Friday, July 4, 2014
MEETING SHIGEO KATO! This Prolific Toho Actor Is One Cool Guy!
Today I had the distinct privilege of meeting actor Shigeo Kato. His name most likely isn't very familiar to most Americans, but his credits will be.
A (very) partial list of his credits include: Ikiru (1952), Eagle of the Pacific (1953), Seven Samurai (1954), Godzilla (1954), Musashi Miyamoto (1954), Half Human (1955), Battle in Outer Space (1959), Outlaw Outpost (1959), Mothra (1961), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964), War of the Gargantuas (1966), Submersion of Japan (1973), The Last Days of Planet Earth (1974), Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975), The Imperial Navy (1981), Godzilla 1985 (1984), Dreams (1990), Madadayo (1993), and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000).
Perhaps you could call him the Dick Miller of Toho! The 89-year-old Mr. Kato recorded a greeting for G-FEST's opening ceremonies. Don't miss it, be there!