Akira Nakao Movies and Career Information
Aug 11, 1942
Akira Nakao (中尾 彬, Nakao Akira, born August 11, 1942) is a Japanese actor and personality from Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan. He graduated from Chiba Prefectural Kisarazu High School and attended Musashino Art University. Nakao is a member of the Furutachi Project agency. He has made appearances in jidaigeki and contemporary dramas on television and film, as well as variety shows. Fans of Abarenbō Shōgun immediately recognize him as the scheming Tokugawa Muneharu, arch-rival of the eighth shogun Yoshimune. He played the role for twenty years. Film appearances include five episodes in the series Gokudō no Onna-tachi and six Godzilla movies. He also acted in the Jūzō Itami film Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion.