Despite the Americanized name, Rick Hunter isn't all that different from his japanese counterpart Hikaru Ichijo. Rick Hunter starts out in the beginning of series as a young, peaceful, civilian pilot, but soon matures into more of fighter throughout the series. In all of Rick Hunter's appearances in the Robotech franchise he is voiced Tony Oliver.
Hikaru's VA is John Culkin In the infamous toho based dub of the compilation film Do You Remember Love? renamed "Super Spacefortress Macross" or the even more infamous edit "Clash of the Bionoids"
When ADV re-released Super Dimension Fortress Macross in 2005 a new english dub was produced with a more faithful script, Vic Mignonga was chosen to voice the main character Hikaru in this uncut english dub.