Shigeru Amachi

Shigeru Amachi (天知 茂, Amachi Shigeru, 4 March 1931 – 27 July 1985) was a Japanese actor. He appeared in more than 120 films from 1953 to 1984.

Shigeru Amachi
Born(1931-03-04)4 March 1931
Died27 July 1985(1985-07-27) (aged 54)
Years active1953–1984


Amachi joined the Shintoho studio as one of its "New Face" actors of 1951 and established himself in action and jidaigeki films.[1] He gained fame for the nihilistic mood of his character in Akatsuki no hijōsen and starred in Nobuo Nakagawa's version of Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan (1959).[1] On television, he played the hardboiled detective in Hijō no raisensu and Kogoro Akechi in a long-running series of TV specials.[1] On stage he was best known for playing Hishakaku in Jinsei gekijō.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1956 Revenge of the Pearl Queen
1956 Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers Assistant Osugi
1957 Kenpei to Barabara Shibijin
1957 Nude Actress Murder Case: Five Criminals
1958 Kenpei to Yurei
1959 Tokaido Yotsuya kaidan Tamiya Iemon
1959 Onna kyuketsuki
1960 Jigoku
1962 The Tale of Zatoichi Hirate Miki
1966 Zatoichi's Vengeance
1968 Blackmail Is My Life
1980 The Battle of Port Arthur Kaneko Kentarō


  1. ^ a b c d "Amachi Shigeru". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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