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One Piece live-action cast, characters, and actors

One of the best anime series has been made into a series for Netflix and that means new stars. Here's what we know about the One Piece live-action cast list.

One Piece live-action cast: Emily Rudd as Nami

Who is in the One Piece live-action cast? One Piece, the long-running anime adventure series, has arrived on Netflix, and the streaming service has brought audiences a live-action adaptation of the famous manga series and show.

One Piece‘s arrival on Netflix means fans of one of the best anime series now have the chance to see their favorite plot lines and One Piece characters in live-action. Thankfully, it’s actually pretty good (read our One Piece review for some full thoughts) and has become one of the best TV series of 2023.

A lot of that is down to the brilliant One Piece live-action cast. Here’s everything you need to know about the stars of the Netflix series as they begin their journey on The Grand Line to find the One Piece treasure.

The One Piece live-action cast and characters

Here’s the main One Piece live-action cast list:

  1. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
  2. Emily Rudd as Nami
  3. Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro
  4. Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
  5. Taz Skylar as Sanji
  6. Peter Gadiot as Shanks
  7. Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
  8. Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
  9. Jeff Ward as Buggy
  10. Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
  11. McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
  12. Michael Dorman as Gol D. Roger
  13. Ian McShane as The Narrator
  14. Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
  15. Vincent Regan as Garp
  16. Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida

One Piece live-action cast: Inaki Godoy as Luffy

Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy

Luffy is the main character in One Piece. He’s the leader of the Straw Hats, and it’s his ambition to find the One Piece and become King of the Pirates that kicks off his exploration of the seas and the entire series. Luffy is known for his sometimes childlike personality, but he always remains optimistic and can often surprise others with his depths of knowledge and ambition.

In the One Piece live-action series, Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, a Mexican actor with lots of Netflix experience. Godoy previously starred in the drama series Who Killed Sara? But his time as Luffy will be his biggest role yet, and he looks like a brilliant fit.

One Piece live-action cast: Emily Rudd as Nami

Emily Rudd as Nami

Alongside Godoy as Luffy, Emily Rudd will be playing fellow main character Nami. Nami is a charismatic thief who also has ambitions of finding the One Piece by uncovering a map to the Grand Line, where the One Piece is rumored to be hidden.

Rudd is a massive fan of the One Piece anime and has dreamt of playing Nami in live-action. She’s has previously worked on the Amazon Prime series Hunters, in which she played Clara, and was in the Fear Street trilogy, some of the best horror movies from Netflix.

One Piece live-action cast: Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro

Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro

Roronoa Zoro is a highly talented swordsman who uses his skills in his job as a bounty hunter. Like Luffy and Nami, Roronoa Zoro has greater ambitions, and he wants to achieve the title of the best swordsman in the world.

In the new One Piece live-action series, the character will be played by Mackenyu. Mackenyu is known for starring in a live-action anime adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, where he played the final anime villain. He also had a small role in Pacific Rim: Uprising.

One Piece live-action cast: Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp

Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp

Usopp is a vital member of the Straw Hats, as a sniper and all-around talented marksman. He’s also an ingenious inventor and is able to craft a range of weapons. As well as being loyal to his friends, the character is also in search of his father’s affection and recognition as a fellow pirate.

In the series, Usopp is played by Jacob Romero Gibson, and this role as one of the One Piece main characters is by far his biggest to date, with only small guest appearances on his credits so far. What a great opportunity!

Once Piece live-action cast: Taz Skylar as Sanji

Taz Skylar as Sanji

Taz Skylar will take on the role of Sanji in the One Piece live-action cast. The character is a master chef, whose goal is to locate the All Blue so that he can spread his great food around the world. He fights mostly with the legs, meaning that he is an expert at kicks.

Skylar had a small role in the tense kitchen drama movie Boiling Point (appropriate!), and will also have a role in the upcoming TV series adaptation of the same story. In addition to also starring in The Lazarus Project, Skylar is an experienced stage actor, too.

One Piece live-action cast: Peter Gadiot as Shanks

Peter Gadiot as Shanks

Shanks is an important supporting character in One Piece because he’s the leader of the infamous Red-Haired Pirates. His leadership and reputation inspired Luffy to find his own pirate crew, and Shanks was his childhood idol.

Peter Gadiot, who recently starred in the acclaimed thriller series Yellowjackets, takes on the role. The Dutch and Mexican actor also had a role in the hit TV series Silo, and appeared in the Netflix horror movie Velvet Buzzsaw. Plus, he also appeared in the British comedy series Fresh Meat, as well as the Supergirl series on CW.

One Piece live-action cast: Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan

Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is one of the leaders within the Navy, who the Straw Hats are trying to avoid being captured by. Back in his day, Morgan was a brave Marine, though he eventually became tyrannical and corrupted by his obsession for power and status. Captain Morgan has a big ego, which he passed onto his son Helmeppo.

He’ll be played by One Piece live-action cast member Langely Kirkwood who had a small role in the violent action movie Dredd. The series seems to favor newcomers and those who are hidden gems in the industry over bigger names, which means there’s lots of potential talent to uncover here.

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Aidan Scott as Helmeppo

Helmeppo is Captain Morgan’s son, and he uses the status of his father to bully those around him and get what he wants. When he doesn’t get his way, he tends to become cowardly, and often crumbles under his own sentimentality. In other words, he’s a nasty piece of work, but will be sure to be a lot of fun to watch on the screen.

He will be played in the One Piece live-action series by Aidan Scott, who is a young breakthrough actor coming into the show fresh from background appearances.

