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Yasuaki Kurata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yasuaki Kurata (  Kurata Yasuaki , born March 20, 1946), a.k.a David Kurata, is a Japanese actor specializing in action movies. An accomplished martial artist, he has dan ranks in karate (5th degree), judo (3rd degree), and aikido (2nd degree). He is perhaps best known for his extended battle against Jet Li in Fist of Legend and for his villainous role in So Close. He is fluent in Cantonese. Kurata's home town is Sakura-mura, Niihari District, Ibaraki (now part of Tsukuba). Having studied performing arts at Nihon University and Toei Theater School, he began to work as an actor in the late 1960s. In 1971, Kurata made his Hong Kong debut in the Shaw Brothers Studio kung-fu movie Angry Guest  . Since then he has appeared in numerous other films and TV series within the genre. In addition to his work as an actor, Kurata runs the stunt agency Kurata Promotion (established 1976 under the name Kurata Action Club),  teaches at a private college (the University of Creation, Art, Music & Social Work),  is chief advisor to the All Japan Nunchaku League, and in 2004 published a book, Hong Kong Action Star Kōyūroku. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yasuaki Kurata, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 20, 1946
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tiger 1972-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie 时空行者2 2018-05-18
Known For
Poster of Blood: El último vampiro
Poster of Fists of Vengeance
Poster of Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist
Poster of Tiger
Movie 时空行者2 2018-05-18
Movie 狂獸 Blackie 2017-11-23
Movie ManHunt 2017-11-19
Movie God of War 2017-05-27
Movie KIRI – Profession: Assassin Saburi 2015-06-20
Movie The Wrath of Vajra Amano Kawao 2013-09-24
Movie Sword of Blood Genjiro Mishima 2011-07-11
Movie Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Chikaraishis Vater 2010-09-01
Movie Blood: El último vampiro Kato Takatora 2009-04-02
Movie La venganza del dragón Taro Watagawa 2009-03-22
Movie 轟轟戦隊ボウケンジャーTHE MOVIE 最強のプレシャス Kouichi Akashi 2006-08-05
Movie Legend of Seven Monks 2006-01-01
Series 牙狼<GARO> Mysterious Man 2005-10-07
Movie Anna in Kungfu-land Sword Shek 2003-01-01
Movie Samuráis Fujiwara Morio 2002-06-19
Movie El control de la venganza Master 2002-08-22
Movie Dark War Chang 2001-01-11
Movie Conman in Tokyo Tetsuo 2000-08-31
Movie Jet Li es el mejor luchador Fuimo Funakoshi 1994-12-22
Movie Ji dao zhui zong 1991-07-20
Movie Bloodfight Masahiko Kai 1989-06-24
Movie Above the War Cook 1989-01-01
Movie Seven Days' War Sakai 1988-08-13
Movie Carry On Hotel Tomohara 1988-02-07
Movie Comando infernal General's elite soldier 1987-07-09
Movie A Book of Heroes Yamashita sensei 1987-01-01
Movie 富貴列車 Japanese ninja 1986-01-30
Movie The Seventh Curse Captain Ho 1986-01-01
Movie El regreso de los supercamorristas Parachute Assassin 1985-08-15
Movie Mishima: una vida en cuatro capítulos Takei (segment "Kyoko's House") 1985-05-15
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt 1984-01-01
Movie Mad mission 2: Ases de metal Bull 1983-11-11
Movie Life of Ninja Iga Ninja Leader 1983-01-01
Movie Legend of a Fighter Teacher Kong Ho San 1982-01-01
Movie The Legend of the Owl 1981-04-29
Movie Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja Lonely Winner 1981-03-02
Movie Why Not? 1981-01-08
Movie Ninja In The Deadly Trap Shi Ping-Wei, the Ninja Leader 1981-01-01
Movie The Magnificent 3 Japanese tourist 1980-05-16
Movie Heroes of the East Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert 1978-12-30
Movie Lao jia lao nu lao shang lao Mr King 1978-02-23
Movie Secret of the Shaolin Poles Tiger Lei (as Shoji Kurada) 1977-04-28
Movie Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess 1976-01-31
Movie Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger? 1976-01-01
Movie The Return of Sister Street Fighter Go Kurosaki 1975-01-01
Movie Fists for Revenge 1974-05-22
Movie El pequeño padrino de Hong Kong 1974-06-28
Movie Call Me Dragon Panther / Leopard Head 1974-09-19
Movie Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread Shunsuke Tsubaki 1974-12-07
Movie Knight Errant Tetsuro 1973-10-01
Movie Hei bao Chang Hui-Feng 1973-09-28
Movie The Unsubdued Furies 1973-09-07
Movie Fist of Unicorn Sun 1973-03-01
Movie A Girl Called Tigress Chiau Kung 1973-01-01
Movie Fists of Vengeance 1973-01-01
Movie Four Riders Lei Tai 1972-12-22
Movie Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist 1972-12-06
Movie Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist Captain Jai Tai 1972-12-06
Movie Los 4 dedos de la furia Tu Pien 1972-10-03
Movie The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death Iron Fist Tan (as Tung Choi-Po) 1972-09-27
Movie The Angry Guest Katsu 1972-02-29
Movie Tiger 1972-01-01