[[caption-width-right:173:[[LargeHam Keep them ham]] [[{{Hotblooded}} rolling in that oven]], Sir!]]
''[[Manga/YuYuHakusho I'm Shigeru Chiba. And my sword gets longer!]] '''[[Manga/{{Bleach}} AND THE SPIRITS ARE ALWAYS WITH-]]''' ([[KilledMidSentence chomp]]) [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Gaburincho!]]''

Real name Masaharu Maeda, Shigeru Chiba (born February 4, 1954) is a multi-media actor who has exceptional veteran voice acting status within the Japanese Animation Industry, and is known for being pigeonholed as TheNarrator, the BigBad, ButtMonkey, and for being able to bring in the [[{{Hotblooded}} smoking-good]] [[LargeHam HAM!]].

He was a former stunt actor who now makes occasional on-screen performances, such as the live-action adaptation of ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}''.

He is also known to have over 20 credits in voice directing and audiography, directing fellow voice actors on their vocal performance within an animation project, such as [[Magazine/ShonenJump Shounen Jump's]] ''[[Manga/SoulHunter Soul Hunter (1999)]]''.

!!Tropes Associated with Chiba:
* BigBrotherMentor: To practically every Japanese voice actor who comes after him that he meets. But he is [[TrueCompanions particularly attached]] to three [[SempaiKouhai kouhais]], namely: [[Manga/YuYuHakusho The then]] Pop Idol Voice Actor [[Creator/NozomuSasaki Yusuke]], the Technically-Still-NewMeat [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Hiei]], and the [[StarMakingRole Overnight Fame]] [[NewMeat Super New Meat]] [[Creator/MegumiOgata Kurama]].
* CoolOldGuy: Who he is now.
* CoolTeacher: He was one of the voice instructors of the now legendary, Music/MegumiHayashibara.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He was named one of the Top 10 Most Respected Voice Actors in the business, voted by Japanese Voice Actors of all generations!
** He was placed 20th at 2017's annual ''Voice Actor Grand Election.''
* LargeHam : His all-time motto? ...''"Live Life to the FULLEST!"''

!![[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger LISTEN AND BE SURPRISED!]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} These roles... certainly...]] [[GratuitousEnglish SMELLS LIKE BAD SPIRITS!]]
* Azurda/Gramps in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2''
* Beast in the Japanese dub of the 1992 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' series
* Bongo Heracles in ''Series/StarFleet''
* The Boss of Eternal in ''[[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO GO]]''
* Brutus and Grasshop in ''Anime/SpiderRiders''
* Buggy the Clown in ''Franchise/OnePiece''
* Discord in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* Dr. Chaos in ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami''
* Don Kanonji in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* F.A.N.G in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''
* Gelsey in ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate''
* Geo Dampierre in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]: Broken Destiny'' and ''V''.
* Gil Barg in ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]''
* Greedo and Wedge in the 1978 Japanese dub of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''
* Goopy Le Grande in the Japanese dub of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}''
* Hayato's father in ''Series/UltramanX''
* Hermann in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
* Hyness in ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies''
* Iggy in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' (darrin'd by Creator/MisatoFukuen in the anime and ''[[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven Eyes of Heaven]]'')
** Yoshihiro Kira in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' (replacing Creator/BinShimada in the games)
* Kanenori Wakita in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
* Kazuma Kuwabara in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
* [[AxCrazy Kefka]] [[MonsterClown Palazzo]] (BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'') in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''
* Koichi Todome in ''[[Anime/JinRoh Kerberos Panzer Cop]]''
* Lau Chan in ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''
* Manto and Kikugorou in ''VideoGame/TengaiMakyou''
* The Mayor/[[spoiler: Corset]] in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
* Megane in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''
* Megatron in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''
* TheNarrator in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', as well as the voice of [[FillerVillain Joker]] and Jakoh
* The Narrator, the Kyoryugers' equipment, and Dr. Ulshade/Kyoryu Violet I in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''.
* The Narrator in ''Anime/TimeBokan24''
* Omawari-san and Rerere no Oji-san in ''[[Manga/TensaiBakabon Heisei Tensai Bakabon]]''
* Pilaf in ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallGT''
** Garlic Jr. and Raditz in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
* Pipimi in ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' (Episode 2B)
* The Provost in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0''
* Redd Windu in ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''
* Rei Ichidou in ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi''
* [[TheDanza Shigeo Shiba]] in ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' and ''Film/TheNextGenerationPatlabor''
* Someji Kawamoto in ''[[Manga/SangatsuNoLion March Comes in Like a Lion]]''
* Tendo Choi in the Japanese dub of ''Film/PacificRim''
* Vanilla Vartla in ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'' and ''Super Robot Wars OE''
* Victor "Sully" Sullivan in ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' (Japanese dub)
* Yodarha in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''
* Yousuke Uchinaki in ''[[Manga/LaughingSalesman Laughing Salesman NEW]]''
* Zanba in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsNEO''
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