|This article is about a/an actor in the Super Sentai series.|
Jyunichi Haruta (春田 純一 Haruta Jun'ichi) is a Japanese actor who had played Kanpei Kuroda (GoggleBlack) in Dai Sentai Goggle V and Ryuu Hoshikawa (DynaBlack) in Kagaku Sentai Dynaman. He also played Madgalant, one of the main villains of the Metal Hero show Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion, in 1985. Haruta is peculiar among tokusatsu actors in which he is one of the few who also does his own stunts, in and out of suit. Aside from doing his own stunts as Goggle and DynaBlack, he was previously a suit actor for Spade Ace and Big One in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai. He also played Souji Rippukan's father, Genryu Rippukan in three episodes of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
Roles in Super Sentai
- He is the fourth actor so far to play two different main Rangers of a team, alongside with Hiroshi Miyauchi, Yukio Ito, Kenji Ohba and Hiroya Matsumoto.
- However unlike them or any other double-role Sentai hero, Haruta is the only actor to play the same color multiple times.
- He was nearly brought in to play Hiryuu Tsurugi (ChangeDragon) in Dengeki Sentai Changeman due to the problems in finding an actor for his portrayal (the role eventually went to Haruki Hamada).
- Jyunichi Haruta at Wikipedia.