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Gorō Naya (納谷悟朗 Naya Gorō, born November 17, 1929 – March 5, 2013) was a Japanese actor, voice actor, narrator and theatre director from Hakodate, Hokkaidō. He was connected to Theatre Echo at the time of his death. His younger brother Rokurō Naya was a fellow voice actor as well.

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 dubs of their films.

A lifelong smoker, Naya sadly passed away on March 5, 2013, due to chronic respiratory failure. He was 83 at the time of his death.

Dub ActorsEdit

Actor No. of Titles Country
Phillip Wilburn 10 Flag United States
David Povall 3 Flag United States
Sean Barrett 2 Flag United Kingdom
Dan Lorge 2 Flag United States
Gordon Ramsey 2 Flag United States
Paul Bandey 1 Flag France
Matt Berman 1 Flag Canada
Jonathan Brooks 1 Flag United States
Doug Erholtz 1 Flag United States
Peter Fernandez 1 Flag United States
Constantine Gregory 1 Flag United Kingdom
William Frederick Knight 1 Flag United States
Michael McConnohie 1 Flag United States
Marvin Miller 1 Flag United States
Gerard Plunkett 1 Flag Canada
Burl W. Proctor 1 Flag United States
Mike Reynolds 1 Flag United States
Jerry Russell 1 Flag United States
Bob Sessions 1 Flag United Kingdom
Kevin Seymour 1 Flag United States
Hal Smith 1 Flag United States
Robert O. Smith 1 Flag Canada
Greg Starr 1 Flag Japan
Patrick Stewart 1 Flag United States
Bud Widom 1 Flag Japan
Greg Zerkle 1 Flag United States

FilmographyEdit

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1966-1967 Plus Leo the Lion ¿? United States
1967-1968 Baron Nylon Princess Knight Bud Widom Tokyo, Japan
1969 Dr. Mariner Marine Boy Peter Fernandez United States
1974-1975 Captain Jūzō Okita Space Battleship Yamato Gordon Ramsey United States
1977-1980 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd Part II David Povall
(eps. 145 & 155)
United States
Dan Lorge United States
1977 Captain Jūzō Okita Space Battleship Yamato Marvin Miller United States
1978 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo Greg Starr Tokyo, Japan
David Povall United States
Sean Barrett United Kingdom
Dan Lorge United States
1978 Captain Jūzō Okita Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato Mike Reynolds United States
1978 Narration Star Wolf Constantine Gregory United Kingdom
Bob Sessions
1978-1979 Captain Jūzō Okita Space Battleship Yamato II Gordon Ramsey United States
1979 Dr. Ban Galaxy Express 999 Gerard Plunkett Canada
1979 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro David Povall United States
Kevin Seymour United States
1980-1981 Dr. Doburofu (ep. 38) Astro Boy Greg Zerkle United States
1982-1983 Commander Gomez The Mysterious Cities of Gold Matt Berman Canada
1984 Lord Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Hal Smith United States
Patrick Stewart United States
1985 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd: Legend of the Gold of Babylon Doug Erholtz United States
1986 Bongo Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Michael McConnohie United States
Robert O. Smith Canada
Paul Bandey France
Jonathan Brooks United States
1989 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd: Bye, Bye, Lady Liberty Sean Barrett United Kingdom
1993 Lupin the 3rd: Voyage to Danger Phillip Wilburn United States
1994 Lupin the 3rd: Dragon of Doom United States
1995 Lupin the 3rd: Farewell to Nostradamus United States
1995 Lupin the 3rd: The Pursuit of
Harimao's Treasure
United States
1996 Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive United States
1996 Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Twilight Gemini United States
1997 Lupin the 3rd: Island of Assassins United States
1998 Lupin the 3rd: Crisis in Tokyo United States
1999-2003 Gordon Rosewater The Big O William Frederick Knight United States
1999 Inspector
Koichi Zenigata
Lupin the 3rd: The Columbus Files Phillip Wilburn United States
2000 Lupin the 3rd: Missed by a Dollar United States
2001-2013 Crocus One Piece Jerry Russell
(eps. 62-63)
United States
Burl W. Proctor
(eps. 379-)