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24th Aug '13 11:06:39 AM Quag15
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[[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]].

Yamadera-san is more than that, of course. He usually voices cool men (Besides Spike, Kaji from EVA counts as well), but what makes him such a famous VA is his ability to just do [[ManOfAThousandVoices ANY type of characters]], including DonaldDuck and [[StreetFighter "Boxer" (Balrog/Mike Bison)]]. He also has dubbed actors for American films dubbed into Japanese, including JimCarrey, EddieMurphy, and RobinWilliams. He was married to fellow seiyuu MikaKanai, from 1994 to 2006. He is also a skilled "monomane tarento" (impressionist), as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipYOFJ8RGAQ his appearances]] in the variety show ''Monomane Grand Prix'' would prove.

He's [[MayDecemberRomance married]] again to another fellow seiyuu, RieTanaka.
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!!Has been in

* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (The Genie)
** RobinWilliams characters in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Flubber'' (DVD/TV dubs), ''Film/{{Jack}}'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' (video/DVD/TV Asahi dubs), and ''Robots''
* ''LightNovel/AllisonAndLillia'' (Carr Benedict)
* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'' (Briareos Hecatonchires)
* ''Anime/AstroBoy'' (Memata in the 2003 series)
* ''Film/AustinPowers'' (Austin Powers and other Mike Myers characters)
* ''Film/{{Avalon}}'' (Stunner)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (Marty [=McFly=] and other Creator/MichaelJFox characters in the video and DVD dubs of the trilogy)
* ''Film/BadBoys'' (Marcus Burnett [Martin Lawrence] in the DVD dubs)
* TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movies (Bruce Wayne/Batman [Michael Keaton] in the TV Asahi dubs)
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (Beast)
* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' (Borat Sagdiyev) [SachaBaronCohen]
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' (William Wallace [Creator/MelGibson] in the TV dub)
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' (Fargo)
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup'' (Ramón Victorino)
* Creator/JimCarrey's characters in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', and ''Film/ManOnTheMoon''
* ''{{Catherine}}'' (Vincent)
* ''CharsCounterattack'' (Gyunei Guss)
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' (Jaq)
* ''CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' (Roy Neary [Richard Dreyfuss] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (Spike Spiegel)
* ''Crayon ShinChan'' (Boss)
* TomCruise's characters in ''AustinPowers in Goldmember'' and ''JerryMaguire'' (video/DVD dubs)
* ''DaaDaaDaa'' (Yuzuhiko)
* ''{{Dancougar}}'' (Abel)
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' (Kyōsuke Haga and Masateru Hira in the TV series)
* ''DiGiCharat Nyo!'' (Yama-chan)
* DonaldDuck in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''
* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame TV series]] (Donkey Kong)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' (Stood in for HirotakaSuzuoki as Tenshinhan for episodes 82 and 84 of ''Dragonball Z'')
** Briusu, God of Destruction in ''DragonballZ: Battle of the Gods''.
* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (Han Solo [Harrison Ford] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (Ruby Rhod [Chris Tucker] in the Nippon TV and DVD dubs along with Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in the latter dub [see Gary Oldman entry below])
** GaryOldman's characters in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (DVD dub) and ''Film/TheProfessional'' (Blu-ray dub)
* BradPitt's characters in ''FightClub'', ''MrAndMrsSmith'' (DVD dub), and ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (TV dub)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' (Kain Highwind in the Nintendo DS version)
** Reprises his role of Kain for ''[[DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy]]''
* ''Film/TheFisherKing'' (the cabaret singer [Michael Jeter])
* ''FullHouse'' (Joey Gladstone [Dave Coulier])
* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (Isaac [=McDougall=] the Ice Alchemist)
* ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' (Colonel Harry)
* ''GhostInTheShell'' (Togusa)
** ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' (Togusa, The Laughing Man, Baby Ruth and the Watchdog Robot)
* ''Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' (Daniel Clamp [John Glover] in the video and DVD dub)
* ''Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes'' ({{Tarzan}} [Christopher Lambert] in the TV dub)
* ''{{Guyver}}'' (Zerebuth)
* ''HajimeNoIppo Champion Road'' (Ikki Sanada)
* TomHanks characters in ''Apollo 13'' (Nippon TV dub), ''ForrestGump'' (NTV dub), ''SavingPrivateRyan'' (TV dub), and ''SleeplessInSeattle'' (DVD dub)
** Averted for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''; he was considered for the role of Sheriff Woody before the part went to [[CelebrityVoiceActor Toshiaki Karasawa]].
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game adaptation]] (Gilderoy Lockhart in the Japanese dub)
* ''HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' (Marv Merchants [Daniel Stern] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''HoneyAndClover'' (Rōmaiya-senpai)
