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Jōji Yanami (八奈見 乗児 Yanami Jōji, born Shigemitsu Shirato (白土 繁満 Shirato Shigemitsu), on August 30, 1931) is a retired Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with Aoni Production.

Some of his major voice roles include Dr. Brief, Kaiō-sama (King Kai), Babidi and the Narrator in the Dragon Ball franchise, Professor Isaac Gilmore in the original Cyborg 009 series, Gennai in Digimon Adventure and Dr. Yumi in Mazinger Z.

On September 25, 2015, Toei Animation announced that Yanami would be taking medical leave from Dragon Ball Super for an indefinite amount of time. His roles as the narrator and Kaiō-sama were passed to Naoki Tatsuta.

Dub Actors

Actor No. of Titles Country
Kyle Hebert 27 United States
Ed Marcus 17 France
Sean Schemmel 15 United States
Flavio Romeo 7 United States
Chris Forbis 5 United States
Richard Newman 5 Canada
Paul Bandey 4 France
Doc Harris 4 Canada
Michael McConnohie 4 United States
Duncan Brannan 3 United States
Jonathan Keeble 3 United Kingdom
Dale D. Kelly 3 United States
Ted Lehmann 3 United States
Doc Morgan 3 United States
Steve Olson 3 Canada
Mike Reynolds 3 United States
Brice Armstrong 2 United States
Don Brown 2 Canada
Andrew Chandler 2 United States
Jim Conrad 2 Canada
Paul Dobson 2 Canada
Dean Galloway 2 Canada
Adam Hunter 2 Canada
Terry Klassen 2 Canada
Simon Prescott 2 United States
Philip Proctor 2 United States
Christopher Sabat 2 United States
Michael Sorich 2 United States
Mark Stoddard 2 United States
John Swasey 2 United States
French Tickner 2 Canada
Jeff Bennett 1 United States
David Bridges 1 Hong Kong
John Burgmeier 1 United States
Bill Capizzi 1 United States
Dameon Clarke 1 United States
Ron Gans 1 United States
Dan Gascon 1 Canada
David Gasman 1 France
Dan Green 1 United States
Dean Hagopian 1 Canada
Stuart Halpryn 1 United States
Cliff Harrington 1 Japan
Stuart Zagnit 1 United States
Dale Hemmond 1 United States
John Hostetter 1 United States
Grant James 1 United States
Rick Jones 1 Canada
Steve Kramer 1 United States
Gerald Matthews 1 Canada
Robert McCollum 1 United States
Mike McFarland 1 United States
Scott McNeil 1 Canada
Joseph Murray 1 Singapore
Garry Peters 1 United States
Patrick Pinney 1 United States
Corby Proctor 1 Canada
Jay Rath 1 United States
Paul Ross 1 United States
Richard Rossner 1 United States
Michael Sinterniklaas 1 United States
Marc Smith 1 United Kingdom
Gregory Snegoff 1 United States
Michael Sousa 1 United States
John Stocker 1 Canada
Rik Thomas 1 Hong Kong
Kirk Thornton 1 United States
Bill Townsley 1 United States
Eric Vale 1 United States
David Vincent 1 United States
Ken Webster 1 United States
Travis Willingham 1 United States
Jeff Winkless 1 United States
Dave Wittenberg 1 United States
Mike Worman 1 Japan
Tom Wyner 1 United States

