Kent Gilbert

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Kent Gilbert
Born (1952-05-25) May 25, 1952 (age 64)
Utah, United States
Occupation Actor

Kent Gilbert (born May 25, 1952, in Utah, United States) is an American actor working in Japan. He first came to Japan in 1971 as a Mormon missionary. After returning to the United States, he received a law degree (LL.D.) as well as an MBA from Brigham Young University.

While working in Japan as an attorney in 1983, he had a chance to perform as a stand-in for a foreign theatrical company, which led to other opportunities on Japanese television and films. He is a foreign celebrity (gaijin tarento) and is often on news programs as a commentator with a "foreign" point of view. He is known as one of "the two Kents" (along with Kent Derricott).[1]

Gilbert lives in Tokyo and also maintains a residence in Orem, Utah.[citation needed] He made an appearance in Kazuki Omori's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

Gilbert maintains Japan never forced women to work as comfort women during World War II.[2]


  1. ^ "2 Utahns tire of fame in Japan". Deseret Morning News. 2003-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-16.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
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