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Shôichi Hirose

Shoichi Hirose was a Japanese actor. Sometimes credited as Solomon Hirose, he is probably best known for playing Godzilla's archenemy King Ghidorah and for being the actor inside the King Kong suit in King Kong vs. Godzilla, along with several tough guy roles. (Wikipedia)

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Jun 23, 1918 In Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ikiru 1952-10-09
Latest Project:
Movie The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi 1979-07-14
Known For
Poster of The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
Poster of Yojimbo
Poster of The Hidden Fortress
Poster of Ikiru
Movie The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi Sarah the Great King 1979-07-14
Movie House Ramen Trucker 1977-08-26
Movie Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance 1974-06-15
Movie Lady Snowblood 1973-12-01
Movie The Battle of Okinawa 1971-08-14
Movie Golden Eyes Unknown 1968-03-16
Movie Las Vegas Free-For-All 1967-04-28
Movie King Kong Escapes Henchman 1967-07-22
Movie Monsieur Zivaco Taxi driver 1967-10-28
Movie The War of the Gargantuas Soldier (uncredited) 1966-07-29
Movie Ebirah, Horror of the Deep Escaped Slave 1966-12-17
Movie The Daphne 1966-10-01
Movie The Retreat from Kiska Yamashita 1965-07-04
Movie Red Beard Thug 1965-04-03
Movie Frankenstein vs. Baragon Tunnel Worker (uncredited) 1965-08-08
Movie Invasion of Astro-Monster King Ghidorah 1965-12-19
Movie Dogora Thermal power plant staff 1964-08-11
Movie Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster King Ghidorah 1964-12-20
Movie Atragon Mu Henchman 1963-12-22
Movie King Kong vs. Godzilla Kingu Kongu 1962-08-11
Movie Sanjuro 1962-01-01
Movie Varan the Unbelievable Fisherman 1962-12-07
Movie The Merciless Trap 1961-02-01
Movie Yojimbo Ushitora Follower 1961-04-25
Movie Mothra Dam Worker (uncredited) 1961-07-30
Movie The Human Vapor Burly Guard (uncredited) 1960-12-11
Movie The Big Boss 1959-01-15
Movie The Three Treasures 1959-11-01
Movie The H-Man Fire department official (uncredited) 1958-06-24
Movie Varan Fisherman 1958-10-14
Movie The Hidden Fortress Yamana soldier (uncredited) 1958-12-28
Movie A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1 Unknown 1957-07-09
Movie A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 2 Unknown 1957-07-09
Movie The Mysterians Detective in Etsuko's house 1957-12-28
Movie Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (uncredited) 1956-01-03
Movie Rodan Meganulon / Fighter pilot 1956-12-26
Movie Godzilla Raids Again Convict 1955-04-24
Movie Mother and Son (uncredited) 1955-06-07
Movie Half Human Mountain Searcher (uncredited) 1955-08-14
Movie Marital Relations Unknown 1955-09-13
Movie Seven Samurai Bandit 1954-04-26
Movie The Invisible Avenger Policeman 1954-12-29
Movie Ikiru Yakuza (uncredited) 1952-10-09
Movie The Man Who Came to Port (uncredited) 1952-11-27