Isao Zushi

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Isao Zushi
Isao Zushi in 2004
Occupation Former suit actor
Notable role(s) Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Terror-Beasts, Debura
First work Ultraman Ace (TV 1972)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
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Isao Zushi (図師 勲,   Zushi Isao) is a former Japanese suit actor. Beginning his career on Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman Ace, he was employed as an intern at Bin Furuya's company Bin Promotion, portraying several monsters in the live stage show Assault! Human!!.[1] He alternated with Toru Kawai in the role of Godzilla in Zone Fighter, in which he also played the majority of the Terror-Beasts, including King Ghidorah and Gigan. Zushi reprised the role of Godzilla the following year in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. He also portrayed the monster Debura in Toho's Kure Kure Takora.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Interviewee[edit | edit source]

  • "The Men Who Played Biragon and Debura: Mamoru Kusumi and Isao Zushi Interviews" Toho Video Kure Kure Takora Vol. 3 DVD special feature (2016)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Baraba, King Crab, Cowra, Hotarunga, Black Pigeon, King Kappa, Zemistlar, Aprasar, Black Satan, Giant Yapool, Mazaron Man, & Mazarius
  2. Zushi is credited as "Terror-Beast" on all 26 episodes of Zone Fighter and is the only person to be credited with said role, even on episodes where multiple monsters appear (sometimes simultaneously). Based on the episodes which only feature one monster, it can be assumed that the list of characters he played includes, but is not limited to: Destro-King, Dorola, King Ghidorah, Gelderah, Gigan, Barakidon, Garoborg, Detragon, Zandora, Mogranda, Balgaras, Gundarguirus, Goram, Super Jikiro, Bakugon, Needlar, & Grotogauros.

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