Shingo Yamashiro (山城 新伍 Yamashiro Shingo?, November 10, 1938 – August 12, 2009) was a Japanese television and film actor. Yamashiro, who was originally from Kyoto, Japan, was born Yasuji Watanabe (渡辺 安治 Watanabe Yasuji?), but used Shingo Yamashiro as his stage name. He made his film acting debut in 1957. Yamashiro starred in the television series Hakuba Dōji ("White Horse Rider"), beginning in 1960. During the 1970s, Yamashiro appeared in a series of yakuza films entitled Jingi Naki Tatakai ("Battles Without Honor and Humanity"). Yamashiro also directed occasionally, helming such films in Nikkatsu's Roman porno series as Female Cats (1983) and Gemini Woman (1984). He starred in several variety shows later in his career.
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