Tetsuya Watari

Tetsuya Watari

He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. Watari belonged to the karate club at university. He made his screen debut in 1964, in Isamu Kosugi's Abare Kishidō, and received one of the Elan d'or Awards. At Nikkatsu, Watari appeared in such films as Tokyo Drifter and the Outlaw series. Watari was mentored at Nikkatsu by Yujiro Ishihara. When Nikkatsu shifted to focusing on Roman Porno films in the early seventies, Watari was one of many actors who left the studio. Watari was due to play the main role in Kinji Fukasaku’s film Battles Without Honor and Humanity, but because of illness he was not able to appear. In 1974, he was forced to step down from the lead role of Katsu Kaishū in the Taiga drama Katsu Kaishū on NHK, again because of illness, after appearing in only nine episodes. In 1976, Watari won best actor of Blue Ribbon Award for his role in Kinji Fukasaku`s film Yakuza Graveyard. In Japan, Watari is probably still best known for his role as Keisuke Daiomon in the detective series "Seibu Keisatsu" on TV Asahi. He also appeared in the popular detective drama "Taiyō ni Hoero!" as a replacement for Yujiro Ishihara in 1986. Watari became the president of Ishihara Promotion after Yujiro's death in 1987 but in 2011 he resigned due to his declining health. On June 10, 2015 he was hospitalised after suffering a heart attack and underwent surgery. Seven days later it was announced that he was in rehabilitation and would be discharged from hospital in about a month. He had a younger brother, Tsunehiko Watase, who was also an actor. As a singer, Watari is known for his hit song "Kuchinashi no Hana" and he appeared in the Kōhaku Uta Gassen in 1974 and 1993. He died of pneumonia on August 10, 2020, at the age of 78.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Japan
    Birthday
    12/28/1941
Tokyo Drifter
Tokyo Drifter
7.1
Yakuza Graveyard
Yakuza Graveyard
6.4
Graveyard of Honor
Graveyard of Honor
6.7
Velvet Hustler
Velvet Hustler
6.2
Abduction
Abduction
0
Villain
Villain
0
Monument to the Girl's Corps
Monument to the Girl's Corps
0
Conflagration
Conflagration
4
Outlaw: Kill!
Outlaw: Kill!
6.7
Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2
Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2
6.8
Outlaw: Goro the Assassin
Outlaw: Goro the Assassin
6.7
Outlaw: Black Dagger
Outlaw: Black Dagger
6.4
Outlaw: Gangster VIP
Outlaw: Gangster VIP
6.7
Outlaw: Heartless
Outlaw: Heartless
6.6
It Is a Long Walk
It Is a Long Walk
8
Stray Dog
Stray Dog
7
Chase That Man
Chase That Man
0
Night Train to the Stars
5.7
Savage Wolf Pack
Savage Wolf Pack
7
Human Revolution II
Human Revolution II
0
Kin chan no Cinema Jack
Kin chan no Cinema Jack
0
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep
0
The Final Winner?
The Final Winner?
0
Sword and Flower
Sword and Flower
0
Showdown at Nagasaki
Showdown at Nagasaki
0
Diary of Early Winter Shower
Diary of Early Winter Shower
9
Theater Of Life
Theater Of Life
10
Flower and Dragon
Flower and Dragon
10
The Blossom and the Sword
The Blossom and the Sword
7
Wild Cop
Wild Cop
6
Wild Cop 2
Wild Cop 2
6.5
Step on the Gas!
Step on the Gas!
7
The Stars and I Decided...
The Stars and I Decided...
0
My Sweetheart
My Sweetheart
0
Showdown in Gangland
Showdown in Gangland
0
The Stormy Man
The Stormy Man
0
In Tears
In Tears
0
Love Eternal
Love Eternal
0
Sangokushi: The Yangtze Is Burning!
Sangokushi: The Yangtze Is Burning!
6.3
Kanto Drifter
Kanto Drifter
0
Red Glass
Red Glass
0
The Swan Elegy
The Swan Elegy
0
The Heart of Hiroshima
The Heart of Hiroshima
0
Till We Meet Again
Till We Meet Again
0
Burning Clouds
Burning Clouds
0
Dreams Come True at Night
Dreams Come True at Night
0
Song of my Life
Song of my Life
0
The Man of Victory
The Man of Victory
0
Tokyo Drifter 2: The Sea Is Bright Red as the Color of Love
Tokyo Drifter 2: The Sea Is Bright Red as the Color of Love
0
Yamato
Yamato
5.4
Brother
Brother
7.1
Expelled from the Kanto Mob
Expelled from the Kanto Mob
0
The Human Revolution
The Human Revolution
0
Great Conquest: The Romance of Three Kingdoms
Great Conquest: The Romance of Three Kingdoms
6.3
Farewell to the Code
Farewell to the Code
0
Pay Off Your Debt!
Pay Off Your Debt!
0
Again
Again
0
The Fatal Raid
The Fatal Raid
0
Lady Joker
Lady Joker
7
The Cleanup
The Cleanup
0
Goryokaku
Goryokaku
0
The Wild Sea
The Wild Sea
0
Exiled to Hell
Exiled to Hell
0
East China Sea
East China Sea
0
Profile of a Boss' Son
Profile of a Boss' Son
0
The Aftermath of War
The Aftermath of War
0
The Code of Man
The Code of Man
0
Clockwork- Goodbye Winter
Clockwork- Goodbye Winter
0
Suparuta Kyouiku Kutabare Oyaji
Suparuta Kyouiku Kutabare Oyaji
0
富士山頂
富士山頂
0
The Blazing Continent
The Blazing Continent
0
前科・仮釈放
前科・仮釈放
0
Rebellion Reward
Rebellion Reward
0
Seishun no Sabaki
Seishun no Sabaki
0
Your Life
Your Life
0
Kanto Kanbu-kai
Kanto Kanbu-kai
0
Ruthless Gambler
Ruthless Gambler
0
The Unruly Ronin's Journey
0
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