|This article is about a/an actor who appeared in a crossover movie in the Super Sentai series.|
Hideyo Amamoto (天本 英世 Amamoto Hideyo, January 2, 1926–March 23, 2003) was a prolific Japanese actor from the Wakamatsu ward of Kitakyūshū best known for portraying Dr. Shinigami in the original Kamen Rider series. He also played General Sahara in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Gorenger. It is noted that the Dr. Shinigami he portrayed is a seperate character from the Dr. Shinigami portrayed by Nobuo Yana in episode 53 of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. He died on March 23, 2003 from acute pneumonia at the age of 77.