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Ken'ichi Ogata (緒方 賢一 Ogata Ken'ichi?) (born March 29, 1942) is a male seiyū from Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Some of his most notable projects have been Ranma ½ as Genma Saotome, Mahōjin Guru Guru as Kita Kita Oyaji, Case Closed as Professor Hiroshi Agasa, Atashin'chi as Father, InuYasha as Myōga, Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as King Dedede, and the Ganbare Goemon series as Ebisumaru.

The work in which he voiced the most characters was in the Super Robot Wars series. He used to work at Aoni Production and now is working at Production Baobab.


Kenichi Ogata was born to Japanese comedian Kenichi Enomoto on March 29, 1942.[1][citation needed] After graduating junior high school, Ogata studied cooking, and then went to high school, where he aimed to be a comedy performer, and worked for some theatrical companies. His voice acting debut was in Mazinger Z, and has been voice acting since.

He is known for his unique soft voice, but also for his astringent and villain roles, and has an established reputation for his role in Tensai Bakabon.

Voice actress Megumi Hayashibara pronounced him as the "Father of the seiyū world".

Voice roles

Television animation


Theater animation

Video games

  • Ape Escape 2 and 3 (Ukki White)
  • Arc the Lad (Chongara)
  • Blue Dragon (Fūshira)
  • Brave Fencer Musashi (Tekīra)
  • Crash Bandicoot series (Aku Aku (Mel Winkler, Greg Eagles))
  • Sengoku Basara (Shimazu Yoshihiro)
  • Ganbare Goemon (Ebisumaru)
  • Mana-Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi-tachi (Gotou)
  • Mega Man Legends series (Barrell Caskett)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C. 0081 (Bob Rock)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes (Bob Rock)
  • Puyo Puyon (Skeleton T)
  • Radiata Stories (Jasune)
  • Space Battleship Yamato series (Analyzer)
  • Steambot Chronicles (Nutmeg)
  • Suikoden V (Galleon)
  • Wild Arms Alter Code: F (Aruhazādo)

Dubbing roles

  • Barnyard (Otis and Ben)
  • Back at the Barnyard (Otis)
  • Casper (Stretch (Joe Nipote))
  • Die Hard 2 (Fuji TV edition) (Leslie Barnes (Art Evans))
  • Dinosaurs (Gus)
  • DuckTales (Bigtime Beagle (Frank Welker))
  • Full House (Lou, shop manager)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Fuji TV edition) (Sallah (John Rhys-Davies))
  • Jumanji (film) (Fuji Edition) (Hunter Van Pelt) (Jonathan Hyde)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Barliman Butterbur (David Weatherley))
  • Pippi Longstocking (Thunder-Karlsson (Dave Thomas))
  • Police Academy (Zed)
  • Quincy, M.E. (Lieutenant Frank Monahan (Garry Walberg))
  • Rocky IV (Duke (Tony Burton))
  • The Sting (DVD edition) (FBI Agent Polk (Dana Elcar))
  • Super Mario World (TV series) (Mario, Magikoopa, Monty Mole, and Charging Chuck)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (Professor Jordan Perry (David Warner)
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (Mario)
  • V (Japan TV edition) (Willie (Robert Englund))
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye))


  1. Doi, Hitoshi. "Ogata Kenichi". Seiyuu Database. October 1, 2010. Archived by WebCite.
  • Maeda, Hisashi. "The Official Art of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". (November 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 133–139.

External links

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