February 22, 1982 |
Naoki Kawano (川野 直輝 Kawano Naoki, February 22, 1982—) is a Japanese actor and musician from Mobara, Chiba Prefecture. He is a former Johnny's Jr. member, and is no longer represented by Johnny & Associates. While a Johnny's Jr., he was part of Kaidan Trio, TOKYO, and Kawano Band. He was also formerly the drummer of the rock band Dustz, fronted by fellow actor Ray Fujita. His debut role as an actor was as the antagonist Long in the Super Sentai series Juken Sentai Gekiranger.