Hideyo Amamoto

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Hideyo Amamoto
Hideyo Amamoto
Born January 2, 1926[1]
Wakamatsu, Fukuoka, Japan[1]
Died March 23, 2003 (aged 77)[1]
Notable role(s) Matango, Maki, Dr. Who, Shinpei Minami, Hirotoshi Isayama
First work The Garden of Women (1954)
Notable work King Kong Escapes (1967)

Hideyo Amamoto (天本 (ひで) (),   Amamoto Hideyo), also known by the erroneous reading Eisei Amamoto (天本 (えい) (せい),   Amamoto Eisei), was a Japanese actor who appeared in countless television and film productions from the 1950's to the early 2000's. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Shinigami in the original Kamen Rider series and Professor K in Nebula Mask Machineman, as well as the roles of Shinpei Minami in All Monsters Attack and Dr. Who in King Kong Escapes. Amamoto passed away of acute pneumonia on March 23, 2003 at age 77.

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  1. Called "Wu" in the film's English dub.


This is a list of references for Hideyo Amamoto. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hobby Japan 2016, pp. 176–177


  • Kamen Rider Kaijin Pictorial 2016. Hobby Japan. 28 March 2016. ISBN 978-4-7986-1202-7.


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