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Suit actors (スーツアクター, sūtsu akutā) are members of Japanese tokusatsu productions who perform all of their stunts in a full costume (identity obscured), and performs pantomime, while the story-wise character's actor's voice is added through ADR (アフレコ, afureko, lit. after-recording). Today, many suit actors employed for the production of Kamen Rider and other tokusatsu are affiliated with Japan Action Enterprise.

Suit actors by series


Helmetless Riders

When the franchise began, Hiroshi Fujioka did not only portray his own character, but also performed his own stunts in-suit. However, Fujioka famously shattered his leg in a motorcycle stunt gone wrong, resulting in him being replaced by Takeshi Sasaki as a new rider, with Fujioka returning to the show alongside Sasaki after recovering. Today, tarento actors are prohibited from performing their own suit-acting to prevent Fujioka's incident from happening again. Some actors/actresses are exceptions, such as Minami Tsukui, Kenji Ohba, and Jyunichi Haruta, as they are all experienced and trained stuntmen/women associated with the JAE.

Although this is often the case, there have been some occasions where tarento actors/actresses have worn their Rider suits and appeared helmetless on-screen for the sake of the plot, or have put on the suit behind-the-scenes.

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