Akira Takarada

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Gpdzilla Actor
G14 - Japan Premiere 5
Akira Takarada
Hideo Ogata, Takeshi Iijima, Ichirō Sakai, K. Fuji, Yoshimura, Jirō Nomura, Jōji Minamino, Natarō Daigo
Birth Date                       Birthplace
April 29, 1934 Chongjin, Korea
First Appearance               Notable Work  
Godzilla Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Akira Takarada (宝田明,   Takarada Akira?) is a Japanese actor who played Hideo Ogata in Gojira and has played multiple characters in the Godzilla series.


Born on April 29, 1934, in Harbin, China, Akira Takarada rose from the Tôhô New Face program to become one of the most recognizable men associated with the Godzilla series, even though he appeared in only six installments. He began in 1949 with a small role in "When the Liberty Bell Rang" and after several small roles, his big break came as navy diver Hideo Ogata in the original Godzilla. He soon became recognizable for his persona as the cocky, slightly cynical urban male and that made him a very successful actor. Today he is still a celebrity in Japan through his appearances in TV dramas, quiz shows, and commercials.



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