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.


Iceman: The Time Traveler (2018)
Fat Buddies (2018)
Golden Job (2018)
The Brink (2017)
ManHunt (2017)
The Empty Hands (2017)
Mari's father
God of War (2017)
KIRI – Profession: Assassin (2015)
The Wrath Of Vajra (2013)
Amano Kawao
Sword of Blood (2011)
Genjiro Mishima
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Chikaraishis Vater
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Kato Takatora
Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Taro Watagawa
GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious (2006)
Kouichi Akashi
Legend of Seven Monks (2006)
Dragon Get Angry (2005)
Anna in Kungfu-land (2003)
Sword Shek
So Close (2002)
Samouraïs (2002)
Fujiwara Morio
Dark War (2001)
Conman in Tokyo (2000)
Fist of Legend (1994)
Fuimo Funakoshi
Zodiac Killers (1991)
Bloodfight (1989)
Masahiko Kai
Above the War (1989)
Seven Days' War (1988)
Carry On Hotel (1988)
Eastern Condors (1987)
General's elite soldier
A Book of Heroes (1987)
Yamashita sensei
Millionaires Express (1986)
Japanese ninja
The Seventh Curse (1986)
Captain Ho
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (1985)
Parachute Assassin
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Takei (segment "Kyoko's House")
Ninja Thunderbolt (1984)
Aces Go Places II (1983)
Crisis (1983)
Chairman Sun Shao Hung
Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Iga Ninja Leader
Legend of a Fighter (1982)
Teacher Kong Ho San
The Legend of the Owl (1981)
Seed of Evil (1981)
Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja (1981)
Lonely Winner
Why Not? (1981)
Ninja In The Deadly Trap (1981)
Shi Ping-Wei, the Ninja Leader
The Magnificent 3 (1980)
Japanese tourist
Heroes of the East (1978)
Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert
Edge of Fury (1978)
Mr King
Secret of the Shaolin Poles (1977)
Tiger Lei (as Shoji Kurada)
Young Hero of Shaolin (1976)
Dragon Princess (1976)
Masahiko Okizaki
Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger? (1976)
Fists for Revenge (1975)
The Golden Triangle (1975)
The Return of Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Go Kurosaki
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (1974)
Shunsuke Tsubaki
Call Me Dragon (1974)
Panther / Leopard Head
Little Godfather from Hong Kong (1974)
Fatal Strike (1974)
Knight Errant (1973)
The Black Panther (1973)
Chang Hui-Feng
The Unsubdued Furies (1973)
Seven to One (1973)
Win Them All (1973)
Fist of Unicorn (1973)
Rage Of Wind (1973)
Fists of Vengeance (1973)
Kung Fu Inferno (1973)
Chiang Hung
A Girl Called Tigress (1973)
Chiau Kung
Four Riders (1972)
Lei Tai
Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist (1972)
Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist (1972)
Captain Jai Tai
The King of Boxers (1972)
Tu Pien
The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death (1972)
Iron Hand Tan
The Angry Guest (1972)
Tiger (1972)