Hiroshi Masuoka (voice actor)

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Hiroshi Masuoka
増岡 弘
Born(1936-08-07)August 7, 1936
DiedMarch 21, 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 83)
Years active1958–2019
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Hiroshi Masuoka (増岡 弘, Masuoka Hiroshi, August 7, 1936 – March 21, 2020[1]) was a Japanese actor and narrator. He voiced the roles of Masuo Fuguta in Sazae-san and Jam Ojisan in Soreike! Anpanman. He also voiced Kame-Sennin during the last episodes of Dragon Ball Z and all of Dragon Ball GT. He worked for the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society. He retired in August 2019.[2]

Masuoka died on March 21, 2020 from rectal cancer, aged 83.[3]

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  1. "Masuoka Hiroshi-san shikyo 83-sai Masuo-san, Jamu Ojisan no koe de shitashimare" 増岡弘さん死去 83歳 マスオさん、ジャムおじさんの声で親しまれ [Masuoka Hiroshi dies at 83 Well-known as the voice of Masuo-san, Jam Ojisan]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. 2020-03-26. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  2. Sherman, Jennifer (2019-08-05). "Voice Actor Hiroshi Masuoka Retires From Sazae-san, Anpanman Roles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  3. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2020-03-26). "Sazae-san, Anpanman Voice Actor Hiroshi Masuoka Passes Away Due to Cancer at 83". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-03-26.