Japollywood Artists – It’s Suntory Time!
Great name fellas. This ill monikered company run by producers, Takanori Oya and William Winckler are importing talent to Japan, but not big namers but stars that you may see annually signing autographs at Comic Con.
From The Hollywood Reporter: “…Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo from the original Battlestar Galactica series), Wesley Eure (Will Marshall from TV’s Land of the Lost) and Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster from The Munsters). The founders say that many of those programs were and remain popular in Japan, making the stars marketable. And in a down economy, the work often is welcome. “There are so many talented actors in America who haven’t gotten the chance to prove themselves,” says Oya. “I want to get them the chance to work in Japan.” (Hollywood Reporter – Cashing in on Japan)
The older shows actually have a life in Japan, and those stars from years past have a shot at getting decently paid work in Japan. Will Lou Ferrigno (originally cast as The Hulk, tv series) find a job? The best stat in the article is the fact that Tommy Lee Jones makes 1 million for 6 months of his Boss Coffee commercials. Suntory Time!