Seiji Onaka

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Seiji Onaka
Seiji Onaka in Rodan
Born December 15, 1934
Tokyo, Japan
Died 2016
Occupation Baseball player; actor
First work Rodan (1956)
Notable work Son of Godzilla (1967)

Seiji Onaka (大仲 清治,   Ōnaka Seiji) was a Japanese professional baseball player and actor. He appeared in numerous small roles in many of Toho's science-fiction films from 1956 to 1970. He was also cast as Godzilla in Son of Godzilla due to his tall stature, but a hand injury forced him to bow out of the role shortly after filming started and was replaced by Hiroshi Sekita.[1] Onaka retired from acting in 1970[citation needed] and passed away sometime prior to 2016.[2]

Selected filmography



This is a list of references for Seiji Onaka. 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. Nakajima, Haruo (2010). Monster Life: Godzilla Actor Haruo Nakajima. Yosensha. pp. 162–163. ISBN 978-4-86248-589-2.
  2. Tokusatsu Hiho. vol. 3. Yosensha. 2016. p. 225. ISBN 978-4-8003-0865-8. |volume= has extra text (help)
  3. Gilroy, Henry (4 May 2020). ""#CloneWars fun fact! How'd Hondo Ohnaka get his name? I named him after original #Godzilla Director Ishiro Honda & Godzilla actor Seiji Onaka. Onaka also means "stomach" in Japanese & Hondo was always hungry! At the last minute George Lucas changed Honda to Hondo. #MayThe4th"". Twitter.


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