What You Need to Know:
- Hiroaki Hirata—born August 7th, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan—is one of the most famous voice actors in the anime world, known for voicing characters like Sanji in One Piece and Wild Tiger in Tiger & Bunny (among many others), as well many video game characters.
- Unlike most voice actors, Hiroaki Hirata also dubs characters played by Johnny Depp (who approved of him personally!), Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, and the like in movies!
- Interestingly, most of the characters Hirata plays have certain things in common like being smokers, womanizers/obsessed with women, having mustaches, and/or being middle-aged.
- Hirata has also worked in Digimon, GTO, Saiyuki, Naruto, Black Lagoon, CANAAN, Gintama, SAO, Blue Exorcist, Banana Fish, and many, many more! He may be 57 but he shows no signs of stopping!
I've always been a huge fan!
I didin't know about Johnny Depp personally approving him! So prestigious!