Shoichi Hirose

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Shoichi Hirose
Shoichi Hirose in the King Kong suit for King Kong vs. Godzilla
Born June 23, 1918
Died Unknown; retired from acting in 1988
Notable role(s) Meganulon, King Kong,
King Ghidorah, various bit parts
First work Utahime Miyako e Yuku (1950)
Notable work King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Shoichi Hirose  (広瀬 正一,   Hirose Shōichi), occasionally miscredited as Masakazu Hirose and nicknamed Solomon (ソロモン,   Soromon), was a Japanese actor. Hirose played several bit roles in films by Toho in the Showa era, and also portrayed the kaiju King Kong in King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Ghidorah in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.

Selected filmography



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