Teruo Aragaki

From Wikizilla, the kaiju encyclopedia
Teruo Aragaki
Teruo Aragaki with the Bemular suit on the set of Ultraman
Occupation/Role Suit actor
Character(s) played Gamera, Rodan, Giant Rat
Birthday March 4, 1937
Date of death April 2014
Birthplace Japan
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 passed away in April 2014 at the age of 77 after suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

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.

External Links


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


Showing 2 comments. Remember to follow the civility guidelines when commenting.

You are not allowed to post comments.



14 months ago
Score 0
So Rodan from Destroy All Monsters was actually Gamera. What a twist!


21 months ago
Score 0
Real World
Era Icon - Gamera.png
Era Icon - Rodan.png
Era Icon - Giant Rat.png