Leo Morimoto (森本レオ, born in Nagoya on 13 February 1943) is a Japanese film, stage, and television actor. He narrated Thomas & Friends for Japan from 1990 to 2007 for the first to eighth series. He was succeeded by Jon Kabira from Calling All Engines! onwards.



  • Leo has also narrated various special Thomas and Friends programs for Japan.
  • He is the third longest serving storyteller behind Sky du Mont, Aku Laitinen, and Michael Angelis.
  • His work on Thomas and Friends was referenced in the anime Joshiraku.


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