Kenji Utsumi (内海 賢二 Utsumi Kenji, August 26, 1937 – June 13, 2013) was a veteran Japanese actor and voice actor from Kitakyūshū, affiliated with the self-founded Ken Production. With a career that exceeded five decades, he was one of the most recognized seiyūs in Japan.

He is best known for his roles in Sally the Witch (as Sally's Papa), Fist of the North Star (as Raoh and Kaioh), Dr. Slump (as Senbei Norimaki), the Dragon Ball series (as Shenron, Commander Red and Recoome), Fullmetal Alchemist (as Alex Louis Armstrong), and Fighting Spirit (as Coach Kamogawa). He was also the official dub-over artist for actors such as Steve McQueen, Sammy Davis, Jr., Victor Mature, and Robert Shaw.

In 2009, he received a lifetime achievement award at the third Seiyu Awards.

Utsumi's final work was his reprisal of Shenron for the 2013 film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Kenji Utsumi passed away from peritoneal cancer on June 13, 2013, at the age of 75. He was married to fellow voice actress Michiko Nomura at the time of his death.

Dub Actors

Actor No. of Titles Country
Christopher Sabat 13 Flag United States
Don Brown 6 Flag Canada
Ed Marcus 5 Flag France
Tom Wyner 3 Flag United States
Richard Epcar 2 Flag United States
Josh Martin 2 Flag United States
Doug Parker 2 Flag Canada
Sean Schemmel 2 Flag United States
Markham Anderson 1 Flag United States
Brice Armstrong 1 Flag United States
Paul Bandey 1 Flag France
Maddie Blaustein 1 Flag United States
Wally Burr 1 Flag United States
Justin Cook 1 Flag United States
Jack Curtis 1 Flag United States
Bernard Erhard 1 Flag United States
Jodi Forrest 1 Flag France
Kyle Hebert 1 Flag United States
A.J. Henderson 1 Flag Canada
Adam Hunter 1 Flag Canada
Tommy James 1 Flag Canada
David Kaye 1 Flag Canada
Mike Kleinhenz 1 Flag United States
Steve Kramer 1 Flag United States
Robert McCollum 1 Flag United States
Michael McConnohie 1 Flag United States
Scott McNeil 1 Flag Canada
Ray Owens 1 Flag United States
Phil Parsons 1 Flag United States
Dido de la Paz 1 Flag Philippines
Rick Peeples 1 Flag United States
Dave Pettitt 1 Flag Canada
Jamieson Price 1 Flag United States
P.J. Ramos 1 Flag Philippines
Roger Rhodes 1 Flag Canada
Kevin Seymour 1 Flag United States
John Snyder 1 Flag United States
Paul St. Peter 1 Flag United States
Barry Stigler 1 Flag United States
Marc Thompson 1 Flag United States
Bill Tost 1 Flag United States
Noah Umholtz 1 Flag Canada
Eric Vale 1 Flag United States
Kent Williams 1 Flag United States
Robert Winckler 1 Flag United States
Daniel Woren 1 Flag United States


Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1967-1968 Mazo Phantaman ¿? Tokyo, Japan
1967-1968 Inspector Rokugō Speed Racer Jack Curtis United States
1969 Daniel The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots Ray Owens United States
1975 Chief Tenchi Tekkaman: The Space Knight Robert Winckler United States
1977-1978 General Bergan Voltes V Dido de la Paz Philippines
P.J. Ramos
1980 Injun Joe
(eps. 38-49)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom Wyner United States
1980 Dracula Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned United States
1982-1983 Captain Gaspard The Mysterious Cities of Gold A.J. Henderson Canada
1984-1987 Roah Fist of the North Star John Snyder United States
1986-1989 Shenron Dragon Ball Doug Parker Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
Dave Pettitt Canada
Commander Red Josh Martin United States
Noah Umholtz Canada
Tournament Announcer Eric Vale United States
Tommy James Canada
Senbei Norimaki Brice Armstrong United States
Adam Hunter Canada
Master Mutaito Phil Parsons United States
Roger Rhodes Canada
1986 Shenron Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Steve Kramer United States
Doug Parker Canada
Ed Marcus France
Christopher Sabat United States
1986 Roah Fist of the North Star: The Movie Wally Burr United States
1986 Geobaldi Outlanders Kevin Seymour United States
Sean Schemmel United States
1988 Mercenary Tao Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Michael McConnohie United States
Kent Williams United States
Tournament Announcer Daniel Woren United States
Justin Cook United States
1989-1996 Shenron Dragon Ball Z Don Brown Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
Recoome David Kaye Canada
Christopher Sabat United States
1989 Shenron Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Don Brown Canada
Ed Marcus France
Christopher Sabat United States
1989 King Morpheus Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Bernard Erhard United States
1990 Shenron Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Don Brown Canada
Ed Marcus France
Christopher Sabat United States
1990 Horned Gang Leader Dragon Ball Z: Bardock -
the Father of Goku
Kyle Hebert United States
Paul Bandey France
1990 Rasin Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Don Brown Canada
Scott McNeil Canada
Jodi Forrest France
Robert McCollum United States
Shenron Don Brown Canada
Ed Marcus France
Christopher Sabat United States
1991 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug United States
Ed Marcus France
1991 Inspector Dark Sukeban Deka Rick Peeples United States
1995 Vega Street Fighter II V Tom Wyner United States
Markham Anderson United States
Mike Kleinhenz
1996 Shenron Dragon Ball: The Path to Power Christopher Sabat United States
Commander Red Josh Martin
1997 Gordeau Lupin the 3rd: Island of Assassins Sean Schemmel United States
1998-1999 Siniz Hesap
Lütfen Appledelhi
Cowboy Bebop Barry Stigler United States
1998 Duuz (ep. 19) Outlaw Star Richard Epcar United States
2000-2002 Genji Kamogawa Fighting Spirit United States
2000 King Daku Mushrambo Paul St. Peter United States
2001-2002 Black Ghost Brain #1 Cyborg 009 Jamieson Price United States
2002-2006 King of Mirage
Kingdom (eps. 44-45)
Pokémon Advanced Generation Maddie Blaustein United States
2003-2004 Alex Louis Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist Christopher Sabat United States
2009-2010 Shenron Dragon Ball Z Kai United States
2009-2010 Alex Louis Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood United States
2009 Dun (ep. 2) The Slayers Evolution-R Marc Thompson United States
2011 King of the Vale Pokémon the Movie: Black/White
- Victini & Reshiram/Zekrom
Bill Tost United States
2013 Shenron Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Christopher Sabat United States