Illich Guardiola

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Illich Guardiola
Born (1972-07-05) July 5, 1972 (age 46)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1995–2014
Spouse(s)Kaytha Coker (div.)[1]
Hope Harris (m. 2014)

Illich Auyapah Guardiola (born July 5, 1972[3]) is an American actor and director who provided voice roles for Japanese anime. He has worked for ADV Films, Funimation, and Seraphim Digital, and as a stage actor and director in the Houston theatre community. Some of his major anime roles include Kanba Takakura in Mawaru Penguindrum, Arawn in Tears to Tiara, Nimi in From the New World, Suguru Omi in the Hiro no Kakera series, and Yusuke Yoshino from the Clannad series.


In April 2014, he was pulled over by Spring Branch Police and was found to have one of his 16-year-old students, Hope Harris, with him, who told investigator they were in a sexual relationship. Guardiola was subsequently arrested on May 8 and charged with sexual assault of a child.[4] However, at the end of April, Guardiola and the teen traveled to Las Vegas and were married in the presence of the teen's mother.[5] On September 5, 2014, the charges were dismissed.[6]



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 Hakuōki Sanosuke Harada [7]
2010 Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story Souther [7]
1998 Those Who Hunt Elves Chairman [7]
2012 Ungo Myoshin Oono [7]
2012 Gintama movie Kotaro Katsura [7]
2003 Saint Seiya Pegasus Seiya ADV dub [7]
Clannad Yusuke Yoshino also movie [8]
Maria Holic Toichiro Kanae [9]
From the New World Niimi [10]
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Keno Inusaka [11]
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Muneshige Tachibana [12]
Penguindrum Kanba Takakura [12]
Devil Survivor 2: The Animation The Anguished One uncredited [13]
Hiro no Kakera Suguru Omi also season 2 [14]
Tears to Tiara Arawn [15]


  1. ^ Zennie, Michael. "Drama teacher and anime voice actor, 41, married 16-year-old student". Mail Online. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Benton, Mary (May 10, 2014). "Police: Drama teacher who married 16-year-old girl faces charges". Click 2 Houston. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Guardiola, Illich. "About - Contact and Basic Info". Facebook. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Texas drama teacher married 16-year-old in Las Vegas: cops". NY Daily News. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
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  7. ^ a b c d e f "Illich Guardiola". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Section23's Clannad Dub Upgrade, Cast Detailed". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Reveals Maria Holic's English Dub Cast". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Unveils 'From the New World's' English Dub Cast". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Announces Hakkenden English Dub Cast". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Penguindrum Voice Actor Illich Guardiola Arrested in Texas". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  13. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Announces Full Devil Survivor 2 Dub Cast". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  14. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Reveals Hiiro no Kakera Dub Cast". Anime News Network. March 21, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  15. ^ Martin, Theron (November 29, 2010). "Tears To Tiara BLURAY - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 9, 2017.

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