Date of Birth:
26 December 1927
Akihiko Hirata played in 4 movies in the Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family genres.
Akihiko Hirata got succeed with average imdb rating 5.6.
He had an unusual background for an actor: his formal education began in a kindergarten founded by the wartime-era Japanese Imperial Army, and continued in a military academy which was Tokyo's answer to West Point. Upon graduating from Tokyo University (Japan's most prestigious), Hirata confounded many family expectations of him by pursuing a career in acting. His first roles, in EVEN THE MIGHTY SHED TEARS and EMBRACE (1953), brought him to the attention of director Ishiro Honda, who promptly ca... Read more