One Piece live-action cast: Jeff Ward as Buggy

Jeff Ward as Buggy

Buggy is the clown-themed leader of the Buggy Pirates. Despite his appearance, he’s a fearsome adversary who runs a powerful crew. Buggy’s Devil Fruit gives him the power to split his body into different parts, which he can then control individually.

Buggy will be played in the One Piece live-action cast by Jeff Ward, who is an experienced actor best known for his time on the Marvel series Agents of SHIELD as Deke Shaw.

One Piece live-action cast: Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk

Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk

Dracule Mihawk is a character who is recognized as the greatest swordsman in the world (as well as being incredibly handsome, let’s be honest). That’s a title that Roronoa Zoro wants for himself, so you can imagine the conflict that might emerge between the two. Mihawk has a very serious personality, and is rarely caught smiling. His life is ruled by the swordman’s code, and eventually permits Roronoa to train at his hand.

Steven Ward will star in the One Piece live-action cast as Dracule, and is Ward’s biggest role to date.

One Piece live-action cast: McKinley Belcher III as Arlong

McKinley Belcher III as Arlong

Could we really have a show set on the high seas without a fish man? Arlong was an antagonist featured in the Arlong Park Arc of One Piece. In this storyline, Luffy himself is the one to go fist-to-fist with Arlong, a fight which looks to be previewed in the trailer. Arlong is a pretty strong fighter, and thinks human beings are inferior. We’ll see if Luffy changes his mind.

Arlong is played by McKinley Belcher III in the live-action adaptation. So far in his career, he’s had supporting roles in Ozark, Marriage Story, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He also appeared in Law and Order, Elementary, and Chicago P.D, proving that he has steady small screen experience.

Michael Dorman as Gol D. Roger in One Piece live action cast

Michael Dorman as Gol D. Roger

Gol D. Roger used to be the King of the Pirates, and was the captain of the Roger Pirates. He conquered the Grand Line, finding great wealth and fortune along the way. However, when he discovers he has a terminal illness Roger hands himself in to the world government, and his execution kickstarts the quest to find the One Piece.

Michael Dorman will be taking on the role in the series, and he’s no stranger to the life of pirates after he starred as First Officer Wade in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He’s also played Gordo Stevens in the sci-fi series For All Mankind.

One Piece live action cast Ian McShane as Narrator. Ian McShane in John Wick

Ian McShane as The Narrator

Ian McShane, an award winning British actor, is the narrator of Netflix’s One Piece. Yes, that’s right, One Piece will have a narrator to help explain the events of this epic, booty-plundering adventure.

MchShane is probably best known by modern audiences for his role in the John Wick movies, in which he stars as Winston Scott.

One Piece live-action cast Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff

Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff

Chef Zeff plays an important role in One Piece as Sanji’s father figure, and current owner of the floating restaurant Baratie. He’s also a former pirate himself, so he has plenty of experience and perspective.

Craig Fairbrass brings Chef Zeff to life in the One Piece cast. He’s well known for his contribution to British TV, and for voicing Lt. Simon “Ghost” Riley in the Call of Duty videogames.

One Piece live-action cast Vincent Regan as Vice Admiral Garp

Vincent Regan as Vice Admiral Garp

Vice Admiral Garp isn’t just your average antagonist: he’s the man who captured Gol D. Roger, and more than that: he’s Luffy’s grandfather. In the live-action series, he’s been brought into the plot sooner to act as a fearsome antagonist from the get-go.

You’ll recognize Vincent Regan for his roles in films such as 300, Clash of the Titans, and Luther: The Fallen Sun. Or, perhaps you know him from the popular TV series Poldark. Either way, now that he’s in the One Piece cast he’s here to stay.

One Piece live-action cast Ilia Paulino as Alvida

Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida

Alvida is the first proper enemy faced by Luffy in the Netflix live-action series. She’s the leader of the Alvida Pirates, and she battles with a terrifying spiked club: she’s pretty ruthless.

Starring as the pirate leader in the One Piece cast is Ilia Isorelýs Paulino. She’s been in Netflix’s comedy movie Me Time, as well as the series The Sex Lives of College Girls as Lila.

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Everyone in the One Piece live-action cast

Below is a list of everyone appearing in the One Piece live-action cast:

  • Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
  • Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
  • Emily Rudd as Nami
  • Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
  • Taz Skylar as Sanji
  • Peter Gadiot as Shanks
  • Morgan Davies as Koby
  • Vincent Regan as Vice Admiral Garp
  • Morgan Davies as Koby
  • Peter Gadiot as Shanks
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
  • Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
  • Langley Kirkwood as “Axe-Hand” Morgan
  • Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown
  • Celeste Loots as Kaya
  • Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
  • Bianca Oosthuizen as Sham
  • Chanté Grainger as Banchina
  • Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
  • Milton Schorr as Don Krieg
  • Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
  • McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
  • Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
  • Grant Ross as Genzo
  • Tamer Burjaq as Higuma
  • Stevel Marc as Yasopp
  • Jandre le Roux as Kuroobi
  • Dean Damonse as Dragon
  • Michael Dorman as Gol D. Roger

That’s it for now on the One Piece live-action cast. If you want more on the series, check out our guides to characters like Mr 7, Bogard, and Captain Morgan. Or, learn more about the World Government and Devil Fruit, before seeing our list of the One Piece filler episodes you can skip, if you want to start watching the anime.

Or, see what new movies and new anime are on their way, and take a look at our picks for the best movies of all time before finding out what’s new on Netflix.