Tessho Genda

Tessho Genda


5/20/1948, Okayama, Japan

Birth Name

Mitsuo Yokoi



Also Known As

Tetsuaki Genda, Genda Tesshou, Genda Tessyo, Teesho Kenda, Tessyo Genda, Pirouette Genda, Genda Tessho, Yokoi Mitsuo, Tesshou Genda, Genda Tetsuyo, Tetsuyo Genda, Genda Tetsuaki, Tesshô Genda
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Tessho Genda is a voice actor for 81produce. He has participated in numerous anime shows and dubbing for live action movies and video games. Some of his noteable roles include Optimus Prime in the Transformers shows, Rei in Urusei Yatsura, Shuu in Dragon Ball, Suppaman in Dr. Slump,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tessho Genda is the voice of Tsuyoshi Mokoyama in the Japanese version of Yakitate!! Japan.

    • He voiced the Bear King in the movie One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure.

    • He is the voice of NHK's mascot Domo-kun.

    • Because he had experience with ballet, he was known by the nickname "Pirouette Genda."

    • He has hosted Bandai commercials.

    • He did narration on Mahou Sentai Magiranger.

    • He voiced Raoh in the 2006 CG animated short film Hokuto no Ken: Legend of Heroes.

    • His blood type is AB.

    • Like his Canadian counterpart Peter Cullen, Tessho reprised the role of Optimus Prime in the Japanese dub of the 2007 Transformers movie.

    • Tessho Genda is the voice of Younger Toguro in the Japanese version of Yu Yu Hakusho.

    • Genda participated as a dubber in the Japanese release of these movies/TV shows (name of dubbed character in brackets):
      - Batman: The Animated Series (Batman/Bruce Wayne)
      - Seinfeld (George Costanza)
      - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Benjamin Sisko)
      - From Hell (Sergeant Peter Godley)
      - Garfield (Garfield)
      - Vidoq (Vidoq)
      - Hannibal (Barney Matthews)
      - Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
      - Looney Tunes (Foghorn Leghorn)
      - Mrs. Doubtfire (Frank Hillard)
      - Godzilla: Final Wars (Captain Douglas Gordan)
      - Beethoven's 2nd (George Newton)
      - The Rescuers (Wilbur)
      - Sesame Street (Terry)
      - Suburban Commando (Shep Ramsey)
      - Small Soldiers (Major Chip Hazard)
      - Riptide (Cody Allen)
      - Speed (Lt. Herb McMahon)
      - The Glimmer Man (Lt. Jack Cole)
      - Bandits (Darren Head)
      - Breakdown (Warren Barr)
      - Winnie the Pooh (Tigger)

    • Along with such well-known seiyu such as Akio Otsuka,Shigeru Chiba and Koichi Yamadera, Genda is one of Japan's most prolific voice actors, with 234 roles credited to his name as of September 25, 2007

    • Genda participated as a dubber in the production of these videogames
      (name of dubbed character in brackets):
      - Aijto 3 (Astro Bomber)
      - Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny (Hagel)
      - Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (Azul)
      - Final Fantasy IV DS (Yang Fang Leiden)
      - God of Wars (Kratos)
      - Jashin Valvalga (Raita Hokuto)
      - Kessen (Ieyasu Tokugawa)
      - Kingdom Hearts II (Tigger)
      - Mashin Eiyuden Wataru: Another Step (Ryujinmaru, Tensho Ryujinmaru)
      - Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren no Yabo (Slegger Law, Rommei, Kelly Layzner)
      - Namco x Capcom (Mike Haggar)
      - Onimusna 3 (Tadakatsu Heihachiro Honda)
      - Phantom Kingdom (The Top of Jashin Valvalga, Mickey)
      - Rockman Dash series (Teisel Bonne)
      - Rockman X 7 (Soldier Stoneking, Hellride Inobuski)
      - Sengoku Basara (Shingen Takeda)
      - Capcom vs. SNK (Zangief)
      - Splinter Cell (Sam Fisher)
      - Street Fighter EX (Guile)
      - Super Robot Wars (Slegger Law, Kelry Layzner, Jiro Godai)
      - Tales of Destiny (Mighty Kong man)
      - Tales of Phantasia (Mars) (PSP Version)
      - Tengai Makyo III (Taojiriosu)

    • He is employed by the talent management firm 81 produce.

  • Quotes

  • This man is god

    He voices Optimus Prime and so many others I really love this guy he is one the best voice actors japan has this guy is a god of voice acting Iv'e also heard him as the kyubi on Naruto which is cool cause he has the same seiyu as Optimus Prime man this guy is so talented he even has so many dubbing roles in japan this man is so talented he sounds so mighty this man is god wow man I hate having to long reviews it's so hard doing that I wish it would be easer with writing reviews.moreless