Japanese actor who is best known for his role as the title character in the television series, Furuhata NinzaburÅ.
He grew up being trained in sword fighting and Japanese Kabuki theatre before making his debut in the 1961 film, Eternal Woman.
He has played the role of Nemuri KyoshirÅ up to four times in television specials.
He was born to actor, Tsumasaburō Bandō and has two brothers, Takahiro and Ryō who are also involved in acting.
Another Japanese actor like him is Matsudaira Ken.