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Jôji Yanami

Jôji Yanami was born on August 30, 1931 in Fukuoka, Japan as Ryôji Shirato. He is an actor, known for Dragon Ball Z (1989), Dragon Ball Z (1996) and Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009). See full bio »
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 2009-2014 Dragon Ball Z Kai (TV Series)
Narration / Kaio / Dr. Briefs / ...
- A Faint Hope in Sight! The Warriors Wake Up!! (2014) ... Narration / Dr. Briefs (Japanese version, voice)
- Secret Plan to Defeat Buu, It's Name Is Fusion! (2014) ... Narration (Japanese version, voice)
- The Nightmare Returns, the Immortal Monster, Majin Buu! (2014) ... Narration (Japanese version, voice)
- For Those Whom He Loves... The Last Moment of the Proud Warrior (2014) ... Narration (Japanese version, voice)
- I'll Take Care of the Majin Vegeta's Final Desperate Battle! (2014) ... Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 2013 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Kaio / Dr. Briefs / Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 2010 Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans (Video short)
King Kai / Northern Kaio (voice)
 2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Video Game)
Kaio-sama / Babidi / Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2010 Dragonball Z Tenkaichi Tag Team (Video Game)
Narration / Babidi / Kaio-sama (Japanese version, voice)
 2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Video Game)
Babidi / Kaio / Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2009 InuYasha: The Final Act (TV Series)
- Naraku's Heart (2009) ... Totosai (voice)
 2009 DragonBall: Revenge of King Piccolo (Video Game)
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (Video Game)
Kaio-sama (Japanese version, voice)
 2008 Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (TV Series)
- Sukûru no megami (2008) ... Dokusasori-sensei (voice)
 2008 Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Dragonball Z: Budokai tenkaichi 3 (Video Game)
Kaio-sama / Babidi / Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2007 D.Gray-man (TV Series)
Krory's Grandfather
- Watashi ga aishita kyûketsuki (2007) ... Krory's Grandfather (Japanese version, voice)
 2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (Video Game)
Narrator / King Kai / Babidi (Japanese version, voice)
 2006 Super Dragon Ball Z (Video Game)
 2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (Video Game)
Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2005 Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (TV Series)
Store Owner
- The Afternoon Piano (2005) ... Store Owner (voice)
 2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Video Game)
Narrator / Kaio-sama / Babidi (Japanese version, voice)
 2001-2004 InuYasha (TV Series)
- Totosai's Rigid Training Recap (2004) ... Totosai (Japanese version, voice)
- The Backlash Wave: Tetsusaiga's Ultimate Technique (2004) ... Totosai (Japanese version, voice)
- Kaijinbo's Evil Sword (2003) ... Totosai (Japanese version, voice)
- The True Owner of the Great Sword (2003) ... Totosai (Japanese version, voice)
- Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga (2003) ... Totosai (Japanese version, voice)
 2004 Lupin III: Stolen Lupin (TV Movie)
 1986-2003 Dragon Ball (TV Series)
Narrator / Dr. Briefs / Dr. Frappe
- The End, the Beginning (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Mystery of the Dark World (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Outrageous Octagon (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- The Fire-Eater (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Dress in Flames (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (Video Game)
Narrator / Babidi / Dr. Briefs (Japanese version, voice)
 2003 Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure (TV Movie)
Mark Williams
 2003 Mazinkaiser vs Great Darkness General
Professor Yumi (voice)
 2003 Takahashi Rumiko gekijô (TV Series)
- Rôman no akindo (2003) ... Pops (voice)
 1996-2003 Dragon Ball Z (TV Series)
Narrator / King Kai / Dr. Brief / ...
- Goku's Next Journey (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Buu's Reincarnation (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Granddaughter Pan (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- He's Always Late (2003) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Celebrations with Majin Buu (2003) ... Narrator / King Kai (Japanese version, voice)
 2002 Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale (Video Game)
Totosai (voice)
 2002 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (Video Game)
King Kai (Japanese version, voice)
 2002 Magic Star Magical Emi: Light Behind the Clouds (Video short)
Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
 2001 Matsumoto Leiji Three-Nine (Video Game)
Dr. Zero (from Space Pirate Captain Harlock) (voice)
 2001 Mazinkaiser (Video short)
Professor Yumi
 2001 Digimon Tamers (TV Series)
Xuanwumon (Japanese version, voice)
 2001 Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves
Prime minister Ohtaka
 2000 Dejimon adobenchâ 02 (TV Series)
- Muteki gattai! Pairudoramon (2000) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
 1999-2000 Dejimon adobenchâ (TV Series)
- Aratana Sekai (2000) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
- Saigo no Ankoku Dejimon (2000) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
- Seikenshi HôrîEnjemon (2000) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
- Fukkatsu! Maô VenomuVandemon (1999) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
- Kekkai Toppa! Zudomon Spâku! (1999) ... Gennai (Japanese version, voice)
 1999 Nanako, the Amazing Nurse (Video)
Dr. Kuron (voice)
 1999 Twinbee Paradise (Video short)
Doctor mardock
 1999 Transformers: Beast Wars Metals (TV Series)
 1996-1997 Dragon Ball GT (TV Series)
Narrator / King Kai
- Until We Meet Again... (1997) ... Narrator
- Universal Allies (1997) ... Narrator
- Rescue Goku (1997) ... Narrator
- The Limits of Power (1997) ... Narrator
- Super Saiyan 4 Fusion (1997) ... Narrator
 1997 Maze bakunetsu jikû (TV Series)
- The Ultimate Battle: Good Against Evil (1997) ... Magner (Japanese version, voice)
- The Strongest Lightning-Speed Couple (1997) ... Magner (Japanese version, voice)
 1997 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (TV Movie)
 1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Video Game)
Demon Familiar / N Demon Familiar (Japanese version, voice)
 1996 Tobal No. 1 (Video Game)
Fei Pusu (voice)
 1996 Doragon bôru: Saikyô e no michi
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1989-1996 Dragon Ball Z (TV Series)
Narrator / Kaio / Dr. Brief / ...