Filmography

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1971 Count Animal Treasure Island ¿? United States
1972-1974 Dr. Gennosuke Yumi Mazinger Z Dale Hemmond United States
Paul Ross United States
Patrick Pinney (ep. 30)
1973 Old Bear Panda's Adventures ¿? United States
1975-1976 Grocky Time Bokan Richard Rossner United States
Gregory Snegoff United States
1976 Mayor Puss 'n Boots Travels Around the World ¿? United States
1977-1979 Prime Minister Captain Harlock John Hostetter United States
Bill Capizzi United States
Dr. Zero Ted Lehmann
1977-1980 Psychiatrist (ep. 13) Lupin the 3rd Part II Simon Prescott United States
Doctor (ep. 59) ¿?
Guinness (ep. 74) ¿?
1980-1981 Dr. Baribari (ep. 32) Astro Boy Jay Rath United States
1980 Professor
Isaac Gilmore
Cyborg 009: The Legend of the Super Galaxy Cliff Harrington Tokyo, Japan
1981 Gods The Fantastic Adventures of Unico Ron Gans United States
1981 Inspector Belbeau Frankenstein Steve Kramer United States
1981 Minister Swan Lake Mike Worman Tokyo, Japan
Ted Lehmann United States
1982 Tin Woodman The Wizard of Oz John Stocker Canada
1983 Tortoise Aesop's Fables ¿? United States
1983-1984 Mr. Pepperpot Mrs. Pepperpot Rick Jones Canada
1984 Father Birth Garry Peters United States
1984 Gikkuri Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jeff Bennett United States
1985-1986 Duke Fastener Button Nose Mike Reynolds United States
1986-1989 Narrator Dragon Ball Michael McConnohie United States
Jim Conrad Canada
Brice Armstrong United States
Steve Olson Canada
Dr. Brief Chris Forbis United States
Corby Proctor Canada
King Furry Kyle Hebert United States
Steve Olson Canada
Dr. Flappe (ep. 42) Eric Vale United States
Adam Hunter Canada
Mousse (ep. 128) John Burgmeier United States
Adam Hunter Canada
Master Roshi (ep. 137) Mike McFarland United States
Dean Galloway Canada
David Bridges Hong Kong
Old Scientist (ep. 150) Robert McCollum United States
Gerald Matthews Canada
1986 Narrator Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Michael McConnohie United States
Jim Conrad Canada
Ed Marcus France
John Swasey United States
1986 Galf Fist of the North Star: The Movie Tom Wyner United States
1986-1987 Mayor Dandy Lion Maple Town Ted Lehmann United States
1986-1989 Elena's Grandfather Saint Seiya Stuart Halpryn United States
1986-1987 General Guph The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Dean Hagopian Canada
1987 Narrator Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess
in Devil's Castle
Christopher Sabat United States
Ed Marcus France
1987-1989 Dog (ep. 1) Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics Michael Sorich United States
Friday (eps. 11-13)
Sultan (ep. 19) ¿?
Old Samuel (ep. 41) Jeff Winkless
1988 Narrator Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Michael McConnohie United States
Christopher Sabat United States
Ed Marcus France
1988-1989 Buaku Dominion Tank Police Marc Smith United Kingdom
1989-1996 King Kai Dragon Ball Z Don Brown Canada
Sean Schemmel United States
Dr. Brief Paul Dobson Canada
Chris Forbis United States
Scott McNeil Canada
King Furry Kyle Hebert United States
Richard Newman Canada
Babidi Duncan Brannan United States
Terry Klassen Canada
Narrator Doc Harris
Dale D. Kelly
(original; eps. 68-194)
United States
Kyle Hebert
(remastered)
United States
1989 Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Doc Harris Canada
Ed Marcus France
Kyle Hebert United States
1989-1992 Kimen Calligraphy Teacher (ep. 79) Ranma ½ Terry Klassen Canada
Harumaki (ep. 144) Richard Newman
1990 Narrator Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Doc Harris Canada
Ed Marcus France
Kyle Hebert United States
1990 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Don Brown Canada
Paul Bandey France
Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Doc Harris Canada
Ed Marcus France
Kyle Hebert United States
1990 Planthorr Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - the Father of Goku Justin Cook United States
Paul Bandey France
Narrator Dale D. Kelly
(original)
United States
Kyle Hebert
(remastered)
United States
Ed Marcus France
1991 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Sean Schemmel United States
Paul Bandey France
Dr. Brief Chris Forbis United States
Paul Bandey France
Narrator Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1991 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1992 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1992 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1993 Narrator Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks Dale D. Kelly
(original)
United States
Kyle Hebert
(remastered)
United States
Ed Marcus France
1993 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary
Super Saiyan
Sean Schemmel United States
Ed Marcus France
Dr. Brief Chris Forbis United States
David Gasman France
Narrator Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1993 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Sean Schemmel United States
Ed Marcus France
Narrator Kyle Hebert United States
Ed Marcus France
1993 Jubei Yamada Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle French Tickner Canada
1993 Dr. Hidezaburo Kitaguchi The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Stuart Zagnit United States
1993-1994 Professor Kishin Corps Paul Dobson Canada
1993-1994 Grocky Time Bokan: Royal Revival Flavio Romeo United States
Boyakki
Tobokke
Sekobicchi
Juri Kokematsu
Kosuinen
Daseinen
1994 Narrator Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming Kyle Hebert United States
1994 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly United States
1994 Jubei Yamada Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture French Tickner Canada
1995 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Kyle Hebert
1995 Phillip Lupin the 3rd: Farewell to Nostradamus Dameon Clarke United States
1995 Narrator Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Kyle Hebert United States
1996 Dragon Ball: The Path to Power Brice Armstrong United States
1996-1997 King Kai Dragon Ball GT Dean Galloway Canada
Sean Schemmel United States
King Furry Dan Gascon Canada
Kyle Hebert United States
Narrator Steve Olson Canada
Andrew Chandler United States
1997 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy United States
Ed Marcus France
1999 Professor Ape Escape Michael Sousa United States
¿? United Kingdom
1999-2000 Gennai Digimon Adventure Mike Reynolds United States
1999-
present
Mayor Boodle One Piece Joseph Murray Singapore
Michael Sinterniklaas United States
Mark Stoddard United States
Gan Fall John Swasey
2000 Gennai Digimon: The Movie Mike Reynolds United States
2000-2004 Totosai InuYasha Richard Newman Canada
Rik Thomas Hong Kong
2001-2002 Xuanwomon Digimon Tamers Dave Wittenberg United States
2001-2002 Dr. Gennosuke Yumi Mazinkaiser Ken Webster United States
2002 Professor Ape Escape 2 Jonathan Keeble United Kingdom
Dan Green United States
2002 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2003 Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Chris Forbis United States
Babidi Duncan Brannan
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2003 Totosai InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Richard Newman Canada
2004 Professor Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed Simon Prescott United States
2004 Hokusai Hanaukyo Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite Kirk Thornton United States
2005 Professor Ape Escape: On the Loose Philip Proctor United States
Jonathan Keeble United Kingdom
Ape Escape 3 Philip Proctor United States
Jonathan Keeble United Kingdom
2005 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2005-2006 Old Man (eps. 38-39) Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Grant James United States
2006 Babidi Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Duncan Brannan United States
King Kai Sean Schemmel
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2007 Babidi Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Bill Townsley United States
King Kai Sean Schemmel
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2009-2011 King Kai Dragon Ball Z Kai Sean Schemmel United States
Dr. Brief Mark Stoddard
King Furry Kyle Hebert
Narrator Doc Morgan
2009-2010 Totosai InuYasha: The Final Act Richard Newman Canada
2010-2012 Karatenmon Digimon Fusion Travis Willingham United States
2013 King Kai Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Kyle Hebert
2014-2015 King Kai Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator Doc Morgan
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Kyle Hebert United States
2015 King Kai
(eps. 1-12)
Dragon Ball Super Michael McConnohie United States
Sean Schemmel United States
Narrator
(eps. 1-12)
David Vincent United States
Doc Morgan United States
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