As per our current Database, Yûzô Kayama is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, Yûzô Kayama is 86 years, 5 months and 18 days old. Yûzô Kayama will celebrate 87rd birthday on a Thursday 11th of April 2024. Below we countdown to Yûzô Kayama upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||Yûzô Kayama|
|Age||86 years old|
|Born||April 11, 1937 (Kanagawa, Japan)|
Yûzô Kayama’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Yûzô Kayama was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
The son of one of one of Japan's biggest male stars of the 1930s, 'Ken Uehara', the handsome and likable Yuzo Kayama became one of Japan's biggest male stars of the 1960s. And just as Uehara embodied the idea of a modern Japanese wartime hero, Kayama became symbolic of postwar Japanese affluence and confidence, most famously in his title role in the 17 original "Young Guy" (Wakadaishô) movies for his father's home studio, Toho.
A popular singer as well as an actor, Kayama specialized in romantic comedies that encouraged him to break spontaneously into song, as showcased even in movies where he wasn't playing the Young Guy, such as Oyome ni oide (1966).
Though like his father he also starred in some of Toho's war films, and crime and action thrillers such as his debut Man Against Man (1960), he largely bypassed serious dramas until Akira Kurosawa tapped him for the lead alongside 'Toshiro Mifune' in Red Beard (1965), the two-year shoot of which Kayama found the most difficult experience of his life, but which also yielded the work of which he is proudest.
Other than a single return to the Young Guy character, Kaettekita wakadaishô (1981), ten years after leaving the series, Kayama, also like his father, in later years moved towards playing a series of kindly authority figures, while still maintaining his romantic appeal to nostalgic audiences with musical appearances on the stage and on television.