Japanese actor and director who appeared in the 2001 film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. In 2006, he appeared in Death Note.
He was born in Kyoto and made his film debut in the 1956 film, Crazed Fruit, when he was sixteen years old.
He won numerous awards including six Japanese Academy Awards and a Blue Ribbon Award.
He married actress Yukiji Asaoka. His older brother, Hiroyuki Nagato, also worked as an actor.
Another well-known Japanese actor is Ishibashi Ryo.