Unshō Ishizuka

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Unshō Ishizuka

Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese: 石塚運昇 May 16, 1951 – August 13, 2018) was a Japanese voice actor for the Pokémon anime.


Ishizuka was born on May 16, 1951, in Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan. He became a voice actor in 1984, becoming known for his deep, strong voice, which led to him being typecast as older and more mature male characters. His most notable roles in the Pokémon anime are that of Professor Oak and the unseen narrator. He died on August 13, 2018 of esophageal cancer. However, he managed to record his parts for episodes all the way to October.

Pokémon roles

Ishizuka was best known for his deeper voices, and was generally typecast as older, more mature male characters. Aside from his main roles, he was not officially credited for most of his roles in the ending credits.






Famous non-Pokémon roles

Note: In the case of dubbing roles, the name of the character and TV show/movie/franchise are followed by the original English actor's name in parentheses.

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