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Kouen Okumura

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This article is about a/an actor in Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger.
Ryuunnosuke Sugishita

Okumura as Abaranger's Ryunosuke

Kouen Okumaru (奥村 公延 Okamura Kōen?, March 31, 1930-December 24, 2009) was the Japanese actor who played Ryunosuke Sugishita in Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger.

Footage of him from Abaranger was used in the Power Rangers Dino Thunder episode "Lost & Found in Translation", though voiced over by Stuart Devenie.

Early life

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Acting career

Okumura, whose real first name was Susumu, started out as a theater actor in the early '50s. He landed his first television drama role a few years later. For the next several decades, Okumura continued to play countless supporting roles on both the big screen and the small screen. Other then Ryunosuke Sugishita he also played Ryunosuke's ancestor in episodes 12-13 and later God in Episode 36 of the Abaranger series as a little inside joke to explain Bakuryu Triceratops' transformation into a human.

One of his last performances was in director Rodo Seji's movie "I am." (starring Asami Mizukawa), which began its limited run on January 23, 2010.


He died at the age of 79 from respiratory failure.

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