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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 Iceman: The Time Traveler 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of Dark War
Poster of A Book of Heroes
Poster of The King of Boxers
Poster of The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death
Movie Iceman: The Time Traveler 2018-11-02
Movie Golden Job 2018-09-20
Movie Fat Buddies 2018-09-30
Movie God of War Kumasawa 2017-06-02
Movie The Empty Hands Mari's father 2017-11-02
Movie Manhunt 2017-11-19
Movie The Brink Blackie 2017-11-23
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 Shinjuku Incident Taro Watagawa 2009-04-02
Movie Blood: The Last Vampire Kato Takatora 2009-04-02
Movie Legend of Seven Monks 2006-01-01
Movie GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious Kouichi Akashi 2006-08-05
Series GARO Mysterious Man 2005-10-07
Movie Dragon Get Angry 2005-11-05
Movie Anna in Kungfu-land Sword Shek 2003-01-01
Movie Samouraïs Fujiwara Morio 2002-06-19
Movie So Close Master 2002-08-22
Movie Dark War Chang 2001-01-11
Movie Conman in Tokyo Tetsuo 2000-08-31
Movie Katta Panchayathu 1996-06-07
Movie Fist of Legend Fuimo Funakoshi 1994-12-22
Movie Zodiac Killers Ishikawa (cameo) 1991-07-20
Movie Above the War Cook 1989-01-01
Movie Bloodfight Masahiko Kai 1989-06-24
Movie Carry On Hotel Tomohara 1988-02-07
Movie Seven Days' War Sakai 1988-08-13
Movie A Book of Heroes Yamashita sensei 1987-01-01
Movie Eastern Condors General's elite soldier 1987-07-09
Movie The Seventh Curse Captain Ho 1986-01-01
Movie Millionaires Express Japanese ninja 1986-01-30
Movie Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Takei (segment "Kyoko's House") 1985-05-15
Movie Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars Parachute Assassin 1985-08-15
Movie Kung Fu Inferno Chiang Hung 1984-01-01
Movie Ninja Thunderbolt 1984-01-01
Movie Crisis Chairman Sun Shao Hung 1983-01-01
Movie Aces Go Places II Bull 1983-11-11
Movie Deadly Life of a Ninja Iga Ninja Leader 1983-01-01
Movie Legend of a Fighter Teacher Kong Ho San 1982-01-01
Movie Why Not? 1981-01-08
Movie Ninja In The Deadly Trap Shi Ping-Wei, the Ninja Leader 1981-01-01
Movie Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja Lonely Winner 1981-03-02
Movie The Legend of the Owl 1981-04-29
Movie The Magnificent 3 Japanese tourist 1980-05-16
Movie Edge of Fury Mr King 1978-02-23
Movie Heroes of the East Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert 1978-12-30
Movie Secret of the Shaolin Poles Tiger Lei (as Shoji Kurada) 1977-04-28
Movie Dragon Princess Masahiko Okizaki 1976-01-31
Movie Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger? 1976-01-01
Movie Young Hero of Shaolin 1976-07-16
Movie The Return of Sister Street Fighter Go Kurosaki 1975-01-01
Movie The Golden Triangle 1975-03-07
Movie Fists for Revenge 1975-05-22
Movie Fatal Strike 1974-01-04
Movie Little Godfather from 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 Fist of Unicorn Sun 1973-03-01
Movie Rage Of Wind 1973-01-26
Movie Win Them All 1973-06-28
Movie A Girl Called Tigress Chiau Kung 1973-01-01
Movie Fists of Vengeance 1973-01-01
Movie Seven to One 1973-07-19
Movie The Black Panther Chang Hui-Feng 1973-09-28
Movie Knight Errant Tetsuro 1973-10-01
Movie The Unsubdued Furies 1973-09-07
Movie The Angry Guest Katsu 1972-02-29
Movie Tiger 1972-01-01
Movie The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death Iron Hand Tan 1972-09-27
Movie Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist 1972-12-06
Movie Four Riders Lei Tai 1972-12-22
Movie Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist Captain Jai Tai 1972-12-06
Movie The King of Boxers Tu Pien 1972-10-03