Japanese Voice Actor
Future Trunks, Chibi Trunks,
Japanese voice actor (called 'seiyuu') for
Trunks is Kusao Takeshi. In addition
to playing Trunks on DBZ/GT, he as also been
cast in the following prominent roles:
from Record of Lodoss War
from Revolutionary Girl Utena [Miko's Note:
*Awsome* character, btw. Saionji is
from Video Girl Ai
from the Ranma 1/2 OAV: An Akane To Remember
Hanamichi" from Slam Dunk
from Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers
II" from Babel II
addition to playing anime characters, Kusao
Takeshi has also done voices in video games
and CD-ROMs. He even has a few CD's
and singles released in Japan!
birthday is November 20, 1965, and he is generally
cast as the 'handsome young man' type.
I've noticed he also tends to play guys who
use swords (Trunks, Parn, Saionji, Shinnosuke...no
wait, Shinnosuke uses a broom or something.
hear some sounds of Trunks' Japanese voice,
please head over to Trunks
that's about it for Trunks' Japanese seiyuu,
Kusao Takeshi, the man who plays handsome
young anime characters with swords. ^_^
info was found at Hitoshi
Doi's site. The image was
found at Seiyuu Photo
English Voice Actors
Eric Vale (formerly Eric Johnson)
Future Trunks, GT Trunks
The voice actor for Future Trunks
in FUNimation's DBZ dub is Eric Vale.
He also plays the role of the Tenkaichi Budokai
Announcer. Eric is also doing some script
work on the show, for both Dragonball and
Eric also plays the lead character, Yuji,
in FUNi's new property, "Blue Gender".
Eric, in addition, has also
snatched the leading role in FUNimation's
first shoujo property, "Fruits Basket."
Eric plays the pretty boy Sohma Yuki.
Eric Vale has also been seen in Sherwin Williams
commercials. I finally saw the commercial,
and I must say, Eric makes a cute, helpful
handyman boy-type person thing...yeah. :)
In the winter of 2001, Eric
decided to change his stage name to Eric Vale,
as someone in the acting union he wanted to
join already had that name (for the record,
the other Eric Johnson has a role in the TV
According to the Internet
Movie Database, Eric is also a writer
and producer for a movie coming out in 2001
called "Dark Matters". (thanks Vejjiechan
for this info)
Eric is 27 years old (meow!),
and is from Texas. He recently finished
filming the movie "Hall of Mirrors",
in which he plays the lead character.
Supposedly, Eric's legal name
To hear some sounds of Trunks'
English voice, please go to Trunks
Want to see what it was like for me to meet
Eric? Then click here!
To read Eric's FUNimation chat
Pics courtesy of Castor, Jon,
Want to get in contact with
Eric Vale? Then please
send him an e-mail!
The voice actress for Chibi Trunks in FUNimation's
DBZ dub is Laura Bailey. I have no info
on her. :P
here to go to Laura Bailey's personal
To read Laura's FUNimation chat transcript,
Below is an interview with Laura from the
DBZ Beckett magazine, courtesy of KRaZyKiTtYkLaWz7.
Beckett: Where or how did you come up with
the voice of your character?
Laura: I came to an audition and tired to
make my voice sound as boyish as possible
Beckett: Where you a fan of DBZ or anime before
you started working on the series?
Laura: Yes. I always liked Sailor Moon.
Beckett: How did you get the voice job of
how did you get involved?
Laura: I used to work with Ken Williams who
played Dende and he told me about the audition
Beckett: What's your opinion of your character?
Laura: I dig my chacter. He's so cool.
Beckett: What does your character offer the
most to the Z team?
Laura: My character (Young Trunks) offers
Beckett: Who's your favorite villian in DBZ?
Laura: Android 18
Beckett. Who's your favorite good guy?
Laura: Vegeta. He's sexy and he plays my dad.
Beckett: What do you think most fans like
about your character?
Beckett: What's your favorite episode or scene?
Laura: The one where Vegeta and I pratice
in the Gravity Room