The Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society has reported that voice actor Nobuo Tanaka has passed away. Voice actress Fumi Hirano also reported on Twitter that Tanaka passed away on October 17, 2018. He was 83 years old at the time of his passing.
Tanaka’s anime credits include Gatchaman (Sosai X), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OAV (Dio), Anime Sanjushi (Cardinal Richelieu), Hyouge Mono (Soueki Sen), Karate Master (Ken Asuka), The Adventures of the Little Prince (Frank), Detonator Orgun (I-Zack), Monster (Petr Capek), One Piece (Captain Jonathan), and Lupin III: Part II (Sherlock Holmes III). He was also the narrator in such anime as The Ideon: A Contact, The Ideon: Be Invoked, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, Otaku no Seiza, Lupin III: Secret Files, and Cromartie High School.
He also voiced the Japanese dub for the character Sgt. Saunders in the live-action American Combat! television series, and dubbed Barney Collier in the Mission: Impossible television series. He narrated TV Tokyo’s TV Champion program as well as news programs and various tokusatsu hero programs.
Tanaka also received a Merit Award at the 4th Annual Seiyū Awards in 2010.