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Kōichi Yamadera

Yamadera is a famous Japanese voice artist and actor, born 17 June 1961 in Miyagi, Japan. A graduate from Tohoku Gakuin University's economics school, he is affiliated with Across Entertainment. Before that, he was affiliated with the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society. He is very prolific voice artist that specializes in video games, television, animation theater and others. He was the manager of the Tagajo Senior High School basketball team before he started a voice over career. His voice-acting debut was the OVA Megazone 23 (1985) as the motorcycle-riding Shinji Nakagawa, while his television debut was the anime Bosco Adventure (1986) as the cowardly, but friendly Otter. Yamadera's break-out role as an voice artist was the anime Ranma 1/2 (1989), in which he played the dual role of Hibiki Ryoga and the Jusenkyo Guide. The same year, he voiced Shaman in giant robot anime TV series Granzort (1989). In 1991, Yamadera joined forces with Toshihiko Seki and Noriko Hidaka to form the acting unit Banana Fritters, which disbanded in 1995. On the October of 1997, Yamadera became a host on the TV Tokyo children's variety show Oha Suta. In 1994 Yamadera married Mika Kanai and they stayed married for twelve years until divorcing on the spring of 2006. Their divorce was revealed in 2007. Today, Kanai lives in 4-story house, while Yamadera lives in apartment in Tokyo. Yamadera is best known for his roles in Kaiketsu Zorori (Zorori), the Japanese dub of Full House (Joey Gladstone), Ranma 1/2 (Ryoga Hibiki/P-Chan, Jusenkyo Guide), Soreike! Anpanman (Cheese, Kabao, Kamameshidon), Brave Exkaiser (Osamu Tokuda),in highly popular Ghost in the Shell (1995)/Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004) (Togusa), Neon Genesis Evangelion (Ryoji Kaji), Cowboy Bebop (Spike Spiegel), the Yatterman remake (Narrator, Yatter-Wan, Odatebuta), Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (Gyunei Guss), Paprika (2006) as Osanai Morio and in highly popular Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust (2000) as Meier Link. He is also known for dubbing such actors as Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy in foreign language films. IMDb Mini Biography

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Jun 17, 1961 In Shiogama, Miyagi, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers
Latest Project:
Series 超魔神英雄伝ワタル 2019
Known For
Poster of 西荻窪駅徒歩20分2LDK敷礼2ヶ月ペット不可
Poster of アップルシードXIII
Poster of Elf Princess Ren
Poster of Mashin Eiyuden Wataru
Series 超魔神英雄伝ワタル Wataribe Kurama 2019
Series 勇者エクスカイザ Osamu Tokuda 2019
Series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers Drill Crusher 2019
Pelicula Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale Akihiko Kayaba (Voice) 2017-02-18
Pelicula Lupin the Third: Italian Game Inspector Zenigata 2016-01-08
Series 昭和元禄落語心中 Sukeroku Yuurakutei 2016-01-09
Pelicula Cassette Girl Media Police 2015-10-09
Pelicula Dragon Ball Z: La Resurrección de Freezer Beerus (voice) 2015-04-18
Pelicula The Dragon Dentist 2014-11-07
Pelicula 西荻窪駅徒歩20分2LDK敷礼2ヶ月ペット不可 Man 2014-12-12
Pelicula ヌイグルマーZ Charlie 2014-01-25
Pelicula Lupin the Third: Princess of the Breeze - Hidden City in the Sky Inspector Zenigata 2013-11-14
Pelicula Dragon Ball Z: La batalla de los dioses Bills 2013-03-30
Pelicula Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie Koichi Zenigata 2013-12-07
Pelicula Possessions Otoko 2012-01-01
Pelicula Magic Tree House Papa 2012-01-07
Pelicula Una carta para Momo Kawa 2012-04-21
Series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Koichi Zenigata 2012-04-05
Series Sword Art Online Akihiko Kayaba 2012-07-08
Pelicula After School Midnighters Mozart (voix) 2012-08-25
Series アップルシードXIII Briareos 2011-07-06
Pelicula Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-06-13
Pelicula Deadball 2011-07-23
Pelicula Friends: Aventura en la isla de los monstruos Gunjō 2011-12-17
Pelicula Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-10-24
Pelicula The Voice Makes a Miracle 2011-11-19
Pelicula Lupin the Third: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid Zenigata Koichi 2011-12-02
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song Kamameshidon 2010-07-10
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Pelicula Yatterman: All New YatterMechas Assembled! Great Decisive Battle in the Toy Kingdom! Narrator/Odate-buta/various Yatta characters (voices) 2009-08-22
Pelicula 20th century boys: Cap. 3 Redención DJ Konchi 2009-08-19
Pelicula 宇宙戦艦ヤマト 復活篇 Susumu Kodai 2009-12-12
