Akiji Kobayashi

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Akiji Kobayashi
Born (1930-09-06)September 6, 1930
Tokyo, Japan
Died August 27, 1996(1996-08-27) (aged 65)
Yokohama, Japan

Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二?, Kobayashi Akiji, September 6, 1930 – August 27, 1996), sometimes credited as Shōji Kobayashi or Issei Mori, was a Japanese actor. He is best known in the West for portraying the role of Captain Mura (Muramatsu) in the 1966-1967 television series, Ultraman.[1] Another notable television role was Tōbei Tachibana ("Oya-san") in the 1971 series, Kamen Rider.[1] Kobayashi died of lung cancer in Yokohama at the age of 65.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Yoshimaru, Satoko (November 1996). "Captain Mura Dies at Age 65". Kaiju-Fan Vol. 1, No. 4. p.5.