Johnny Yong Bosch
|Johnny Yong Bosch|
Johnny Yong Bosch in 2007
|Born||John Jay Bosch|
January 6, 1976
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Residence||West Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Kevin Hatcher|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, martial artist, musician|
|Years active||2004– Present|
Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is an Korean American actor, voice actor, martial artist and musician. His first major role was the portrayal of Adam Park, the second Black Power Ranger and later, the Green Zeo Ranger and first Green Turbo Ranger in the Power Rangers franchise, which led to roles in some martial arts television and feature films. He provides the English voices for a number of anime productions and video games, including Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Sasori in Naruto, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lelouch vi Britannia in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Noby Nobita in Doraemon, Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi in the Persona 4 series, Yukio Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Hajime Hinata/Izuru Kamukura in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Rantaro Amami in the Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Makoto Tachibana in Free! and T.K. Takaishi in Digimon Adventure tri.. He was the front man of the band Eyeshine. Bosch is located in Los Angeles and does most of his voice-over work at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Animaze, New Generation Pictures, Studiopolis and on some occasions travels to Dallas to record shows for Funimation. In the Viz Media dubbing of Sailor Moon and the newer Sailor Moon Crystal, he voices Artemis and in Yo-kai Watch, he voiced the protagonist Nate Adams.
Life and career
Johnny Yong Bosch was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Garland, Texas. His father was a soldier in the Army and met his mother while stationed in South Korea. He was interested in martial arts at an early age, inspired by martial arts movies and Bruce Lee. He taught himself martial arts at first, mimicking moves from Lee as well as Jackie Chan. He said he was ridiculed a lot when he was young and became a bully, but made a change for the better after studying kung fu. In addition to training in martial arts, in which he won several competitions, he also played soccer.
Johnny Yong Bosch auditioned for the Power Rangers show in Dallas when he was informed by his martial arts instructor. In 1994, he landed the role of Adam Park, the new Black Power Ranger, replacing Walter Emanuel Jones in the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Bosch said that when he got the part, he changed his middle name to Yong, which was part of his mother's given name, at the request of Saban who thought his credited name needed to be more Asian. For the feature film Power Rangers: The Movie, he did all of his stunts after his stuntman had broken his leg. He also noted that among all the different animal characters the Rangers got to be associated, his was associated to a frog. In Power Rangers Zeo, Bosch's character became a Green Ranger. His final regular stint in the franchise was in Power Rangers Turbo, where his character passes his Green Turbo Ranger powers to a new member. He played Park in the second feature film Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. In looking back at his acting for the show, Bosch said that "Power Rangers was a lot of fun but it was a kid's show and very cheesy because of it, which made getting work after that really hard. Plus, I didn't know squat about acting then." His best friends on the set included Jason David Frank (who played Tommy Oliver), Jason Narvy (who played Skull) and Nakia Burrise (who played Tanya Sloan). At the request of Power Rangers director Koichi Sakamoto, he had a guest appearance in the episode "Once A Ranger" 'in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive in 2007 for the franchise's 15th anniversary, where he mentioned he got to go to New Zealand. He and Narvy also starred in the film Wicked Game, also known as Extreme Heist, which was directed by Sakamoto and features several other Power Rangers alumni.
Johnny Yong Bosch voiced Vash the Stampede in Trigun as his first job and for various Japanese anime, including notably Bleach as Ichigo Kurosaki. 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. Among other works, Bosch also voiced Lelouch in Code Geass in 2008 and Izaya Orihara in Durarara in 2011. Among video games, Bosch liked voicing Nero in Devil May Cry 4 as he got to visit Japan to do the motion capture.
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, 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 In 2015, he voiced character Kung Jin, in the new Mortal Kombat X. He is also the voice of Zero from the Mega Man X series in the Marvel vs. Capcom series.
In the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and the newer Sailor Moon Crystal, he voices Artemis. On the anime show Yo-kai Watch which has aired on Disney XD in the U.S., he voices the lead character Nate Adams. He also voices Noby in the US release of Doraemon.
