Takeshi Kusaka

日下 岳史


Takeshi Kusaka (日下武史, Kusaka Takeshi?) (February 24, 1931 - ) is a Japanese actor and seiyū from Toshima, Tokyo. He is the founder of the Shiki Theatre Company.

He provided the voice of M. Bison in the Street Fighter animated movie. His other anime role was Twilight of the Cockroaches.

He rarely is involved in anime voiceovers, but he is a animation director. He mainly focuses on live acting, and dubbings on foreign movies, Like Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where he provide the voice of Judge Claude Frollo.

Back in 1989, Kusaka starred in Tokyo: The Last War (Teito Taisen), one of the film adaptions of the Teito Monogatari series. The villain Kato Yasunori was the main influence to Street Fighter's M. Bison. In 1994, Kusaka would provide the voice of Bison in the movie.

Non-anime roles:

Antonio Salieri (voiceover for F. Murray Abraham) in "Amadeus" (live-action movie) (Japanese)


Voice Acting Roles