutoyo (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.7
2004 Fuufu
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Yamaguchi Taichi (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.3
2002 Otousan
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Shindo Shiro (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.2
2001 Sayonara, Ozu Sensei
Japanese Drama, 2001, 11 eps
Ozu Nanpei (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.4
2000 Oh, Dad!
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Kanichi (Main Role)
11
Kanichi
Main Role
7.6
1999 Utsukushii Hito
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
Misaki Kyosuke (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.3
1999 Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1999, 11 eps
Furuhata Ninzaburo (Main Role)
11
Main Role
8.9
1998 Jinbe
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
6.1
1998 Kamisan Nanka Kowakunai
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
6.5
1997 Farewell, Mr. Premier
Japanese Drama, 1997, 11 eps
Prime Minister (Main Role)
11
Prime Minister
Main Role
7.2
1996 Kyosokyoku
Japanese Drama, 1996, 10 eps
Kosuke Ebisawa (Main Role)
10
Main Role
6.4
1996 Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1996, 10 eps
Furuhata Ninzaburo (Main Role)
10
Furuhata Ninzaburo
Main Role
8.7
1995 Kamisan no Waruguchi Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1995, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
0.0
1994 Furuhata Ninzaburo
Japanese Drama, 1994, 12 eps
Furuhata Ninzaburo (Main Role)
12
Furuhata Ninzaburo
Main Role
8.8
1993 Kamisan no Waruguchi Season 1
Japanese Drama, 1993, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
5.0
1991 Papa to Nat-chan
Japanese Drama, 1991, 10 eps
Shimura Goro (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.0
1989 Last Serenade
Japanese Drama, 1989, 21 eps
Sakaki Takayuki (Main Role)
21
Main Role
0.0
1987 Papa wa Newscaster
Japanese Drama, 1987, 12 eps
Kagami Ryutaro (Main Role)
12
Main Role
7.0
1985 Uchi no Ko ni Kagitte... 2
Japanese Drama, 1985, 13 eps
Ishibashi Tooru (Main Role)
13
Ishibashi Tooru
Main Role
0.0
1984 Uchi No Ko Ni Kagitte...
Japanese Drama, 1984, 7 eps
Ishibashi Tooru (Main Role)
7
Main Role
0.0
1965 Taikouki
Japanese Drama, 1965, 52 eps
Toyotomi No Hidetsugu (Support Role)
52
Toyotomi No Hidetsugu
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2007 Last Love
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Akira (Main Role)
Akira
Main Role
0.0
1993 Lone Wolf and Cub: Final Conflict
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Ogami Ito (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1976 Kita no Yadokara
Japanese Movie, 1976,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1970 Onna-ro hizu
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Santarô Isahaya (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1969 Black Rose Mansion
Japanese Movie, 1969,
Wataru (Support Role)
Wataru
Support Role
6.3
1967 Love for an Idiot
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Nobuo (Support Role)
Nobuo
Support Role
0.0
1966 Sora Ippai no Namida
Japanese Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1962 Love Under the Crucifix
Japanese Movie, 1962,
(Unknown)
Unknown
4.0
1961 Immortal Love
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Eiichi, Sadako's son (Support Role)
Eiichi, Sadako's son
Support Role
8.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Chihoshi wo Kau Onna
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Sugimoto Ryuuji (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.6
2015 Fukushu Houtei
Japanese Special, 2015, 1 eps
Nakahara Seiji (Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.7
2014 Sanokuen Jiken
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Takeda Hideya (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.4
2013 Jouiuchi - Hairyou Tsuma Shimatsu
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Sasahara Isaburo (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.8
2009 Oyaji no Ichiban Nagai hi
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Higuchi Keitarou (Support Role)
1
Higuchi Keitarou
Support Role
0.0
2009 Sou ka, Mou Kimi wa Inai no ka
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Shiroyama Saburo (Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2008 Chushingura - Otonashi no Ken
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Keinosuke (Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2008 Furuhata Chugakusei
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Ninjaburo Huruta (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.2
2008 Rokumeikan
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Count Kageyama (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.0
2005 Kurokawa no Techo Sp
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
6.5
2002 Akechi Kogorou Vs The Fiend With Twenty Faces
Japanese Special, 2002, 1 eps
Akechi Kogorou (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.7
1999 Furuhata Ninzaburo Vs. SMAP
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Furuhata Ninzaburo (Main Role)
1
Furuhata Ninzaburo
Main Role
8.2
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