In July 4, 2017, he voiced Broccoli Punch in Cartoon Network's Mighty Magiswords, recording with fellow Power Rangers actor Paul Schrier. He reprised his role as Broccoli Punch, as well as playing the Giant Monster and Whiney, in the second-season two-parter episode "The Incredible Tiny Warriors".
Bosch got involved in music by teaching himself how to play guitar. In his band Eyeshine, he provides vocals, songwriting, and guitar. He describes the type of music he plays as "Edge Rock. We're somewhere on the edge of sounding like Grunge, Alt. Rock, Punk and Pop." His musical inspirations include The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Oasis, Led Zeppelin and also movie soundtracks.
The band released an instrumental album called Sonosis. Bosch described the album as "something you could just listen to and could move you to feel something" and that "the titles were a reflection of the emotions we felt as we wrote the songs".
The band did their final performance in December 2017.
Bosch was born to a Korean mother and an American father of Irish and German descent. He is the second oldest of four children in his family. He has mentioned being a Christian in some of his interviews. He is married, and has a daughter named Novi and a son named Jetson.
|1994–96||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers||Adam Park||seasons 2–3|||
|1995||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie||Adam Park|||
|1996||Power Rangers Zeo||Adam Park|||
|1997||Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie||Adam Park|||
|1997||Power Rangers Turbo||Adam Park||Episodes
|1998||Power Rangers in Space||Adam Park||episode 25 (Always a Chance)|
|2005||Devon's Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy||Josh||Also director|
|2007||Power Rangers Operation Overdrive||Adam Park||Eps. "Once A Ranger"|||
|2007–2011||Anime TV||Host||Video podcast|||
|2011||Supah Ninjas||Master Shin|||
|2012||Death Grip||Torch||Direct-to-video release|||
|2016||Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky||Daryl Lorenz|||
|2016–2018||Digimon Adventure tri.||Takeru "T.K." Takaishi||Limited theatrical release|||
|2017||Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower||Daryl Lorenz|||
|2017||Sailor Moon R: The Movie||Artemis||Limited theatrical release|||
|2018||Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution||Renton Thurston|||
|2018||Big Fish & Begonia||Qiu||April 2018|||
|2018||Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa||Leo Da Vinci|||
|2018||Sailor Moon S: The Movie||Artemis||Limited Theatrical Release|||
|2018||Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie||Artemis||Limited Theatrical Release|||
|2018||High Speed! -Free! Starting Days||Makoto Tachibana|||
|2018||Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna||Makoto Tachibana|||
|2018||Free! -Take Your Marks-||Makoto Tachibana|||
|2018||Bleach Movie||Ichigo Kurosaki|
|2010||Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville||Magic|
|2012-14||NFL Rush Zone||Troy Kang|||
|2014-2018||Space Racers||Raven, RoboCoach XL-5, Mini-Bots||Episode "The Haunted Asteroid"|||
|2015||DC Super Friends||Robin|||
|2016||Mighty Magiswords||Broccoli Punch, Brock L. Doccoli, Gruntion 1, Whiney, Giant Monster|||
|2016||Rainbow Ruby||Ling Ling|
|2017||YooHoo & Friends||Lemmee/Oops|
- Studio albums
- Red Stripes White Lights (2008)
- My Paper Kingdom (2009)
- Tone of Echoes (2010)
- Sonosis (2011)
- Revolution Airwaves (2012)
- Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight (2013)
- Sidewalk Dreams and Chalk Dust (2015)
- Gone Tomorrow (2017)
- How About That (2006)
- I'm Dreaming On (2015)
- Compilation albums
- Afterglow (2011)
- Xmas (2011)
- Sansvox (2011) – karaoke album
- Like Yesterday (2012)
- Sansvox II: Acoustic (2014) – karaoke album
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- "Johnny Yong Bosch, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Danny Wayne Stallcup & Ed Neil in "Wicked Game" (2002) – After the Power". afterthepower.blogspot.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
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- "Johnny Yong Bosch Hosts Anime TV". Anime News Network. January 23, 2007. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "ANIME TODAY #109: Previews Season 2 of AnimeTV With Hosts Johnny Yong Bosch & Cristina Vee". Retrieved October 10, 2014.
