Norio Wakamoto was born on October 18, 1945 in Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and raised in Sakai (Osaka Prefecture).
He is one of the most famous and recognizable Japanese seiyus (voice actor), thanks to his deep voice, that granted him a role in numerous productions, from videogames to anime, and even in the Japanese release of American TV shows, such as Prison Break.
After graduating at Waseda University, Wakamoto exploited his skills in martial arts (kempo and kendo) to work in the Anti-Riot Squad division of Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department.
Then, he started his career has a seiyu for Sigma Seven, a Japanese company that operates in the dubbing sector.
|Street Fighter IV (PS3)||Feb 17, 2009||Voice (JP): Vega(Jpn)/M.Bison(Eng) / Voice (JP): Vega(Jpn)/M.Bison(Eng)||7.3|
|Street Fighter IV (X360)||Feb 17, 2009||Voice Of M.Bison (Dictator) (JP) / Voice Of M.Bison (Dictator) (JP)||7.3|
|Final Fantasy XII (PS2)||Oct 31, 2006||Alshid Malgaras (Voice: Japanese Version) / Alshid Malgaras (Voice: Japanese Version)||7.6|
|Street Fighter IV (PC)||Jul 1, 2009||Voice Of M.Bison (Dictator) (JP) / Voice Of M.Bison (Dictator) (JP)||7.9|
|Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)||Dec 5, 2006||Voice-Gene(Japanese) / Voice-Gene(Japanese)||8.2|
|Guilty Gear X2 (PS2)||Feb 3, 2003||Johnny / Johnny||8.5|
|SoulCalibur IV (PS3)||Jul 29, 2008||Voice Of: Yoshimitsu (Japanese) / Voice Of: Yoshimitsu (Japanese)||7.8|
|Final Fantasy IV (DS)||Jul 21, 2008||Rubicante / Rubicante||7.7|
|Ninja Gaiden II (X360)||Jun 3, 2008||Voice: Joe Hayabusa (JP) / Voice: Joe Hayabusa (JP)||8.0|
|Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)||Oct 23, 2007||Dracula (Japanese) / Dracula (Japanese)||8.1|
|Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2)||Aug 31, 2004||Romero / Romero||7.7|
|Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)||Aug 25, 2009||Japanese VA Of "Chaos" / Japanese VA Of "Chaos"||8.0|
|Blue Dragon (X360)||Aug 28, 2007||Nene (Japanese Voice) / Nene (Japanese Voice)||7.9|
|Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (PS2)||Sep 11, 2007||Voice: Johnny / Voice: Johnny||8.3|
|Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)||Sep 29, 2009||Voice: Xemnas / Voice: Xemnas||7.8|
|Resonance of Fate (X360)||Mar 16, 2010||Japanese Voice: Garigliano / Japanese Voice: Garigliano||7.7|
|Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)||Oct 21, 2008||Voice: Ashlay Barnbelt / Voice: Ashlay Barnbelt||7.3|
|Wild Arms Alter Code: F (PS2)||Nov 15, 2005||Japanese Voice: Siegfried / Japanese Voice: Siegfried||8.4|
|Resonance of Fate (PS3)||Mar 16, 2010||Voice Actor: Garigerrnon / Voice Actor: Garigerrnon||8.0|
|Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3)||Jun 10, 2008||Japanese Voice : Cell / Japanese Voice : Cell||7.2|
|Luminous Arc (DS)||Aug 14, 2007||Andre (Voice) / Andre (Voice)||7.1|
|Guilty Gear Dust Strikers (DS)||Apr 25, 2006||Johnny V.A. / Johnny V.A.||5.8|
|Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (PS3)||Nov 2, 2010||Narration (JP) / Narration (JP)||7.0|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution (PS2)||Nov 16, 2004||Voice: Vega / Voice: Vega||5.2|