* ''HunterXHunter'' 2011 series (Silva Zoldyck)
* ''IceAge'' (Manfred "Manny" the Mammoth)
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' (Captain Steve Hiller [Will Smith])
* ''JerryMaguire'' (Jerry Maguire [see Tom Cruise entry above] and Rod Tidwell [Cuba Gooding Jr.] in the TV dub)
* ''Kaiketsu Zorori'' (Zorori)
* ''KeroroGunsou'' (Zorori in the first movie)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' (DonaldDuck, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]], [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mushu]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian]])
* ''KungFuHustle'' (Sing [Stephen Chow])
* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (Joel in the Japanese dub)
* ''LawrenceOfArabia'' (Thomas Edward Lawrence [Peter O'Toole] in the DVD dub)
* ''LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' (Bruno von Silverberg)
* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' (James Bond [TimothyDalton] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' (Stitch)
** ''{{Stitch}}'' (Stitch)
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (Sebastian in the 1999 redub)
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (Éomer [Karl Urban])
* ''Anime/LupinIII'' (Inspector Koichi Zenigata ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] Creator/GoroNaya))
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa'' (Moto Moto)
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' (Bert [[spoiler:[[ActingForTwo and Mister Dawes Senior]]]] [Dick Van Dyke] in the DVD dub)
* ''{{Megazone 23}}'' (Shinji Nakagawa)
* ''MermaidSaga'' (Yūta)
* ''MichikoToHatchin'' (Daniela)
* ''MillenniumActress'' (The Man with the Key)
* EddieMurphy's characters in ''Mulan'' and ''Shrek''
* ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (Eaton)
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (Ryōji Kaji)
* ''NinjaScroll'' (Jūbee Kibagami)
* ''{{Paprika}}'' ([[StalkerWithACrush Doctor Morio Osanai]])
* Has provided a role for ''every single Anime/{{Pokemon}} movie'' (the most notable are Mew in ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'', Lugia in ''The Power Of One'', Sir Aaron in ''Lucario and the Mystery Of Mew'', and Jack Walker in ''Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea'')
* ''PrettyWoman'' (Edward Lewis [Richard Gere] in the TV dub)
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' (Butch Coolidge [Bruce Willis])
* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ½]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVq3PUBeTw Ryoga Hibiki, P-Chan and the Jusenkyo Guide]])
* ''RedCliff'' (Zhou Yu)
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (K-Billy DJ)
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools: United by Fate'' (Daigo Kazama)
* ''Film/TheRock'' (Dr. Stanley Goodspeed [Nicolas Cage] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' (Cliff Secord [Bill Campbell] in the DVD dub)
* ''RomanHoliday'' (Mario Delani [Paolo Carlini] in the video and DVD dub)
* ''{{Saiyuki}}'' (Sha Gojyo in the OVA)
* ''SamuraiChamploo'' (Nagamitsu)
* ''SamuraiPizzaCats'' (Karamaru ("Bad Bird" in the States))
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Leon "MichaelJackson" Kompowsky)
* ''[[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} Soreike! Anpanman]]'' (Meiken Cheese, Kabao-kun, Kamameshidon, etc.)
* ''Film/SpaceJam'' (Michael Jordan)
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' (Officer Jack Traven [Keanu Reeves] in the video and DVD dub)
* ''SpyKids'' (Romero [Steve Buscemi])
* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' (David Marcus [Merritt Butrick] in the first dub)
* ''StrangerThanFiction'' (Harold Crick [Will Ferrell])
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 3'' (Balrog and Cody)
* ''SwordOfTheStranger'' (Rarō)
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' (Akihiko Kayaba)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' (Johnny Sheeden)
* ''Film/TimeCop'' (Max Walker [Jean-Claude Van Damme] in the TV dub)
* ''TinyToonAdventures'' (Plucky Duck)
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' (Caledon Hockley [Billy Zane] in the DVD dub)
* ''TokyoBabylon'' (Keiji Sansen)
* ''TokyoGodfathers'' (The taxi driver)
* ''{{Tootsie}}'' (Michael Dorsey [Dustin Hoffman] in the DVD dub)
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' (B.E.N.)
* ''{{Unbreakable}}'' (Elijah Price [Samuel L. Jackson] in the TV Tokyo dub)
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (Eliot Ness [Kevin Costner] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''VampireHunterD: Bloodlust'' (Meier Link)
* ''Film/VanHelsing'' (Gabriel Van Helsing [Hugh Jackman] in the TV Asahi dub)
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (Roger Rabbit and Donald Duck)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' (Gaignun Kukai and [[PsychoForHire Albedo Piazzolla]])
* ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' ([[HumongousMecha Yatterwan]], Odatebuta and the narrator in the 2008 series and the 2009 [[LiveActionAdaptation live action movie]] by TakashiMiike. He also has a cameo in person in the latter.)
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22nd Aug '13 2:03:11 PM crazysamaritan
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* ''Manga/LupinIII'' (Inspector Koichi Zenigata ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] GoroNaya))

