Yôji Tanaka is an actor, director, and writer. He is one of the famous people from Nagano prefecture. In his young days, he worked in the Central Japan Railway Company. Later, he became an actor. He has been appearing movies, TV dramas. He is popular as a bar master in Hero (2001). As a movie director, he direct independent movies. For example, Doramukan Z: Bachi ga motarasu yokisenu dekigoto (2016), LOCO DD Nihon Zenkoku Dokodemo Aidoru (2017).