Shiro Kishibe  Shiro Kishibe (岸部四郎)
  Date of birth:
  June 7th, 1949
  Kyoto, Japan
Acting Filmography


The younger brother of Ittoku "Sally" Kishibe, Shiro Kishibe attended college in the United States and was a hippie during the era the movement was at its peak; furthermore, Kishibe regularly wrote articles on American music for Japanese music magazines. Seeing the rise of heavy metal and progressive rock, he wrote to his sibling and his bandmates "Group Sounds (what the classic style of rock' roll was referred to in Japan) is on it's way out. You'd better quit while you can!". How ironic that he was placed in the position of their rhythm guitarist and 2nd vocalist after Katsumi "Toppo" Kahashi left.

After the band disbanded for a decade in 1971, Kishibe began, like two of his other bandmates, a more focused acting career, with one of his first being a background character in Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973). Later in the decade, he began anime voice acting as well.

Later into the 1990s, his life took a hard turn. His wife of a decade died at the young age of 43, and he later went bankrupt, despite this he still continues to act to this day. Although he suffered a brain aneurysm in 2003, this hasn't seemed to stop him from acting and even reuniting with his sibling and Kenji Sawada for a one off concert in 2012.

Acting Toho Filmography

Date      Title ROLE Type
1969 Swinging London Shiro Distributed
1973 Zatoichi's Conspiracy Friend Distributed
2005 Comedy of Damashi's Humanity and Justice   Produced
1995 Whisper of the Heart Teacher Distributed