THE ROAD TO M78! Bin Furuya on His Early Toho and Suit-Acting Roles!

Bin Furuya achieved stardom as Ultraman's first suit actor in the groundbreaking series Ultraman (1966-67) from Tsuburaya Productions. However, years before finding success on television, Mr. Furuya got his acting start working as an extra in movies at Toho Studios. Born on July 5, 1943, in Tokyo, Mr. Furuya was a member of Toho's 15th … Continue reading THE ROAD TO M78! Bin Furuya on His Early Toho and Suit-Acting Roles!

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AN ULTRA-ADVENTURE IN AUSTRALIA! Actor David Grybowski Reflects on Ultraman: Towards the Future!

David Grybowski is a Canadian-born actor in Australia who was cast to play the recurring comic-relief character Ike on Ultraman: Towards the Future (1992), one of the two ‘90s-era Ultra-series filmed in the West. In March 2019, Mr. Grybowski reflected on his contributions to the Ultraman franchise in an interview with Brett Homenick. Brett Homenick: What can you tell … Continue reading AN ULTRA-ADVENTURE IN AUSTRALIA! Actor David Grybowski Reflects on Ultraman: Towards the Future!

HOSHINO ON ULTRAMAN! Akihide Tsuzawa Opens Up About His Career in Tokusatsu and More!

Tokusatsu is a genre that has seen its share of child actors over the years, but there is no doubt that Akihide Tsuzawa is one of its most famous. Mr. Tsuzawa was born on September 24, 1954, to Masako Tsuzawa, a famous haiku poet. Mr. Tsuzawa began working as a child actor and soon found … Continue reading HOSHINO ON ULTRAMAN! Akihide Tsuzawa Opens Up About His Career in Tokusatsu and More!

ULTRAMAN GETS A REWRITE! John Douglas on Scripting Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Santa Clarita resident John Douglas has worked in the entertainment industry in various capacities, but it was on the American-produced Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1993) where he arguably made his greatest contribution. Although his most obvious credit was penning two of the show’s episodes (“A Quartet of Creatures” and ”The DaDa Effect”), this interview reveals … Continue reading ULTRAMAN GETS A REWRITE! John Douglas on Scripting Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

THE ULTIMATE DIRECTOR! King Wilder on Directing America’s Take on Ultraman!

King Wilder may have directed all 13 episodes of the made-in-America series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1993), but his involvement in the entertainment industry stretches far beyond that. Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Mr. Wilder lived most of his early life in Long Island, New York. In 1986, he secured a job as location … Continue reading THE ULTIMATE DIRECTOR! King Wilder on Directing America’s Take on Ultraman!

HOW TO MAKE ULTRAMAN! Kevin Hudson on His Experience Creating Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Kevin Hudson is one of Hollywood's leading visual effects artists whose impressive career runs the gamut of decades. Mr. Hudson’s SFX credits include: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Batman Returns (1992), Contact (1997), Stuart Little (1999), The Polar Express (2004), Superman Returns (2006), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In 2017, Mr. Hudson made … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE ULTRAMAN! Kevin Hudson on His Experience Creating Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

SHE’S A WINR! Actress Robyn Bliley Shares Her Memories of Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Robyn Bliley starred as Julie Young, a member of the monster-fighting WINR team, in the American-made series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero in 1993. Her other television credits include: Weird Science, Step by Step, Murphy Brown, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick, and Beverly Hills 90210. More recently, she has worked behind the camera as a producer and director. … Continue reading SHE’S A WINR! Actress Robyn Bliley Shares Her Memories of Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

Wes Caefer has lived the dream of many G-fans. Having grown up on Godzilla films, he eventually became involved in the movie business as a special effects technician and worked on such projects as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-96), Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1995), and Godzilla (1998). In 2007, Mr. Caefer took a fond look back at … Continue reading LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

SPEED RACER MEETS GODZILLA! Peter Fernandez Reflects on His Storied Career as Voice Acting’s Leading Writer-Director!

Writer/director/voice actor Peter Fernandez (1927-2010) has never appeared in a Godzilla film, but in the 1960s and '70s, his voice graced many of them. Mr. Fernandez not only voice-acted in many Toho sci-fi films such as Mothra (1961), Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964), and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), he also wrote and directed many of … Continue reading SPEED RACER MEETS GODZILLA! Peter Fernandez Reflects on His Storied Career as Voice Acting’s Leading Writer-Director!

A LIFE IN PERFECT SYNC! Corinne Orr on Her Prolific Voice-Acting Career!

Corinne Orr is an accomplished voice actress who found fame by lending her voice to such popular anime programs as Speed Racer (1967-68) and Marine Boy (1969-71). But she’s also well-known among Japanese monster movie fans for providing the voices of children in numerous kaiju films. Ms. Orr can be heard voicing young characters in such … Continue reading A LIFE IN PERFECT SYNC! Corinne Orr on Her Prolific Voice-Acting Career!