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Tarō Ishida (石田 太郎 Ishida Tarō?) (March 16, 1944 - ) is a Japanese actor and seiyū from the city of Kyoto.


Ishida attended Sophia University.[citation needed]


Ishida is a chief priest at a Buddhist temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.[citation needed]

Ishida is affiliated with Granpapa Production and his former stage name is Gentarō Ishida (石田 弦太郎 Ishida Gentarō?).


Television animation


Theater animation


  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger (Kentaro Hisatsu)

Video games

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Exdeath)
  • Kingdom Hearts (King Triton)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (King Triton, Eeyore)

Dubbing roles

  • Peter Falk
  • Gene Hackman
  • 48 Hrs. (Wednesday Road Show edition, as "Gentarō Ishida") (Jack Cates)
  • Alien 3 (TV Asahi edition) (Lenard Dillon)
  • Apocalypse Now (Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
  • Armour of God II: Operation Condor (Fuji TV edition) (Adolf)
  • Batman Begins (DVD and Nippon TV editions) (Carmine Falcone)
  • Batman Returns (TV edition) (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (Admiral Leslie Reigart)
  • Ben-Hur (Old Nippon TV edition) (Ben-Hur)
  • Big Fish (Old Edward Bloom)
  • The Cannonball Run (Fuji TV edition) (Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing)
  • Cannonball Run II (Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing)
  • Cocoon (Walter)
  • Commando (Bennett)
  • Conan the Barbarian (Nippon TV edition) (Thulsa Doom)
  • Cop Land (TV edition) (Ray Donlan)
  • Dances with Wolves (Kicking Bird)
  • Die Hard 2 (TV Asahi edition) (Trudeau)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (Fuji TV edition) (Inspector Walter Cobb)
  • ER (Richard Elliot)
  • Evolution (Brigadier General Russell Woodman)
  • First Blood (1985 Nippon TV, 1990 TBS and 1995 TV Asahi editions) (Sheriff Will Teasle)
  • Godzilla (TV edition) (Mayor Ebert)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (Detective Roland Castlebeck)
  • Hannibal (VHS and TV Tokyo edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Nippon TV edition) (Mola Ram)
  • K-9 (TV edition) (Lyman)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (TV Asahi edition) (Auda ibu Tayi)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Treebeard)
  • Men in Black (Nippon TV edition) (Chief Zed)
  • Men in Black II (TV edition) (Chief Zed)
  • Mississippi Burning (TV edition) (Agent Rupert Anderson)
  • Project A (San)
  • The Quick and the Dead (John Herod)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Video and DVD edition) (Belloq)
  • Red Dragon (TV Tokyo edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • The Running Man (Fuji TV edition) (Damon Killian)
  • Saw series (DVD edition) (Jigsaw Killer)
  • The Shining (TV Tokyo edition) (Jack Torrance)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (TV Asahi edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (TV Asahi edition) (Darth Vader)
  • The Sting (Sunday Dub Theater edition) (Lieutenant William Snyder)
  • Unforgiven (Little Bill Daggett)


  • The Book of Pooh (Eeyore)
  • The Fox and the Hound (Aduit Copper)
  • The Little Mermaid (re-release edition) (King Triton)
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (King Triton)
  • Oliver and Company (Sykes)
  • Peter Pan (Buena Vista edition) (Indian Chief)
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Eeyore)
  • The Tigger Movie (Eeyore)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (Eeyore)

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