Hiro Kanagawa

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Hiro Kanagawa
Born Hironobu Kanagawa
(1963-10-13) October 13, 1963 (age 51)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Middlebury College
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Tyler School of Art at Temple University
Simon Fraser University
Occupation Voice actor and actor

Hiro Kanagawa MFA, born Hironobu Kanagawa (金川 弘敦 Kanagawa Hironobu?, October 13, 1963), is a Japanese playwright[1] and actor based in Vancouver, Canada.[2] Kanagawa has written plays including the Tiger of Malaya and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kanagawa was born in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan and grew up in Guelph, Ontario, Sterling Heights, Michigan and Tokyo. After graduating from International Christian University High School, he left Japan for Middlebury College, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Tyler School of Art at Temple University and Simon Fraser University.[3] He has lived in Vancouver since 1990.[2]


Kanagawa is perhaps best known as Principal Kwan from Smallville. His most notable anime role is Gihren Zabi from Mobile Suit Gundam. He was also the voice of Mister Fantastic on Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes. Beside acting, Kanagawa is also a playwright, and screenwriter.



  1. ^ a b Birnie, Peter (November 25, 2010). "Stanley Park storm inspires Christmas play". The Vancouver Sun (Postmedia). p. C.7. Archived from the original on June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "God's Baboons » Cast » Hiro Kanagawa". Godsbaboons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Hiro Kanagawa | Playwrights Guild of Canada". Playwrightsguild.ca. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 

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