Johnny Yong Bosch
|Johnny Yong Bosch|
Johnny Yong Bosch at Power Morphicon 2007
|Born||John Jay Bosch
January 6, 1976
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Kevin Hatcher|
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist, voice actor, musician|
John Jay Bosch (born January 6, 1976), known as Johnny Yong Bosch, is an American actor, martial artist, voice actor and musician. His first major role was portraying Adam Park, the second Black Power Ranger and later, the Green Zeo Ranger and the 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 Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Yukio Okumura in Blue Exorcist, and Noby in Doraemon. He is 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.
Life and career
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.
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, 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 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.
Bosch voiced Vash the Stampede in Trigun as his first job and for various Japanese anime, including notably Bleach as Ichigo Kurosaki 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. Bosch also voiced "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, 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 In 2015, he voiced character Kung Jin, in the new Mortal Kombat X.
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".
Bosch is of half Korean 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||19 episodes|||
|1998||Power Rangers in Space||Adam Park||1 ep. Always a chance|||
|Billy Ray Leung|||
|2007||Power Rangers Operation Overdrive||Adam Park||Eps. "Once A Ranger", 2 episodes|||
|2007–present||Anime TV||Host||Video podcast|||
|2011||Supah Ninjas||Master Shin|||
|2012||Death Grip||Torch||direct-to-video release|||
|2014||Love Like Bullets|||
|2015||DC Super Friends||Robin|||
|2016||Mighty Magiswords||Additional Voices|||
A list of Eyeshine albums:
- 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)
- 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
- "Actors In Spandex - Johnny Yong Bosch". awwman.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Anime Expo Welcomes Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine as Guests of Honor for AX2013". Anime Expo. December 14, 2012.
- "Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch". HalfKorean.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- Debnam, Betty (1995). "Meet Johnny Yong Bosch". The Mini Page (published September 27, 1995). Universal Press Syndicate. p. 6B – via Lakeland Ledger.
- Celebrity Chat With Johnny Yong Bosch – Full Transcript. The Otaku. (Interview). February 13, 2012.
- "Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch of Bleach and Power Rangers". Dork Shelf. August 30, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Amazon.com: Extreme Heist: Johnny Yong Bosch, George Cheung, Michael Hexum, Luke LaFontaine, Motoko Nagino, Jason Narvy, Koichi Sakamoto, Paul Schrier, Danny W. Stallcup, Xuyen Valdiva: Movies & TV". amazon.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "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.
- "Amy Bosch on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
- "Sakura Con Guest Announcements". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Wicked Game (2000)". AOL Moviefone. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "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.
- "Interview with Johnny Yong Bosch". HalfKorean.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Anime TV Podcast". Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "AnimeTV". Revision3. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Johnny Yong Bosch". Death Grip Movie. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Death Grip DVDs, Blu-Rays, and Shirts ON SALE July 1, 2012". Death Grip Movie. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Death Grip Teaser Trailer Now Up". Martial Arts Movie Junkie. kmiller. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- "Johnny Yong Bosch has Love Like Bullets". Martial Arts Movie Junkie. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "TM Revolution at Otakon". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Johnny Yong Bosch". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "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.
- "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. July 3, 2008. 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.
- "New English Dub for 5cm per Second to be Streamed on Shinkai Day". Anime News Network. February 27, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- 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.
- Koulikov, Koulikov (December 9, 2007). "New York Anime Festival and ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: Bandai Entertainment". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "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.
- "NIS America Offers Toradora! Blu-rays With English Dub". Anime News Network. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "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.
- Green, Scott (February 6, 2013). "English-Dubbed "Fate/zero" to Run on Neon Alley". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
- "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.
- "Viz Media Announces Blood Lad's English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. May 16, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Aniplex of America Reveals Mahouka, Expelled from Paradise BD Plans". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- "'K' Anime's English Dub Previewed in Video Before July 12 Debut". Anime News Network. June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Doraemon, Giovanni's Island Dubs Premiere in L.A. on July 5". Anime News Network. July 2, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "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.
- "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Ajin on Netflix". Twitter. January 16, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' English Dub Casts Johnny Yong Bosch as Orga Itsuka". Anime News Network. December 9, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School Broadcast Dub Cast Announcement". Funimation. 2016-07-28. Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
- "NEWS: Digimon Adventure tri. Anime Gets English Dub With Jeff Nimoy Reprising Role". June 30, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016 – via Anime News Network.
From Jeff Nimoy's facebook page, which I think has been taken down: 'Ryan told me my old TriGun partner Johnny Yong Bosch was playing TK.'
- "The Cape and the Clown". DC Super Friends. May 4, 2015. Event occurs at Closing credits. Retrieved July 31, 2015 – via YouTube.
- "Johnny Yong Bosch". 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.
- BioWare (December 20, 2011). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast.
- johnnyyongbosch (November 3, 2015). "It's been announced, I'm voicing #ironfist for #marvelheroes. Excited for this one!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 4, 2015.
- 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.
- Johnny Yong Bosch [johnnyyongbosch] (June 23, 2014). "@Stelman257 closer to the game" (Tweet). Retrieved March 3, 2016.
- Square Enix. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Scene: Closing credits, 1:54 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- 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.
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.
- "Eyeshine". Spotify. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- Eyeshine.net, the official site of Bosch's rock band
- Johnny Yong Bosch at the Internet Movie Database
- Johnny Yong Bosch at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Johnny Yong Bosch convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
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