Kinichi Kusumi

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Kinichi Kusumi
Kusumi (right) with fellow suit actor Toru Kawai
Born September 23, 1950
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Actor, suit actor
Notable role(s) Mirrorman, Redman, Zone Fighter,
Anguirus, King Caesar, Zoffy,
Alien Steal, Astra
First work Ultra Fight (TV 1970-1971)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
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Kinichi Kusumi (久須美 欽一,   Kusumi Kin'ichi), born Yasunori Kusumi (久須美 保則,   Kusumi Yasunori) and also known by the stage names Mamoru Kusumi (久須美 護,   Kusumi Mamoru) and Gen Kusumi (久須美 弦,   Kusumi Gen), is a former Japanese suit actor. Kusumi played numerous tokusatsu heroes and kaiju in film and television productions for both Toho and Tsuburaya Productions in the 1970s. Following his retirement from suit acting, Kusumi became a popular adult film actor in Japan whose career has spanned four decades on-and-off.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Interviewee[edit | edit source]

  • Toho Visual Entertainment Zone Fighter Volume 3 DVD special feature (2016) [as Mamoru Kusumi]
  • Toho Visual Entertainment Kure Kure Takora Volume 3 DVD special feature (2016) [as Mamoru Kusumi]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episodes 36-38 miscredit Mitsuru Saijo.
  2. Only credited for King Caesar.
  3. Episode 46 uncredited. Kusumi's name is misspelled as 久須 護 in the other episodes.

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