Kojiro Hongo

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Kojiro Hongo
Kojiro Hongo
Occupation/Role Actor
Character(s) played Shaki, Keizuke Hirata, Lord Juro, Shiro Tsutsumi, Mr. Shimida, Hyakasuro, Captain of the Nojima
Birthday February 15, 1938
Date of death February 14, 2013
Birthplace Okayama, Japan
First work The Sun Rises at the Kodokan (1959)
Notable work Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)

Kojiro Hongo (本郷功次郎,   Hongō Kōjirō) was a Japanese film and television actor. He was perhaps most well-known for his roles in Daiei's tokusatsu and kaiju films in the 1960's, particularly the Gamera films. His acting career lasted from 1959 to 2004, at which point he suffered a stroke and was forced to retire. Despite this, he recovered from the stroke and continued to live a healthy life until he passed away of heart failure on February 14, 2013, at the age of 74.

Selected Filmography


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