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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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Known For

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Minister Takayuki Segawa
(1993)
Godzilla Young Lover on the sound
(1954)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Minister Takayuki Segawa
(1991)
Ultra Q Jun Manjome
(1966-1967)

Filmography

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 2008 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers
Jun Manjome
 2007 Ultraman Mebius (TV Series)
Supreme General Chancellor Takenaka
- Kyôi no Mebiusu Kirâ (2007) ... Supreme General Chancellor Takenaka
- Kyûyû no Raihô (2007) ... Supreme General Chancellor Takenaka
 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
 2004 Sonic X (TV Series)
Dr. Atsumi
- Sonic VS. the Deep Earth Monster (2004) ... Dr. Atsumi (voice)
- Battle to the Finish at Latitude Zero (2004) ... Dr. Atsumi (voice)
 2002 KT
Minister
 1999 Sagishi ippei
 1998 Hitman
Mr. Tsukamoto (as Sahara Kenji)
 1997 Fukigen na kajitsu (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1997)
- Episode #1.10 (1997)
- Episode #1.9 (1997)
- Episode #1.8 (1997)
- Episode #1.7 (1997)
 1996 Kaseifu ha mita! 15 (TV Movie)
 1995 Kome hyappyo (TV Movie)
 1994 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Minister Takayuki Segawa
 1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Minister Takayuki Segawa
 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Minister Takayuki Segawa
 1984 Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Abe Tsushima-no-kami
 1980 Ultraman 80 (TV Series)
Dr. Johno
 1977-1979 Daitokai - Tatakai no hibi (TV Series)
- Episode #3.17 (1979)
- Episode #2.39 (1977)
 1977 Ore no sora
Inspector
 1975 Aoi sanmyaku
 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla
Defense Force Commander
 1974 Isoge! Wakamono
Matsumoto
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Ship's Captain
 1972 Return of Ultraman (TV Series)
 1970 Atenshon purîzu (TV Series)
Instructor Mikami
 1970 The Militarists
Okamoto (uncredited)
 1970 Space Amoeba
Makoto Obata
 1969 All Monsters Attack
Kenkichi 'Tack' Miki (Ichiro's Father)
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea
Sub-Chief
 1968 Maitei Jyakku (TV Series)
 1968 Nippon oyafukô jidai
Jôji
 1968 Admiral Yamamoto
First Officer of Information Section
 1968 Destroy All Monsters
Commander Nishikawa
 1968 Ultraseven (TV Series)
- Jouhatsu toshi (1968)
 1966-1967 Ultra 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
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas
Dr. Yuzo Majida
 1966 Seishun to wa nanda (TV Series)
- Taizan meidou (1966)
 1965 Frankenstein vs. Baragon
Soldier
 1965 None But the Brave
Cpl. Fujimoto
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Editor in Chief Kanamaki
 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla
Jiro Torahata
 1963 Atragon
Uoto Unno - Journalist / Mu Agent
 1963 Matango
Senzô Koyama - Sailor
 1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla
Kazuo Fujita (as Keji Sahaka)
 1962 Chushingura
Jûrôzaemon Isogai
 1962 Sôtome ke no musume tachi
Tadayoshi Morikawa
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
Kazuo Fujita
 1962 Josei jishin
Kôhei Taku
 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 Bakushô Mito Kômon man'yûki
Tetusnosuke Iori
 1959 Onna gokoro
Goro
 1958 Josei SOS
 1958 The H-Man
Dr. Masada
 1958 Anzukko
 1958 Kanai anzen
Yûkichi Saeki
 1958 Kiuchi yasuto
 1957 The Mysterians
Joji Atsumi
 1957 Daigaku no samurai tachi
Yamada
 1957 Godzilla
Young Lover on the sound (uncredited)
 1957 Gokurakuto monogatari
Private Miyasaka
 1956 Aoi me (Short)
Jirô Hayashi (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 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 uwaki daigaku - Yukai na kazoku (as Tadashi Ishihara)
 1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
Man on Boat (uncredited)
 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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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Tadashi Ishihara | Sahara Kenji | Keji Sahaka | 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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