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Creator / Shōzō Iizuka

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Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三, Iizuka Shōzō May 23, 1933- February 15, 2023) was a veteran Japanese voice actor who was probably best known for voicing Big Bad villains, and Ryu Jose from Mobile Suit Gundam. His baritone voice was a natural for Toku kaijin and Evil Overlords. Also voices The Big Guy characters, usually of the villainous variety, and occasionally older characters as well. He and Takeshi Watabe were often cast with one another as rivals. He was also the dub voice of B.A Baracus in The A-Team, foo'.

Outside of voice acting, Iizuka has also been known to do volunteer work, which he has joked is to atone for all the times he's tried to Take Over the World.

He passed away on February 15, 2023 due to acute heart failure at the age of 89.

Roles done by Shozo Iizuka:

Tropes associated with him:

  • The Brute: Most of his roles, namely Jangal, Balbas, Prozarus, Demon King Psycho and the aforementioned Super Sentai villains.
  • Doing It for the Art: Iizuka loved to voice act, to the point of continuing to take roles even into his eighties.
  • Large Ham: The characters he voiced were almost always in booming vocal ranges.
  • Red Baron: His decades-long career of voicing Toku Evil Overlords has given him a well-deserved reputation led him to be nicknamed "The Man Who Tried to Conquer the World for 50 Years".

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