Richard Ian Cox

Richard Ian Cox

Date Of Birth: Oct 3, 1973
Birth Place: St. Asaph, Wales, UK

Popularity: 142nd All Time, 182nd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Is fluent in French.

Practices judo, cycling, skating, and horseback riding.

Started acting at the age of nine.

During his free time, he teaches acting at Tarlington Training in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Has a tattoo of a Welsh dragon holding an English flag.  

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THE VOICES OF Richard Ian Cox

Credits On BTVA: 71 Roles from 43 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 8:38 AM on Thu Apr 21 2016
 1 Shout Out!
He is voice is so badass, he's propably my favorite voice in anime he really is the quintessential voice of thoughtless jerks that have huge hearts
said at 9:36 PM on Mon Mar 28 2016

Is this a real clip of him as Goku? Or is it fake?
said at 2:16 AM on Mon Apr 18 2016
@GreenGoblin75 that's definitely from Inuyasha
said at 2:10 PM on Sat Oct 3 2015
Happy Birthday Inuyasha, Male Ranma, Ian Kelley, and Philip the Unicorn.
said at 1:51 PM on Sat Oct 3 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Richard Ian Cox!

He's gotta be the perfect actor for hot-blooded jerkasses with hearts of gold. In my opinion, this man was born to voice InuYasha. Like he's absolutely perfect, nailing his often grumpy and cocky personality as well as be able to handle his more emotional moments all the same. InuYasha as many people may know was my gateway anime so Richard's performance has a special place in my heart. My 2nd favourite role of his would be Allelujah Haptism as well as his evil split personality Hallelujah. Allelujah is a bit of a subversion of his usual typecast since he's a lot more quieter and more subdued...well initially at least, this guy character is more or less Gundam's answer to Bruce Banner with Hallelujah being The Hulk, the raging monster within, this is such an excellent performance.

I also loved his other performances as Kai Shiden, Shani Andras, Tolle Koenig, Ian Kelley, Scattorshot, Quicksilver, Burnerman.EXE, Snails and Grampa Gruff.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how he'll pull off Son Goku in the Ocean dub for DBZ Kai. It's a bit of a strange choice initially like InuYasha as Goku but Goku is honestly the total inverse of InuYasha in like every way and Richard can totally pull off a hot blooded lovable idiot, this should actually work really well. I have a feeling he will become my new favourite Ocean Goku..if or when that dub ever comes out.
said at 3:23 AM on Wed Sep 2 2015
Does anyone know why Goku from Dragon Ball Z Kai is on this guy's list of characters he's voiced?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:26 AM on Wed Sep 2 2015
It was confirmed that he will voice Goku in Ocean's dub of DBZ Kai.
said at 12:57 AM on Thu Sep 3 2015
@Music Meister Ah, okay. I didn't think Ocean would dub DBZ Kai, considering that there already is an english version of it. :P
said at 8:54 AM on Thu Sep 3 2015
@Music Meister Also, I'm wondering, how did Ocean get the rights to dub kai if funimation owns the rights? Does funimation only own the rights to the american dub or something?
said at 9:38 AM on Thu Sep 3 2015
@AmericanBuizel I don't know what it is but it's something that has to do with something that dates back to the 1996 dub. Also the UK got Funimation's dub
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
So now Miroku AND Inuyasha have been Goku.
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@Metabad acually Miroku is voiced by Kirby Morrow
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@tmnisaac That's his point. Kirby Morrow voiced Goku in the last part of the Ocean dub.
said at 2:55 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@NCZ oh, sorry, i confused myself :/
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:42 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
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So he's the next Goku? I'm not sure what to think about that.
said at 5:07 PM on Wed Jul 1 2015
@Nightmare-Crusher Yeah i didn't expect that to happen either.
said at 3:15 AM on Wed Sep 2 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Wait, he's going to be the next Goku?
said at 2:57 PM on Sat Jan 30 2016
@Nightmare Crusher
Kind of an odd decision given he's voiced Ranma and Inuyasha before, but hopefully he tries something different for Goku (assuming Ocean Kai ever comes out).
said at 7:43 PM on Sun Jul 20 2014
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From the info we got from KaiserNeko, this guy or Allesandro Juliani possibly could be the new voice for Goku in Dragon Ball Z Kai for the alternate canadian dub!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:01 PM on Mon Jul 21 2014
@munsonx4 I still would rather have a woman voice the part, but out of those two, I'm definitely preferring Cox.
said at 9:51 PM on Mon Jul 21 2014
@CatsTuxedo I don't know. After listening to some of Juliani's other voice over roles I think he'd be a good Goku.
said at 1:51 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
@CatsTuxedo Well Kazenshuu Forums just revealed that Ian Richard Cox is the new Goku for DBZ Kai! So looks like you got what you wanted!
said at 10:25 PM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Anyone know he was the main character in the Black Stallion TV series?
Artemis Panther
said at 5:03 PM on Fri Mar 21 2014
Anyone else think he'd be a good Joker?
Madness Abe
said at 6:49 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, Inuyasha!
said at 2:49 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
One of my very favorite voice actors~! :3
said at 7:13 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
I love you! I love My little Pony AND InuYasha a weird mix up huh?
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Richard Ian Cox role? *
69.5% (41 votes)
6.8% (4 votes)
Allelujah Haptism
5.1% (3 votes)
5.1% (3 votes)
Ranma Saotome (Male)
5.1% (3 votes)
Kirby Kowalski
1.7% (1 vote)
Trap Stilton
1.7% (1 vote)
Big Billy
1.7% (1 vote)
Bit Cloud
1.7% (1 vote)
Kai Shiden
1.7% (1 vote)
59 Total Votes
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Bit Cloud
Bit Cloud
Kai Shiden
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Big Billy
Big Billy
Ranma Saotome (Male)
Ranma Saotome (Male)