• 15 July 1920
  •  Japan

Yoshio Inaba


Japanese character actor who achieved his greatest acclaim in the role of "Gorobei" in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954). Inaba began in the theatre after the Second World War, joining the Haiyu-Za company and appearing in plays such as The Cherry Orchard and The Threepenny Opera. His film debut came in 1954, and he worked steadily in the following years as a character actor, usually of a good-hearted type. He died from a heart attack in 1998.


Movie Name Release Date
Χαρακίρι – Seppuku (1962) August 4, 1964
Οι επτά σαμουράι – Shichinin no samurai (1954) November 19, 1956