Hiroaki Hirata (born August 7th, 1963 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actor who voices characters in the Japanese version of Thomas and Friends.
He is best known for voicing Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger from "Tiger & Bunny", Edward Nigma/ The Riddler from "The Batman", Tatsuji Chibiki from "Another", Thunderhoof from "Transformers: Robots in Disguise", and Sanji from "One Piece". He is also the official voiceover for Johnny Depp and Matt LeBlanc.
- He, José Luis Orozco and Salty's Lighthouse voice actor Michael Donovan voiced Suikotsu from "InuYasha" in their respective languages.
- Both he and Jarosław Boberek voiced Evac from "Transformers: Cybertron" in their respective languages.
- He worked on "Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier" alongside Keiko Nemoto.
- Both he and Janusz Wituch voiced Ransack from "Transformers: Cybertron" in their respective languages.
- Both he and Óscar Flores voiced Gazimon from "Digimon Adventure" in their respective languages.
- Nobuaki Kanemitsu, Ángel Amorós, Roberto Mendiola, Lupita Leal, Héctor Moreno, Jorge Teixeira, Yasuhiro Takato, Fabrice Trojani, Ewa Serwa, Gerald Schaale, Tony Marot, José Arenas, Ricardo Silva, Yasunori Masutani, Taisto Oksanen, Taisuke Yamamoto, Ambrogio Colombo, Satoshi Taki, Yehonatan Magon, Masaharu Satō, Nir Ron, Gerardo Reyero, Junko Noda, Houko Kuwashima, Marie-Luise Schramm, Mireya Mendoza, Igor Cruz, Nanaho Katsuragi, Benjamín Rivera, Arturo Mercado Jr., Pedro D'Aguillón Jr., Tom Deininger, Irwin Daayán, Yoram Yosefsberg, Carlos Hernández, Chie Kōjiro, Agnieszka Kunikowska, Manuel Campuzano, Dor Srugo, Bin Shimada and Talya Barkay have also worked on "Digimon".
- Both he and Luis Alfonso Mendoza voiced Joey Tribbiani from "Friends" in their respective languages.
- Both he and Noé Velázquez voiced Sanji from "One Piece" in their respective languages.
- Both he and Rupert Degas voiced Colin from "Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip" in their respective languages.
Major awards and nominations
- Won - Best Actor in a leading role at the 6th Seiyu Award, "Air Gear, One Piece and Tiger & Bunny", 2012