Haruo Nakajima

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Haruo Nakajima
Godzilla, Rodan, Varan, Mothra, Baragon, Gaira, King Kong
Birth Date                       Birthplace
January 1, 1929 Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
First Appearance               Notable Work  
Godzilla Mothra vs. Godzilla

Haruo Nakajima (中島春雄?) was born on January 1, 1929 in Yamagata, Japan and is a well-known Japanese actor. Nakajima is best known for his role as Godzilla. He retired from suit acting in 1972 after the death of Eiji Tsuburaya who was the special effects director and close friend. He has recently released an autobiography.



Along with appearing as Toho's main suit actor, Haruo Nakajima also appeared in Tsuburaya's Ultra series.

Ultra Q, 1966

  • Ultra Q Episode 1, "Defeat Gomess" (Gomess)
  • Ultra Q Episode 18, "The Rainbow Egg" (Pagos)

Ultraman, 1966-1967

  • Ultraman Episode 3, "Science Patrol, Move Out" (Neronga)
  • Ultraman Episode 9, "Lightning Operation" (Gabora)
  • Ultraman Episode 10, "The Mysterious Dinosaur Base" (Jirass)
  • Ultraman Episode 38, "The Spaceship Rescue Command" (Kiyla)

He of the Sun, 1967

  • He of the Sun Episode 2 (Gaira)

Ultraseven, 1967-1968

  • Ultraseven Episode 17, "Underground Go! Go! Go!" (U-Tom)



  • During the filming of Varan, Nakajima sustained injuries to his abdomen which didn't heal properly.
  • Nakajima has stated in a interview that his favorite role to play was Gaira because of the freedom given in the fighting scenes.

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