Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進 Kurobe Susumu) is a Japanese actor in the Ultra series and more of Tsuburaya's movies whom mostly known for his role as Shin Hayata in the Ultraman and later the titular character himself, succeeding Bin Furuya. His real name is Takashi Yoshimoto (吉本 隆志 Yoshimoto Takashi). His stage name is derived from his birthplace.
He became a grandfather for the first time in 2011, when his daughter Takami Yoshimoto gave birth to her son.
- Ultra Q - Shigeo Kimura (Episode 8)
- Ultraman - Shin Hayata
- Return of Ultraman - Shin Hayata
- Ultraman Taro - Shin Hayata
- Ultraman Leo - Shinji Okuma
- Kamen Rider Black - Hideomi Kuromatsu
- Ultraman Nice - Ikemazu Yumeboshi
- Ultraman Max - Chief Kenzo Tomioka
- Ultraman Mebius - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster - Assassin
- Son of Godzilla - Meteorological observation aircraft captain
- Destroy All Monsters - Shin Kuroiwa
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - Flight Chief
- Godzilla vs. Mothra - Flight Chief
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus - Maritime Self-Defense Force Executive
- Ultraman Zearth - Unnamed guard
- Revive! Ultraman - Shin Hayata (stock footage/voice)
- Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow - Unnamed civilian
- Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact - Unnamed police officer
- Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers - Alternate Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire - Ultraman (Voice)
- Ultraman Saga - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraseven - Operation: Solar Energy - Himself
- Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth - Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar - Ultraman (voice)
- In an interview with Susumu Kurobe during 2013, he stated that:
- There were actually no auditions for Shin Hayata, he got the role due to Toho and Tsuburaya Productions's wish.
- The decision for Hayata and Fuji to become a married couple in the Super 8 Ultra Brothers is a "bad idea", telling that his wife turned envious because of it, although both him and Hiroko Sakurai (Fuji's actor) does constantly tell each others that their characters aren't meant to be together.
- His favorite Ultraman is Ultraman Zero.
- His favorite Ultra Kaiju are Pigmon and Woo.