Akira Takarada

Actor, Soundtrack

Actor, Soundtrack


Born on April 29, 1934, in Chongjin, North Korea, Akira Takarada rose from the Toho New Face program (with Yu Fujiki and Momoko Kochi) to become one of the most recognizable men associated with the original Godzilla (Gojira) series, even though he appeared in only six installments. He began in 1949 with a small role in "When the Liberty Bell Rang"...
Birth date
1934-04-29
Height
6' (1.83 m)

Known For


Godzilla
Godzilla
Hideto Ogata (1954)
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Ichiro Sakai (1964)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorDansu wizu mî
Martin Ueda
2019
ActorThe Great Buddha Arrival
Narrator
2018
ActorAsu ni kakeru hashi 1989 nen no omoide
CEO Ogata
2018
ActorKeiseisaimin no otoko
(TV Mini-Series) - Yasuzaemon Matsunaga (2015)
2015
ActorTôi yakusoku - hoshi ni natta kodomotachi
(TV Movie)
2014
ActorGodzilla
Japanese Immigration Agent
2014
ActorA Sparkle of Life2013
ActorThe Woman Prosecutor of Kyôto
(TV Series) - Episode #8.2 (2012)
2012
ActorCarnation
(TV Series) Seijiro matsuzaka - Episode #1.127 (2012) ... Seijiro matsuzaka - Episode #1.1 (2011)
2011-2012
ActorHappa no Freddie
(Video) Dr.Luke
2010
ActorKingdom Hearts Re: coded
(Video Game) Jafar (voice)
2010
ActorDivorced Under One Roof
(TV Series) - Maekara suki datta (2010)
2010
ActorClouds Over the Hill
(TV Series) Susumu Fujino - Sei-un (2009) ... Susumu Fujino - Shônen no kuni (2009)
2009
ActorGlory to the Filmmaker!2007
ActorKingdom Hearts II
(Video Game) Jafar (voice)
2005
ActorFantastipo2005
ActorGodzilla: Final Wars
UN Secretary General Naotarô Daigo
2004
ActorNeo the Office Chuckler
(TV Series)
2004
ActorFukumimi2003
ActorWatashi no aozora 2002
(TV Series)
2002
ActorKingdom Hearts
(Video Game) Jafar (voice)
2002
ActorPrince Shotoku
(TV Movie) Mononobe no Moriya
2001
ActorWatashi no aozora
(TV Series) Joji
2000
ActorMikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru
(TV Movie) Seisaburô Kanakura
1998
ActorWoman in Witness Protection
Police commissioner
1997
ActorShiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!1995
ActorShiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!
(TV Mini-Series)
1993
ActorGodzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth
Environmental Planning Board Chief Joji Minamino
1992
ActorDie Kunst der Erpressung
Kobayashi
1992
ActorGeisha des Glücks
Inukai
1990
ActorThe Audition
Emcee
1984
ActorGodzilla: The Euro-Trash Version
Ogata
1977
ActorHurricane of the Pacific1969
ActorMito Kômon man'yûki
Sukesaburô Sasaki
1969
ActorLatitude Zero
Dr. Ken Tashiro
1969
ActorImaginary Paradise
Takashi Maeno
1968
ActorGonin no nobushi
(TV Mini-Series)
1968
ActorHyappatsu hyakuchû: Ôgon no me
Andrew Hoshino
1968
ActorDevils-in-Law1968
ActorMomotarô-zamurai
(TV Series) Narration
1967
ActorKing Kong Escapes
Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura
1967
ActorTaiyo no Aitsu
(TV Series) Interview Partner
1967
ActorLet's Go, Young Guy!1967
ActorEbirah, Horror of the Deep
Yoshimura
1966
ActorBig Wind from Tokyo1966
ActorThe Daphne
Kudo
1966
Actor3 Biki no tanuki1966
ActorInvasion of Astro-Monster
Astronaut K. Fuji
1965
ActorIronfinger
Andrew Hoshino
1965
ActorHonkon no shiroibara
Utsugi
1965
ActorZui chang de yi ye
Tanaka
1965
ActorKokkura suzumaru1965
ActorChi to daiyamondo
Kuroki
1964
ActorHibari, Chiemi, Izumi: Sannin yoreba1964
ActorMothra vs. Godzilla
Ichiro Sakai
1964
ActorHonolulu, Tokyo, Hong Kong
Yûichi Okamoto
1963
ActorA Woman's Life
Koichi Shimizu
1963
ActorAkatsuki no gasshô1963
ActorYabunirami Nippon
Shin Moriyama
1963
ActorOnna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu
Shin Takayama
1963
ActorGekkyû dorobo1962
ActorChushingura
Gunbei Takada
1962
ActorA Wanderer's Notebook
Fukuya
1962
ActorYume de aimashô1962
ActorWatashi to watashi1962
ActorStar of Hong Kong
Tôru Hasegawa
1962
ActorLong Way to Okinawa1962
ActorZoku sararîman shimizu minato1962
ActorSono basho ni onna arite
Kôsuke Sakai
1962
ActorA Woman's Place
Rokkakuya Kou, Aki no senpu no ko
1962
ActorDifferent Sons
Kensuke
1961
ActorThe End of Summer
Teramoto Tadashi
1961
ActorTodesstrahlen aus dem Weltall
Takano
1961
ActorHonkon no yoru
Hiroshi Tanaka
1961
ActorSix Suspects1961
ActorZoku sararîman Chûshingura
