Born on June 16, 1953, James Brewster Thompson is a former judo practitioner who achieved his best-known film credit worldwide by playing Barabbas in Toho’s futuristic actioner Gunhed (1989), starring Masahiro Takashima and Brenda Bakke. In May 2019, Mr. Thompson answered Brett Homenick’s questions about his life, career, and memories of Gunhed. Brett Homenick: What can you … Continue reading GUNNIN’ FOR ‘GUNHED’! James Brewster Thompson on Making Toho’s Ambitious Futuristic Thriller!
Brenda Bakke is an American actress who landed one of her first starring roles in Japan. Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Ms. Bakke grew up in Beaverton, located in the outskirts of Portland. When she reached the age of 18, Ms. Bakke moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting. Because she wanted … Continue reading ‘GUNHED’ MEMORIES! Brenda Bakke on Her Starring Role in Toho’s Futuristic Actioner!