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'''Koji Uruki''' {{Nihongo|宇留木康二|Uruki Kōji}},<ref name="Name" group="note">Uruki used the spelling 宇留木康二 for his stage name beginning in [[1965]]. His surname was often abbreviated as 宇畄木, while his first name was variably spelled as 耕嗣 and 耕司. Whichever spelling was used for either name, his full name was always read ''Uruki Kōji''.</ref> also known under the names '''Koji Uruta''' {{Nihongo|宇留多耕嗣|Uruta Kōji}} and '''Kozo Uruki''' {{Nihongo|宇留木康三|Uruki Kōzō}}, was a [[Japan]]ese actor. He joined the Japanese army during World War II and served in Manchuria, then became an actor for [[Toho]] after the war. While he received very few credited roles, Uruki acted in numerous films for Toho from the 1950's through 1970's, particularly [[tokusatsu]] movies. While the majority of Uruki's roles were background characters such as [[JSDF]] officers, he worked as a suit actor in both ''[[Matango (film)|Matango]]'' in [[1963]] and ''[[Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster]]'' in [[1964]]. When Toho laid off many of its actors in [[1971]], Uruki transferred primarily to television and continued to work as a TV actor until the late 1970's. Nothing is known about Uruki's life after this point, including his date of death.
 
'''Koji Uruki''' {{Nihongo|宇留木康二|Uruki Kōji}},<ref name="Name" group="note">Uruki used the spelling 宇留木康二 for his stage name beginning in [[1965]]. His surname was often abbreviated as 宇畄木, while his first name was variably spelled as 耕嗣 and 耕司. Whichever spelling was used for either name, his full name was always read ''Uruki Kōji''.</ref> also known under the names '''Koji Uruta''' {{Nihongo|宇留多耕嗣|Uruta Kōji}} and '''Kozo Uruki''' {{Nihongo|宇留木康三|Uruki Kōzō}}, was a [[Japan]]ese actor. He joined the Japanese army during World War II and served in Manchuria, then became an actor for [[Toho]] after the war. While he received very few credited roles, Uruki acted in numerous films for Toho from the 1950's through 1970's, particularly [[tokusatsu]] movies. While the majority of Uruki's roles were background characters such as [[JSDF]] officers, he worked as a suit actor in both ''[[Matango (film)|Matango]]'' in [[1963]] and ''[[Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster]]'' in [[1964]]. When Toho laid off many of its actors in [[1971]], Uruki transferred primarily to television and continued to work as a TV actor until the late 1970's. Nothing is known about Uruki's life after this point, including his date of death.
 
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==Selected Filmography==
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==Selected filmography==
 
===Actor===
 
===Actor===
 
*[[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]] as Announcer's assistant on the ''Shikine'' [uncredited]
 
*[[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]] as Announcer's assistant on the ''Shikine'' [uncredited]
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*''[[Submersion of Japan: Television Series]]'' (TV 1974-1975) as JSDF commander [episode 20; uncredited]
 
*''[[Submersion of Japan: Television Series]]'' (TV 1974-1975) as JSDF commander [episode 20; uncredited]
 
*''[[Terror of Mechagodzilla]]'' (1975) as Defense Force executive [uncredited]
 
*''[[Terror of Mechagodzilla]]'' (1975) as Defense Force executive [uncredited]
==External Links==
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==External links==
 
*[https://www.toho.co.jp/library/system/people/?7304 Koji Uruki on Toho Official Site.]
 
*[https://www.toho.co.jp/library/system/people/?7304 Koji Uruki on Toho Official Site.]
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Latest revision as of 11:18, 26 January 2020

Koji Uruki
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Occupation Actor, suit actor
First work Godzilla (1954)
Notable work Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
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Koji Uruki (宇留木康二,   Uruki Kōji),[note 1] also known under the names Koji Uruta (宇留多耕嗣,   Uruta Kōji) and Kozo Uruki (宇留木康三,   Uruki Kōzō), was a Japanese actor. He joined the Japanese army during World War II and served in Manchuria, then became an actor for Toho after the war. While he received very few credited roles, Uruki acted in numerous films for Toho from the 1950's through 1970's, particularly tokusatsu movies. While the majority of Uruki's roles were background characters such as JSDF officers, he worked as a suit actor in both Matango in 1963 and Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster in 1964. When Toho laid off many of its actors in 1971, Uruki transferred primarily to television and continued to work as a TV actor until the late 1970's. Nothing is known about Uruki's life after this point, including his date of death.

Selected filmography

Actor

External links

Notes

  1. Uruki used the spelling 宇留木康二 for his stage name beginning in 1965. His surname was often abbreviated as 宇畄木, while his first name was variably spelled as 耕嗣 and 耕司. Whichever spelling was used for either name, his full name was always read Uruki Kōji.
  2. According to the testimonies of Teruyoshi Nakano and Koichi Kawakita, Koji Uruki also played King Ghidorah in the film. He is, however, only credited for the portrayal of Rodan, while both Shoichi Hirose and Haruya Sakamoto are credited for King Ghidorah.

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