Justin Cook

Justin Cook


4/4/1982, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Justin Ryan Cook


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Justin started working for FUNimation Productions as an ADR Engineer. For roughly a year and a half, Justin worked with fellow voice director Christopher R. Sabbat. One day, Sabbat asked Justin to audition for a role in Dragonball Z. He did and he was landed the role of…more


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    • Justin : (asked if he knew he was going to be the producer & voice actor for Yu Yu Hakusho) Justin: No, I didn't have a single clue. As a matter of fact, in my mind it wasn't even an option. It just kind of fell in my lap the next day during auditions. My producer, Barry Watson, was in the room with us and upon having a long day of auditions with having nothing really jump out and grab us as the character voice for Yusuke, Barry had asked me to jump in the booth and so I did and then he sent me out of the room for about three hours or so and after a couple more auditions he came out and let me know that he wanted me to play the role as well as direct the series.

    • Rayreilee: How did you get interested in Yu Yu Hakusho?

      Justin: This is kind of funny... Cuz there really wasn't anything else to get intersted in. The honest truth of it is, at the time, FUNimation was really mainly just producing as far as anime was concerned, Dragon Ball Z. But we got two new shows in about the same time, one was called Blue Gender, which was a 26-episode sci-fi story, and Yu Yu Hakusho. I had kind of been given a bit of a promotion to test the water and see how I would do on directing a show and Yu Yu was the show that I was asked to work on. And so that being the first thing I ever got to work on I really gave it the extra effort if you will and I kind of just fell into the show upon trying to do some simple research and I just kind of ended up obsessing over it.

    • Gerry: How are you able to change your voice to do different characters?

      Justin: I think it's an immense pychotic behavior. Lol. No. I guess I look at it and say, 'Oh, it's easy.' But it's probably upon getting into the character. A character like Yusuke I can kind of get into his excitement and his charisma and where he wants to go and that kind of indicates where the voice is going to be. His voice of course if very close to my own, but then with a character on Dragon Ball Z like Raditz or Super Buu where we've got more of a villainous character, I can just kind of draw on, well I hate to say that I have a whole bunch of evil inside of me, but you know, I can just draw on some of the more barbaric mannerisms if you will.

    • Justin: I became a voice actor when I started up with FUNimation Productions as an ADR engineer, which is actually not the voice actor but it's the guy who records the voice actors. And for about a year and a half I worked with Chris Sabbat, who was our voice director, and he kind of trained me on everything I needed to know and he eventually asked if I'd audition for a role and I did. The first role I got was the role of Dende on Dragon Ball Z and then from there I just kept putting in my auditions and keeping my fingers crossed.

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  • The true Yusuke Urameshi!

    Justin Cook, a voice acting legend, was basically born for voice acting. His first roles were credited as Raditz, Dende, and Super Buu from Dragonball Z. He then went to voice acting Haru from Fruits Basket and after a few anime roles, he got the chance to play my favorite anime/manga character from my all time favorite anime/manga series. That's right - Justin plays Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho. Justin really knows how to act like Yusuke, with Yusuke's charisma and comic relief moments. He is also a line producer, an ADR engineer, and director. He's very talented. Overall, Justin Cook is an awesome voice actor, and deserves more credit.moreless
  • Such a great cast in the YU YU Hakusho! I love it much!

    Since I saw yyh first time, I'm still confused, who's really cast of Yusuke Urameshi in English and Japan. Then I bought YYH DVD series in DvD store at Mall. Well I got YYh tv series with english version. Then I saw Yusuke Urameshi first time. And he's voice is good and funny(I guess). So I want to find out his cast in english version. I saw the credits and the credits showed there's Yusuke w/ voice cast Justin Cook. I'm so anxious, who's Justin Cook anyway? So I try to look at Internet, and I found some biography about him. But Until now, I never saw his face yet.moreless