Koichi Ueda (上田 耕一, born Koichi Yamashita Ueda Kōichi) (山下 耕一, is a Yamashita Kōichi)Japanese actor and voice actor that has appeared in numerous film and television productions. Ueda made an appearance in twelve consecutive Toho Godzilla films from Godzilla vs. Biollante to Godzilla: Final Wars.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
Actor[edit | edit source]
- Kaiju Booska (TV 1966-1967) as Minister Higera's subordinate [episode 17]
- Ultraseven (TV 1967-1968) as Alien Shadow [episode 23, Search for Tomorrow; Suit and voice actor]; TDF Public Relations Team Member [episode 45, The Boy Who Cried Flying Saucer; uncredited]
- Fight! Mighty Jack (TV 1968) as Gang hitman [episode 8, Go to Hell and Laugh!]
- Ultraman Taro (TV 1973-1974) as Witness [episode 15, Young Girl of the Blue Will-o-the-Wisp; uncredited]
- Horror of the Wolf (1973) as Gang member
- Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) as Joint Chief of Staff Yamaji
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) as Former Lagos Island Soldier Ikehata
- Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) as Marutomo Employee
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) as General Hyodo
- Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994)
- Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) as Deputy Commander Hyodo
- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) as Aquarium Watchman
- Rebirth of Mothra III (1998) as Mr. Kocho
- Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999) as Tokai Power Plant Director
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) as Government Official
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) as Village Headman
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) as General Dobashi
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) as General Dobashi
- Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as Original Gotengo Deputy Captain
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ueda's 12 appearances in Godzilla films tie Haruo Nakajima and are surpassed only by Kenji Sahara, with 13.
- Ueda frequently portrays characters who are subordinates of characters portrayed by Akira Nakao. In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, Ueda plays General/Deputy Commander Hyodo, who answers to G-Force Commander Takaaki Aso, in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., he plays General Dobashi, who answers to Prime Minister Hayato Igarashi, and in Godzilla: Final Wars he appears as the original deputy captain of the Gotengo, who answers to the primary captain played by Nakao.
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