Hideyo Amamoto (1926–2003)


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One of Japan's most distinctive character actors, Eisei Amamoto is one of their cinema's few personalities who is easily recognizable to Western movie buffs. Tall (six feet) and skeletal of build, bony-faced and wild-haired (when not ensconced in a vast silver wig), Amamoto's persona inspired Woody Allen to dub him with an imitation Peter Lorre ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1967)
Yojimbo Yahachi
(1961)
Kamen Rider Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
(1972)
(1984)

Filmography

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 2001 Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Prof. Hirotoshi Isayama the Prophet
 2000 Partition
 2000 Seven's Face
Katsuda
 2000 Hakata Movie: Chinchiromai
God Computer
 2000 Sweet Sweet Ghost
Yasuri
 1998 Efu
 1998 Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru (TV Movie)
Akaishi
 1996 Weather Girl (Video)
Chairman Shimamori
 1995 Marehito (Short)
Voice of Marehito
 1992 Wangan Midnight (Video)
 1991 My Soul Is Slashed
Servant
 1991 Dai yûkai
Kushida, the Butler
 1990 Rônin-gai
Monk with biwa
 1990 Tales of the Bizarre (TV Series)
 1988 Kaitô Ruby (as Hideyo 'Eisei' Amamoto)
 1987 The Red Spectacles
Moongaze Ginji
 1984 Mahjong Horoki
Hachimaki
 1984 Farewell to the Ark
Key maker
 1984 Seiun kamen Mashinman (TV Series)
Prof. K
 1980 Mister, Missus, Miss Lonely
Ryuichi Shimomura
 1980 The Detective Story (TV Series)
- Diamond Panic (1980)
 1978 Message from Space
Dark
 1978 Yûrei ressha (TV Movie)
 1977 J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Gorenger (Short)
General Sahara
 1977 Little Superman Gambaron (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 Kaiketsu Zubat (TV Series)
 1976 Anju to zushiô (TV Series)
 1976 The Adventure of Robocon (Short)
 1975 Tokkan
 1973-1974 Ôedo sôsamô (TV Series)
 1972 Henshin Ninja arashi (TV Series short)
Satan
 1972 Kamen Rider (TV Series)
Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
- My Name Is Mysterious Birdman Gilgalass (1972) ... Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
- Stone Monster Unicornos vs Double Rider Kick (1972) ... Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
- Monster Kamestone's Murderous Aurora Program (1972) ... Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
- Cannibalistic Monster, Isoginchack (1972) ... Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
- Bloodsucking Marshes of Hiruguerilla (1972) ... Dr. Shinigami (Deathgod)
 1972 Kamen Rider vs. Shocker (Short)
Dr. Desugoddo-hakase
 1971 The Wolves
 1971 Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen
Okinawa Regional Officer
 1970 The Militarists
Prof. Fuyuki (uncredited)
 1969 All Monsters Attack
Shinpei Inami
 1969 Red Lion
Dr. Gensai
 1969 Jigokuhen
 1968 Maitei Jyakku (TV Series)
 1968 Operation: Mystery! (TV Series)
 1968 Konto gojugo-go: Seiki no daijukuten
Sawada (as Hideyo 'Eisei' Amamoto)
 1968 The Human Bullet
Father of Him
 1968 Kill!
Gendayu Shimada
 1967 Momotarô-zamurai (TV Series)
 1967 Urutora Q (TV Series)
Kenji Tomono - Mysterious Old Man
- Aketekure! (1967) ... Kenji Tomono - Mysterious Old Man
 1967 Japan's Longest Day
Captain Takeo Sasaki
 1967 King Kong Escapes
Dr. Who (as Eisei Amamoto)
 1967 Sasaki Kojiro
 1967 The Killing Bottle
First Murderer
 1967 Epoch of Murder Madness
Shogo Mizorogi
 1966 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Red Bamboo Naval Officer
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken
Granny the Old Witch
 1966 The Sword of Doom
Shuzen Kamio
 1966 Rise Against the Sword
Heiroku
 1965 Key of Keys
Numaguchi
 1965 Fort Graveyard
Shiga
 1965 Samurai Assassin
Matazaburo Hagiwara
 1964 Kwaidan (segment "Chawan no naka")
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Princess Salno's aide
 1964 Dogora
Maki the Safecracker
 1964 Aa bakudan
Tetsu
 1963 Atragon
High Priest of Mu
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad
Granny the Witch (in drag)
 1963 Hiken
 1963 Interpol Code 8
Shû
 1963 Matango
Skulking Transitional Matango
 1963 Sengoku yarô
 1962 Chushingura
Takano
 1962 Gorath
Man in Bar
 1961 Yojimbo
Yahachi
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle
Interpreter
 1960 Man Against Man
Killer
 1960 Dâisan hâtobanô kêtto (as Eisei Amamoto)
 1960 Densô ningen
Onishi's Henchman
 1960 The Gambling Samurai
Tomimatsu
 1960 The Last Gunfight
Ichino
 1959 Nippon tanjô
Spectator at Gods' Dance
 1959 Seishun o kakero
Senzaka
 1959 Samurai Saga
 1959 The Big Boss
 1958 Mikkokusha wa dare ka
Nakao
 1957 Kunin no shikeishû
Takao Nakamura
 1957 Temptation
Kyôzô Ikegami
 1956 Ai wa furu hoshi no kanata ni
Chen LongCheng
 1954 Twenty-Four Eyes
Ôishi Sensei no Otto
 1954 The Garden of Women
Professor (uncredited)
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Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Played the lead role in a Japanese stage biography of the famed kabuki actor Tsumasaburo Bando.

Alternate Names:

Eisei Amamoto | Hideyo 'Eisei' Amamoto

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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