Shigeru Chiba Movies and Career Information
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Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru), real name: Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治, Maeda Masaharu), is an actor and veteran seiyū, or voice actor, born on February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. He is most known for the roles of the narrator of Fist of the North Star, Megane (Urusei Yatsura), Rei Ichidō (High School! Kimengumi), Kazuma Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho), Pilaf (Dragon Ball), Raditz and Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball Z), Buggy the Clown (One Piece) Kefka Palazzo (Dissidia: Final Fantasy) and Koichi Todome (Kerberos saga). Originally a stunt actor, Chiba also appeared in the Nikkatsu Roman Porno series of movies. He starred in the "Let's Make a Chiba Shigeru Promotion Film" project movie Kurenai no Gankyō, as well as the Mamoru Oshii films Cerberus, Hell's Watchdog and Talking Head. He plays both serious and gag roles. He got the leading role in Highschool! Kimen-gumi, landing the role of Rei Ichidō.