Kiyoshi Kobayashi Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Relationship, Career, TV shows & Anime, Awards, Net Worth

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Bio

Kiyoshi Kobayashi was a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator from Tokyo. He was best known for his voice acting roles in several popular anime and cartoon series, including “Humanoid Monster Bem” as Bem, “Lupin the Third” as Daisuke Jigen, and the “Droopy” cartoons as the Wolf. He also voiced the title character in the American animated series “Shazzan” and acted in the Netflix series “Lupin” (since 2021)

Kiyoshi Kobayashi Age

Born on January 11, 1933, in Bunkyō, Tokyo City, Japan, he passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 89.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi Height and Weight

He stood at approximately 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) while details about his weight aren’t known.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Family

His father’s name was Chikao Ohtsuka while his mother’s name isn’t known.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi passed away at the age of 89

Kiyoshi Kobayashi Education

He graduated from Nihon University from the art department.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Relationship

Kobayashi managed to keep a low profile concerning his love life. Information about his romantic life is under review and will be updated soon.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Career

Kiyoshi Kobayashi had a prolific career as a voice actor and actor in Japan. He was known for his distinctive and versatile voice and contributed to various anime series, movies, and Japanese dubbing of foreign films. Some of his notable roles include Jigen Daisuke in the “Lupin III” series, Kanemaru in “Naruto,” and various characters in the “One Piece” series.

Kobayashi was also a prolific narrator, appearing in documentaries, commercials, and other media. He was also attached to the Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society.

Kiyoshi Kobayashi in the studio doing a voiceover

Kiyoshi Kobayashi TV Shows and Anime

Kobayashi has voiced characters in a wide range of anime and video games, including:

  • Anime: Humanoid Monster Bem, Lupin III, Space Adventure Cobra, Violence Jack, Crusher Joe, Death Note, Amuri in Star Ocean
  • Video Games: Metal Gear Solid, Yakuza, Dynasty Warriors, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy

He has also voiced characters in a wide range of TV shows and movies, including:

  • TV Shows: Humanoid Monster Bem, Lupin III, Space Adventure Cobra, Violence Jack, Crusher Joe, Death Note, Lupin the Third: Part 6, Lupin the Third: The First
  • Movies: Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo, Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon, Lupin III: The Last Job, Lupin the Third Part V: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Yakuza 0, Dynasty Warriors 8, Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Awards

His awards and honours include;

  • Seiyu Awards (2017)
  • Tokyo Anime Award Festival (2018)

Kiyoshi Kobayashi’s Net Worth

Kobayashis net worth was between $1 million and $7 million at the time of his death.

Kobayashi was known for his deep and resonant voice, which he used to bring to life a wide range of characters, from the titular monster in Humanoid Monster Bem to the cool and collected Jigen in Lupin III. He was also known for his versatility, as he was able to voice characters of all ages and types, from the Wolf in Droopy to the heroic Shazzan.

His work in these series helped to define his career as one of the most respected and talented voice actors in Japan. He will be missed by his fans and colleagues alike.

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