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Johnny Yong Bosch
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Johnny Yong Bosch at Power Morphicon 2007
Born John Jay Bosch
(1976-01-06) January 6, 1976 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Status Married
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Kevin Hatcher
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1994–present

Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is an American actor, martial artist, and musician. His first major role was portraying Adam Park, the Black Power Ranger in the Power Rangers franchise, which led to roles in some martial arts films and television episodes. He provides the English voices for a number of anime productions and video games, including Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Guy Cecil in Tales of the Abyss, and Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. He will be voicing Artemis in the Viz Media dubbing of the Sailor Moon series. He is the front man of the band, Eyeshine.1

Career

Power Rangers

Bosch is best known for his role as Adam Park in the show, replacing Walter Emanuel Jones' character Zack Taylor as the Black Power Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, for which he was cast in July 1994. In 1997 during Power Rangers Turbo he was kicked off the show due to Jason David Frank and Catherine Sutherland wanting to leave the show; Saban decided to retire Bosch's and Nakia Burrise's characters without considering a re-shuffle of the cast. At the request of Koichi Sakamoto, he appeared in an episode of Power Rangers in Space in 1998 and later returned for two episodes (celebrating 15 years of the franchise) in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive in 2007.

Voice acting

Bosch voiced Vash the Stampede in Trigun as his first job and for various Japanese anime and video games. In 2006, he worked once again with Koichi Sakamoto on the film Broken Path. In 2007, Bosch co-starred alongside Ray Park in a comic-book style action film, Hellbinders. He does the motion capturing and voice of Nero in Devil May Cry 4, making him the third actor involved with Power Rangers to have a role in the Devil May Cry series, after Reuben Langdon, who voices and motion capture for Dante in Devil May Cry 3 (and DMC4), and Daniel Southworth, who voiced and did motion capture for Vergil, also in DMC3, and for Credo, in DMC4.citation needed Recently, he voiced Final Fantasy game's character Firion in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Yang in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Zero of Mega Man X fame in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Tohru Adachi and the protagonist Yu Narukami in the Persona 4 games and anime adaptation, and host of AnimeTV, which started its second season on Revision3.

Personal life

Bosch was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Garland, Texas. His mother is Korean, and his father is of German and Irish descent.citation needed. He was interested in martial arts at an early age, and he officially started practicing wushu at the age of fifteen. He has also been trained in various other martial arts, such as jeet kune do, jujutsu, taekwondo, hapkido, judo, kickboxing, San soo style of kung fu and filipino martial arts. He is also very interested in Japanese swordmanship and has trained in kendo, iaido and kenjutsu. He is married and has one daughter.

Filmography

Live-action roles

Power Rangers

Films and television

Voice roles

Anime

Animation

Video games

Live-action dubbing

References

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  6. ^ Celebrity Chat With Johnny Yong Bosch - Full Transcript. The Otaku. (Interview). February 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "ANIME TODAY #109: Previews Season 2 of AnimeTV With Hosts Johnny Yong Bosch & Cristina Vee". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch". HalfKorean.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Anime TV Podcast". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "AnimeTV". Revision3. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "New English Dub for 5cm per Second to be Streamed on Shinkai Day". Anime News Network. February 27, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Comic-Con: Bleach Cast Announced". Anime News Network. July 22, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "iz Media Announces Blood Lad's English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. May 16, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bittersweet Rain". Boys Be.... Episode 4. Manga Entertainment. Event occurs at 21:38 (JP cast) 23:02 (EN cast). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtHAot07-z8. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
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  17. ^ Green, Scott (2013-02-06). "English-Dubbed "Fate/zero" to Run on Neon Alley". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  18. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. July 3, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "'K' Anime's English Dub Previewed in Video Before July 12 Debut". Anime News Network. June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  20. ^ "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. February 9, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Vampire Knight, 2nd Haruhi Season's English Casts Posted". Anime News Network. March 28, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  22. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05. 
  23. ^ "‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble’ breathes new life into anime series | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture". Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  24. ^ "Johnny Yong Bosch : Wizard World Comic Cons : New Orleans Comic Con". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "Johnny Yong Bosch on Twitter: "@Stelman257 closer to the game"". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  26. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 

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