Hayato Tani

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Hayato Tani
Born Hajime Iwatani
(1946-09-09) September 9, 1946 (age 71)
Kirishima, Kagoshima
Other names Hayati Tani
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Kikko Matsuoka

Hayato Tani (谷 隼人 Tani Hayato) (born September 9, 1946 as Hajime Iwatani) is a Japanese television actor.


He was born in Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan and raised in Sasebo, Nagasaki. He married his first wife in 1971 and married his second wife, Kikko Matsuoka in 1981, after they appeared in several television shows together.

He is currently writing a dining guide wherein Tani discusses maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tani's roles include General Lee in Takeshi's Castle (Captain Tenneal in the U.S. version, MXC) and Commander Sugata in the 1987 Super Sentai series, Hikari Sentai Maskman. He is also sometimes credited as Hayati Tani.

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