Ryu Chishu

Chishu Ryu

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  • First Name: Chishu
  • Family Name: Ryu
  • Native name: 笠智衆
  • Also Known as: Ryuy Chishuu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 13, 1904
  • Died: March 16, 1993

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Chishu Ryu

Ryu Chishu

  • Name: Ryu Chishu
  • Native name: 笠智衆
  • Also Known as: Ryuy Chishuu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 13, 1904
  • Died: March 16, 1993
Chishu Ryu was one of Japan’s most enduring character actors; he was best known for his long association with the acclaimed cinema director Yasujiro Ozu, having appeared in all but two of Ozu’s 54 films. Ryu was the son of a Buddhist priest and was preparing to follow his father into the temple until 1925, when he abruptly quit to join the acting school at the Shochiku film studio in Tokyo. He played mainly bit parts at first, but after playing a small role in Ozu’s second motion picture, Wakodo no yume (1928; "The Dreams of Youth"), he joined the director’s stock company of actors. Ryu’s subtle characterizations, low-key acting style, and on-screen air of benevolence and melancholy were used to advantage in Ozu’s films, notably Chichi ariki (1942; "There Was a Father"), Banshun (1949; "Late Spring"), Tokyo monogatari (1953; Tokyo Story), and Samma no aji (1962; "An Autumn Afternoon"). After Ozu’s death in 1963, Ryu worked with other directors, including Akira Kurosawa in Akahige (1965; Red Beard) and Dreams (1990). Between 1969 and 1991 Ryu played the recurring role of a kindly temple priest in the popular "Tora-san" series of some 45 sentimental comedies.(Source:Britannica)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1978 Haguregumo
Japanese Drama, 1978, 20 eps
(Ep. 1-5, 13, 16) (Guest Role)
20
(Ep. 1-5, 13, 16)
Guest Role
0.0
1971 Ore wa Otoko da!
Japanese Drama, 1971, 43 eps
Gennosuke (Support Role)
43
Gennosuke
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1992 Tora-san 45: Makes Excuses
Japanese Movie, 1992,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1992 Luminous Moss
Japanese Movie, 1992,
[Judge] (Support Role)
[Judge]
Support Role
0.0
1991 Tora-san 44: Confesses
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1990 Tora-san 43: Takes a Vacation
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1990 Dreams
Japanese Movie, 1990,
[Old Man] (Support Role)
[Old Man]
Support Role
8.4
1989 Tora-san 42: My Uncle
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
9.0
1989 Tora-san 41: Goes to Vienna
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1988 Tora-san 40: Salad-Day Memorial
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1987 Tora-san 39: Plays Daddy
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1987 Tora-san 38: Goes North
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1986 Tora-san 37: Bluebird Fantasy
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1985 Tora-san 36:Island Encounter
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1985 Sorekara
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Nagai Toku (Support Role)
Nagai Toku
Support Role
6.0
1985 Tora-san 35: The Go-Between
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1984 Tora-san 34: Forbidden Love
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1984 Tora-san 33: Marriage Counselor Tora-san
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1983 Tora-san 32: Goes Religious?
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1983 Lanterns on Blue Waters
Japanese Movie, 1983,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1983 Tora-san 31: Song of Love
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1982 Tora-san 30: The Expert
Japanese Movie, 1982,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1982 Tora-san 29: Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
Japanese Movie, 1982,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1981 Tora-san 28: Promise
Japanese Movie, 1981,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1981 Tora-san 27: Love in Osaka
Japanese Movie, 1981,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1980 Tora-san 26: Foster Daddy, Tora!
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
0.0
1980 Tora-san 25: Tropical Fever
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
0.0
1979 Tora-san 24: Dream of Spring
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1979 Tora-san 23: The Matchmaker
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1978 Tora-san 22: Talk of the Town Tora-san
Japanese Movie, 1978,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1978 Tora-san 21: Stage-Struck Tora-san
Japanese Movie, 1978,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1977 Tora-san 20: Plays Cupid
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1977 Tora-san 19: Meets His Lordship
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1976 Tora-san 18: Pure Love
Japanese Movie, 1976,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1976 Tora-san 17: Sunrise and Sunset
Japanese Movie, 1976,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1975 Tora-san 16: The Intellectual
Japanese Movie, 1975,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1975 Tora-san 15: Rise and Fall
Japanese Movie, 1975,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1974 Tora-san 14: Lullaby
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1974 Tora-san 13: Lovesick
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1973 Tora-san 12: Loves an Artist
Japanese Movie, 1973,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1973 Tora-san 11: Forget Me Not
