Shoichi Ozawa

Born in April 6th, 1929

From Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Shoichi Ozawa Biography

Shōichi Ozawa (小沢 昭一, Ozawa Shōichi, April 6, 1929 – December 10, 2012) was a Japanese actor, radio host, singer, and prominent researcher and expert on Japanese folk art. He also founded the Shabondama-za theater company. Ozawa, who was born in Tokyo, graduated from Waseda University. He began acting after college, beginning with his debut stage role in 1951.

He also appeared in television and film roles, acting quite frequently in films directed by Shohei Imamura and Yūzō Kawashima. In 1971, Ozawa launched his long running radio show.

Shoichi Ozawa Filmography

Black Rain Poster
September 17, 1989
The Ballad of Narayama Poster
September 7, 1984
Why Not? Poster
January 8, 1981
Love for an Idiot Poster
April 27, 1967
Pleasures of the Flesh Poster
December 1, 1965
The Insect Woman Poster
June 29, 1964