Goro Mutsumi (睦 五朗, Mutsumi Gorō)[note 1] whose real name is Seiji Nakanishi (中西清二 and who was often miscredited in English as Goro Mutsu, is a former Nakanishi Seiji)Japanese film and television actor, as well as a voice actor. Mutsumi enjoyed an extensive career acting in film and television productions that spanned over four decades. Mutsumi was a popular guest star on Japanese television series, but is perhaps most well-known for his role as Kuronuma, the leader of the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens, in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, as well as the character's successor, Mugal, in Terror of Mechagodzilla. Mutsumi also appeared in some of Tsuburaya Productions' science-fiction television series. Mutsumi currently works as a lecturer for the talent agency Theatre Academy, for which he also produces and directs stage plays.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
- The War of the Gargantuas (1966) as Dr. Paul Stewart [voice, Japanese version]
- Mighty Jack (TV 1968) as Mr. Kawakami [episodes 11-12]
- Fireman (TV 1973) as Dr. Gunpachi Umino
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) as Kuronuma
- Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) as Mugal
- The War in Space (1977) as Commander Hell
- Ultraman 80 (TV 1980) as Professor Kiyohiko Aoyama [episode 27]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Mutsumi's original stage name was spelled 睦 五郎, though it was still read Mutsumi Gorō.
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