- Gohan Goes Bananas! (1996) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Day 1 (1996) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Picking up the Pieces (1996) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- No Time Like the Present (1996) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
- Gohan's Rage (1996) ... Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 1995 Catnapped! The Movie
 1995 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
North Kaiô / Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1993 Moldiver (Video short)
Amagi (voice)
 1993 Tokusô sensha-tai Dominion (Video short)
 1993 Taimu bokan ôdô fukko (Video)
Boyakkii / Dasainen / Domoke-Yakovitch / ... (voice)
 1993 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (Short)
Kaiô / Narration
 1993 The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV Series)
Dr. Kitaguchi
 1993 Downtown DX (TV Series)
 1992 Bastard!!
King of Meta-Rikana (voice)
 1992 Basutâdo! Ankoku no hakaijin (Video short)
The King of Metallicana
 1992 Doragon bôru Z: Kyokugen batoru!! San dai sûpâ saiyajin
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1992 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1991/II Kekkô Kamen (Video)
Big Toenail of Satan (voice)
 1991 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
Narration (voice)
 1991 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (Short)
Kaio / Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 1990 DBZ: A Final Solitary Battle! The Z Warrior Son Goku's Father Challenges Frieza (TV Movie)
Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 1990 Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Tree of Might
Kaio / Narrator (Japanese version, voice)
 1989 Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku Super Star (Short)
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1986-1989 Dragonball (TV Series)
- The Phantom Cassowary Bird (1989) ... Narrator
- A Wedding Dress in the Flames (1989) ... Narrator
 1988 Dominion Tank Police (Video)
Buaku (voice)
 1987 Knights of the Zodiac (TV Series)
- Ikki! Tsubasa o mogareta fushicho (1987) ... Chôrô (voice)
 1987 Meikyû monogatari (segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
 1986 Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Narration (Japanese version, voice)
 1986 Magical Emi Droning in Chorus of Cicadas (Video short)
Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
 1986 Maple Town (TV Series)
Clark Ryan
- Patei no kodomo shinbun (1986) ... Clark Ryan (voice)
- Biibaa ie no natsu (1986) ... Clark Ryan (voice)
- Kodomo dakeno machi (1986) ... Clark Ryan (voice)
- Haro! Akachan (1986) ... Clark Ryan (voice)
- Ai wo yobu tegami (1986) ... Clark Ryan (voice)
 1986 Fist of the North Star
Galf (voice)
 1985-1986 Magic Star Magical Emi (TV Series)
Yousuke Nakamori
- Sayonara yumeiro magician (1986) ... Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
- Tamerai no kisetsu (1986) ... Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
- Kitakaze ni hitoribocchi (1986) ... Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
- Yousei no mori he youkoso! (1986) ... Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
- Ai to kanashimi no karintou (1986) ... Yousuke Nakamori (voice)
 1985 Gegege no Kitarô (TV Series)
Ittan Momen
 1982-1985 Urusei yatsura (TV Series)
Goblin / The Abbot / Rabbit
- Pool Spooks! Burning with Forbidden Love (1984) ... Goblin (voice)
- Seeing Shangri-La as a Hell Camp! (1983) ... Rabbit (voice)
- Goblin in Distress, Yearning for People (1982) ... Goblin (voice)
 1985 Gu-Gu Ganmo
Ayumi's Nanny (voice)
 1984 Birth
Jii (voice)
 1984 Kinnikuman: Ôabare! Seigi chôjin
Horumon Yâki
 1984 Magical Angel Creamy Mami (TV Series)
Bari Bari (Time manager)
- Hashire yu! Kame yori mo hayaku (1984) ... Bari Bari (Time manager) (voice)
 1984 Gu-Gu Ganmo (TV Series)
Ayumi's Nanny (voice)
 1983 Madame Peppermint (TV Series) (voice)
 1983 Itadakiman (TV Series)
Dasinen (voice)
 1983 Super Jockey (TV Series)
 1982 Waga seishun no Arcadia: Mugen kidô SSX (TV Series)
Doctor (voice)
 1982 Patalliro! (TV Series)
Minister (voice)
 1982 Gyakuten Ippatsu-man (TV Series)
Kosuinen (voice)
 1982 Sasuga no sarutobi (TV Series)
Happosai sarutobi (voice)
 1981 Swan Lake
Minister (voice)
 1980-1981 Magical Girl Lalabelle (TV Series)
Sakuzo Tachibana
- I Love Humans (1981) ... Sakuzo Tachibana (voice)
- Sayonara wa ai no Melody (1981) ... Sakuzo Tachibana (voice)
- The Mysterious Messenger from Space (1981) ... Sakuzo Tachibana (voice)
- Chiba, the Digging Stray Dog (1981) ... Sakuzo Tachibana (voice)
- The American Girl (1981) ... Sakuzo Tachibana (voice)
 1981 Yattodetaman (TV Series)
Julie Kokematsu (voice)
 1980 Space Cruiser Yamato III (TV Series)
Mother Shalibart Devotee, Old Pilgrim
 1977-1980 Lupin the 3rd (TV Series)
Danchone / Ginesu / Doctor
- 1980 Moscow Revelation (1980) ... Danchone (voice)
- The Terrifying Chameleon Man (1979) ... Ginesu (voice)
- The Great San Francisco Chase (1977) ... Doctor (voice)
