Kenji Sahara (born May 14, 1932) is a Japanese actor. He was born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa. Initially he used the name Tadashi Ishihara before changing it when he secured the lead role in Rodan (1956).
He did a lot of work for the Toho Company, the group that has so far has produced twenty-eight Godzilla movies. He has appeared in at least thirty kaiju or 'monster' films, often in a supporting role, including:
Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954) Rodan (1956) The Mysterians (1957) The H-Man (1958) Mothra (1961) Gorath (1962) King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Attack of the Mushroom People (1963) Atragon (1963) Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964) Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) War of the Gargantuas (1966) Son of Godzilla (1967) Destroy All Monsters (1968) Godzilla's Revenge (1969) Yog, Monster From Space (1970) Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster (1974) Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) He also appeared in a number of television series, including:
Ultra Q (1966) Ultra Seven (1967-1968) Ultraman 80 (1980-1981) Ultraman Nexus (2004-2005)