Teruo Aragaki

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Teruo Aragaki
Teruo Aragaki with the Bemular suit on the set of Ultraman
Born March 4, 1937
Japan
Died April 2014
Occupation Suit actor
Character(s) played Gamera, Rodan, Giant Rat
First work Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966-1967)
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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 passed away in April 2014 at the age of 77 after suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

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Trivia

  • 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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Notes

  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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Fritz

20 months ago
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So Rodan from Destroy All Monsters was actually Gamera. What a twist!
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Titanollante

27 months ago
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Gamera!
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