Kenpachiro Satsuma

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Kenpachiro Satsuma
Kenpachiro Satsuma
Occupation/Role Suit Actor
Character(s) played Hedorah, Gigan, Godzilla, Pulgasari, Yamata no Orochi
Birthday May 27, 1947
Birthplace Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
First work Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Notable work The Return of Godzilla (1984)
I can hardly call it acting, but I talk big about it now!

— Kenpachiro Satsuma on his role as Hedorah[1]

Kenpachiro Satsuma (薩摩剣八郎,   Satsuma Kenpachirō), originally known as Kengo Nakayama (中山剣吾,   Nakayama Kengo), is a Japanese actor. Satsuma worked as a suit actor in the Godzilla films of the 1970's, starring as the villainous monsters Hedorah and Gigan alongside his friend and mentor, Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla. Satsuma returned to play Godzilla himself in the 1984 film The Return of Godzilla, and would reprise the role through the rest of the Heisei series, with his final portrayal of the character coming in 1995's Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Selected Filmography



Interview with Kenpachiro Satsuma



This is a list of references for Kenpachiro Satsuma. 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. Guy Mariner Tucker. Age of the Gods: A History of the Japanese Fantasy Film. Daikaiju Publishing. p. 212. 1996.

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5 months ago
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I feel sorry for him for how many times he might have passed out during recordings of Godzilla vs. Destoyah.


5 months ago
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I mean Godilla vs Detoroyah
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