 1980 Terra e...
Doctor (voice)
 1980 Time patrol - Tai otasukeman (TV Series)
Sekobitchi (voice)
 1980 The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (TV Series)
Ten (voice)
 1979 Zendaman (TV Series)
Topokke (voice)
 1978 Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV Series)
Doctor Zero
- The Jolly Roger of Space (1978) ... Doctor Zero (voice)
 1977 The Mouse and His Child (Japanese version, voice)
 1977 Yatterman (TV Series)
Boyakki (voice)
 1975 Akumaizer 3 the Movie (Short)
Gabura (voice)
 1975 Akumaizâ surî (TV Series)
Gabura (voice)
 1975 Grandizer (TV Series)
Dr. Genzo Umon
- Kabuto koji to deeku furiido (1975) ... Dr. Genzo Umon (Japanese version, voice)
 1975 Time bokan (TV Series)
Grocky (voice)
 1974 Great Mazinger (TV Series)
Professor Yumi (voice)
 1974 Getter Robo (Short)
 1974 Mazinger Z vs. the Great Dark General (Short)
Professor Gennosuke Yumi (voice)
 1974 Hoshi no ko Chobin (TV Series)
Owl (voice)
 1974 Mazinger Z vs. Doctor Hell (Short)
Professor Gennosuke Yumi
 1973-1974 Cutie Honey (TV Series)
Takeshi Kisaragi
- Namida wa tanima no okubukai (1974) ... Takeshi Kisaragi (voice)
- Yume wo saku kuroi hasami (1973) ... Takeshi Kisaragi (voice)
- Kurenai no sora wa akuma no noroi (1973) ... Takeshi Kisaragi (voice)
- Kuroi tsuma ga haato tsukamu (1973) ... Takeshi Kisaragi (voice)
 1973 Mazinger Z vs. Devilman (Short)
Pochi (voice)
 1973 Wansa-kun (TV Series)
Lupin (voice)
 1973 Panda no Daibouken (Video)
 1972 Devilman (TV Series)
Pochi (voice)
 1972 Triton of the Sea (TV Series)
 1972 TranZor Z (TV Series)
Prof. Yumi (voice)
 1971 Animal Treasure Island
Count (voice)
 1970 Ashita no Jô (TV Series)
 1967-1970 Pyun Pyun Maru (TV Series)
- Kaito surumeika emon (1970) ... Chief (voice)
- Yakyuu Ninja to Kaizoku-chan (1970) ... Chief (voice)
- Kochirao tenki 110-ban (1970) ... Chief (voice)
- Docchi modocchi (1970) ... Chief (voice)
- Kin no tamago dayo-n (1970) ... Chief (voice, credit only)
 1969 Kyojin no hoshi (voice)
 1969 Sobakasu Pucchi (TV Series)
Uruji (voice)
 1968 Saibôgu 009 (TV Series)
Dr. Isaac Gilmore (voice)
 1968 Kyojin no hoshi (TV Series)
Ban Chuuta (voice)
 1967 Sally, the Witch (TV Series)
- Otenba doraibu (1967) ... (voice)
- Papa wa nise mono (1967) ... (voice)
- Papa wa otenkiya (1967) ... (voice)
 1967 Shônen Jakku to Mahô-tsukai
Additional Voices (voice)
 1966 Tobidase! Bacchiri (TV Series)
Princible Gappori (voice)
 1966 Cyborg 009
Dr. Isaac Gilmore (voice)
 1966 Osomatsu-kun (TV Series)
Father (voice)
 1965 Hustle Punch (TV Series)
Professor Gari-Gari (voice)
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