Yasuaki Kurata

Birthday:

03/20/1946

Biography:

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.



Credits

Iceman 2 (2018)
The Brink (2017)
Blackie
ManHunt (2017)
The Empty Hands (2017)
Le père de Mari
God of War (2017)
Kumasawa
KIRI – Profession: Assassin (2015)
Saburi
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)
Master
Samouraïs (2002)
Fujiwara Morio
Dark War (2001)
Chang
Conman in Tokyo (2000)
Tetsuo
Fist of Legend (1994)
Fuimo Funakoshi
Zodiac Killers (1991)
Bloodfight (1989)
Masahiko Kai
Above the War (1989)
Cook
Seven Days' War (1988)
Sakai
Carry On Hotel (1988)
Tomohara
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)
Bull
Crises (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)
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)
Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)
Masahiko Okizaki
Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger? (1976)
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)
Fists for Revenge (1974)
Knight Errant (1973)
Tetsuro
The Black Panther (1973)
Chang Hui-Feng
The Unsubdued Furies (1973)
Fist of Unicorn (1973)
Sun
A Girl Called Tigress (1973)
Chiau Kung
Fists of Vengeance (1973)
Kung Fu Inferno (1973)
Chiang Hung
Four Riders (1972)
Lei Tai
Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist (1972)
Captain Jai Tai
Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist (1972)
The King of Boxers (1972)
Tu Pien
The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death (1972)
Iron Fist Tan (as Tung Choi-Po)
The Angry Guest (1972)
Katsu
Tiger (1972)