|Born:||October 22, 1939 Kurobe, Toyama, Japan|
|Years active:||1965 - Present|
Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進 Kurobe Susumu?) (real name Takashi Yoshimoto (吉本 隆志 Yoshimoto Takashi?)) is a Japanese actor in the Ultra series and more of Tsuburaya's movies whom mostly known for his role as Shin Hayata in the Ultraman and later the titular character himself, succeeding Bin Furuya. His stage name derived from his birthplace.
He became a grandfather for the first time in 2011, when his daughter Takami Yoshimoto gave birth to a son.
- Ultra Q - Shigeo Kimura
- Ultraman - Shin Hayata
- Return of Ultraman - Shin Hayata
- Ultraman Taro - Shin Hayata
- Ultraman Leo - Shinji Okuma
- Ultraman Nice - Ikemazu Yumeboshi
- Ultraman Max - Chief Kenzo Tomioka
- Ultraman Mebius - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Ultraman Zearth - Unnamed guard
- Revive!:Ultraman - Shin Hayata (stock footage/voice)
- Ultraman Zearth 2: Superman Big Battle - Light and Shadow - Unnamed civilian
- Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact - Unnamed police officer
- Ultraman Mebius & The Ultra Brothers - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers - Alternate Shin Hayata/Ultraman (Voice)
- Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire - Ultraman (Voice)
- Ultraman Saga - Shin Hayata/Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Reverse - Ultraman (voice)
- Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar - Ultraman (voice)
- In an interview with Susumu Kurobe during 2013, he stated that:
- There were actually no auditions for Shin Hayata, he got the role due to Toho and Tsuburaya Productions's wish.
- The decision for Hayata and Fuji to become married couple in the Super 8 Ultra Brothers is a "bad idea", telling that his wife turned envious because of it, although both him and Hiroko Sakurai (Fuji's actor) does constantly tell each others that their characters aren't meant to be together.
- His favorite Ultraman is Ultraman Zero.
- His favorite Ultra Kaijus are Pigmon and Woo.