Teruo Aragaki

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Teruo Aragaki
Teruo Aragaki with the Bemular suit on the set of Ultraman
Born March 4, 1937
Died April 8, 2014 (aged 77)
Occupation Suit actor
Notable role(s) Gamera, Rodan, Giant Rat
First work Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966-1967)

Teruo Aragaki (荒垣 輝雄,   Aragaki Teruo)[note 1] was a Japanese suit actor. Aragaki portrayed Gamera from 1966 to 1968, but is perhaps most well-known for the numerous monster roles he played in Tsuburaya Productions' television series Ultraman and Ultraseven. Aragaki had been suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy for more that 20 years before he passed away on April 8, 2014 at the age of 77.

Selected filmography



  • Director Noriaki Yuasa complimented Aragaki's ability to portray Gamera, as the suit was extremely heavy due to being equipped with reinforced steel.

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  1. Aragaki's real surname was spelled 新垣, though still pronounced Aragaki. Depending on the work, he was sometimes credited as such.


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