BIOMAJOR’S BEST! Derrick Michael Holmes on ‘Godzilla vs. Biollante’!

Derrick Michael Holmes (1958-2012) is known to Godzilla fans around the world as Biomajor spy Michael Low in Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989). But before he ever appeared in a Godzilla film, Mr. Holmes came to Japan in 1979 and worked as a dancer and DJ and later as a model. Mr. Holmes’ acting career began … Continue reading BIOMAJOR’S BEST! Derrick Michael Holmes on ‘Godzilla vs. Biollante’!

SHIP COMMANDER SPEAKS! Kent Gilbert Talks ‘Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah’!

Kent Gilbert, a native of the Mountain West, was born in Pocatello, Idaho, and grew up in Orem, Utah. He went on to study at Brigham Young University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, and a law degree. While working as a lawyer in Tokyo, he obtained acting jobs in commercials and television … Continue reading SHIP COMMANDER SPEAKS! Kent Gilbert Talks ‘Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah’!

A BRUSH WITH GODZILLA! American Actor Jon Gallock Discusses His Close Encounter in ‘Godzilla vs. Destoroyah’!

Jon Gallock moved to Japan by design but became an actor there almost by accident. After becoming involved in show business, Mr. Gallock quickly landed a role in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) as an airline pilot taking off from Hong Kong who nearly collides with the Big G as he rises out of the sea. … Continue reading A BRUSH WITH GODZILLA! American Actor Jon Gallock Discusses His Close Encounter in ‘Godzilla vs. Destoroyah’!

Luciana Paluzzi Remembers MGM’s ‘The Green Slime’ (1968)

Luciana Paluzzi is an Italian actress who has worked all over the world in many notable films. She’s best known as the villainess Fiona Volpe in the James Bond  film Thunderball (1965), in which she starred opposite Sean Connery. When it comes to television, she starred in the series Five Fingers for 20th Century Fox … Continue reading Luciana Paluzzi Remembers MGM’s ‘The Green Slime’ (1968)

THE WOMAN BEHIND GRACE MIYABE! Actress Linda Mabrey Recalls ‘Ultra Seven’ and Her Singing Career in Japan!

Linda Mabrey (a.k.a. Linda Malsom) became an actress and model in Japan by pure happenstance. After arriving in Japan in the late 1960s, Linda found herself appearing in the cult classic The Green Slime (1968), as well as episode 19 of Tsuburaya Productions’ Ultra Seven (1967-68) as Grace Miyabe. Born on May 16, 1947, in … Continue reading THE WOMAN BEHIND GRACE MIYABE! Actress Linda Mabrey Recalls ‘Ultra Seven’ and Her Singing Career in Japan!

TAKE THAT, YOU DINOSAUR! Jeff Berglund Remembers Godzilla and King Ghidorah!

Jeff Berglund appeared in 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah as a World War II-era naval officer who exclaims the famous line, “Take that, you dinosaur!” once it seems that the Americans have killed the rampaging Godzillasaurus. Mr. Berglund was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, on April 6, 1949. He graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, … Continue reading TAKE THAT, YOU DINOSAUR! Jeff Berglund Remembers Godzilla and King Ghidorah!

MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES! Hong Kong Voice Actor Ted Thomas on His Prolific Dubbing Career!

Ted Thomas is a name many Godzilla fans may not know, but his voice is unmistakable. As the narrator for Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), as well as the voice of Antonio (played by Robert Dunham) in the same film (among countless other credits), Mr. Thomas is perhaps the voice most closely associated with the Godzilla … Continue reading MAN OF A THOUSAND VOICES! Hong Kong Voice Actor Ted Thomas on His Prolific Dubbing Career!

PUTTING WORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS! Dick Nieskens Talks Dubbing!

  Dick Nieskens holds a distinction that few in the realm of dubbing can claim. As a voice actor during the 1980s, he dubbed movies and TV programs in both Tokyo and Hong Kong. In Tokyo, Mr. Nieskens worked under the tutelage of William Ross, whose Frontier Enterprises is well known to kaiju aficionados as … Continue reading PUTTING WORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS! Dick Nieskens Talks Dubbing!

KAZUAKI KIRIYA ON ‘CASSHERN’! The Director Recalls His International Box Office Smash!

Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya made waves both in Japan and in America when he released his 2004 opus Casshern to theaters. A groundbreaking sci-fi/action film, Casshern earned Mr. Kiriya praise around the globe for his unique visual style. Casshern is currently available in the United States on DVD. Mr. Kiriya came to the United States … Continue reading KAZUAKI KIRIYA ON ‘CASSHERN’! The Director Recalls His International Box Office Smash!

TATSUYOSHI EHARA CONTINUED! The Second Half of the Toho Actor’s Filmmaking Memories!

Tatsuyoshi Ehara is a prolific Japanese actor whose career stretches all the way back to the 1940s. Born on March 26, 1937, Mr. Ehara began in entertainment as a child actor. His entry point into the world of filmmaking was at Shochiku Studios, the home of legendary auteur Yasujiro Ozu. Moving to Toho Studios in the … Continue reading TATSUYOSHI EHARA CONTINUED! The Second Half of the Toho Actor’s Filmmaking Memories!