Johnny Yong Bosch

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.

Johnny Yong Bosch
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Johnny Yong Bosch at Power Morphicon 2007
Born John Jay Bosch
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

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. 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. 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

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Adam Park / Black Mighty Morphin Ranger
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers “Wild West Rangers, Part I and II” – Abraham / Black Wild West Ranger
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Adam Park / Black Mighty Morphin Ranger
  • Power Rangers Zeo – Adam Park / Green Zeo Ranger
  • Power Rangers Turbo – Adam Park / Green Turbo Ranger #1 (19 episodes)
  • Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie – Adam Park / Green Turbo Ranger
  • Power Rangers In Space – Adam Park / Black Mighty Morphin Ranger (1 episode)
  • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive – Adam Park / Black Mighty Morphin Ranger (2 episodes)
  • Power Rangers Funniest Moments (1998) – Himself

Films and television

  • Devon’s Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy (2005) – Josh
  • Broken Path (2008) – Jack (as Johnny Bosch)
  • Hellbinders (2009) – Ryu
  • Death Grip (2012) – Torch – released direct-to-video
  • Love Like Bullets (2014)
  • Supah Ninjas – Master Shin
  • Anime TV (2007–present) – Host

Voice roles

Anime

  • 5 Centimeters Per Second – Takaki Tohno
  • Akira (2001 Pioneer English dub) – Shotaro Kaneda
  • B-Daman CrossFire – Kamon Godai
  • Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad – Yuji “Saku” Sakurai
  • Bleach series – Ichigo Kurosaki, Hollow Ichigo
  • Blood Lad – Braz D. Blood
  • Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan – Sakura Kusakabe
  • Blue Dragon – Bishop
  • Blue Exorcist – Yukio Okumura
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Bo-Jiggler
  • Boys Be… – Tsuyoshi Ueno (Ep. 4, as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Burst Angel – Akio (Ep. 18)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie 2: The Sealed Card – Eriol Hiiragizawa
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series – Lelouch Vi Britannia
  • Darker than Black: Gaiden – Shichi/Claude
  • Daphne in the Brilliant Blue – Yasuki Jyonochi
  • Doraemon – Noby (Nobita Nobi)
  • Durarara!! – Izaya Orihara
  • Eureka Seven series – Renton Thurston
  • Fafner of the Azure – Kazuki Makabe (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Fate/zero – Ryunosuke Uryu
  • Freedom Project – Kazuma
  • Fullmetal Alchemist – Lujon (Ep. 35)
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo – Albert de Morcerf (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Gate Keepers – Reiji Kageyama
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – J.D. (Ep. 9)
  • Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Section 4 helicopter pilot (Ep. 24)
  • Gun Sword – Michael Garret
  • Gurren Lagann – Rossiu Adai
  • Hare+Guu – Chet (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Heat Guy J – Clair Leonelli
  • Here Is Greenwood – Kazuya Hasukawa (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • I’ll CKBC – Hitonari Hiiragi (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • K – Saruhiko Fushimi
  • Kamichu! – Kenji Ninomiya
  • Karas – Reiji
  • Kekkaishi – Shouki (Ep. 38)
  • Mars Daybreak – Gram River
  • Knights of Sidonia – Nagate Tanikaze
  • Koi Kaze – Kazuya Miyauchi (Eps. 6–7, credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne series – Kirius
  • Last Exile – Claus Valca
  • Let’s Go! Tamagotchi – KuroMametchi
  • Lucky Star – Boy Student (Ep. 18), Daisuke Ono
  • Marvel Anime: Blade – Djalal (Ep. 7)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series – Itsuki Koizumi
  • The Melody of Oblivion – Monster King Solomon III a.k.a. Solo (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Mirage of Blaze – Kotaro Fuma
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit – Sagum
  • Naruto/Naruto Shippuden – Yagura (Three Tails Jinchūriki, Fourth Mizukage), Genma Shiranui, Shigure, Gen’yumaru, Sagi, Akio, Sasori, Shōseki (Shippuden Ep. 184), misc. filler characters.
  • Paradise Kiss – Hiroyuki Tokumori
  • Paranoia Agent – Yuichi Taira (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Persona 4: The Animation – Yu Narukami, Tohru Adachi (uncredited), Ameno-sagiri (uncredited)
  • Le Portrait de Petit Cossette – Eiri Kurahashi (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Please Twins! – Maiku Kamishiro
  • Pokémon Origins – Brock
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration – Additional Voices
  • The Prince of Tennis – Shusuke Fuji
  • Psycho-Pass – Latent Criminal (Ep. 2)
  • Sage Hunter – Sho Hozani
  • Sailor Moon – Artemis (Viz dub)
  • Samurai Champloo – Shinsuke (Ep. 7), Jogger in the Forest (Ep. 9)
  • Space Dandy – Johnny (Eps. 20, 26)
  • Stellvia – Kouta Otoyama (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Tales of Phantasia OVA – Cress Albane
  • Tenjho Tenge – Masataka Takayanagi (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Tenkai Knights – Guren Nash / Bravenwolf
  • Texhnolyze – Takuto
  • Toradora! – Yusaku Kitamura
  • Trigun – Vash the Stampede
  • Trigun: Badlands Rumble – Vash the Stampede
  • The Twelve Kingdoms – Taiki/ Kohri (credited as Kevin Hatcher)
  • Witch Hunter Robin – Haruto Sakaki
  • Wolf’s Rain – Kiba

