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Shintarô Katsu (1931–1997)


Shintarô Katsu was born on November 29, 1931 in Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan as Toshio Okumura. He was an actor and director, known for Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970), Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman (1971) and Kaoyaku (1971). He was married to Tamao Nakamura. He died on June 21, 1997 in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan. See full bio »

Died:

(age 65) in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

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(1970)
Kaoyaku Ryota Tachibana
(1971)
(1974-1979)

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 1990 Rônin-gai
Yagoemon Akaushi
 1990 Saga of the Phoenix
Jiku Ajari
 1989 Zatoichi
Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za
 1988 Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis
Eichi Shibusawa
 1987 Dokugan-ryu Masamune (TV Series)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
 1983 The Politicians
Masaki Teranishi
 1980 Keishi-K (TV Series)
K
- Sono shiawase matta! (1980) ... K
 1974-1979 Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series)
Zatoichi
- Mukae-bi, Okuri-bi, Toro-nagashi (1979) ... Zatoichi
- A Quiet Life (1979) ... Zatoichi
- Festival Music and Pinwheels (1979) ... Zatoichi
- A Gambler's Poetry - Part 2 (1979) ... Zatoichi
 1974 The Homeless
Komagen
 1974 Akumyo: shima arashi
Asakichi
 1974 Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami
 1973 Mute Samurai (TV Series)
Manji
 1973 Hanzo the Razor: The Snare
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami
 1973 Ôshô
 1973 Zatoichi's Conspiracy
Zatôichi / Blind Man Ichi
 1972 Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami
 1972 Zatoichi in Desperation
Zatoichi
 1972 Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen
Kisaburô, Omiya
 1972 Zatoichi at Large
Zatoichi
 1971 Dai Chûshingura (TV Series)
Tawaraboshi Genba
- Master Spearman Tawaraboshi (1971) ... Tawaraboshi Genba
 1971 Inn of Evil
Nameless Wanderer
 1971 Kaoyaku
Ryota Tachibana
 1971 Kitsune no kureta akanbô
Hariko no Torahachi
 1970 Yakuza zesshô
Minoru
 1970 Machibuse
Gentetsu
 1970 Abuku zenî
 1970 Fuji sanchô
 1970 Genkai yûkyôden: Yabure kabure
Isokichi Yoshida
 1970 Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Zatoichi
 1969 Tejo muyô
 1969 Akumyo ichiban shobu
Asakichi
 1969 Shirikurae Magoichi
Lord Nobunaga Oda
 1969 Hitokiri
Izo Okada
 1969 Devil's Temple
Mumyo Taro
 1968 Tomuraishi tachi
Ganmen
 1968 Samaritan Zatoichi
Zatoichi
 1968 Zatoichi and the Fugitives
Zatoichi
 1968 The Man Without a Map
Detective
 1968 Akumyo juhachi-ban
Asakichi
 1967 Nise keiji
 1967 Zatoichi Challenged
Zatoichi
 1967 Hoodlum Soldier on the Attack
Tough yakuza draftee
 1967 Zatoichi the Outlaw
Zatoichi
 1967 Akumyo ichidai
Asakichi
 1967 Zatoichi's Cane Sword
Zatoichi
 1966 Hoodlum Soldier Deserts Again
Tough yakuza draftee
 1966 Yoidore hatoba
Gyoro-matsu
 1966 Zoku Yoidore hakase
Denjirô Daimatsu
 1966 Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
Zatoichi
 1966 Yoidore hakase
Denjirô Daimatsu
 1966 Zatoichi's Vengeance
Zatoichi
 1966 Akumyo zakura
Asakichi
 1965 Hoodlum Soldier and the C.O.
Tough yakuza draftee
 1965 Akumyô muteki
Asakichi
 1965 Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Zatoichi
 1965 Muhômatsu no isshô
Matsugorô Tomishima
 1965 Akumyo nobori
Asakichi
 1965 Zatoichi's Revenge
Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za (guild for the blind)
 1965 Heitai yakuza
Kisaburo Omiya
 1964 Rônin-gai
 1964 Adventures of Zatoichi
Zatoichi
 1964 Kojiki taisho
 1964 Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Zatoichi
 1964 Akumyo daiko
Asakichi
 1964 Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
Zatoichi
 1964 The Money Dance
Hapyaku Machida
 1963 Akumyo ichiban
Asakichi
 1963 Zatoichi on the Road
Zatôichi / Ichi, a zatô in the Tôdô-za (guild for the blind)
 1963 Akumyo hatoba
Asakichi
 1963 Zatoichi the Fugitive
Zatoichi
 1963 Akumyo ichiba
Asakichi
 1963 New Tale of Zatoichi
Zatoichi
 1963 An Actor's Revenge
Hojin
 1963 Daisan no akumyo
Asakichi
 1962 Budda
 1962 Zoku-shin akumyô
Asakichi
 1962 Shin no shikôtei
Emperor Shih Huang Ti
 1962 Killer Whale
 1962 Shin akumyo
Asakichi
 1962 The Tale of Zatoichi
Zatôichi / Blind Man Ichi / Masseur Ichi
 1962 Sabakareru Echizen no kami
Yoshimune Tokugawa
 1961 3 Young Samurai
Sakon Hachiro
 1961 Kojiro's Turning Swallow Cut
Sasaki Kojiro
 1961 Zoku akumyô
Asakichi
 1961 Buddha
Devadatta
 1961 Akumyô
Asakichi
 1961 Midaregami
Aikichi
 1961 Hanakurabe tanuki dochu
Shinsuke Tanuki / Kitahachi
 1960 Futari no musashi
Sasaki Kojiro
 1960 Zoku Jirocho Fuji
Mori no Ishimatsu
 1960 Tsukinode no ketto
Asakichi
 1960 Agent Shiranui
Suginoichi
 1960 San'nin no kaoyaku
Takabayashi
 1960 The Demon of Mount Oe
Watanabe-no-Tsuna
 1959 Beni azami
 1959 Jôen
Tsunokuniya
 1959 Enchanted Princess
Kurisuke
 1959 Tsukikage Hyôgo: Jôdan kasumigiri
Hyôgo Tsukikage
 1959 Samurai Vendetta
Nakayama Yasubei
 1959 Machibugyô nikki: Tekka botan
Koheita Mochizuki
 1959 Bibô ni tsumi ari
Kanzo Fujikawa
 1959 Jirôchô Fuji
Mori no Ishimatsu
 1958 Benten kozô
Toyama Saemonnojo
 1958 Mito Kômon man'yûki
Sutekichi
 1958 The Loyal 47 Ronin
Genzô Akagaki
 1957 An Osaka Story
Ichinosuke Abumiya
 1957 Studio wa ten'yawan'ya (Short)
 1956 Ghost-Cat of Gojusan-Tsugi
Minami Sanjirô
 1955 Bara ikutabika
Akira Takakura
 1954 Hana no Byakkotai
Yasojirô Kobayashi
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Shintaru Katsu | Katsumaru Kineya

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Played the character 'Zatoichi' in a total of 26 movies, from 1962-1989. See more »

Trademark:

Was best remembered for portraying the blind samurai Zatoichi in more films than any other actor.

Nickname:

Katsu-shin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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