|Johnny Yong Bosch|
Johnny Yong Bosch in 2007
|Born||John Jay Bosch
January 6, 1976
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Residence||West Hills, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Kevin Hatcher|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, martial artist, musician|
Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is an 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 Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Noby Nobi in Doraemon, Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi in the Persona 4 series, Yukio Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Hajime Hinata/Izuru Kamukura in the Danganronpa series. 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.
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 Lamperouge 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.
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 the December of 2017.
Johnny Yong 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||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-present||Anime TV||Host||Video podcast|||
|2011||Supah Ninjas||Master Shin|||
|2012||Death Grip||Torch||Direct-to-video release|||
|2001||Akira||Shotaro Kaneda||Pioneer dub||The First Anime to appear in|
|2001||Gate Keepers||Reiji Kageyama|||
|2003||Trigun||Vash the Stampede|||
|2003||Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card||Eriol Hiragizawa|||
|2003||Last Exile||Claus Valca|||
|2004||Le Portrait de Petit Cossette||Eiri Kurahashi|
|2005||Fullmetal Alchemist||Lujon||Episode 35|||
|2006-07||Haré+Guu||Chat||As Kevin Hatcher|||
|2006||Boys Be...||Tsuyoshi Ueno||Ep. 4, as Kevin Hatcher|||
|2006||Eureka Seven||Renton Thurston|||
|2007-10||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||Itsuki Koizumi||2 seasons|||
|2008||Gurren Lagann||Rossiu Adai|||
|2008||5 Centimeters Per Second||Takaki Tohno|||
|2008||Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series||Lelouch vi Britannia|||
|2008||Lucky Star||Daisuke Ono|||
|2011-16||Durarara!! series||Izaya Orihara||Also x2|||
|2011||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Itsuki Koizumi|||
|2011||Trigun: Badlands Rumble||Vash the Stampede|||
|2012-present||Blue Exorcist series||Yukio Okumura||Also film and Kyoto Saga|||
|2012||Persona 4: The Animation||Yu Narukami|||
|2012||Sengoku Basara: The Last Party||Sanada Yukimura|||
|2013||Pokémon Origins||Brock (Takeshi)|||
|2014||Blood Lad||Braz D. Blood|||
|2014||Expelled from Paradise||Frontier Setter|||
|2015||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure||Jonathan Joestar||Phantom Blood|||
|2015||Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club||Makoto Tachibana||Also Eternal Summer|||
|2015||Magi: The Kingdom of Magic||Titus Alexius|||
|2015-present||Yo-kai Watch||Nathan "Nate" Adams, Hovernyan||also Movie|||
|2015||Sailor Moon||Artemis||Viz dub|||
|2015||Sailor Moon Crystal||Artemis|||
|2016||Ajin: Demi-Human||Kei Nagai|||
|2016||Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans||Orga Itsuka|||
|2016||Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School||Hajime Hinata|||
|2016-present||Digimon Adventure tri.||Takeru "T.K." Takaishi|||
|2017||Sailor Moon R: The Movie||Artemis||Limited theatrical release|||
|2017||Akito the Exiled||Lelouch vi Britannia/Julius Kingsley|||
|2017||Mobile Suit Gundam SEED||Dearka Elsman||NYAV Post dub|||
|2015||DC Super Friends||Robin|||
|2016||Mighty Magiswords||Broccoli Punch, Brock L. Doccoli, Gruntion 1|||
|2016||Rainbow Ruby||Ling Ling|
|2006-17||.hack//G.U. series||Kuhn||Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption, Reconnection|||
|2006||Baten Kaitos Origins||Ven|||
|2006||Tales of the Abyss||Guy Cecil|||
|2006||Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria||Kraad, Masato, Roland, Seluvia, Xehnon|||
|2008||Devil May Cry 4||Nero||Also motion capture|||
|2008||Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice||Almaz von Almandine Adamant|||
|2008||The Last Remnant||Rush Sykes|||
|2008||Persona 4||Protagonist, Tohru Adachi|
|2008-present||Naruto series||Genma Shiranui, Sasori, Yagura||Including Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|||
|2009||Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight||Dragon Knight, Onyx|||
|2009||MagnaCarta 2||Juto, Elgar|||
|2009||Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon||Seto|
|2010||Transformers: War for Cybertron||Bumblebee|||
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Firion|||
|2011||Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition||Yang|||
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Torian Cadera|||
|2011||Dissidia: Final Fantasy||Firion|||
|2013||Marvel Heroes||Daniel Rand / Iron Fist|||
|2013||Killer Is Dead||Tokio|||
|2014||Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle||Guren Nash, Bravenwolf|||
|2014||Persona 4 Arena Ultimax||Yu Narukami, Tohru Adachi|||
|2015||Mortal Kombat X||Kung Jin|||
|2017||Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite||Zero|||
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.