Toshiyuki Nishida

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Birth Name: Toshiyuki Nishida
Born: 11/04/1947
Birth Place: Koriyama, , JP

Nishida was born on Nov. 4, 1947 in the Fukushima prefecture of Japan. As a young boy, he fell in love with the epic, melodramatic swordplay movies known casually as Chanbara, that directors like Akira Kurosawa and many others excelled at. Nishida had an interest in joining the drama club as a student, but his inhibitions prevented him from joining. Instead, he joined a volleyball club in junior high, though eventually his interest in acting took over and he studied drama at Meiji University.

The vast majority of Nishida's work is known only to audiences in Japan. Besides his best-known role in the "The Fishing Maniac's Diary," he has co-starred in several popular television shows and movi... Continue Bio >>

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