Amamoto Hideyo

Hideyo Amamoto

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  • First Name: Hideyo
  • Family Name: Amamoto
  • Native name: 天本英世
  • Also Known as: Eisei Amamoto
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 2, 1926
  • Died: March 23, 2003

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Hideyo Amamoto

Amamoto Hideyo

  • Name: Amamoto Hideyo
  • Native name: 天本英世
  • Also Known as: Eisei Amamoto
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 2, 1926
  • Died: March 23, 2003
a prolific Japanese actor from the Wakamatsu ward of Kitakyūshū best known for portraying Dr. Shinigami in the original Kamen Rider series as well as many other characters in tokusatsu films and the Godzilla series. Eisei Amamoto started out his acting career with the Hayuza group, and was noticed by Toho due to his unusual size and appearance. He started out his career playing several small roles in the late 50's and early 1960's. Amamoto even managed to land a small role in Kurosawa's masterpiece Yojimbo (1961) as a henchmen. Amamoto also played a "snake-handling gangster" in the film Key of Keys (1965), better known to westerners as the Woody Allen film What's Up, Tiger Lily?. Amamoto eventually garnished a cult following in Japan, due to his roles in Toho movies and other Japanese television shows such as Kamen Rider. Kaneko would give Amamoto his last role in the film Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack (2001) as the Prophet Isayama, Amamoto's part in the film was written especially for him. Was sometimes credited as Hideo Amamoto later in his career.Amamoto also used the pseudonym of Eisei Amamoto for most of his career, Eisei being a misreading of the kanji in his real name, Hideyo. He died on March 23, 2003 from acute pneumonia at the age of 77. (Imdb,Tohokingdom)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1974 Ultraman Leo
Japanese Drama, 1974, 51 eps
Dodoru From Serlin (Guest Role)
51
Dodoru From Serlin
Guest Role
7.1
1973 Kamen Rider V3
Japanese Drama, 1973, 52 eps
Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod) (Guest Role)
52
Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
Guest Role
7.7
1971 Kamen Rider
Japanese Drama, 1971, 98 eps
Dr. Shinigami (Support Role)
98
Dr. Shinigami
Support Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2001 Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet (Support Role)
Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet
Support Role
7.6
1998 F
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Genzo Kanno (Support Role)
Genzo Kanno
Support Role
0.0
1996 Eko Eko Azarak II
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Senior (Support Role)
Senior
Support Role
6.9
1995 East Meets West
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Oguri Bungonokami (Support Role)
Oguri Bungonokami
Support Role
0.0
1995 August in the Water
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Sakai (Support Role)
Sakai
Support Role
8.2
1995 Marehito
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Voice of Marehito (Unknown)
Voice of Marehito
Unknown
4.0
1993 Yamikin no Teiou Gin to Kin
Japanese Movie, 1993,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1991 My Soul is Slashed
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Ono [Caretaker] (Support Role)
Ono [Caretaker]
Support Role
7.8
1991 Rainbow Kids
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Main Role
8.8
1991 Female Neo-Ninjas
Japanese Movie, 1991,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1990 Ronin Gai
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Biwa player (Support Role)
Biwa player
Support Role
6.7
1990 Big Boobs Buster
Japanese Movie, 1990,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1988 Kaito Ruby
Japanese Movie, 1988,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.2
1984 Mahjong Hourouki
Japanese Movie, 1984,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1984 Farewell to the Ark
Japanese Movie, 1984,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1978 Blue Christmas
Japanese Movie, 1978,
[Conspirator] (Support Role)
[Conspirator]
Support Role
6.5
1975 Kokuso Sezu
Japanese Movie, 1975,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1974 Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy
Japanese Movie, 1974,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.1
1972 Kamen Rider vs. Shocker
Japanese Movie, 1972,
Doctor Shinigami (Support Role)
Doctor Shinigami
Support Role
7.2
1971 Battle of Okinawa
Japanese Movie, 1971,
Okinawa Regional Officer (Support Role)
Okinawa Regional Officer
Support Role
7.8
1969 All Monsters Attack
Japanese Movie, 1969,
Shinpei Inami, Toy Maker (Support Role)
Shinpei Inami, Toy Maker
Support Role
5.1
1968 The Human Bullet
Japanese Movie, 1968,
[Father of Him] (Support Role)
[Father of Him]
Support Role
9.0
1967 King Kong Escapes
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Dr. Who (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1965 Chi to Suna
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Shiga (Support Role)
Shiga
Support Role
6.5
1964 Kwaidan
Japanese Movie, 1964,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.0
1964 Dogora
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Maki, Safecracker (Support Role)
Maki, Safecracker
Support Role
5.9
1964 Oh, Bomb!
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Tetsu (Support Role)
Tetsu
Support Role
7.0
1963 Atragon
Japanese Movie, 1963,
High Priest of Mu (Support Role)
High Priest of Mu
Support Role
7.0
1963 The Lost World of Sinbad
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Granny the Witch [in drag] (Support Role)
Granny the Witch [in drag]
Support Role
8.0
1959 The Three Treasures
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Spectator at dance (Support Role)
Spectator at dance
Support Role
8.3
1959 The Adventures of Sun Wu Kung
Japanese Movie, 1959,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
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