Gintoki Sakata is the main protagonist of Gintama. Gintoki spent his
childhood learning from Shoyo Yoshida alongside Kotaro Katsura and
Shinsuke Takasugi. During his adolescence, he fought alongside Katsura,
Takasugi, and Tatsuma Sakamoto in the Joi Wars against the Amanto,
earning the title of the White Yasha. After the end of the war, he opens
up Yorozuya (Odd Jobs) Gin-chan, taking all manner of requests. Gintoki
is irreverent, lazy, and self indulgent; he never pays his rent, he
never pays his employees Shinpachi and Kagura, and he blows all his money on
pachinko, sweet treats and booze. Nevertheless, he has the silver soul of a
samurai, an unbreakable sword that draws many to his side.
When Sentai Filmworks dubbed the Benizakura compilation movie, Chris
Patton played Gintoki. Crunchyroll then gave the third series of Gintama
to Ocean Productions, where Michael Daingerfield portrayed him.
For the Hulu dub of the first series, Gintoki was played by Roly