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Banjō Ginga (銀河 万丈 Ginga Banjō?, born November 12, 1948), sometimes credited as his real name Takashi Tanaka (田中 崇 Tanaka Takashi?), is a Japanese voice actor who was born in Kofu, Yamanashi. Ginga is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. He is married to voice actress Gara Takashima.

His most well-known roles includes Gihren Zabi (Mobile Suit Gundam), Crocodine (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken), Jean Paul Rocchina (Armored Trooper Votoms), Shōhei Harada (Touch), Souther (Fist of the North Star, original 1980s series), Babbo (MÄR), Heihachi Mishima in Tekken 1 and Tekken 2, and for his work in the Metal Gear series of video games as Liquid Snake.

Notable voice roles

Television animation

OVAs

Video games

  • Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia (Leard Barsett)
  • Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (Dr. Loudness)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (Reeve Tuesti)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (King Vegeta)
  • Final Fantasy IV DS (Fusoya, Kluya)
  • Front Mission 5: Scars of the War (Morgan Bernard)
  • Gungrave (Zell Condorbrave)
  • Kingdom Hearts (Clayton)
  • Metal Gear Solid (Liquid Snake/Master Miller)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Liquid Snake)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Major Zero)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (Major Zero)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Revolver Ocelot/Liquid Ocelot)
  • Ninja Gaiden (Murai)
  • Shadow Hearts: From the New World (Frank Goldfinger)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Commander)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (Baron Omega)
  • Soulcalibur (Astaroth)
  • Street Fighter EX (Cracker Jack)
  • Super Robot Wars series (Gihren Zabi, Mafu Makutomin, Damido Pechi, Timp Sharon, Fatman Big, Commander Nerosu)
  • Tekken (Heihachi Mishima, Jack, Prototype Jack, Ganryu)
  • Tekken 2 (Jack-2, Prototype Jack)
  • Tekken 3 (Gun Jack)
  • Tekken 5 (Jack-5)
  • Tekken 6 (Jack-6)
  • Tengai Makyō: Ziria (Gomon)
  • Ys I and II (Narrator, Dama)

Dubbing roles

  • Armageddon (Bear (Michael Clarke Duncan))
  • Desperate Housewives (Ian Hainsworth (Dougray Scott))
  • Dressed to Kill (Bobby (Michael Caine))
  • Godzilla (Philippe Roaché (Jean Reno))
  • The Green Mile (John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan))
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (Undertow (Clancy Brown))
  • Moonraker (Jaws (Richard Kiel))
  • The Scorpion King (Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan))
  • Saw Jigsaw Killer (Tobin Bell
  • Spider-Man 2 (Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina))
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Worf (Michael Dorn))
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid)
  • Tarzan (1999 film) (Clayton (Brian Blessed))
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (The Fallen (Tony Todd))
  • Transformers Animated (Ultra Magnus)
  • Twin Peaks (Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean))

Tokusatsu

  • Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger (Bakuryū Brachio)
  • GoGo Sentai Boukenger (Gekkou of Illusion)
  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!! (Batcheed)

External links

ar:بانجو غينغا pt:Banjō Ginga ru:Гинга, Бандзё zh:銀河萬丈

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