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Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔 Gōri Daisuke, February 8, 1952 – January 17, 2010) was a Japanese actor and voice actor from Kōtō, Tokyo. His real name, as well as his former stage name, was Yoshio Nagahori (長堀 芳夫 Nagahori Yoshio). He was affiliated with Aoni Production at the time of his death.

He was best known for his roles in the Dragon Ball series (as Mr. Satan and numerous other characters), Mobile Suit Gundam (as Dozle Zabi and Bask Om), Ninja Scroll (as Gemma Himuro), Kinnikuman (as Robin Mask), Patlabor (as Hiromi Yamazaki), Tekken (as Heihachi Mishima), and Soulcalibur (as Edge Master) - as well as his distinctive deep, booming voice.

On January 17, 2010 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Gōri was found lying on his stomach with blood dripping from his wrists in the middle of a street in Nakano, Tokyo by a passerby, who then notified the police. Authorities from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Nakano station discovered a note (with the words "I'm sorry" (ごめんね, Gomenne) and "Thank you" (ありがとう, Arigatō) scrawled on it) addressed to his family.

According to fellow voice actors, Gōri was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus a few years prior to his death and his vision was affected by retinal detachment as a result of the disease. Thus, without being about to watch animations and match his voice to how characters spoke, Gōri was unable to voice act and continue his passion and love in life, resulting in his tragic suicide.

FilmographyEdit

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1979-1980 Dozle Zabi Mobile Suit Gundam French Tickner Canada
1984 Space Pirate (ep. 46) Astro Boy Bob Gonzalez United States
1984 Diamond Fist of the North Star Peter Spellos United States
1984 Claude Leon Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross Greg Finley United States
1985-1986 Bask Om Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Noah Umholtz Canada
1986-1989 Turtle Dragon Ball Daniel Woren United States
Doug Parker Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
Dave Pettitt Canada
Ox-King Dave Ward Canada
Kyle Hebert United States
Dave Pettitt Canada
Captain Dark (ep. 49) Justin Cook United States
Corby Proctor Canada
Captain Yellow (ep. 58) Andrew Chandler United States
Ben Jeffery Canada
Gora (ep. 81) Mike McFarland United States
Steve Olson Canada
Antoine the Great (ep. 85) Chris Rager United States
Gerald Matthews Canada
Cymbal (eps. 104-105) Mark Orvik United States
Dean Galloway Canada
Drum (eps. 118-119) Bob Carter United States
Dave Pettitt Canada
1986 Turtle Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Daniel Woren United States
Doug Parker Canada
Doug Rand France
Christopher Sabat United States
1986 Uighur Fist of the North Star: The Movie Gregory Snegoff United States
1987 Turtle Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess
in Devil's Castle
Christopher Sabat United States
Doug Rand France
Ghastel Mike McFarland United States
Paul Bandey France
1988-1994 Jigon (ep. 3) Crying Freeman Sean Barrett United Kingdom
Mike Reynolds United States
1988-1989 Dr. Shahah (eps. 3-4) Dominion Tank Police Peter Marinker United Kingdom
1988 Turtle Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Daniel Woren United States
Christopher Sabat United States
1988-1989 Saranbou Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers Richard Newman Canada
1989-1996 Mr. Satan Dragon Ball Z Chris Rager United States
Don Brown Canada
Ox-King Dave Ward
Mark Britten
(eps. 88-193)
United States
Kyle Hebert
(remastered dub)
King Yemma Ward Perry Canada
Dale Wilson
Chris Rager United States
Turtle Scott McNeil Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
Porunga
(eps. 100-286)
Richard Newman Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
King Cold Brad Jackson
Vinegar John Freeman
Shorty
(ep. 17)
Paul Dobson Canada
Phil Parsons United States
Mez
(ep. 280)
Mike McFarland
Scott McNeil Canada
1989 Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Dave Ward Canada
David Gasman France
Kyle Hebert United States
1989-1992 Derzerb The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor Dan Lorge United States
1990 Misokatsun Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Ward Perry Canada
Ed Marcus France
Robert McCollum United States
Turtle Scott McNeil Canada
Doug Rand France
Christopher Sabat United States
1991 Wings Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Chris Rager United States
David Gasman France
1993 Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks Mark Britten United States
Kyle Hebert
(remastered dub)
Paul Bandey France
1993 Mr. Satan Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Chris Rager United States
Paul Bandey France
1993 Himaro Genma Ninja Scroll Richard Epcar United States
1994 Mr. Satan Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Chris Rager United States
1994 Edmond Honda Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Richard Epcar United States
1995 Mr. Satan Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Chris Rager United States
King Yemma
1995-1996 George Black Gunsmith Cats Rick Peeples United States
1995 Shabranigdo The Slayers Micheal J. Haigney United States
1996-1997 Mr. Satan Dragon Ball GT Dave Pettitt Canada
Chris Rager United States
King Yemma Tommy James Canada
Chris Rager United States
1996 Turtle Dragon Ball: The Path to Power Christopher Sabat United States
1997 Pig (ep. 17) Slayers TRY Anthony Salerno United States
1998-1999 Fatty River (ep. 6) Cowboy Bebop ¿? United States
1998 Descartes (ep. 1) Trigun Joe Romersa United States
1999 Attalos Reign: The Conqueror Beau Billingslea United States
2000-2004 Kyokotsu
(eps. 102, 110)
InuYasha Dave Ward Canada
2001-2009 Dorry One Piece Bob Carter United States
Jimbei (1st voice) Daniel Baugh
2001 Mikio
(ep. 188)
Pokémon ¿? United States
2003-2004 Dominic LeCoulte Fullmetal Alchemist Matthew Tompkins United States
2004-2012 Dondochakka Birstanne Bleach Pete Sepenuk United States
2004-2005 Matsunosuke Shibui Samurai Champloo Beau Billingslea United States
2006-2007 Mototsugu Shirahama Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple John Swasey United States
2009-2010 Ox-King (eps. 4-18) Dragon Ball Z Kai Kyle Hebert United States
King Yemma Chris Rager
Porunga (ep. 36) Christopher Sabat
2009 Gori Rider Redline Paul St. Peter United States
2009 Shabranigdo The Slayers Evolution-R Marc Thompson United States
2010 Commander (ep. 7) Halo Legends Christopher Ayres United States