Yasuaki Kurata

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.
Name Yasuaki Kurata
Also Known As Kurata Yasuaki
Birthday 1946-03-20
Gender Male
IMDB Yasuaki Kurata profile on IMDB
Place of Birth
As: Kato Takatora
2009-07-09
Blood: The Last Vamp...
As: Bull
1983-11-11
Aces Go Places II...
As: Taro Watagawa
2009-04-02
Shinjuku Incident...
As: Takei (segment "Kyok
1985-09-20
Mishima: A Life in F...
As: Fujiwara Morio
2002-06-19
Samouraïs...
As: Takeno, Japanese nin
1978-12-30
Heroes of the East...
As: Masahiko Kai
1989-06-24
Bloodfight...
As: Master
2002-08-22
So Close...
As: Fuimo Funakoshi
1994-12-22
Fist of Legend...
As: Chikaraishis Vater
2011-04-22
Legend of the Fist: ...
As: Sakai
1988-08-13
Seven Days' War...
As: Teacher Kong Ho San
1982-01-01
Legend of a Fighter...
As: General's elite sold
1987-07-09
Eastern Condors...
As: Yamashita sensei
1987-01-01
A Book of Heroes...
As: Tetsuro
1973-10-01
Knight Errant...
As: Tu Pien
1973-03-21
The King of Boxers...
As: Unknown
1984-01-01
Ninja Thunderbolt...
As: Sun
1973-03-01
Fist of Unicorn...
As: Panther / Leopard He
1974-09-19
Call Me Dragon...
As: Genjiro Mishima
2011-07-11
Sword of Blood...
As: Katsu
1972-02-29
The Angry Guest...
As: Unknown
1974-06-28
Little Godfather fro...
As: Unknown
1972-01-01
Tiger...
As: Amano Kawao
2013-09-24
The Wrath Of Vajra...
As: Masahiko Okizaki
1976-01-31
Dragon Princess...
As: Kouichi Akashi
2006-08-05
GoGo Sentai Boukenge...
As: Mr King
1978-02-23
Edge of Fury...
As: Japanese ninja
1986-01-30
Millionaires Express...
As: Parachute Assassin
1985-08-15
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lu...
As: Captain Ho
1986-01-01
The Seventh Curse...
As: Unknown
1973-01-01
Fists of Vengeance...
As: Lei Tai
1972-12-22
Four Riders...
As: Unknown
1991-07-20
Zodiac Killers...
As: Unknown
2006-01-01
Legend of Seven Monk...
As: Chiau Kung
1973-01-01
A Girl Called Tigres...
As: Iga Ninja Leader
1983-01-01
Deadly Life of a Nin...
As: Shi Ping-Wei, the Ni
1981-01-01
Ninja In The Deadly ...
As: Unknown
1972-12-06
Kung Fu: The Invisib...
As: Unknown
1981-01-08
Why Not?...
As: Cook
1989-01-01
Above the War...
As: Tiger Lei (as Shoji
1977-04-28
Secret of the Shaoli...
As: Saburi
2015-06-20
KIRI – Profession:...
As: Japanese tourist
1980-05-16
The Magnificent 3...
As: Chang Hui-Feng
1973-09-28
The Black Panther...
As: Unknown
1976-01-01
Which Is Stronger, K...
As: Sword Shek
2003-01-01
Anna in Kungfu-land...
As: Unknown
1973-09-07
The Unsubdued Furies...
As: Blackie
2017-11-23
The Brink...
As: Captain Jai Tai
1972-12-06
Kung Fu, the Invinci...
As: Lonely Winner
1981-03-02
Shaolin Fighters vs....
As: Chang
2001-01-11
Dark War...
As: Chiang Hung
1984-01-01
Kung Fu Inferno...
As: Unknown
1981-04-29
The Legend of the Ow...
As: Tomohara
1988-02-07
Carry On Hotel...
As: Kumasawa
2017-06-02
God of War...
As: Chairman Sun Shao Hu
1983-01-01
Crises...
As: Unknown
1974-05-22
Fists for Revenge...
As: Unknown
1976-07-16
Young Hero of Shaoli...
As: Unknown
1975-03-07
The Golden Triangle...
As: Go Kurosaki
1975-01-01
The Return of Sister...
As: Unknown
2005-11-05
Dragon Get Angry...
As: Le père de Mari
2017-11-02
The Empty Hands...
As: Shunsuke Tsubaki
1974-12-07
Sister Street Fighte...
As: Unknown
2018-05-04
ManHunt...
As: Unknown
2018-05-18
Iceman 2...
As: Tetsuo
2000-08-31
Conman in Tokyo...
As: Iron Hand Tan
1974-03-01
The Prodigal Boxer: ...
As: Unknown
1973-01-26
Rage Of Wind...
As: Sonshi
2005-10-07
GARO...
As: Unknown
2018-04-09
The Great Adventurer...