Takeshi Kato, actor, voice actor & director, Died at 86

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Dead, Takeshi Kato born on the 24th of May 1929 and died on the 31st of July 2015, he was a Japanese stage and film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films.

Graduating from Waseda University, Katō first became a middle school teacher, but then joined the Bungakuza theater troupe in 1952.

Beyond appearing in and directing plays on stage, he also appeared in films by such directors as Akira Kurosawa, Shohei Imamura, Kon Ichikawa, and Kiriro Urayama.

He died on 31 July 2015 after collapsing in a sauna.