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Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二 Kobayashi Akiji?, September 6, 1930—August 27, 1996, born in Tokyo, Japan), sometimes credited as Shōji Kobayashi or Issei Mori, was a Japanese actor. He is best known in the West for portraying the role of Captain Mura (Muramatsu) in the 1966-1967 television series, Ultraman.[1] Another notable television role was Tōbei Tachibana ("Oya-san") in the 1971 series, Kamen Rider.[1] Kobayashi died of lung cancer in Yokohama at the age of 65.[1]

Partial filmography

  • 1962 - Harakiri (Seppuku)
  • 1963 - Youth of the Beast (Yaju no seishun)
  • 1965 - Etsuraku
  • 1966 - Ultraman as Taishio Muramatsu
  • 1970 - Buraikan
  • 1971 - Kamen Rider
  • 1973 - Kamen Rider V3
  • 1974 - Kamen Rider X
  • 1974 - Kamen Rider Amazon
  • 1975 - Kamen Rider Stronger
  • 1976 - The Kagestar
  • 1972 - Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • 1979 - Moero Attack
  • 1980 - Shogun Assassin
  • 1981 - Kofuku
  • 1981 - Yuki
  • 1988 - Kamen Norida
  • 1990 - Best Guy
  • 1991 - Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
  • 1993 - Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
  • 1996 - Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yoshimaru, Satoko (November 1996). "Captain Mura Dies at Age 65". Kaiju-Fan Vol. 1, No. 4. p.5.

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