Inuyasha Voice Actors

The original voices of the boys ^_^ The icon I used is Kappei as L with Light.

Images and Info found various places online, including IMDB and Anime News Network.

:: Japanese Voices ::

:: Inuyasha ::

Name: Kappei Yamaguchi
Date of Birth: May 23, 1965, Fukuoka, Japan
Birth Name: Mitsuo Yamaguchi
Height: 5'3; (1.60 m)
Trivia Hobbies includes climbing and computers.

As of March 2006, he is tied with Megumi Hayashibara as the third most prolific voice actor in Japan, behind second ranked Shinichiro Miki and top ranking Takehito Koyasu, respectively.

Recently he has taken on different roles such as L in Death Note and Hugh in Kiba which are serious characters with a lower voice range. Hugh (in Kiba) was an exception in that it is not only an adult role but also a villain.

Many, if not most of Yamaguchi's voice roles are teenagers or even younger boys. He is well-known for his ability to perform high-pitched, "young" voices. This is especially noticeable in BL dramas/games. His characters are also generally straightforward-minded, sometimes simple-minded, humorous and easily excitable but usually "good" characters.

Yamaguchi has starred in several projects directly opposite Takehito Koyasu; either as couples or related paired characters, with Yamaguchi playing the younger role. In 12 Kokuki they are the 2 prominent kirins (Enki and Keiki)in the story; in the Sukisho games and drama CD's they are a couple (Ran and Yoru); in the Tokyo Babylon OVA they are respectively Subaru and Seishiro. They also share more couple roles in many BL drama Cd's.

Cory Matthews - Boy Meets World (Japanese dub, beginning with episode 3).
The second Japanese dub voice of Bugs Bunny, he replaced Kei Tomiyama.
Sometimes mistranslated as Katsuhei Yamaguchi or Shohei Yamaguchi.
Works for Gekidan 21 Seiki Fox.
Is married and has one son.
Does dubbing voice of Kyle from South Park.
Best known for his roles as Inuyasha, Ranma and L from Death Note.

:: Sesshoumaru ::

Name: Ken Narita
Date of Birth: May 18, 1964, Saitama, Japan
Birth Name: Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Best known for his roles as Sesshoumaru, Ishida Ryuuken from Bleach.

:: Inu-Papa ::

Name: Akio Otsuka
Date of Birth: November 24, 1959, Tokyo, Japan

Best known for his roles as Inu-papa in Inuyasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid and Shunsui Kyouraku from Bleach.

:: US (English) Voice Actors ::

:: Richard Cox ::

Name: Richard Cox
Date of Birth: October 3, 1978, St. Asaph, Wales, UK
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Trade Mark: Has a tattoo of a Welsh dragon holding a British flag. Trivia
Is fluent in French. Practices judo, cycling, skating, and horseback riding. From his equstrianism, he earned the nickname "Frenum" which is a reference to a horse's bridle.
Started acting at the age of nine.
During his free time, he teaches acting at Tarlington Training in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He played both a good guy (Tolle Koenig) and a bad guy (Shani Andras) in the English dub of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed ("Kido senshi Gundam Seed" (2002)). Both characters end up being killed off in the course of the show.
He was also Alec Ramsey in The New Adventures of the Black Stallion from 1990-1993.
Best known for his roles as Inuyasha and Ranma from Ranma 1/2.

:: David Kaye ::

Name: David Kaye
Birth Name: David V. Hope
Date of Birth: October 14, 1964, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6' (1.83 m)

A man of a thousand voices - and a growing number of faces - actor David Kaye was already a radio professional by the age of 16. Working summers and weekends during his high school years in Peterborough, Ontario, he dropped his plans for a psychology degree to pursue a full-time career on-air.

Kaye's breakthrough came as a radio personality on a station in London, Ontario, and he followed that with a move to Vancouver's CKLG. There he handled every shift before joining the popular "Morning Zoo" crew, for which he came up with zany characters like the drawling "Cowboy Dick" and "Stunt Boy" with the latter providing him an excuse for remote broadcasts from odd locations.

Writing and improvising material for the Zoo soon gave him a taste for more challenging fare, so he undertook acting studies. Kaye has since worked non-stop as a voice actor. He began by supplying vocal personalities to cartoon characters on series like G.I. Joe (the Canadian's first cartoon character was as the "great American hero" General Hawk!), "G.I. Joe Extreme" (1995); David played the infamous Megatron on "Beast Wars: Transformers" (1996) (also Beast Machines; Beasties; Transformers Armada); D'Myna League (Barry), Kleo The Misfit Unicorn (his character Slim shares star-billing with a character voiced by Mickey Rooney), _"StreetFighter: The Animated Series" (1997)_ (Akuma), "Kong: The Animated Series" (2000) (Ramone De La Porta), "Exosquad" (1993) (Hallas, Draconis) a series directed by Gordon Hunt (Helen Hunt's, of Mad About You fame, father). He was also cast as Akela The Wolf in _"Jungle Book Shonen Mowgli" (1989)_, starring 'Charleton Heston' as the narrator, and is the narrator himself on MGM/Sony's "Bible Story" (1998) series. And that was just the very beginning of his career. Fast-forward now through over a hundred characters to his most recent ones and you get to the voice of Professor Xavier on WB Kid's animated "X-Men: Evolution" (2000) series; Major Powers for Hasbro's toy 'Major Powers'; Dragon, in Mattel's new cartoon Barbie as Rapunzel; Clank, in the popular Playstation 2 game, 'Ratchet and Clank'; Sesshoumaru in the new hot anime "Inuyasha" (2000); and he's still Megatron, this time on "Toransufoma: Arumada" (2002). Finally, fulfilling another lifelong ambition, David Kaye recently received his first paycheck from "the mouse", for a Disney Christmas project 'Mickey Mouse's Twice Upon A Christmas'. And this breakdown of characters only touches the list of voices Kaye has provided in animation ... a list impressive enough to land top talent agency, William Morris in both L.A. and in New York.

But more than 'toon-town beckoned. As part of North Vancouver's First Impressions theatre company, Kaye landed key roles in classic plays such as Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, A Streetcar Named Desire (he played Stanley Kowalski), and Harvey (he played Elwood P. Dowd). Early television auditions yielded supporting roles in the series Northwood and M.A.N.T.I.S., and in TV-movies like Someone Else's Child and Zalinda's Story for ABC's Lifetime. On the big screen, he was often cast - not too surprisingly - as TV reporters (in Tailhook, Sliders, and Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore, among others, he played glib commentators).

Over the past six years, however, he has been recognized for his growing skills with lead, co-starring and guest starring roles in The Outer Limits, So Weird, The Sentinel, Viper, Dead Man's Gun, The Twilight Zone; features such as Carpool, Prisoner Of Zenda Inc., Dead Like Me and the TV movies Murder In My Mind, Ladies and the Champs, MVP II: Most Valuable Primate, and Live From Baghdad. He performed the lead role in The Love Charm, a half-hour independent film which won the Best Short Film Award at the Leo Awards (Vancouver). The actor also co-starred in the TV movie Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story, and Mermaid (starring Ellen Burstyn) in which he played a supporting lead role.

The six-foot, brown-haired Kaye comes by his flamboyance naturally, since he counts Captain Blood - the infamous model for Errol Flynn's most swashbuckling role - as one of his family ancestors.

:: Inu-Papa English? ::

There are 2 people listed for him, but I can't find info on either one, Don Brown and Dale Wilson.