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Akihiko Hirata

Akihiko Hirata ( Hirata Akihiko ) (26 December 1927–25 July 1984) was a Japanese film actor. While Hirata starred in many movies (including Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai trilogy), he is most well known for his work in the kaiju genre, including such films as King Kong vs. Godzilla, The Mysterians, and his most famous role of Dr. Daisuke Serizawa, the brilliant but disturbed young scientist in the original Godzilla, released in 1954. Hirata died after a long battle with lung cancer in 1984, at age 56. Description above from the Wikipedia article Akihiko Hirata, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 26, 1927 In Seoul, Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Last Embrace 1953-03-11
Latest Project:
Movie 麗猫伝説 1998-08-16
Known For
Poster of Revive! Ultraman
Poster of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Poster of Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Poster of Godzilla
Movie 麗猫伝説 Producer 1998-08-16
Movie Revive! Ultraman Unknown 1996-03-09
Movie Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Dr. Daisuke Serizawa 1995-12-09
Movie Sayonara Jupiter Dr. Inoue Ryutarou 1984-03-17
Movie Exam Hell Unknown 1982-01-12
Movie The Imperial Navy Unknown 1981-08-08
Movie At This Late Date, the Charleston City Employee 1981-12-19
Movie Station Unknown 1981-11-07
Movie Port Arthur Gaishi Nagaoka 1980-08-02
Movie Dog of Fortune Kan Aizawa 1979-06-02
Movie Nomugi Pass Unknown 1979-06-30
Movie Godzilla Dr. Serizawa 1977-01-01
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship Unknown 1977-08-06
Movie The War in Space Defense Countermeasure Supreme Commander Oshi 1977-12-17
Movie Zero Fighter Unknown 1976-10-02
Movie Terror of Mechagodzilla Dr. Shinzô Mafune 1975-03-15
Movie Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Professor Hideto Miyajima 1974-03-20
Movie Prophecies of Nostradamus Environmental scientist #1 1974-07-13
Movie The Human Revolution Unknown 1973-09-08
Movie Crazy Big Explosion Unknown 1969-04-27
Movie Latitude Zero Dr. Sugata 1969-07-26
Movie Young Challengers Asakawa 1968-10-12
Movie 風来忍法帖 八方破れ Unknown 1968-05-08
Movie Admiral Yamamoto Staff Officer Watanabe 1968-08-14
Movie The Killing Bottle Man With Turkish Hat 1967-02-11
Movie Kojiro Unknown 1967-04-01
Movie Son of Godzilla Fujisaki 1967-12-16
Movie Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature Professor Iwamoto 1967-07-22
Movie Japan's Longest Day Commander Sugahara - 302nd Air Group 1967-08-12
Movie The Boss of Pick-Pocket Bay Omasa 1966-01-03
Movie Adventure in Kigan Castle Chamberlain 1966-04-28
Series Ultraman Dr. Iwamoto 1966-07-17
Movie Ebirah, Horror of the Deep Capt. Yamoto 1966-12-17
Movie Rise Against the Sword Asakura 1966-11-25
Movie 風来忍法帖 Unknown 1965-05-16
Movie The Retreat from Kiska Dr. Kudo 1965-07-04
Movie Samurai Assassin Sohei Masui 1965-01-03
Movie Ironfinger Komori 1965-12-05
Movie A Smell of Money Unknown 1965-12-05
Movie Whirlwind Ryutaro Inoue 1964-07-26
Movie Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Chief Detective Okita 1964-12-20
Movie Siege of Fort Bismarck Unknown 1963-05-29
Movie Attack Squadron Senda's Aide 1963-01-03
Movie King Kong vs. Godzilla Dr. Shigezawa (uncredited) 1963-06-26
Movie The Young Ace in Hawaii 戸井田教授 1963-08-11
Movie The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman Eburi's older brother 1963-11-16
Movie Atragon Mu Agent #23 1963-12-22
Movie Operation Sewer Rats Captain Sugiyama 1962-06-01
Movie Sanjuro Samurai 1962-01-01
Movie Gorath Endô 1962-03-21
Movie King Kong vs. Godzilla Dr. Shigezawa 1962-08-11
Movie Operation Enemy Fort Unknown 1962-10-20
Movie Varan the Unbelievable Dr. Fujimora 1962-12-07
Movie The Weed of Crime Unknown 1962-12-08
Movie 47 Ronin Unknown 1962-11-03
Movie The Merciless Trap Unknown 1961-02-01
Movie Daredevil in the Castle Hayatonosho 'Hayato' Susukida 1961-01-03
Movie Blueprint of Murder Unknown 1961-01-03
Movie Big Shots Die at Dawn Unknown 1961-04-09
Movie Mothra Doctor 1961-07-30
Movie Structure of Hate Unknown 1961-11-12
Movie Challenge to Live Unknown 1961-06-17
Movie Girls of Dark Shima 1961-09-04
Movie Blood on the Sea Unknown 1961-08-13
Movie The Lost Alibi Kishimoto 1960-03-13
Movie The Secret of the Telegian Inspector Kobayashi 1960-04-10
Movie The Last Gunfight Unknown 1960-01-03
Movie Get 'em All Kozo Kinugawa 1960-11-29
Movie Storm Over the Pacific Fleet Staff Officer 1960-04-26
Movie Westward Desperado Unknown 1960-10-30
Movie Man Against Man Toriumi 1960-08-14
Movie I Want to Be a Shellfish Unknown 1959-04-12
Movie The Big Boss Unknown 1959-01-15
Movie Samurai Saga Akaboshi 1959-04-28
Movie Submarine I-57 Will Not Surrender Unknown 1959-07-04
Movie Saga of the Vagabonds Jiro Hidekuni 1959-08-09
Movie The Three Treasures Kibino Takehiko 1959-11-01
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II Tomonori 1958-01-03
Movie The H-Man Inspector Tominaga 1958-06-24
Movie Varan Dr. Fujimora, bomb expert 1958-10-14
Movie Underwater Murder Detective Makimo 1958-07-27
Movie Yagyu Secret Scrolls Tomonori 1957-04-14
Movie The Lonely Swordsman (Part 2) Unknown 1957-04-01
Movie A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye Unknown 1957-07-02
Movie A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1 Unknown 1957-07-09
Movie The Mysterians Ryoichi Shiraishi 1957-12-28
Movie A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister Unknown 1957-08-25
Movie A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 2 Tokuoka 1957-07-09
Movie Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Seijuro Yoshioka (uncredited) 1956-01-03
Movie Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Dr. Serizawa 1956-04-27
Movie Rainy Night Duel Shunsuke Iba 1956-01-29
Movie はりきり社長 Unknown 1956-07-13
Movie Rodan Professor Kyuichiro Kashiwagi 1956-12-26
Movie No Response from Car 33 Unknown 1955-05-31
Movie Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple Seijuro Yoshioka (uncredited) 1955-07-12
Movie Stray Sheep Sugimoto 1955-08-31
Movie The Lone Journey Horikoshi no Masakichi 1955-08-31
Movie Farewell Rabaul First lieutenant Noguchi 1954-02-10
Movie Itsuko to sono haha Kozo Miyoshi 1954-02-17
Movie Godzilla Daisuke Serizawa 1954-11-03
Movie Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Seijuro Yoshioka (uncredited) 1954-09-25
Movie The Last Embrace Unknown 1953-03-11
Movie Girls in the Orchard Unknown 1953-09-15
Movie Mr. Pu Unknown 1953-04-14