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Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji) is a Japanese actor and stuntman who is well known for being the in-suit performer of many leading roles in Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. He was the suit actor of 18 out of the 20 lead Heisei Kamen Riders (excluding Kuuga and Hibiki, although his role as Decade allowed him to wear the suits). Because of his many lead roles in the franchise, fans have dubbed him "Mr. Kamen Rider" (ミスター仮面ライダー Misutā Kamen Raidā) or currently "Mr. Heisei Rider" (ミスター平成ライダー Misutā Heisei Raidā).

Starting with the Reiwa-era, Takaiwa has passed the role of primary Riders to other stuntmen, while still being involved in the franchise through in-suit portrayals of other non-lead Riders.

He is married to retired stunt performer and suit actor Rie Murakami, and is the father of Shinta Takaiwa.


When Takaiwa was in middle school, he knew he wanted to have some sort of athletic career and set his eyes on either being a stuntman or a physical education teacher. He was inspired to pick the former by Hiroyuki Sanada and enrolled in Japan Acting Club (now known as Japan Acting Enterprise) in their gymnastics program. Since graduating, he has been the suit actor for many Tokusatsu heroes.


Stunt/Suit Actor Roles


Non-suit Actor Roles


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