Kohei Hayano
1961
ActorShusse kôsu ni shinro o tore1961
ActorLovers of Ginza1961
ActorSararîman Chûshingura
Kohei Hayano
1960
ActorThe Lovelorn Geisha
Takiguchi
1960
ActorSeppun dorobô1960
ActorTaiyô o dake
Tadashi Moriyama
1960
ActorMusume tsuma haha
Reiji Sakanishi, the younger son
1960
ActorStorm Over the Pacific1960
ActorDâisan hâtobanô kêtto
Takagi
1960
ActorThe Poem of the Blue Star
Hiroshi Maki
1960
ActorYama no kanata ni - Dai ichi-bu: Ringo no hoo: Dai ni-bu: Sakana no seppun
Kentaro - Ueshima
1960
ActorGendai Salaryman - Ren'ai bushidô
Gorô
1960
ActorSazae-san no dâssen okusamâ1959
ActorThe Three Treasures
Prince Wakatarashi
1959
ActorWakai koibitotachi
Shûichi Nozaki
1959
ActorAruhi watashi wa
Daisuke Kaneko
1959
ActorDaigaku no nijuhachin1959
ActorSamurai Saga
Jutaro [Jurota] Karibe
1959
ActorA Whistle in My Heart1959
ActorThree Dolls in College
Shin'ichi Takada
1959
ActorThe Big Boss
Mineo Komatsu
1959
ActorHalf Human
The Boy
1958
ActorRomance and Rhythm1958
ActorWakai musumetachi
Student of university (uncredited)
1958
ActorDaigaku no ninkimono
Kageyama
1958
ActorZokuzoku sarariman shussetai kôki1958
ActorThe Flower
Shin'ichi Tsuda
1958
ActorYajikata dôchû sugoroku
Akinosuke Takarai
1958
ActorTôkyô no kyûjitsu
George Tanaka
1958
ActorAijô no miyako
Kunio Murata. her lover
1958
ActorZoku aoi sanmyaku Yukiko no maki1957
ActorZoku sarariman shussetai kôki1957
ActorAoi sanmyaku Shinko no maki1957
ActorDaigaku no samurai tachi
Shinichi Takada
1957
ActorOn Wings of Love1957
ActorA Rainbow Plays in My Heart
Tatsuo Ito
1957
ActorA Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1
Tatsuo Ito
1957
ActorKyôfu no dankon1957
ActorSalaryman shusse taikôki
Keiichirô Maeda
1957
ActorRomance tanjô
Ichirô Yabe
1957
ActorGodzilla
Ogata (as Akiro Takarada)
1957
ActorBibô no miyako1957
ActorYama to kawa no aru machi1957
ActorGokurakuto monogatari1957
ActorAoi me
(Short) Bridegroom
1956
ActorKonyaku yubiwa-engeeji ringu1956
ActorHadashi no seishun
Sainkichi 'Johannes' Matsutani
1956
ActorRomansu musume1956
ActorÔabare Cha-Cha musume1956
ActorGodzilla: King of the Monsters!
Ogata
1956
ActorThree Young Men and a Dream Girl
Kamura
1956
ActorNigetekita hanayome
Keita
1956
ActorAoi hate
Umeda
1955
ActorHalf Human
Takeshi Iijima, alpine club member
1955
ActorShin kurama tengu daisanbu1955
ActorYuki no koi1955
ActorAll is Well, Part21955
ActorAll is Well1955
ActorHanayome rikkohô1955
ActorYancha musume gyojoki1955
ActorGodzilla
Hideto Ogata
1954
ActorMizugi no hanayome1954
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackDansu wizu mî
(performer: "Tonight (Hoshi no Furu Yoru ni)", "Time Machine ni Onegai")
2019
SoundtrackAijô no miyako
(performer: "Otoko no koi", "Aijô no miyako")
1958
RoleTitleYear
Self60 Jahre Godzilla - Akira Takarada erzählt...
(Video documentary short) Self
2019
SelfThe Dawn of Kaiju Eiga
(Documentary) Self
2019
SelfTetsuko's Room
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 June 2018 (2018) ... Self - Episode dated 14 August 2015 (2015) ... Self
2015-2018
SelfHail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfSciFi Japan TV
(TV Series documentary) Self - Memories of Godzilla (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfBringing Godzilla Down to Size: The Art of Japanese Special Effects
(Documentary) Self
2008
SelfDowntown DX
(TV Series) Self
1993
SelfThe Making of 'Golden Geisha'
(Video) Self
1990
SelfSaraba Kaitei kûbo i 401 Maboroshi no panama unga daibakugeki!
(TV Movie documentary)
1983
SelfJazu musume ni eiko are
Self
1958
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
(Video Game) Jafar
2017
Archive footageKingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix
(Video Game) Jafar
2014
Archive footageKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
(Video Game) Jafar
2013
Archive footageCinemassacre's Monster Madness
(TV Series documentary) Yoshimura / Astronaut K. Fuji / News Reporter Ichiro Sakai / ... - Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster (2008) ... Yoshimura - Monster Zero (2008) ... Astronaut K. Fuji - Mothra vs. Godzilla (2008) ... News Reporter Ichiro Sakai - Godzilla (2008) ... Hideto Ogata
2008
Archive footageHyperdelic E-Mission
(Video documentary) Yoshimura (uncredited)
1991