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- Fullmetal Alchemist. Episode 35. Funimation.
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- "Bittersweet Rain". Boys Be... Episode 4. Manga Entertainment. Event occurs at 21:38 (JP cast) 23:02 (EN cast). Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Comic-Con: Bleach Cast Announced". Anime News Network. July 22, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. February 9, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Vampire Knight, 2nd Haruhi Season's English Casts Posted". Anime News Network. March 28, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. July 3, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
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- Miller, Evan (December 8, 2007). "New York Anime Festival and ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: Code Geass". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
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- "Aniplex of America Panel". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Durarara!!×2 English Dub Announcement Video Streamed". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Bandai Entertainment After Dark". Anime News Network. 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "'Trigun: Badlands Rumble' breathes new life into anime series | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture". Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times. July 8, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Aniplex USA to Release Hatsune Miku's Mikunopolis Concert". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
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- "Aniplex of America Reveals Mahouka, Expelled from Paradise BD Plans". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
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- ""Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" English Dub Cast Listed". Crunchyroll. July 4, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
- "Free Eternal Summer English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch as Makoto". Anime News Network. November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
- "Crunchyroll Streams Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Anime with English Dub". Anime News Network. December 22, 2015.
- "Magi: The Kingdom of Magic English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh". Anime News Network. February 14, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Yo-kai Watch Anime's October 5 U.S. Debut, Dub Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014.
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- Martin, Theron (April 18, 2016). "Ajin". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
The English dub is a strong effort anchored by veterans like Johnny Yong Bosch (as Kei) and Todd Haberkorn (as Tosaki) very fittingly-cast in key roles.
- "Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch as Orga Itsuka". Anime News Network. December 9, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
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- "Black Clover The Underwater Temple".
- "Mecard Cast".
- "The Official Site of Voice Artist Michelle Ruff - Resume". VoiceOfMichelleRuff.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
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- "The Haunted Asteroid". Space Racers. October 30, 2017. Event occurs at Closing credits. Retrieved August 19, 2018 – via YouTube.
- "The Cape and the Clown". DC Super Friends. May 4, 2015. Event occurs at Closing credits. Retrieved July 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
- Kyle Carrozza [@TVsKyle] (August 2, 2016). "Good session today! (picture of cast, tagged Kyle Carrozza, Johnny Yong Bosch, Grey Griffin and 2 others)" (Tweet). Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
- "Johnny Yong Bosch : Wizard World Comic Cons : New Orleans Comic Con". Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Square Enix. The Last Remnant. Square Enix. Scene: Ending credits, 2:11 in, English Voice Recording, Cast.
- @johnnyyongbosch (November 3, 2015). "It's been announced, I'm voicing #ironfist for #marvelheroes. Excited for this one!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 4, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "Killer is Dead To Have Dual Audio Voice Tracks". siliconera.com. July 16, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- Bosch tweets concerning Persona 4 Ultimax:
- @Stelman257 (June 23, 2014). "@johnnyyongbosch Yo just curious, how'd you voice Adachi in Persona 4 Ultimax? More game-like or higher and raspy like the anime?" (Tweet). Retrieved March 3, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Johnny Yong Bosch [@johnnyyongbosch] (June 23, 2014). "@Stelman257 closer to the game" (Tweet). Retrieved March 3, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "... Steve Blum (SubZero/Reptile/Bo'RaiCho); Johnny Yong Bosch (Kung Jin); Andrew @AndrewSBowen (Johnny/Smoke/Rain); Greg Eagles (Jax/Baraka)" (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
- "BlazBlue: Cross Battle Gameplay".
- "English Cast Voice Avatars".
- "DMC5 Crew is Back".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johnny Yong Bosch.|
- Eyeshine official website
- Johnny Yong Bosch at Behind The Voice Actors
- Johnny Yong Bosch on IMDb
- Johnny Yong Bosch at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Johnny Yong Bosch convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
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