Tesshō Genda

Tesshō Genda (玄田 哲章 Genda Tesshō?, born May 20, 1948 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. When he debuted, he used his real name, Mitsuo Yokoi (横居 光雄 Yokoi Mitsuo?).as artist name. Because he had experience with ballet, he was known by the nickname "Pirouette Genda."

Along with such well-known voice actors such as Akio Ōtsuka, Shigeru Chiba and Kōichi Yamadera, Genda is one of Japan's most prolific voice actors, with 234 roles credited to his name as of September 25, 2007.

Among his other credits, he has performed the roles of Masami Iwaki (Dokaben), Suppaman (Dr. Slump), Gō Reietsu (High School! Kimengumi), Optimus Prime (A.K.A. Convoy) (The Transformers), Umibouzu (City Hunter), Ichimi Araiwa (Cooking Papa), and Action Kamen (Crayon Shin-chan) and is the current Japanese voice of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh media.

Like his Canadian counterpart Peter Cullen, Tesshō reprised the role of Optimus Prime (Convoy) in the Japanese dub of the 2007 Transformers movie. He is best known as the Japanese voice of Batman in numerous animated television series and animated films. Like his American counterpart Kevin Conroy, Tesshō also reprised the role of Batman in the Japanese dub of Batman: Gotham Knight. He also voices Kratos in the Japanese versions of the God of War video game series.

In February 2010, he received a Merit Awards from the 4th Seiyu Awards.

In addition to the names above, Genda's name is sometimes romanized in credits as Tessyou Genda, Tetsuaki Genda, and Tetsusyo Genda, though the latter two spellings/romanizations of his name are incorrect.

Year Image Character  Title
2015-2018 Shu DBS Shu Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru Sūpā
2016 Mayor Leodore Lionheart Mayor Leodore Lionheart Zootopia
2011 Tigger WTP Tigger Winnie the Pooh
2010 Eli Papi La Bouff Big Daddy La Bouff The Princess and the Frog
2004-2005 Telly Monster SS Telly Monster Sesame Street
2004 Tuke Tuke Brother Bear
2001-2004 Batman JL Batman / Bruce Wayne Justice League
2002 Blotch KSY Blotch Kermit's Swamp Years
2000 Bruton Bruton Dinosaur
1999 Tantor Tantor Tarzan
1998 General Li General Li Mulan
1996 Wildbur the Albatross TRDU Wilbur The Rescuers Down Under
1995-1996 Tigger TNAOWTP Tigger The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
1995 Guile SF2V Guile Street Fighter II V : Sutorīto Faitā Tsū Bui
1992-1995 Batman BTAS Batman / Bruce Wayne Batman: The Animated Series
1988-1994 Garfield G&F Garfield Garfield and Friends
1990 Inspector Gadget IG Inspector Gadget Inspector Gadget
1986-1989 Agent Shu Agent Shu Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru
1988 Ludo the Yeti (Labyrinth) Ludo the Yeti Labyrinth
1984-1987 Optimus Prime Transformers Optimus Prime Tatakae! Chō Robotto Seimeitai Toransufōmā
1983 Mr. Sullivan Anime 80SI Jon Sariban-tōdori Anime 80 Sekai Isshu
1981-1982 Pontos (DLTM Anime) Pontos Wan Wan Sanjuushi
1977 Tigger Tigger The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
1969 Foghorn Leghorn Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes