Masachika Ichimura

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Masachika Ichimura
Native name 市村 正親
Born (1949-01-28) January 28, 1949 (age 66)[1]
Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Ryoko Shinohara

Masachika Ichimura (市村 正親 Ichimura Masachika?, born January 28, 1949) is a Japanese actor and voice actor. He was born in Kawagoe, Saitama and studies at Theater Art College in Tokyo after graduating high school. He is best known to Western anime fans as the original voice of Mewtwo. He is married to singer Ryoko Shinohara.


In 1973, he made his debut as actor with Jesus Christ Superstar and became one of top actors of Shiki Theatre Company since then. He appeared in various musical plays as West Side Story, Equus, Cats, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera. Besides he played the role of Shylock of The Merchant of Venice.

In 1990, he left the company and now signs up for Horipro. In 2013, he played the role of Tokugawa Ieyasu in "Anjin: The Shogun and The English Samurai" in London.[2][3]

In 2014, he cancelled the performance in Miss Saigon because of initial stomach cancer but in November of the year, he finished the treatment and returned to the theatre.[4]



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