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Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫 Wakamoto Norio, born October 18, 1945) is a Veteran Japanese voice actor from Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and was raised in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture.

After graduation from Waseda University, Wakamoto initially found employment as a police officer assigned to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Anti-Riot Squad division before becoming a voice actor.

The quality of Wakamoto's voice is known for uniting astringency and sharpness, usually leading him to villainous roles in dubbing work and games, such as Cell in Dragon Ball Z, Emperor Charles Zi Britannia in Code Geass, Xemnas in the Kingdom Hearts series, Black Ghost in Cyborg 009, Vicious in Cowboy Bebop, among many others.

On adult animation titles and dating sims he goes by the alias "Hiruma Kyounosuke". He also holds the rank of 3-dan in both Shorinji Kempo and Kendo.

FilmographyEdit

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1980-1981 Captain Custer X-Bomber Garrick Hagon United Kingdom
1982 Sheriff Space Adventure Cobra Steve Bulen United States
1986 Vidminer Knume They Were Eleven Joe Romersa United States
1988-1994 Shikebaro (ep. 3) Crying Freeman Gregory Snegoff United States
1988-1989 Kaosu Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers David Kaye Canada
1989-1992 Oswald Lisker The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor Gary Dubin United States
1990-1991 Juzo Hasegawa Cyber City Oedo 808 Bob Sherman United Kingdom
1990-1991 Woodchuck Record of Lodoss War Jacques LeCann United States
1991 Samuel McCoy Burn-Up Aaron Krohn United States
1992-1993 Cell Dragon Ball Z Dameon Clarke United States
Dale Wilson Canada
1992-1998 Taiso Giant Robo: The Animation Steve Cassling United States
Marc Thompson (redub) United States
1992 Yūsuke Amade (ep. 6) Sailor Moon Keith Silverstein United States
1992-1993 Kengo Aiba Tekkaman Blade Simon Prescott United States
1992-1995 Gōki Yu Yu Hakusho Jeremy Inman United States
Chu Kent Williams
1993 Utsusu Mujuro Ninja Scroll Kirk Thornton United States
1996-1997 Cell Dragon Ball GT Ben Jeffery Canada
Dameon Clarke United States
1997-1998 Chief of Police Burn-Up Excess Jim Gallant United States
Restaurant Owner Ron West
1998-1999 Vicious Cowboy Bebop Skip Stellrecht United States
1999-2001 Falcon Monster Rancher Dale Wilson Canada
2000 Tokichi (ep. 176) Pokémon Rodger Parsons United States
2001-2002 Black Ghost / Scarl Cyborg 009 Richard Epcar United States
2001-2002 Richard Hellsing Hellsing Steven Brand United States
2001 Pero Metropolis Dave Mallow United States
2001 Narrator S-CRY-ed Kirk Thornton United States
2002-2003 Echigo Heat Guy J Doug Stone United States
2003 Kinso Pokémon Chronicles Christopher Collet United States
2009-
present
Celestial Spirit King Fairy Tail Cole Brown United States
2010-2011 Cell Dragon Ball Z Kai Dameon Clarke United States
2013 Father Balder Bayonetta: Bloody Fate J. Grant Albrecht United States
2014-2015 Cell Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Dameon Clarke United States
Jim Foronda (ep. 152)
2018 Pipimi (ep. 3b) Pop Team Epic Kent Williams United States