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Tesshô Genda
Tesshô Genda
Birthplace
Okayama Prefecture[1]
Birthdate
May 20, 1948[1]
Occupation
Voice Actor
First Work(s)
Gatchaman (TV Series)[1]
Active Years
1972-present
Notable Work(s)
Akira,
Ghost in the Shell


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Tesshō Genda (玄田 哲章 Genda Tessho?), born Mitsuo Yokoi (横居 光雄 Yokoi Mitsuo?) is a Japanese voice actor. He provided the voice of Stacker Pentecost in the Japanese dub[2] of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

Biography

Along with voice actors such as Akio Ōtsuka, Shigeru Chiba and Kōichi Yamadera, Genda is one of Japan's most prolific voice actors, with 234 roles credited to his name as of September 25, 2007.

He provided the voice of Optimus Prime/Convoy in the original Transformers series and the Japanese dub of the 2007 Transformers film directed by Michael Bay.

His work in animation includes, City Hunter, Cooking Papa, Crayon Shin-chan and Tigger in Winnie the Pooh multimedia. Aside from Optimus Prime, Genda also provides the voice of Batman in the character's respective live action and animated feature films.

Trivia

  • Genda's name is sometimes romanized in credits as Tessyou Genda, Tetsuaki Genda, and Tetsusyo Genda, though the latter two spelling/romanizations of his name are incorrect.
  • In February 2010, he received a Merit Award from the 4th Seiyu Awards.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tesshô Genda - Internet Movie Database.com
  2. Tomokazu Sugita, Megumi Hayashibara, Tohru Furuya Cast in Pacific Rim Film's Dub
  3. "Some of the 4th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Revealed". Anime News Network. February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2010.

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