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Kōji Yada (矢田 耕司 Yada Kōji, April 15, 1933 - May 1, 2014) was a prominent veteran Japanese voice actor. Among his most recognized roles include voicing the Narrator in Mazinger Z, Dr. Gero in the Dragon Ball franchise and Elder Libra Dohko in Saint Seiya.

He was represented by Aoni Production. He passed away in his hometown of Tokyo on May 1, 2014 due to chronic kidney disease at the age of 81.

Dub Actors

Actor No. of Roles Country
Kent Williams 9 United States
Grant James 3 United States
Steve Kramer 2 United States
Mina E. Mina 2 Canada
Bob Papenbrook 2 United States
Michael Sorich 2 United States
Troy Baker 1 United States
Paul Bandey 1 France
Gregg Berger 1 United States
Richard Cansino 1 United States
Bill Colgate 1 Canada
Brian Dobson 1 Canada
Paul Dobson 1 Canada
Richard Epcar 1 United States
Bunker Jenkins 1 United States
Jonathan Love 1 Canada
Dave Mallow 1 United States
Ed Marcus 1 France
Carl Masterson 1 United States
John H. Mayer 1 United States
Jamie Meldrum 1 Singapore
Richard Newman 1 Canada
Robert O'Gorman 1 United States
Paul Ross 1 United States
Paul Sidello 1 United States
Barry Stigler 1 United States
John Swasey 1 United States
Kirk Thornton 1 United States
Lennie Weinrib 1 United States


Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1972-1974 Dr. Morimori Mazinger Z Paul Ross United States
Narrator Bunker Jenkins
Gregg Berger (ep. 52)
1972-1973 Captain Patch (eps. 24-25) Pinocchio: The Series ¿? Canada
1972 Coachman The Three Musketeers in Boots ¿? Canada
1974-1975 General Talan Space Battleship Yamato ¿? United States
1977-1978 Narrator Arrow Emblem: Hawk of the Grand Prix John H. Mayer United States
1978 General Talan Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato Steve Kramer United States
1978-1979 Fujiko's Thug (ep. 13) Lupin the 3rd Part II Kirk Thornton United States
Shakil (ep. 18) Richard Cansino
Chief (ep. 54) Bob Papenbrook
Taxi Driver (ep. 78)
1978-1979 General Talan Space Battleship Yamato II ¿? United States
1980-1981 Space Battleship Yamato III ¿? United States
1981 O'Brien Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck ¿? United States
1981 Gods The Fantastic Adventures of Unico Michael Sorich United States
1981 Grandfather Run, Melos! Richard Epcar United States
1982-1983 Dick Asimov Armored Fleet Dairugger XV Lennie Weinrib United States
1983 Monkey Aesop's Fables ¿? United States
1984-1987 The Colonel Fist of the North Star Barry Stigler United States
1986 Fist of the North Star: The Movie Dave Mallow United States
1986-1989 Roshi Saint Seiya Bill Colgate Canada
Paul Sidello United States
John Swasey United States
1988-1990 Scrooge (ep. 12) Ponkikki Meisaku World Richard Newman Canada
1989-1996 Dr. Gero Dragon Ball Z Kent Williams United States
Brian Dobson Canada
1990 Dr. Kochin Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Paul Dobson Canada
Paul Bandey France
Troy Baker United States
1992 Dr. Gero Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Kent Williams United States
Ed Marcus France
1992 Tung Fu Rae Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf Mina E. Mina Canada
1992 Wang Yun Great Conquest: The Romance of Three Kingdoms Steve Kramer United States
1993 Tung Fu Rae Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle Mina E. Mina Canada
1996-1997 Dr. Gero Dragon Ball GT Jonathan Love Canada
Kent Williams United States
Zeff One Piece Jamie Meldrum Singapore
Robert O'Gorman United States
Grant James United States
2002 Dr. Gero Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Kent Williams United States
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 United States
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi United States
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 United States
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 United States
2007 Zeff One Piece: Unlimited Adventure Grant James United States
2009-2011 Dr. Gero Dragon Ball Z Kai Kent Williams United States
2010-2012 Deckerdramon Digimon Fusion Michael Sorich United States
2012 Ryohei Mikami Another Carl Masterson United States
2014 Zeff One Piece 3D2Y: Overcoming Ace's Death! Luffy's Pledge to His Friends Grant James United States