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Baikinman VS Baikinman!? Cheese, Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Series 鹿男あをによし the voice of the deer 2008-01-17
Series Allison & Lillia 2008-04-03
Series アリソンとリリア Carr Benedict 2008-04-03
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas Cheese 2008-12-19
Series Stitch Yuna's Father 2008-10-08
Pelicula Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Togusa (voice) 2008-07-12
Pelicula Ghost In The Shell. Stand alone complex. Solid State Society Togusa 2007-02-23
Pelicula Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Jean-Louis Chochi 2007-10-24
Series 大江戸ロケット Ginjiro 2007-04-03
Pelicula AppleSeed Ex Machina Brialeos Hecatombcales 2007-10-19
Pelicula El samurái sin nombre Luo-Lang 2007-09-29
Pelicula Suite Dreams Dabudabu Duck (voice) 2006-01-14
Pelicula Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GiG - Individual Eleven Togusa 2006-01-27
Series 幕末機関説 いろはにほへと Sakamoto Ryōma 2006-10-06
Pelicula Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Naration 2006-04-08
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Blue Tears Cheese, Kamameshidon 2006-07-15
Pelicula Paprika, detective de los sueños Osanai Morio 2006-10-01
Pelicula Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Togusa/The Laughing Man 2005-01-01
Series Xenosaga: The Animation 2005-01-05
Pelicula Noche tormentosa (Stormy Night) Barry 2005-12-10
Pelicula Pokémon: Lucario y el misterio de Mew Mew 2005-07-16
Pelicula Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Togusa (voice) 2004-03-06
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Ruby's Wish Cheese 2003-07-12
Pelicula Tokyo Godfathers Taī Untenshu 2003-12-29
Pelicula Pokémon: Jirachi y los deseos Butler 2003-07-19
Series Capitán Herlock: La Odisea Sin Fin Captain Herlock 2002-12-21
Pelicula Millennium Actress Kagi no Kami 2002-09-14
Series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Laughing Man 2002-10-01
Series Kirby de las estrellas Unknown 2001-10-06
Pelicula Cowboy Bebop, la película: Llamando a las puertas del cielo Spike Spiegel 2001-09-01
Series 陽だまりの樹 Tezuka Ryoan 2000-04-04
Series Ai Kotoba wa Yuki 2000-07-06
Pelicula Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Kid's TV Host 2000-11-03
Pelicula Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Meier Link 2000-08-25
Series アレクサンダー戦記 Alexander senki 1999-09-14
Series Harlock Saga Captain Harlock 1999-01-25
Pelicula Pokémon: La película Mew 1998-07-18
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and his Strange Friend Cheese 1998-07-25
Series Cowboy Bebop Ein 1998-04-03
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow Cheese 1997-07-26
Pelicula Evangelion: Muerte y Renacimiento Ryôji Kaji (voice) 1997-03-15
Pelicula X: La película Sorata Arisugawa 1996-08-02
Series シャーマニックプリンセス Kagetsu 1996-06-07
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Baikinman and the 3-"Bai" Punch Cheese, Akakinman, Kabao-kun 1996-07-13
Pelicula Elf Princess Ren 1995-10-27
Pelicula Tokyo Revelation Akehiko 1995-04-20
Pelicula Compiler Festa 1995-12-21
Pelicula Rosa Magnética Miguel 1995-12-23
Pelicula Ghost in the Shell Togusa 1995-11-18
Pelicula Compiler 1994-03-05
Pelicula Darkside Blues Enzo 1994-10-08
Pelicula ワイルド7 Happyaku 1994-12-17
Series Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer Director 1993-03-03
Pelicula El Mundo de Rumiko 4: La Cicatriz de la Sirena Yūta 1993-09-24
Pelicula Ninja scroll Jubei Kibagami 1993-06-05
Pelicula Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure Kamameshidon 1993-07-17
Series Tokyo Babylon Yamagawa (voice) 1992-10-21
Series Ultraman: Towards the Future 1992-01-04
Pelicula El heroe legendario Melos 1992-07-25
Pelicula El mundo de Rumiko 3: El bosque de la sirena Yûta 1991-08-16
Series Los Gatos Samurai Karamaru 1990-09-03
Series 魔神英雄伝ワタル2 Wataribe Kurama 1990-03-09
Pelicula Guy: Double Target 1990-04-04
Series The Adventures of Peter Pan Cecco 1989-01-15
Pelicula Nicky, la aprendiz de bruja Bakery worker, policeman 1989-07-29
Pelicula Venus Wars Jeff 1989-03-11
Series Ranma ½ Ryoga Hibiki 1989-04-15
Series Granzort Shaman 1989-04-07
Pelicula Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Gyunei Guss 1988-03-12
Series 超音戦士ボーグマン Dust Jead 1988-04-13
Pelicula Armor Hunter Mellowlink Bolf 1988-11-21
Series Mashin Eiyuden Wataru 1988-04-15
Series 美味しんぼ Unknown 1988-10-17
Series 魔神英雄伝ワタル Wataribe Kurama 1988-04-16
Pelicula Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day Instructor 1988-10-08
Series Los Caballeros Blancos Guardock A 1987-04-12
Pelicula Lily C.A.T. Guy 1987-09-01
Series Bosco Adventure Otter 1986-10-06
Series Lupin the Third Zenigata Kouichi 1971-10-24