Kenji Utsumi

Kenji UtsumiJapanese

Date Of Birth: Aug 26, 1937
Birth Place: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Date Of Death: Jun 13, 2013
Cause Of Death: Cancerous peritonitis
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 181st All Time, 344th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Husband of Michiko Nomura
  • The dub-over voice of Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in the Nippon TV dub of the Star Wars trilogy
  • The dub-over voice of Quint (Robert Shaw) in the TBS TV and DVD dubs of Jaws
  • The dub-over voice of Victor Ipolitovich Komarovsky (Rod Steiger) in the DVD dub of Doctor Zhivago
  • The dub-over voice of Sheik Ilderim (Hugh Griffith) in the TV Asahi, 1990 Nippon TV and TV Tokyo dubs of Ben-Hur
  • The dub-over voice of Major Arnold Toht (Ronald Lacey) in the Nippon TV dub of Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The dub-over voice of Demetrius (Victor Mature) in the first television dub of The Robe
  • The dub-over voice of the Joker (Jack Nicholson) in the TV Asahi dub of Batman (1989)
  • The dub-over voice of Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The dub-over voice of Mike O'Halloran (Steve McQueen) in the TBS dub of The Towering Inferno
  • The dub-over voice of Zoltan Karpathy (Theodore Bikel) in the TV Asahi dub of My Fair Lady
  • The dub-over voice of Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) in the TV Asahi dub of Lawrence of Arabia
  • The dub-over voice of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the Rocky film series

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Credits On BTVA: 158 Roles from 133 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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8000 Saiyans
said at 3:07 PM on Mon Nov 6 2017
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His Shenron voice was so epic.
said at 8:40 PM on Wed May 4 2016
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said at 3:11 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
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Kenji definitely was one of those VAs with really powerful vocal chords.

Raoh had moments of intense screaming, and he nailed them incredibly well IMO.

R.I.P. Ken-Oh. The true master of fists.
said at 10:02 PM on Sun Feb 21 2016
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Fantastic loew baritone; of the greatest Japanese VO actors of hiis time.
said at 9:39 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
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He passed away recently.

He'll be missed :(
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Who's your favorite Kenji Utsumi role? *
Alex Louis Armstrong
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Zodd Nosferatu
8.3% (1 vote)
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