Yūnosuke Itō (伊藤 雄之助, Itō Yūnosuke, 3 August 1919 – 11 March 1980) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than ninety films from 1947 to 1979.

Yūnosuke Itō
Born3 August 1919
Died11 March 1980(1980-03-11) (aged 60)
OccupationActor
Years active1924–1979
Grave of Ito Yunosuke at Saikoji Temple, Chitose, Tokyo

CareerEdit

The son of the kabuki actor Sawamura Sōnosuke, Itō made his film debut at Toho in 1946.[1] Although mostly a character actor, playing memorable figures such as the novelist in Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru, he also played lead roles such as in Kon Ichikawa's Mr. Pu.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1949 Stray Dog Manager of Bluebird Theatre Akira Kurosawa First collaboration with Akira Kurosawa
1952 Ikiru Novelist Akira Kurosawa
1955 Keisatsu Nikki Seiji Hisamatsu
1957 Yellow Crow Ichirō Yoshida Heinosuke Gosho
1958 Giants and Toys Junji Harukawa Yasuzo Masumura
1958 The Ballad of Narayama Matayan's son Keisuke Kinoshita
1962 Sanjuro Mutsuta Akira Kurosawa
1963 Kanto Wanderer Okaru-Hachi Seijun Suzuki
1963 High and Low Baba Akira Kurosawa
1965 Samurai Assassin Kenmotsu Hoshino Kihachi Okamoto
1967 The Doctor's Wife Seishu's father Yasuzo Masumura
1967 Japan's Longest Day Toshio Nonaka Kihachi Okamoto
1972 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Retsudô Yagyû Kenji Misumi
1979 Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko Bus Hijacker Kazuhiko Hasegawa

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1973 Kunitori Monogatari NHK Taiga drama

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itō Yūnosuke". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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