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Veteran Voice Actor Tamio Oki Dies at Age 89

Tamio OkiTamio Oki, a voice actor whose career spanned seven decades, died on December 14 at the age of 89.

Oki, who got his start in radio in 1946, later became a prolific voice actor in anime, video games and Japanese-dubbed films.

Over his long career, Oki played iconic roles such as Ghost in the Shell’s Daisuke Arakami and Gunbuster’s Captain Tashiro. In live-action films, he was perhaps best-known as the Japanese voice for Patrick Stewart’s Professor X in the X-Men films.

Oki’s final role was in 2016’s Planetarian, in which he played Hoshi no Hito.

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.