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Yoshio Tsuchiya

Tsuchiya Yoshio RIP

9.6.17

Yesterday we learn of the passing of our beloved “Controller” Yoshio Tsuchiya 土屋嘉男 (May 18, 1927 – February 8, 2017). He left his signature on both the Showa and Heisei eras portraying memorable characters from the Planet X Controller in Invasion of the Astro Monster to his role as Shindo, the World War II veteran, in Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. He has an extensive credit list in film and television. I can never forget his role as Dr. Morita in Ultraman episode 18. He will be missed but never forgotten. We are grateful for him and his body of work. Prayers and condolences. RIP.

Tsuchiya Yoshio

Tsuchiya Yoshio

Partial Filmography:
Murder Suspect (殺人容疑者) (1952), first role
The Tower of Himeyuri (ひめゆりの塔) (1953)
Seven Samurai (七人の侍) (1954), Rikichi
Tomei Ningen (透明人間) (1954)
Godzilla Raids Again (ゴジラの逆襲) (1955)
I Live in Fear (生きものの記録) (1955)
Throne of Blood (蜘蛛巣城) (1957)
The Mysterians (地球防衛軍) (1957), Leader of the Mysterians
Song for a Bride (花嫁三重奏) (1958)
Battle in Outer Space (宇宙大戦争) (1959), Iwomura
The Human Vapor (ガス人間第一号) (1960), Mizuno the Librarian
Yojimbo (用心棒) (1961)
Sanjuro (椿三十郎) (1962)
High and Low (天国と地獄) (1963), Detective Murata
Matango (マタンゴ) (1963), Fumio Kasai
Red Beard (赤ひげ) (1965)
Frankenstein Conquers the World (フランケンシュタイン対地底怪獣バラゴン) (1965)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (怪獣大戦争 aka Godzilla vs. Monster Zero) (1965), Commander of Planet X
Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子) (1967), Furukawa
Destroy All Monsters (怪獣総進撃) (1968), Dr. Otani
Kill! (斬る) (1968)
Funeral Parade of Roses (薔薇の葬列) (1969)
Machibuse (1970)
Space Amoeba (ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦!南海の大怪獣) (1970)
Shōsetsu Yoshida gakkō (小説吉田学校) (1983), Jōji Hayashi
Tokyo: The Last War (帝都大戦) (1989), Dr. Mizuno
Earth Defense Girl Iko-chan: The Great Oedo Operation (地球防衛少女イコちゃん 大江戸大作戦) (1990), Dr. Mizuno (voice)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ゴジラVSキングギドラ) (1991)

TV roles
Ultra Q (ウルトラQ) (1966), Ono (episode 2)
Ultraman (ウルトラマン) (1966), Dr. Morita (episode 18)
Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン) (1967), Dr. Tsuchida (episodes 14 and 15)
Haru no Hatō (1985), Inoue Kaoru

Source: Wikipedia

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