Kai Atō (阿藤 快, Atō Kai, 14 November 1946 – 15 November 2015) was a Japanese actor and television personality. His birth name was Kōichi Atō (阿藤 公一, Atō Kōichi),[1] and until 14 November 2001, his stage name was written with different kanji characters as (阿藤 海).[2]

Kai Atō
阿藤 快
Born
Kōichi Atō

(1946-11-14)14 November 1946
Died15 November 2015(2015-11-15) (aged 69)
Body discovered15 November 2015
NationalityJapanese
Alma materTokyo Metropolitan University
OccupationActor, TV personality
Years active1970 - 2015
AgentBonito LLC

BiographyEdit

Atō was born on 14 November 1946 in Odawara, Kanagawa.[3] He attended Tokyo Metropolitan University, studying law.[2]

Atō was found dead at his home in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on 15 November 2015, a day after his 69th birthday.[4] His agency website lists his date of death as 14 November 2015, approximately at his 69th birthday.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1972 Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 Ogata
1973 Lady Snowblood Henchman
1973 Mushukunin mikogami no jôkichi: Tasogare ni senko ga tonda
1976 Kimi yo fundo no kawa o watare
1976 Seishun no satsujinsha
1978 Osou! Ôkubo
1978 Mottomo kiken na yuugi Keiji B
1978 Never Give Up
1978 Satsujin yugi Bunta Izutsu
1979 Woman with Red Hair Takao
1979 Hakuchyu no shikaku Tatekawa
1979 Oretachi ni haka wa nai Kanbe
1979 The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf Nosaka
1979 Yasha-ga-ike The Bone
1979 Dôran
1980 Kagemusha Zenjiro Amemiya
1980 Yajû shisubeshi Tojo
1980 Za ûman
1980 Disciples of Hippocrates Kanzaki
1980 Tosa No Ipponzuri Kuma
1981 Masho no natsu - 'Yotsuya kaidan' yori
1981 Kôfuku
1981 Station Ryosuke Honjo
1982 Kaseki no kouya Police Iwashita
1982 Waisetsu kazoku: haha to musume Mishima
1982 Kaze no uta o kike DJ
1982 Yaju-deka Kita
1982 Kaikyô
1983 Amagi goe
1983 Nogare no machi Hatta
1984 Irodori-gawa Det. Yoshino
1984 Kita no hotaru Ryuzo
1985 Capone Cries a Lot Bank Manager
1985 Penguin's Memory - Shiawase monogatari Al Voice
1985 Bi bappu haisukuru Mr. Baba
1986 Bakumatsu seishun graffiti: Ronin Sakamoto Ryoma Sonojo Sawamura
1987 Yogisha Samejima
1987 Jiyu na megami tachi Umekichi
1987 Shinjuku Jun'ai Monogatari Tashiro
1987 Kikuropusu Michio Sonezaki
1987 Gorufu yoakemae
1987 Don Matsugorô no daibôken Kanda Criminal
1988 Ikoka modoroka
1988 Bakayaro! I'm Plenty Mad Raizo Hayashi (Episode 3)
1988 Kanashi iro yanen Ritsuo
1990 Hong Kong Paradise Tsukada
1992 Kira kira hikaru
2000 Another Heaven Shinji Ohno
2004 Atarashii kaze - Wakaki hi no Yoda Benzo Takozo
2005 Cromartie High - The Movie Kai Atō
2005 Sô kamo shirenai
2007 Tantei monogatari
2008 Johnen: Sada no ai
2008 20-seiki shônen: Honkaku kagaku bôken eiga
2008 Hômuresu ga chûgakusei
2009 Chikujô seyo!
2011 Deadball
2013 Setouchi kaizoku monogatari
2014 Nemurihime: Dream On Dreamer
2014 Itsukano, genkantachi to
2014 Tsuki ga kirei desune
2015 Shinema no tenshi
2016 Tosa no ipponzuri

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 阿藤快さん死去、69歳 自宅で発見 [Kai Atō dies at 69 - found at home]. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Japan: Daily Sports. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b 阿藤快さん急死、69歳 悪役から「教師びんびん」 旅番組リポーター [Kai Atō dies at 69 - from villains to travel programme reporter]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ 阿藤 快  [Kai Ato]. Profile (in Japanese). Japan: Bonito LLC. 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Obituary / Kai Ato, Actor". The Japan News. Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 16 November 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Bonito LLC". Japan: Bonito LLC. November 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.

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