Famous People in Japan

Tamura Masakazu

Date of Birth 1 August, 1943
Place of Birth Kyoto

Tamura Masakazu's father, Bando Tsumasaburo, was also a famous actor.

Masakazu made his debut with the movie "Eternal Woman" in 1961. After that, he performed some works like "Love in this year", and he became a sought-after actor.

Since 1966, he became a free-lance actor, and has attained popularity more and more on TV. Many people know the famous TV programs "A Journey in Winter", "Nemurikyoshiro", and a lot of other dramas.

He has got a lot of fans among the women due to his handsome face and his sweet, adult atmosphere.

He has also succeeded on the stage, and he appeared some dramas like "Love Story in New York", and "My Father is a Newscaster", which were very popular. But he only works from 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Besides he works with only experts.

Finally, I have to tell about the most popular TV program, "Furuhata Ninzaburo". I know a lot of people watched and enjoyed it. Many young people imitated Furuhata Ninzaburo, because his character was very unique. The program had a large audience every week, and his existence as a star made a strong impression on us.

There is a nice charm in his sense as a actor, for example, he falters in speaking. In a drama, even though he stammers, it's OK. That is his feature.

References: Jinmeijiten

Reported by: Fujita Eriko
Data verified by: Tanaka Akiko
Date of Report: July 1996
Updated by: Aya Uhara,May 1998

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