Daisuke Terai (寺井 大介 Terai Daisuke) is a long-time suit actor for the Ultraman Series, known for his portrayal of various Ultras and Kaiju since Ultraman Tiga. He is arguably best known for his portrayals of Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Glenfire, and Ultraman Ginga. He is a member of CASTAFF.
He has also worked as an action coordinator for various series, and was a motion actor for Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3.
He aspired to be an artist since junior high school and was active as a stage actor in high school. In his third year of college, he applied for a job at Tsuburaya Productions, but was initially rejected as they weren't hiring graduates. However, after their job applications closed, he was given an interview and was hired, one of the reasons being his height.
In 2013, he appeared in a Time Magazine article that focused on his and others' work on Ultraman Ginga.
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Daisuke Terai was an action coordinator on the following works:
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- Daisuke Terai has stated that Ultraman Nexus was the most memorable character he has played.