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 Akira Nakao
  Actor
 Date of birth:
      August 11th, 1942
      Chiba, Japan
Biography

Best known for his role as the stern G-Force commander in the last three entries of the Heisei Godzilla series, Akira Nakao started his film career in the early 1960's, but wasn't able to make a name for himself before the end of the "Golden Era" and the eventual decline of Japanese Cinema in the 1970's, even after landing a lead role in Vampire Doll (1970). Nakao continued to find work, sporatically, mostly at other studios such as Nikkatsu and Toei. After landing a part in the 1992 film Minbo, Nakao went on to portray Takaki Aso in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993). Nakao's performance struck a cord, both with fans and the staff at Toho, as he was asked to reprise the role up until the Godzilla Heisei series ended in 1995. Seven years later, Nakao would return to the Godzilla franchise for Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) playing the Prime Minister of Japan, after Kumi Mizuno's character steps down from the possition, Hayato Igarashi.

Acting Toho Filmography
Vampire Doll (1970) - Hiroshi Tagaki
Take Care, Red Riding Hood (1970) - Kaoru's Brother
The Man Who Creates a Storm (1983)
Spring Bell (1985)
Minbo (1992) - Ibagi
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) - Takaki Aso, Commander
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) - Takaki Aso, Commander
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) - Takaki Aso, Commander
Owl's Castle (1999) - Tokugawa Ieyasu
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) - Hayato Igarashi, Prime Minister (2003)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) - Hayato Igarashi, Prime Minister
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Captain of the first Gotengo
The Vulture (2009) - Ryosuke Iijima, MGS Bank President