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Akihiko Hirata (1927–1984)

He had an unusual background for an actor: his formal education began in a kindergarten founded by the wartime-era Japanese Imperial Army, and continued in a military academy which was Tokyo's answer to West Point. Upon graduating from Tokyo University (Japan's most prestigious), Hirata confounded many family expectations of him by pursuing a ... See full bio »

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(age 56) in Tokyo, Japan

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 1987 Fugitive Alien (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1984 Bye Bye Jupiter
Dr. Inoue Ryutarou
 1982 Hi no ataru basho (TV Movie)
 1981 Station
 1981 Sekigahara (TV Movie)
Nagamori Mashita
 1980 203 kochi
 1979 Monkey (TV Series)
 1979 Oh! The Nomugi Pass
Prince Fushiminomiya
 1979 Ôgon no inu
Kan Aizawa
 1978 Sutâurufu (TV Series)
 1977 Wakusei daisenso
Defense Countermeasure Supreme Commander Oshi
 1977 Tora-san Meets His Lordship
Munemichi
 1977 Brain 17 (TV Series)
Captain Gomez
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Captain Gomez
 1977 Godzilla
Dr. Serizawa
 1976 Zero Pilot
 1976 Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series)
- A Drunken River (1976)
 1975 Dômyaku rettô
Tanemura
 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen
Environmental Scientist 1
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Professor Hideto Miyajima
 1974 The Family
Haruta
 1972 Ai no senshi Reinbôman (TV Series)
Mister K
 1970 Gekido no showashi 'Gunbatsu'
Tomita (uncredited)
 1969 Dai Nippon suri shûdan
Furansu
 1969 Nihonkai daikaisen
Staff Officer Tsunoda
 1969 Latitude Zero
Dr. Sugata
 1969 Operation: Mystery! (TV Series)
- Sarsujin kairo (1969)
 1968 Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku
Staff Officer Watanabe
 1967 Ultraman
Professor Iwamoto
 1967 Son of Godzilla
Fujisaki
 1967 Urutora sebun (TV Series)
Staff Officer Yanagawa
 1967 Japan's Longest Day
Commander Sugahara - 302nd Air Group
 1967 The Killing Bottle
Man With Turkish Hat
 1967 Momotarô-zamurai (TV Series)
 1966 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
Captain Yamoto
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi
Nozaki
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken
Chamberlain
 1966 Urutora Q (TV Series)
Chief Hanazawa
- Garamon Strikes Back (1966) ... Chief Hanazawa
 1966 Abare Goemon
Asakura
 1965 Ironfinger
Komori
 1965 Musashino fujin (TV Series)
 1965 Seishun to wa nanda (TV Series)
 1965 Honkon no shiroibara
Asano
 1965 Samurai Assassin
Sohei Masui
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Chief Detective Okita
 1964 Garakuta
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki
Ryutaro Inoue
 1963 Atragon
Mu Agent #23
 1963 Attack Squadron!
Senda's Aide
 1962 Varan the Unbelievable
Observer
 1962 47 Samurai
Yasoemon Okajima
 1962 Wakai kisetsu
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
Dr. Shigezawa
 1962 Gorath
Endô - Captain of Ôtori
 1962 Sanjuro
Samurai
 1961 Girl of Dark
 1961 Mothra
Doctor
 1961 Ai to honoho to
Kyo Sawada
 1961 The Merciless Trap
Morishima
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle
Hayatonosho 'Hayato' Susukida
 1960 Get 'em All
Kozo Kinugawa
 1960 Otoko tai otoko
Torimi
 1960 Daigaku no sanzôkutachi
Marukyû Department Store Manager
 1960 Denso Ningen
Det. Kobayashi
 1960 The Last Gunfight
Susumu Tendo, the killer
 1959 Nippon tanjô
Kibino Takehiko
 1959 Sengoku gunto-den
Jiro Hidekuni
 1959 Aru kengo no shogai
Akaboshi
 1959 Three Dolls in College
Iwafune
 1958 Daikaijû Baran
Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert
 1958 Josei SOS
 1958 Hitokui ama
Detective Makino
 1958 The H-Man
Inspector Tominaga
 1958 Kiuchi yasuto
 1958 Yagyu bugeicho - Ninjitsu
Tomonori
 1957 The Mysterians
Ryoichi Shiraishi
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô
Tomonori
 1957 Ôban
 1956 Rodan
Professor KYUichiro Kashiwagi (biology)
 1956 Kuro-obi sangokushi
Shunsuke Iba
 1955 Kaettekita wakadan'na
Mochizuki
 1955 Natsume Soseki no Sanshirô
Sugimoto
 1955 The Lone Journey
Horikoshi no Masakichi
 1954 Itsuko to sono haha
Kozo Miyoshi
 1954 Saraba Rabauru
First lieutenant Noguchi
 1953 Hana no naka no musumetachi
Takamaro Kitaôji
 1953 Mr. Pu
 1953 Hoyo
Yamaoka, alias Sandaime
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Trivia:

The only actor to appear in the "debut" efforts of Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla. See more »

Trademark:

In his first film role, _Even the Mighty Shed Tears (1953)_, Hirata's character sported an eyepatch. More famously, so did his war-disfigured Dr. Serizawa in the immortal Godzilla (1954). And in another Gojira film, Big Duel in The South Seas (1966), Hirata's character (a villain this time) once again wore an eyepatch.

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