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Kiyoshi Kobayashi (小林 清志 Kobayashi Kiyoshi, January 11, 1933 – July 30, 2022) was a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator from Tokyo, Japan.

He was best known for his role as Daisuke Jigen in the Lupin III franchise. In 2021, he retired from his role as the voice of the character, after over 50 years of service.

His talent management agency Haikyo announced that he died on July 30, 2022, due to pneumonia.

Dub Actors[]

Actor No. of Roles Country
Richard Epcar 14 United States
Christopher Sabat 11 United States
Steve Bulen 3 United States
Daniel Woren 3 United States
Eric Meyers 2 United Kingdom
Cris George 1 United States
J.S. Gilbert 1 United States
Cliff Harrington 1 Japan
Bob Sessions 1 United Kingdom
Grant James 1 United States
Bob Joles 1 United States
Steve Kramer 1 United States
George Manley 1 United States
Edward Mannix 1 United States
Steve Powell 1 United States
Keith Howard 1 United States
John Snyder 1 United States
French Tickner 1 Canada

Filmography[]

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1971-1972 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd Richard Epcar United States
1977-1980 Lupin the 3rd Part 2 Steve Bulen
(eps. 145 & 155)
United States
Richard Epcar United States
1978 Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo Cliff Harrington Tokyo, Japan
Steve Bulen United States
Eric Meyers United Kingdom
Richard Epcar United States
1979 Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro Steve Bulen United States
John Snyder United States
1983 General T. Jefferson Golgo 13: The Professional Edward Mannix United States
1985 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Legend of the Gold of Babylon Richard Epcar United States
1986 Valhiss Amon Saga Keith Howard United States
1988 Rebi Ra Demon City Shinjuku Bob Sessions United Kingdom
1989 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Bye, Bye, Lady Liberty Eric Meyers United Kingdom
1991 Gillet Krueger Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Steve Kramer United States
1993 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Voyage to Danger Christopher Sabat United States
1993-2002 Muhammad Avdol JoJo's Bizarre Adventure J.S. Gilbert United States
1994 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Dragon of Doom Christopher Sabat United States
1995 Lupin the 3rd: Farewell to Nostradamus United States
1995 Lupin the 3rd: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure United States
1996 Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive United States
1996 Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Twilight Gemini United States
1997 Lupin the 3rd: Island of Assassins United States
1998 Lupin the 3rd: Crisis in Tokyo United States
1999 Lupin the 3rd: The Columbus Files United States
2000 Lupin the 3rd: Missed by a Dollar United States
2001 Bertonie
(ep. 17)
Noir George Manley United States
2002 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Episode 0 'First Contact' Richard Epcar United States
2002 James Moriarty Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street Steve Powell United States
2005 Kōga Danjō Basilisk Grant James United States
2006-2007 Watari /
Quillsh Wammy
Death Note French Tickner Canada
2011 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Richard Epcar United States
2012 Lupin the 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Christopher Sabat United States
2013 Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan The Movie Richard Epcar United States
2014 Lupin the 3rd: Jigen's Gravestone Daniel Woren United States
2015-2016 Lupin the 3rd Part 4 Richard Epcar United States
2016 Odin World of Final Fantasy Bob Joles United States
2017 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd: Goemon's Blood Spray Daniel Woren United States
2018 Lupin the 3rd: Is Lupin Still Burning? Richard Epcar United States
2018 Lupin the 3rd Part 5 United States
2019 Lupin the 3rd: Fujiko Mine's Lie Daniel Woren United States
2019 Lupin the 3rd: Goodbye Partner Richard Epcar United States
2019 Lupin the 3rd: Prison of the Past United States
2019 Lupin the 3rd: The First United States
2020 Narrator BEM: BECOME HUMAN Cris George United States
2021-2022 Daisuke Jigen Lupin the 3rd Part 6
(ep. 0)
Richard Epcar United States
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