Japanese Movie, 1973,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
7.5
1972 Tora-san 10: Dream Come True
Japanese Movie, 1972,
Gozen-sama [priest] (Support Role)
Gozen-sama [priest]
Support Role
7.5
1972 Home From the Sea
Japanese Movie, 1972,
Senzo Ishizaki (Support Role)
Senzo Ishizaki
Support Role
0.0
1972 Tora-san 9: Dear Old Home
Japanese Movie, 1972,
Gozen-sama (Support Role)
Gozen-sama
Support Role
8.0
1972 Tsuji ga Hana
Japanese Movie, 1972,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1971 Tora-san 6: Shattered Romance
Japanese Movie, 1971,
Gozensama (Support Role)
Gozensama
Support Role
7.3
1970 Where Spring Comes Late
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Genzo (Support Role)
Genzo
Support Role
8.0
1970 Tora-san 5: Runaway
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Gozensama (Support Role)
Gozensama
Support Role
7.0
1969 Tora-san 2: Cherished Mother
Japanese Movie, 1969,
Gozensama (Support Role)
Gozensama
Support Role
8.2
1969 Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp
Japanese Movie, 1969,
Gozensama (Support Role)
Gozensama
Support Role
7.4
1969 Through Days and Months
Japanese Movie, 1969,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1968 Scrap Collectors
Japanese Movie, 1968,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1968 The Human Bullet
Japanese Movie, 1968,
[Old man of used-book store] (Support Role)
[Old man of used-book store]
Support Role
9.0
1965 Red Beard
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Mr. Yasumoto (Support Role)
Mr. Yasumoto
Support Role
8.6
1964 Gazing at Love and Death
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Kojima (Support Role)
Kojima
Support Role
0.0
1964 Yume no Hawaii de Bonodori
Japanese Movie, 1964,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1962 An Autumn Afternoon
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Shūhei Hirayama (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
1962 Zoku Aizen Katsura
Japanese Movie, 1962,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Public Prosecutor Nonaka (Support Role)
Public Prosecutor Nonaka
Support Role
8.1
1959 Floating Weeds
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Theatre Owner (Support Role)
Theatre Owner
Support Role
8.3
1959 Korosareta Stewardess: Shiro ka Kuro ka
Japanese Movie, 1959,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1959 Good Morning
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Main Role
8.1
1959 I Want to Be a Shellfish
Japanese Movie, 1959,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1958 Kono Ten no Niji
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Kageyama Naoji (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1958 Equinox Flower
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Mikami Shukichi (Support Role)
Mikami Shukichi
Support Role
7.8
1958 The Rickshaw Man
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Shigezo Yuki (Unknown)
Shigezo Yuki
Unknown
7.5
1957 Tokyo Twilight
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Shukichi Sugiyama (Main Role)
Main Role
8.8
1956 Early Spring
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Kiichi Onodera (Support Role)
Kiichi Onodera
Support Role
7.6
1955 She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
Japanese Movie, 1955,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1954 Twenty-Four Eyes
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Otoko Sensei (Support Role)
Otoko Sensei
Support Role
8.8
1953 Tokyo Story
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Shukichi Hirayama (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
1953 Journey
Japanese Movie, 1953,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1952 Dokoku
Japanese Movie, 1952,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1951 Early Summer
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Koichi Mamiya (Support Role)
Koichi Mamiya
Support Role
8.1
1951 Carmen Comes Home
Japanese Movie, 1951,
The School Principal (Support Role)
The School Principal
Support Role
6.0
1951 Home Sweet Home
Japanese Movie, 1951,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1950 The Munekata Sisters
Japanese Movie, 1950,
Munekata Tadachika (Support Role)
Munekata Tadachika
Support Role
10.0
1949 Late Spring
Japanese Movie, 1949,
Somiya Shukichi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1948 Ikiteiru Gazo
Japanese Movie, 1948,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1948 A Hen in the Wind
Japanese Movie, 1948,
Satake Kazuichiro (Support Role)
Satake Kazuichiro
Support Role
7.3
1947 Record of a Tenement Gentleman
Japanese Movie, 1947,
Tashiro (Support Role)
Tashiro
Support Role
8.2
1943 Navy
Japanese Movie, 1943,
Major Kikuchi (Support Role)
Major Kikuchi
Support Role
0.0
1943 Aiki Minami e Tobu
Japanese Movie, 1943,
Teacher Matsuki (Support Role)
Teacher Matsuki
Support Role
0.0
1942 There Was a Father
Japanese Movie, 1942,
Horikawa Shuhei (Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
1938 Kaze no Joou
Japanese Movie, 1938,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1937 Children in the Wind
Japanese Movie, 1937,
[Policeman] (Guest Role)
[Policeman]
Guest Role
0.0
1936 The Only Son
Japanese Movie, 1936,
Teacher Ohkubo (Support Role)
Teacher Ohkubo
Support Role
7.3
1935 An Inn in Tokyo
Japanese Movie, 1935,
[Policeman] (Support Role)
[Policeman]
Support Role
7.7
1933 Woman of Tokyo
Japanese Movie, 1933,
reporter (Support Role)
reporter
Support Role
8.0
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