Kenichi Ogata (voice actor)

Kenichi Ogata (voice actor)
Kenichi Ogata
緒方 賢一
Born March 29, 1942 (1942-03-29) (age 69)
Japan Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture
Occupation Voice actor
Agent Production Baobab

Kenichi Ogata (緒方 賢一 Ogata Ken'ichi?, born March 29, 1942) is a voice actor from Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Some of his most notable projects have been Ranma ½ as Genma Saotome, Mahōjin Guru Guru as Kita Kita Oyaji, Detective Conan as Professor Hiroshi Agasa, Atashin'chi as Father, InuYasha as Myōga, Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as King Dedede, and the Ganbare Goemon series as Ebisumaru.

The work in which he voiced the most characters was in the Super Robot Wars series. He used to work at Aoni Production and now is working at Production Baobab.



Kenichi Ogata was born to Japanese comedian Kenichi Enomoto on March 29, 1942.[1][citation needed] After graduating junior high school, Ogata studied cooking, and then went to high school, where he aimed to be a comedy performer, and worked for some theatrical companies. His voice acting debut was in Mazinger Z, and has been voice acting since.

He is known for his unique soft voice, but also for his astringent and villain roles, and has an established reputation for his role in Tensai Bakabon.

Voice actress Megumi Hayashibara pronounced him as the "Father of the seiyū world".

Voice roles

Television animation


Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles


  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Ogata Kenichi". Seiyuu Database. October 1, 2010. Archived 1 October 2010 at WebCite
  • Maeda, Hisashi. "The Official Art of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". (November 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 133–139.

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