|This article is about a/an actor in the Kamen Rider Series.|
|Born||17 May 1947|
|Born in||Shibata, Niigata Prefecture|
Takeshi Sasaki (佐々木 剛 Sasaki Takeshi) played Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2 in the original Kamen Rider series. His character was a created as a replacement for Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1, after Hiroshi Fujioka, who did his own stunts as Kamen Rider 1, shattered his leg in a motorcycle stunt gone wrong. Eventually, Hiroshi recovered and returned to the show, joining Takeshi as the Double Riders.
After the conclusion of the original series, Takeshi reprised his role in the next, Kamen Rider V3, and later series as well. In recent crossover movies, early riders are voiced by new actors, with Kamen Rider 2 now being voiced by Takahiro Fujimoto. However, in 2011, Takeshi returned to voice Kamen Rider 2 in the 40th anniversary movie of the Kamen Rider Series, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, alongside Hiroshi Fujioka and Hiroshi Miyauchi, who played Kamen Rider V3.
Kamen Rider filmography
- Kamen Rider Vs. Shocker (1972)
- Kamen Rider V3 Vs. Destron Mutants (1973) (Voice)
- Kamen Rider X: Five Riders Vs. King Dark (1974) (Voice)
- Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! (1984) (Voice)