Akira Terao Movies and Career Information
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Akira Terao (寺尾 聰, Terao Akira, born May 18, 1947) is Japanese musician and movie actor. Terao was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa prefecture) in Japan, son of an actor and film director Jukichi Uno. In 1966, he debuted as a bassist of Group Sounds band, The Savage. As an actor, he debuted as Kenichi in ’’Chikadô no taiyô made’’ - a film directed by Kei Kumai in 1968. As a singer, Terao was known mostly for his 1981 album Reflections (リフレクションズ), which sold more than one and a half million copies in Japan with the hit song "Ruby No Yubiwa" (ルビーの指環). In 1985, Terao started to work with Akira Kurosawa in Ran. Five years later he appeared as "I" in Kurosawa's Dreams. He has also worked with director Takashi Koizumi in After the Rain and The Professor's Beloved Equation. As for dramas, Terao has acted with Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan as well as in the latest Takuya Kimura helmed drama, Change (Spring 2008). He won the award for best actor at the 47th Blue Ribbon Awards for Half a Confession.