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Susumu Terajima
photo © Office Kitano

Susumu Terajima as Shinji in Moon Child

Susumu Terajima (寺島進 Terajima Susumu) is a Japanese actor and veteran of nearly 100 movies in a career spanning over 20 years. He rarely is the star of the films he is in but he is widely respected for taking every job seriously and diving into his work, regardless of how minor his role might be. He is currently a member of Office Kitano, the production company of prolific actor and director Takeshi Kitano.


  • Name: Susumu Terajima (寺島進 Terajima Susumu)
  • Birth date: November 12, 1963
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 5' 5" (165cm)
  • Hobbies: Travel, driving
  • Specialties: Sword-fighting, horseback riding
  • Licenses: Automobile, motorcycle


  • 2002 Japanese Professional Movie Awards
  • 2002 Mainichi Film Concours
  • 2006 Awards of the Japanese Academy
    • Best Supporting Actor for Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi (nominated)


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