Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進, Kurobe Susumu) (born Takashi Yoshimoto (吉本 隆志, Yoshimoto Takashi); 22 October 1939) is a television, film and stage actor from Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, widely known for his portrayal of Shin Hayata, the first Ultraman, in the titular character series, a role he has played since the original series in 1966 and many other times during the franchise. In 2005, he played chief Kenzo Tomioka in Ultraman Max.

Susumu Kurobe
黒部 進
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吉本 隆志
(Takashi Yoshimoto)

(1939-10-22) 22 October 1939 (age 80)
Years active1964–present
Notable credit(s)
Ultraman/Shin Hayata in the Ultraman series
RelativesTakami Yoshimoto (daughter)

His daughter, Takami Yoshimoto, is also an actress, who portrayed Rena Yanase in Ultraman Tiga (1996).




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