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Jiro Dan (団時朗 Dan Jirō) is a Japanese actor and voice actor. His real name is Hideo Murata (村田 秀雄 Murata Hideo). He is known for his role as Hideki Go in Return of Ultraman and has consistently reprised the role throughout the Ultraman Series.

Career

Jiro Dan was frequently a cover model for Japanese fashion magazines in the 1960s prior to acting in Return of Ultraman. He also broke into the Toho film industry, appearing as the character G-Guard Commander in the 1996 series, Godzilla Island.


Roles

Year Title Role Notes
1971 Return of Ultraman Hideki Go
1972 Ultraman Ace Episode 10 "Decisive Battle! Ace vs. Hideki Go"
1973 Ultraman Taro Episode 33 "5 Seconds Before the Great Explosion of the Land of Ultra!"
Episode 34 "The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers!"
Episode 52 "Steal the Ultra Life!"
1974 Ultraman Leo Episode 34 "Ultra Brothers, Eternal Vows"
1997 Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow Newscaster
2007 Ultraman Mebius Hideki Go Episode 45 "Deathrem's Plot"
Episode 50 "Words from the Heart -Final Trilogy III-"
2006 Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers
2008 Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers
2009 Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth Ultraman Jack Voice
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
2010 Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire
2012 Ultraman Saga Hideki Go
2017 Ultra Fight Orb Ultraman Jack Voice

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Ultraman Premier Stage 2 Ultraman Jack Voice

Trivia

  • His blood type is AB.
  • Jiro Dan played Hideki Go at age 22, making him the youngest actor to play a Ultra's human host in the Showa period.
  • Although Jiro Dan debuted with his real name Hideo Murata, he was often confused with singer Hideo Murata, he used the name of the stage he wrote during his record debut.
  • His stage name was formerly written in Katakana, but was then changed to kanji.

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