Born Shigeru Nagashima
December 15, 1957 (1957-12-15) (age 53)
Kōnosu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Other names Yūichi Nagashima
Occupation Voice actor, actor
Years active 1980-present

Chō (チョー?, born as Shigeru Nagashima (長島 茂 Nagashima Shigeru?), December 15, 1957) is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Kōnosu, Saitama. His former stage name was Yūichi Nagashima (長島 雄一 Nagashima Yūichi?). He is a graduate of the Nishogakusha University Department of Literature and received training at Bungakuza's research establishment and the Seinenza Theater Company before attaching himself to Production Baobab in 1986. He transferred to the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society in 2007.

He is best known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (as Gollum), One Piece (as Brook), Inai Inai Baaa! (as Wan Wan) and Tanken Boku no Machi (as Chō-san). On August 23, 2006, he changed his stage name to Chō after his character in Tanken Boku no Machi.[1] His hobbies include badminton and jogging, and he is a licensed teacher in calligraphy.[2]



Television animation

  • Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Himawari #2, Yongō Sasanishiki, Piddo #9, Missile Yachōbee, Buffalo #10, Ishikari #2)
  • Baketsu Degohan (Ochichi-chan, Guttenberg, Yamada-chan)
  • Doraemon (Old Guy #A)
  • Meitantei Conan (Policeman)
  • Nintama Rantarō (Lord Mannentake, Dumpling Merchant, Travelling Gentleman, Daisuke Tai)
  • YAT Anshin! Uchū Ryokō (Hachibe)
  • Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (Gorō Itami, Shimon Madarame)
  • Nintama Rantarō (Master)
  • Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san (Tsuyoshi Isobe (Kyasharin), Vice Principal)
  • Weiß Kreuz (Hiroshi Kondō)
  • InuYasha (Jaken)
  • Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (Jurisdiction Detective)
  • Mutekiō Tri-Zenon (Gontarō Shini)
  • Oh! Super Milk-chan (The President)
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge*2 (Terumasa Takai)
  • Bakuman (Fumio Mashiro)
  • Digimon Xros Wars (Pharaohmon)
  • Heroman (Matthew Denton)
  • Marie & Gali ver. 2.0 (Galileo)
  • Nurarihyon no Mago (Sodemogi-Sama)
  • Tegami Bachi ~Reverse~ (Autobahn)


Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles



  • Inainai Baa! (Wanwan,Voice and actor)
  • Dokuganryū Masamune (Utai)
  • Tanken Boku no Machi (Chō-san)
  • Kono Machi Daisuki (Ace no Chō, Chōsuke Hoshi)
  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (Bony Shitari)


  1. ^ "Kinō Chō Ashita". October 18, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chō". Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 

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