Animation

  • NFL Rush Zone – Troy
  • Secret Millionaires Club – Bohai
  • Three Delivery – Sid

Video games

  • .hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth – Kuhn
  • .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce – Kuhn
  • .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption – Kuhn
  • Ape Escape (series) – Jake
  • Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star – Delta Lanthanoir
  • Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk – Ranun Etts
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky – Awin Sidelet
  • Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland – Iksel
  • Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 – Iksel, Peter
  • Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland – Peter
  • Avalon Code – Ur
  • Baten Kaitos Origins – Ven
  • Binary Domain – Kurosawa (writer)
  • Bleach – Ichigo Kurosaki, Hollow Ichigo
  • Catherine – Archie, Aloof Man
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair – Hajime Hinata
  • Devil May Cry 4 – Nero (motion capture and voice)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII – Various WRO Soldiers, Incidental Characters
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy/Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy – Firion
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 – Zhang Bao
  • Eternal Sonata – Fugue, Phil
  • Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon – Seto, Additional Voices
  • Galerians: Ash – Ash, Pat (older)
  • God Eater Burst – Kota Fujiki
  • Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (video game) – Kamen Rider Dragon Knight/Kamen Rider Onyx
  • Killer Is Dead – Tokio, Mondo (Kid)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – Joshua Bright
  • MagnaCarta 2 – Juto
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Zero
  • Mugen Souls – Ryuto
  • Naruto series – Genma Shiranui (Sound Test), Sasori (True Form), Yagura (Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3)
  • Persona 4: Arena – Yu Narukami
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Yu Narukami, Tohru Adachi
  • Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second – Male Voice 3, Additional Voices
  • Red Faction: Armageddon – Additional Voices
  • Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes – Sanada Yukimura
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – Additional Voices
  • Soulcalibur V – Xiba
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Torian Cadera
  • Suikoden V – Frey (Freyjadour), Voice 1/Battle Cries
  • Summon Night: Twin Age – Aldo
  • Super Street Fighter IV – Yang
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Vice Bozeg
  • The Last Remnant – Rush Sykes
  • The Sword of Etheria – Fiel
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight – Biggs, Jack
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron – Bumblebee

Live-action dubbing

  • Death Trance – Ryu’en
  • Violetta – Tomas (singing voice), Napoleon (English dub)


From: en.wikipedia.org

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