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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.

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Mar 20, 1946
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tiger 1972-01-01
Latest Project:
Pelicula 时空行者 2018-05-18
Known For
Poster of Blood: El último vampiro
Poster of Fists of Vengeance
Poster of Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist
Poster of Tiger
Pelicula 时空行者 2018-05-18
Series The Great Adventurer Wesley 2018-04-09
Pelicula God of War Kumasawa 2017-05-27
Pelicula Manhunt 2017-11-19
Pelicula 狂獸 Blackie 2017-11-23
Pelicula KIRI – Profession: Assassin Saburi 2015-06-20
Pelicula The Wrath of Vajra Amano Kawao 2013-09-24
Pelicula Sword of Blood Genjiro Mishima 2011-07-11
Pelicula Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Chikaraishis Vater 2010-09-01
Pelicula La venganza del dragón Taro Watagawa 2009-03-22
Pelicula Blood: El último vampiro Kato Takatora 2009-04-02
Pelicula Legend of Seven Monks 2006-01-01
Pelicula GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious Kouichi Akashi 2006-08-05
Series 牙狼<GARO> Mysterious Man 2005-10-07
Pelicula Dragon Get Angry 2005-11-05
Pelicula Anna in Kungfu-land Sword Shek 2003-01-01
Pelicula Samuráis Fujiwara Morio 2002-06-19
Pelicula El control de la venganza Master 2002-08-22
Pelicula Dark War Chang 2001-01-11
Pelicula Conman in Tokyo Tetsuo 2000-08-31
Pelicula Jet Li es el mejor luchador Fuimo Funakoshi 1994-12-22
Pelicula Zodiac Killers 1991-07-20
Pelicula Above the War Cook 1989-01-01
Pelicula Bloodfight Masahiko Kai 1989-06-24
Pelicula Carry On Hotel Tomohara 1988-02-07
Pelicula Seven Days' War Sakai 1988-08-13
Pelicula A Book of Heroes Yamashita sensei 1987-01-01
Pelicula Comando infernal General's elite soldier 1987-07-09
Pelicula The Seventh Curse Captain Ho 1986-01-01
Pelicula 富貴列車 Japanese ninja 1986-01-30
Pelicula Mishima: una vida en cuatro capítulos Takei (segment "Kyoko's House") 1985-05-15
Pelicula El regreso de los supercamorristas Parachute Assassin 1985-08-15
Pelicula Ninja Thunderbolt 1984-01-01
Pelicula Crises Chairman Sun Shao Hung 1983-01-01
Pelicula Mad mission 2: Ases de metal Bull 1983-11-11
Pelicula Life of Ninja Iga Ninja Leader 1983-01-01
Pelicula Legend of a Fighter Teacher Kong Ho San 1982-01-01
Pelicula Why Not? 1981-01-08
Pelicula Ninja In The Deadly Trap Shi Ping-Wei, the Ninja Leader 1981-01-01
Pelicula Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja Lonely Winner 1981-03-02
Pelicula The Legend of the Owl 1981-04-29
Pelicula 懲罰 Japanese tourist 1980-05-16
Pelicula Lao jia lao nu lao shang lao Mr King 1978-02-23
Pelicula Heroes of the East Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert 1978-12-30
Pelicula Secret of the Shaolin Poles Tiger Lei (as Shoji Kurada) 1977-04-28
Pelicula Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess Masahiko Okizaki 1976-01-31
Pelicula Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger? 1976-01-01
Pelicula Young Hero of Shaolin 1976-07-16
Pelicula The Return of Sister Street Fighter Go Kurosaki 1975-01-01
Pelicula The Golden Triangle 1975-03-07
Pelicula Fists for Revenge 1974-05-22
Pelicula El pequeño padrino de Hong Kong 1974-06-28
Pelicula Call Me Dragon Panther / Leopard Head 1974-09-19
Pelicula Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread Shunsuke Tsubaki 1974-12-07
Pelicula A Girl Called Tigress Chiau Kung 1973-01-01
Pelicula Fists of Vengeance 1973-01-01
Pelicula Fist of Unicorn Sun 1973-03-01
Pelicula Kung Fu Inferno Chiang Hung 1973-01-01
Pelicula The Unsubdued Furies 1973-09-07
Pelicula Knight Errant Tetsuro 1973-10-01
Pelicula The Black Panther Chang Hui-Feng 1973-09-28
Pelicula The Angry Guest Katsu 1972-02-29
Pelicula Tiger 1972-01-01
Pelicula The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death Iron Hand Tan 1972-09-27
Pelicula Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist 1972-12-06
Pelicula Four Riders Lei Tai 1972-12-22
Pelicula Kung Fu, the Invincible Fist Captain Jai Tai 1972-12-06
Pelicula Los 4 dedos de la furia Tu Pien 1972-10-03