Paul Nakauchi

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Paul Nakauchi
Other namesPaul Nakuchi
OccupationActor, voice actor

Paul Nakauchi is an American actor.


In the 1990s, he guest starred in Knots Landing, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "The Homecoming"), Batman: The Animated Series and ER.

He lent his voice to the video games Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Call of Duty: World at War, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Tomb Raider: Legend, World of Warcraft, Lost Planet 2, and Dead or Alive: Dimensions (as Gen Fu). His most productive role to date is in Overwatch as Hanzo Shimada.[1] Nakauchi played Sgt. Shigeno in the motion picture, The Great Raid.

Nakauchi has also appeared in the Broadway musicals Chu Chem (1989) and The King and I (from 1996 to 1998). He starred in the Broadway Asia production of The King and I as King Phra Meha Mongkut. Nakauchi voiced the character "Hutch" in the animated comedy drama film, Alpha and Omega. He portrayed the Kralahome in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher. He played the role of Watari in Adam Wingard's Death Note.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Great Raid Sgt. Shigeno
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Additional Voices (voice) Television film
2007 The Invincible Iron Man Additional Voices (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Wong (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Nomad: The Warrior Galdan (voice) English version
2009 The Next Race: The Remote Viewings Dr. Baxter Luminaire Short film
2010 Alpha and Omega Hutch (voice)
2010 Dark Metropolis Dr. Baxter Luminaire
2011 Portrait of Leonore Father (voice) Short film
2017 Death Note Watari


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Knots Landing Employee Episode: "Do Not Attempt to Remove"
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Tygarian Officer Episode: "The Homecoming"
1994 Batman: The Animated Series Doctor (voice) Episode: "House and Garden"
1996 ER Harvard Candidate Episode: "Baby Shower"
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices (voice) Episode: "Zuko Alone"
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wong Fei, Takeo, Takahiro (voices) 2 episodes
2013–2014 The Legend of Korra Chou the Elder, Acupuncturist (voices) 2 episodes
2014 Beware the Batman Edogawa Yamashiro (voice) Episode: "Fall"
2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Savatte, Sifo-Dyas (voices) 2 episodes
2015 Fallen Cards Kade, Scientist
2016 Deadbeat Mister Ohno Episode: "Diaper Training"
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Aki's Dad, Salaryman (voices) Episode: "The Curse of Kaniaku"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Yakuza, Matsua
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo Red Pill Herb Shop Owner
2006 Tomb Raider: Legend Toru Nishimura
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Japanese Men, Ninjas, Additional Voices
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Sao Feng
2007 No More Heroes Thunder Ryu
2008 Call of Duty: World at War Japanese Announcer
2010 Lost Planet 2 Additional Voices
2011 Dead or Alive: Dimensions Gen Fu English version
2011 Cars 2
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Shao-Tien Executioner, Qiang the Merciless, Hu'seng the Gatekeeper, Lei Shen
2013 Lost Planet 3 Soichi
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Malthael
2014 Game of Thrones Bloodsong
2015 Battlefield Hardline Additional Voices
2016 Overwatch Hanzo
2017 Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Shan Yun
2017 Heroes of the Storm Malthael, Hanzo


  1. ^ "Here Are the Voice Actors of the Overwatch Cast". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (June 30, 2016). "Adam Wingard Starts Writing His 'Death Note'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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