Taro Ishida

Taro Ishida bigraphy, stories - Japanese actor

Taro Ishida : biography

March 16, 1944 –


Ishida attended Sophia University.


Television animation

  • Alcatraz Connection (Assistant Inspector Terry Crown)
  • Astro Boy (General Red)
  • Black Jack (Toranomon)
  • Detective Conan (Police Inspector Radish Redwood)
  • GeGeGe no Kitarō (fifth series) (Vampire Elite Johnny)
  • Requiem from the Darkness (Emon Shibamigi)
  • Time Patrol-Tai Otasukeman (Napoleon)


  • Giant Robo (Kon World Devil King Han Zui)
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Heydrich Lang (second voice))
  • Record of Lodoss War (Emperor Beld)

Theater animation

  • Akira (The Colonel)
  • Arcadia of My Youth (Zeda)
  • Brave Story (Bishop Daimon)
  • Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper (Teiji Moriya)
  • The Castle of Cagliostro (Count Cagliostro)
  • Fist of the North Star (Narrator)
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (Nightmare King)
  • Metropolis (Duke Red)
  • Odin: Photon Sailer Starlight (as "Gentarō Ishida") (Saint Asgard)
  • One Piece: Dead End Adventure (Gasparde)


  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger (Kentaro Hisatsu)

Video games

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Exdeath)
  • Kingdom Hearts (King Triton)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (King Triton, Eeyore)

Dubbing roles

  • Gene Hackman
    • The Domino Principle (Roy Tucker)
    • Superman II (Lex Luthor (1984 TV Asahi edition=DVD and Blu-ray edition))
    • Under Fire (Alex Grazier)
    • No Way Out (Defense Secretary David Brice (TV Tokyo edition))
    • Mississippi Burning (Agent Rupert Anderson (1992 TV Asahi edition))
    • The Package (Sgt. Johnny Gallagher (1993 TBS edition))
    • Loose Cannons (MacArthur Stern)
    • Postcards from the Edge (Lowell Kolchek)
    • Narrow Margin (Robert Caulfield)
    • Class Action (Jedediah Tucker Ward)
    • Unforgiven (Little Bill Daggett)
    • Geronimo: An American Legend (Brig. Gen. George Crook)
    • Wyatt Earp (Nicholas Earp (1997 TV Tokyo edition))
    • Crimson Tide (Captain Frank Ramsey)
    • The Quick and the Dead (John Herod)
    • The Birdcage (Senator Kevin Keeley (Fuji TV edition))
    • The Chamber (Sam Cayhall)
    • Extreme Measures (Dr. Lawrence Myrick)
    • Absolute Power (President Alan Richmond)
    • Enemy of the State (Edward "Brill" Lyle (Fuji TV edition))
    • Under Suspicion (Henry Hearst)
    • Behind Enemy Lines (Admiral Leslie McMahon Reigart)
    • Heist (Joe Moore)
    • The Royal Tenenbaums (Royal Tenenbaum)
    • Runaway Jury (Rankin Fitch)
  • Peter Falk
    • Columbo (Lt. Columbo (Season 8~))
    • Undisputed (Mendy Ripstein)
    • Next (Irv)
  • 48 Hrs. (Wednesday Road Show edition, as "Gentarō Ishida") (Jack Cates)
  • Alien 3 (TV Asahi edition) (Lenard Dillon)
  • Apocalypse Now (Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
  • Armour of God II: Operation Condor (Fuji TV edition) (Adolf)
  • Batman Begins (DVD and Nippon TV editions) (Carmine Falcone)
  • Batman Returns (TV edition) (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin)
  • Ben-Hur (Old Nippon TV edition) (Ben-Hur)
  • Big Fish (Old Edward Bloom)
  • The Cannonball Run (Fuji TV edition) (Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing)
  • Cannonball Run II (Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing)
  • Cocoon (Walter)
  • Commando (Bennett)
  • Conan the Barbarian (Nippon TV edition) (Thulsa Doom)
  • Cop Land (TV edition) (Ray Donlan)
  • Dances with Wolves (Kicking Bird)
  • Die Hard 2 (TV Asahi edition) (Trudeau)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (Fuji TV edition) (Inspector Walter Cobb)
  • ER (Richard Elliot)
  • Evolution (Brigadier General Russell Woodman)
  • First Blood (1985 Nippon TV, 1990 TBS and 1995 TV Asahi editions) (Sheriff Will Teasle)
  • Godzilla (TV edition) (Mayor Ebert)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (Detective Roland Castlebeck)
  • Hannibal (VHS and TV Tokyo edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Nippon TV edition) (Mola Ram)
  • K-9 (TV edition) (Lyman)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (TV Asahi edition) (Auda ibu Tayi)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Treebeard)
  • Men in Black (Nippon TV edition) (Chief Zed)
  • Men in Black II (TV edition) (Chief Zed)
  • Project A (San)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Video and DVD edition) (Belloq)
  • Red Dragon (TV Tokyo edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • The Running Man (Fuji TV edition) (Damon Killian)
  • Saw series (DVD edition) (Jigsaw Killer)
  • The Shining (TV Tokyo edition) (Jack Torrance)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (TV Asahi edition) (Hannibal Lecter)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (TV Asahi edition) (Darth Vader)
  • The Sting (Sunday Dub Theater edition) (Lieutenant William Snyder)


  • Cats Don’t Dance (Max)
  • The Book of Pooh (Eeyore)
  • The Fox and the Hound (Aduit Copper)
  • The Little Mermaid (re-release edition) (King Triton)
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (King Triton)
  • Oliver and Company (Sykes)
  • Peter Pan (Buena Vista edition) (Indian Chief)
  • Return to Neverland (Indian Chief)
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (Eeyore)
  • Shark Tale (Don Feinberg)
  • The Tigger Movie (Eeyore)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (Eeyore)

Japanese Voice-Over

  • Peter Pan’s Flight (Indian Chief)
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt (Eeyore)


Ishida is a chief priest at the Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist temple Jōkei-ji at Kanazawa, Ishikawa.http://www.quexpo.com/htdocs/mt/archives/000102.html

Ishida is affiliated with Granpapa Production and his former stage name is ‘.