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Voice Actor Robert O. Smith Passes Away

posted on 2010-06-08 19:09 EDT
Smith played Genma in Ranma ½, Kaijinbo in Inuyasha

Voice actor Robert O. Smith passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. He was 67. Smith had performed the English dubbing role of father/panda Genma in the anime series Ranma ½, as well as Kaijinbo in Inuyasha, D in the Project A-Ko OAVs, and other roles.

Seattle-based Smith was an animation enthusiast, creating and voice acting his own comedic short animations under the name Thorndike Pickledish. He also was a wrestling and power-lifting enthusiast, and occasionally a DJ.

Sources: Federal Way News via Transformer World, Blather Watch, RobertOSmith.com


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