Dates of birth and death unknown. Elder son of the dôkegata Bandô Matakurô I,
he did his training with his father, who gave him the name of Bandô Matajirô I at an unknown date. He performed in the troupe of his father
and joined several times the performers who went to to play at the mansion of the daimyô Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami.
His forte was comical hyôshimai. He took the name of Bandô Matazaemon I at the end of his career.
He most likely died at the beginning of the Genroku era.
He fathered three sons, who all became talented actors or theater managers: Bandô Matatarô I, Bandô Matakurô II and Bandô Matakurô III.