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Akira Toriyama with his pet cat, Koge (1987)


Ian James Corlett (born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian American voice actor, author, animator, and musician. He lent his voice to several animated series produced and dubbed in Canada, and he is the creator of Studio B Productions' animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon. He was notably the original English voice for Goku and Master Roshi in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z.

Biography[]

Ian James Corlett programed some drum tracks and helped with some computer sequences on Queensrÿche's album Operation: Mindcrime, and also sold the band some music gear in the 1980s. He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. Both of his children, Phillip and Claire, have done voice work for two different animated series, Dinosaur Train and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, respectively.

He voiced Goku and Master Roshi in the first 37 episodes (49 in uncut episode numbering) of the Saban dub of Dragon Ball Z, as well as the edited TV version of Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might. Corlett also voiced Cui. In the earlier BLT dub of Dragon Ball, he voiced Sherman Priest and Monster Carrot, as well as Master Roshi in episodes 7-8 (replacing Michael Donovan), and also served as a scriptwriter for both the series and the movie Curse of the Blood Rubies. The reason for his departure from the franchise was reportedly due to a salary dispute.[1] He was replaced by Peter Kelamis as the voice of Goku.

Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett

Some of his other notable roles include Dr. Wily in Captain N: The Game Master, Coconuts in The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man in Ruby-Spears' Mega Man series, Cheetor in Beast Wars: Transformers, Glitch-Bob in ReBoot, Charger in NASCAR Racers, Baby Taz in Baby Looney Tunes, Andy Larkin in What's with Andy?, and Skales in Ninjago. He played Filbert on DiC Entertainment and BKN's Pocket Dragon Adventures. Corlett has also lent his voice to lesser known DIC Entertainment shows such as Super Duper Sumos and Sonic Underground. He also voiced Mr. Cramp in The Cramp Twins. He played Ten Cents, O.J., Zip, Zebedee and Lord Stinker in Salty's Lighthouse.

In other work, he has also written various TV series, including Rescue Heroes, Rolie Polie Olie, Being Ian, and Yvon of the Yukon, and a short film called Company Man, which he also directed.

Filmography[]

Anime[]

  • Dragon Ball - Alexi's Father (1995 dub, ep 4), Apple Merchant (1995 dub, ep 9), Capsule Store Owner (1995 dub, ep 9), Clothing Store Owner (1995 dub, ep 9), Gas Man (1995 dub, ep 9), Master Roshi (1995 dub, eps 7-8), Monster Carrot (1995 dub), Oolong (1995 dub, gentleman form, ep 4), Rabbit Two (1995 dub, ep 9), Sarah's Father (1995 dub, ep 4), Sherman Priest (1995 dub, ep 4) (credited as Ian Corlett), Script writer (1995 dub)
  • Dragon Ball Z - Goku (Vancouver dub, eps 1-37) (credited as Ian Corlett in Season 1, and Jerry J. Todd in Season 2), Master Roshi (Vancouver dub, eps 1-34), Cui (Vancouver dub, eps 29-33), AHO Driver (Vancouver dub, ep 19), Navy Captain (Vancouver dub, ep 19), AHO Reporter B (Vancouver dub, ep 16), Baseball Announcer 2 (Vancouver dub, ep 6), Canine Examiner (Vancouver dub, ep 16), Dog Officer (Vancouver dub, ep 10), Frog-Faced Soldier (Vancouver dub, eps 32-33), Guprei (Vancouver dub, ep 35), Humanoid Greeter (Vancouver dub, ep 29), KBC Journalist (Vancouver dub, ep 16), Limping Patient (Vancouver dub, ep 27), Martin (Vancouver dub, ep 6), Murdock (Vancouver dub, ep 6), Nabana (Vancouver dub, ep 33), Rocket (Vancouver dub, ep 6), Salary Man (Vancouver dub, ep 15)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Additional voices (credited as Ian Corlett)
  • Ranma ½ - 1-F Teacher (ep 2), Bathroom Guy (ep 19), Construction Worker (ep 24), Daikanki Shop Owner (ep 19), Dr. Tofu Ono, Furinkan High Student (ep 8), Jusenkyo Guide (1st Voice), Kanabe (male anchor, ep 15), Kinkadai Announcer (ep 22), Kolhotz Hockey Player (ep 19), LMN Reporter (ep 15), Manganmaru (ep 82), Mikado Sanzenin, Monkey (ep 30), Pit Crew Member (ep 119)
  • Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - Miroku (ep 13-)

Animation[]

  • The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog - Coconuts
  • Baby Looney Tunes - Baby Taz
  • Beast Machines: Transformers - Cheetor
  • Beast Wars: Transformers - Cheetor, Sea Clamp (Tripredacus Council, ep 37), Sentinel (Maximal Computer)
  • Captain N: The Game Master - Dr. Wily
  • Funky Fables - Mirror (ep 25) (credited as Jerry J. Todd), Scarecrow (credited as Jerry J. Todd), Big Pirate (ep 22) (credited as Ian Corlett), Potter (ep 6) (credited as Ian Corlett), Preacher (ep 6) (credited as Ian Corlett)
  • G.I. Joe (1989) - Alley Viper, Billy Blaster, Gnawgahyde, Rampart, Range-Viper, S.A.W.-Viper
  • Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Scales, Additional voices
  • Mega Man (1994) - Mega Man, Karate Bot (ep 14), Metal Man, Mr. Zero (ep 7), Quick Man (stand-in, ep 15), Rudy (ep 27), Snake Man
  • NASCAR Racers - Charger
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures - Blinky, Mr. Dome, Pacinator, Short Fed, Sir Cumference
  • ReBoot - Bob (Season 3), Glitch-Bob
  • Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? - Sherlock Holmes
  • Sonic Underground - Cyrus
  • Super Duper Sumos - Additional voices
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) - Shadow Raker

Anime Films[]

ONAs[]

  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners - Pilar

OVAs[]

  • Key the Metal Idol - Shuichi Tataki (1-9) (credited as Jerry J. Todd)
  • Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group - Hikari Daitokuji
  • Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody - (credited as Ian Corlett)
  • Project A-ko 4: Final - Hikari Daitokuji
  • Ranma ½ - Bamboo Pole Salesman (ep 6), Cat Mask (ep 4), Furinkan High Student (ep 4), Undead Samurai (ep 9)

Video Games[]

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - Dio
  • Marvel VS Capcom Infinite - Firebrand
  • Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals - Cheetor, Quickstrike

Trivia[]

  • Through a coincidence, Corlett, who voiced Dr. Wily in DIC's video game oriented cartoon Captain N: The Game Master, would later voice his archenemy Mega Man in the Ruby-Spears cartoon adaptation of the games.
  • On Dragon Ball Z, he was credited as Jerry J. Todd during the second season of the Saban dub, as well as Pioneer's home video releases of the dub.

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