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Kenji Sahara

Kenji Sahara was born Tadashi Ishihara on May 14, 1932 in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan. He came in second in the "Mr. Ordinary Contest" in 1953 and his cinema debut was as an extra in two small roles in Godzilla (1954), one as a ship passenger and one as a journalist. However, his break-through in Toho Studios' sci-fi films came when he ... See full bio »
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 2004-2005 Ultraman Nexus (TV Series)
Tougou
- Nexus (2005) ... Tougou
- A.D. 2009 (2005) ... Tougou
- Bird (2005) ... Tougou
- Watcher (2005) ... Tougou
- Prophecy (2005) ... Tougou
 2004 Godzilla: Final Wars
Paleontologist Hachirô Jingûji
 2002 KT
Minister
 1999 Sagishi ippei
 1998 The Tax G-Men 1 (TV Movie)
 1998 Contract Killer
Mr. Tsukamoto (as Sahara Kenji)
 1996 Kaseifu ha mita! 15 (TV Movie)
 1995 Red Dead Wagon 4: Two Tombs (TV Movie)
 1980 Ultraman 80 (TV Series)
Dr. Johno
 1977-1979 Daitokai - tatakai no hibi (TV Series)
- Episode #3.17 (1979)
- Episode #2.39 (1977)
 1978 Yokomizo Seishi Series II (TV Mini-Series)
- Masquerade (1978)
- Masquerade (1978)
- Masquerade (1978)
- Masquerade (1978)
 1977 Ore no sora
Inspector
 1975 Aoi sanmyaku
 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla
Defense Force Commander
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Ship's Captain
 1970 Gekido no showashi 'Gunbatsu'
Okamoto (uncredited)
 1970 Yog: Monster from Space
Makoto Obata
 1969 Godzilla's Revenge
Kenkichi 'Tack' Miki (Ichiro's Father)
 1969 Nihonkai daikaisen
Sub-Chief
 1968 Maitei Jyakku (TV Series)
 1968 Nippon oyafukô jidai
Jôji
 1968 Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku
First Officer of Information Section
 1968 Destroy All Monsters
Commander Nishikawa
 1966-1967 Urutora Q (TV Series)
Jun Manjome
- Aketekure! (1967) ... Jun Manjome
- 206-bin Shômetsu-su (1966) ... Jun Manjome
- Moero Eikô (1966) ... Jun Manjome
- The Devil Child (1966) ... Jun Manjome
- The Idol of Goga (1966) ... Jun Manjome
 1967 Son of Godzilla
Morio
 1967 Urutora sebun (TV Series)
Commander Takenaka
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas
Dr. Yuzo Majida
 1966 Seishun to wa nanda (TV Series)
- Taizan meidou (1966)
 1965 None But the Brave
Cpl. Fujimoto
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Editor in Chief Kanamaki
 1964 Godzilla vs. Mothra
Banzo Torahata
 1963 Atragon
Uoto Unno - Journalist / Mu Agent
 1963 Matango
Senzô Koyama - Sailor
 1962 47 Samurai
Jûrôzaemon Isogai
 1962 Sôtome ke no musume tachi
Tadayoshi Morikawa
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
Kazuo Fujita
 1962 Gorath
Saiki - Vice Captain of Ôtori
 1961 Mothra
Helicopter Pilot
 1960 Tell It to the Dolls
Mizutani
 1960 Boku wa dokushin shain
Sodehiko Narumi
 1959 Onna gokoro
 1958 Josei SOS
 1958 The H-Man
Dr. Masada
 1958 Anzukko
 1958 Kiuchi yasuto
 1957 The Mysterians
Joji Atsumi
 1957 Daigaku no samurai tachi
Yamada
 1956 Rodan
Shigeru Kawamura, colliery engineer (as Kenji Sawara)
 1956 Tôkyô no hito sayônara
Jintarô, sailor (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1956 Gokuraku ôichiza: Acharaka tanjô
Nakakubo (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1956 Norihei no daigaku (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Man on Boat (uncredited)
 1956 Aoi me (Short)
Jirô Hayashi (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1955 Seifuku no otome tachi
Hideya Fujiwara (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1955 Yuki no koi (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1954 Godzilla
Young Lover on the sound
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Alternate Names:

Tadashi Ishihara | Sahara Kenji | Kenji Sawara

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Trivia:

The only other actor besides Akihiko Hirata that has appeared in the "debuts" of Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and Ghidora.

Nickname:

Ken-bo

Star Sign:

Taurus

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