Kenji Utsumi (内海賢二, August 26th, 1937 - June 13th, 2013) was a Japanese voice actor who provided voices for the Japanese narration of Thomas & Friends.

He was best known for voicing Shenron from the "Dragon Ball" series, Inspector Dectector from "Speed Racer", Apocalypse from "X-Men: The Animated Series", Mushibakinman and Kurayamiman from "Soreike! Anpanman", Colonel Volgin from the "Metal Gear" series, Apollo Creed from the "Rocky" series, Punjab from "Annie", the Big Bad Wolf from "Shrek", Alex Louis Armstrong from "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Tiger from the "An American Tail" series.

He passed away in 2013 at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer.




Major awards and nominations

  • Won - Special Achievement Award at the 8th annual Seiyuu Awards, 2014