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* ''Manga/LupinIII'' ''Anime/LupinIII'' (Inspector Koichi Zenigata ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] GoroNaya))Creator/GoroNaya))
17th Aug '13 10:34:02 PM karategal
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (Eomer [Karl Urban])

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (Eomer (Éomer [Karl Urban])
6th Aug '13 6:21:34 PM Boredomgirl
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** RobinWilliams characters in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Flubber'' (DVD/TV dubs), ''Film/{{Jack}}'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' (video/DVD/TV Asahi dubs), and ''Robots''



** GaryOldman's characters in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (DVD dub) and ''Film/TheProfessional'' (Blu-ray dub)
* BradPitt's characters in ''FightClub'', ''MrAndMrsSmith'' (DVD dub), and ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (TV dub)



* GaryOldman's characters in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (DVD dub) and ''Film/TheProfessional'' (Blu-ray dub)



* BradPitt's characters in ''FightClub'', ''MrAndMrsSmith'' (DVD dub), and ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (TV dub)



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' (Johnny Sheeden)



* RobinWilliams characters in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Flubber'' (DVD/TV dubs), ''Film/{{Jack}}'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' (video/DVD/TV Asahi dubs), and ''Robots''
30th Jun '13 4:29:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game adaptation]] (Gilderoy Lockhart in the Japanese dub)

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* ''HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game adaptation]] (Gilderoy Lockhart in the Japanese dub)
29th Jun '13 4:36:12 AM StFan
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* ''{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'' (Briareos Hecatonchires)

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* ''{{Appleseed}} ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'' (Briareos Hecatonchires)



* ''AustinPowers'' (Austin Powers and other Mike Myers characters)
* ''{{Avalon}}'' (Stunner)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (Marty [=McFly=] and other MichaelJFox characters in the video and DVD dubs of the trilogy)
* ''BadBoys'' (Marcus Burnett [Martin Lawrence] in the DVD dubs)

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* ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' (Austin Powers and other Mike Myers characters)
* ''{{Avalon}}'' ''Film/{{Avalon}}'' (Stunner)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (Marty [=McFly=] and other MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox characters in the video and DVD dubs of the trilogy)
* ''BadBoys'' ''Film/BadBoys'' (Marcus Burnett [Martin Lawrence] in the DVD dubs)



* ''BubblegumCrisis'' (Fargo)
* ''CaptainTsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup'' (Ramón Victorino)
* JimCarrey's characters in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', and ''Film/ManOnTheMoon''

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* ''BubblegumCrisis'' ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' (Fargo)
* ''CaptainTsubasa: ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa: Sekai Daikessen!! Jr. World Cup'' (Ramón Victorino)
* JimCarrey's Creator/JimCarrey's characters in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', and ''Film/ManOnTheMoon''
16th Jun '13 4:11:06 AM Uriel1988
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (Joel in the Japanese dub)
30th Mar '13 11:55:35 AM ShiroAkuma
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Recently, he's now [[MayDecemberRomance married]] again to another fellow seiyuu, RieTanaka.

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Recently, he's now He's [[MayDecemberRomance married]] again to another fellow seiyuu, RieTanaka.
26th Feb '13 6:14:04 PM Zarmyn
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** Briusu, God of Destruction in ''DragonballZ: Battle of the Gods''.
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