This article is about a/an actor in the Kamen Rider Series.
Gorō Naya
Born November 17, 1929
Born in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan
Died March 5, 2013 (aged 83)
Died in Chiba District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Role(s) Great Leader
Narrator for Kamen Rider Amazon
Smart Brain Head
Various Kamen Rider Series

Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗 Naya Gorō) was a Japanese actor, voice actor, narrator and theatre director. In the Kamen Rider Series, he is known for voicing the various incarnations of the Great Leader (except in X, Amazon and Black).

Before his role in Kamen Rider Series, he was also known for voicing Ultraman AceIcon-crosswiki.

He is the older brother of actor and seiyū Rokurō Naya. He is best known for providing the voice of Inspector Kōichi Zenigata in the Lupin III franchise and for dubbing over the voices of actors Clark Gable, Charlton Heston and John Wayne in the Japanese-language editions of their films.

Goro Naya has become an icon among fans of the Kamen Rider series and is seen as a legend by many fans of the series.

On March 5, 2013, Naya died from chronic respiratory failure. He was 83 years old.[1]

Voice roles


  • In the Kamen Rider series, it was revealed that up until Kamen Rider ZX, all the organizations the Riders had fought were led by the original Shocker's Great Leader. Naya himself voiced most if not all of this character's appearances.


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