Tetsurô Tanba

Biography

Date of Birth 17 July 1922, Tokyo, Japan Date of Death 24 September 2006, Tokyo, Japan (pneumonia) Birth Name Shozaburo Tanba Tetsurō Tamba was a Japanese actor. Tamba is perhaps best known by Western audiences for his role as Tiger Tanaka in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice (he was dubbed by Robert Rietti). By then, he had among other roles appeared in two films by director Masaki Kobayashi: Harakiri and Kwaidan. He also portrayed the lead character in the police dramas Key Hunter and G-Men '75, the latter of which remains his best-known role in Japan.[1] He also portrayed the voice of the "Cat King" in the original Japanese version of the Studio Ghibli anime film The Cat Returns. More recently, he had parts in Twilight Samurai and two Takashi Miike films, The Happiness of the Katakuris and Gozu, as well as acting as a spokesperson for the Dai Rei Kai spiritual movement. Tamba's son, Yoshitaka Tamba, is also an actor. In February 2005, Tamba was hospitalized for influenza and appendicitis. He lost weight drastically and his health degenerated. On September 25, 2006, he died in Tokyo at the age of 84 of pneumonia.

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Birth Name

Shozaburo Tanba

Birth Place

Tokyo, Japon

Birth Date

7/17/1922

Death Date

9/24/2006
Known For
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You Only Live Twice

Tiger Tanaka (as Tetsuro Tamba)

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Harakiri

Hikokuro Omodaka

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Message from Space

Noguchi

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Violent Fire

Sanada

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Goyokin

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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

Nagumo

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Pigs and Battleships

Slasher Tetsuji

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Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight

Shino - the Assassin (as Tetsuro Tanba)

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Silence

Cristóvão Ferreira

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Revenge

Okuno Shume

Starring In
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Sinking of Japan

Reiko's grandpa

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Bond Girls Are Forever

Tiger Tanaka (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Twilight Samurai

Tozaemon Iguchi

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Violent Fire

Sanada

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September 11

segment "Japan"

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Cementerio Yakuza

Tetsuji Tokura

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Passen Sie mal auf, 007!

Tiger Tanaka (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Sakuya: yôkaiden

Old master

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Japanese Hell

Asu Shino

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Kureyon Shinchan: Bakuhatsu! Onsen Wakuwaku Daikessen

Tanba (voice)

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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

Master Zhang Shan-Gui

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Female Neo Ninjas

Time Patrol leader

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Under Northern Lights

Tsunejiro Kamisaka

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Shogun's Shadow

Hotta Masamori

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Tokyo Pop

Mr. Dota

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A Taxing Woman's Return

Sadohara

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夜汽車

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Station to Heaven

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Kita no hotaru

Ishikura

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Zero

Isoroku Yamamoto

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Yokiro

Kochi Notable

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Suspicion

Okamura

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Marco Polo

Saiamon - Japanese Potter (unknown episodes)

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Kiryûin Hanako no shôgai

Uichi Suda, The Big Boss

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Pazifik Inferno: Angriff auf Pearl Harbour

Hideki Tojo

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Samurai Reincarnation

Muramasa

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See Inferno: Die letzte Schlacht der Yamato

Vice Admiral Takijirō Ånishi

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The Bushido Blade

Lord Yamato

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Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu

Tozawa Hakuunsai

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Hunter in the Dark

Okitsugu Tanuma

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Swords of Vengeance

Yanagisawa

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Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

Kichibei Matsuya

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Never Give Up

General Wada

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Message from Space

Noguchi

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Caccia Zero Terrore nel Pacifico

Captain Saito

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All Men Are Brothers

Jade Unicorn Lu Chun Yi

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The Executioner 2: Karate Inferno

Shugi

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Bôryoku gai

Shimamura Kansai

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Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

Nagumo

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Suna no utsuwa

Detective Imanishi

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War

Akashi Tatsuo

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Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight

Shino - the Assassin (as Tetsuro Tanba)

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Silence

Cristóvão Ferreira

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Battle Of Okinawa

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Trapped, the Crimson Bat 

Hyoe

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The Five Man Army

Samurai

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The Private Police

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Goyokin

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Snake Woman's Curse

Police Chief

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You Only Live Twice

Tiger Tanaka (as Tetsuro Tamba)

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Samurai Spy

Sakon Takatani

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Revenge

Okuno Shume

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Three Outlaw Samurai

Sakon Shiba

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The 7th Dawn

Ng

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Harakiri

Hikokuro Omodaka

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Pigs and Battleships

Slasher Tetsuji

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