Eijirō Tōno, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eijirō Tōno

Japanese actor

Date of Birth: 17-Sep-1907

Place of Birth: Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 08-Sep-1994

Profession: actor, seiyū

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Eijirō Tōno

  • Eijiro Tono (?????, Tono Eijiro, 17 September 1907 – 8 September 1994) was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions.
  • He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujiro Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962).
  • He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) in 1990.
  • Tono also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Komon from 1969 to 1983.
  • In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (????).

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