Norio Wakamoto

Norio Wakamoto


10/18/1945, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture

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Norio Wakamoto was born on October 18, 1945 in Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and raised in Sakai (Osaka Prefecture).

He is one of the most famous and recognizable Japanese seiyus (voice actor), thanks to his deep voice, that granted him a role in numerous productions, from videogames to anime,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is a third-level Shorinji Kempo artist, and a second-level Kendo artist.

    • Wakamoto participated as a dubber in the Japanese release of these movies/TV shows (name of dubbed character in brackets):
      - Alien: Resurrection (Vriess)
      - Sin City (Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark)
      - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Lando Calrissian)
      - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Lando Calrissian)
      - Space: 1999 (Paul Morrow)
      - True Lies (Fuji-TV edition) (Aziz)
      - The Professionals (William Bodie)
      - Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Jake Slicker)
      - Who Dares Win (Captain Peter Skellen)
      - Prison Break (Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell)
      - The Mask (Mitch Kellaway)
      - The Dark Crystal (SkekZok)
      - X-Men (Mr. Sinister)

    • Wakamoto participated as a dubber in the production of these videogames (name of dubbed character in brackets):
      - Brave Story: New Traveler (Sogreth)
      - Capcom vs SNK (M. Bison)
      - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Dracula)
      - Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Dracula)
      - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Dracula)
      - Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (Dracula) - Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz (Daimon) - The Bouncer (Dauragon C. Mikado) - Blue Dragon (Nene) - Devil Kings (Oda Nobunaga)
      - Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (Zenon) - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series (Cell)
      - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series (Cell)
      - Final Fantasy IV (Rubicante)
      - Final Fantasy XII (Al-Cid Margrace)
      - The King of Fighters 2001 (Igniz)
      - The King of Fighters 2002 (Omega Rugal)
      - Kingdom Hearts II (Xemnas)
      - Grandia (Baal)
      - Guilty Gear series (Johnny)
      - Last Bronx (Tôru Kurosawa)
      - Luminous Arc (Andre)
      - Makai Kingdom: Chronicles Of The Sacred Tome (King Drake the Third)
      - Mega Man X6 (High Max)
      - Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (Gene)
      - Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story (Philip Hughes)
      - Muv-Luv (Paul Radhabinod)
      - Muv-Luv Alternative (Paul Radhabinod)
      - Odin Sphere (Hindel, Wraith)
      - Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (Ishida Mitsunari)
      - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (Akechi Mitsuhide)
      - Phantasy Star Universe (Renvolt Magashi)
      - SD Gundam G Generation (Doku Dâmu)
      - Sengoku Basara (Oda Nobunaga)
      - Skies of Arcadia (Gilder)
      - Soulcalibur IV (Yoshimitsu)
      - Super Dragon Ball Z (Cell)
      - Super Robot Wars (Neue Regisseur, Alan Brady, Shapiro Keats, Ôta Kôichirô, Maiya V. Buranshutain)
      - SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom (M. Bison)
      - Tales of Destiny (PS2) (Barbatos Goetia)
      - Tales of Destiny 2 (Barbatos Goetia)
      - Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 (Barbatos Goetia)
      - Tales of Innocence (Gardle)
      - Tenshi no Present - Marl Oukoku Monogatari (Fonfon, Guwanji)
      - Tsuyokiss (Tachibana Heizô)
      - Wild Arms 4 (Gawn Brawdia)
      - Wild Arms Alter Code: F (Siegfried/Zeikfried)

    • His blood type is B.

    • He is 1.67 m tall.

  • Quotes

  • Way better than all English voice actors!

    His deep tone voices are godly! I love his Engrish speech in Hellsing. That's how voice acting should be! He's 1,000 times better than Mel Blanc, Peter Cullen, Michael McConnohie, etc.