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Hidetoshi Nakamura (中村 秀利 Nakamura Hidetoshi?) (July 12, 1954 – December 24, 2014) was a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator. He was affiliated with 81 Produce.

He voiced General Hal in Contra 3D.


As a child, Hidetoshi Nakamura wanted to be a singer and started playing the guitar in junior high school. Although he loved music, he thought it was difficult and did not consider pursuing a career in music.

After dropping out of Koyo High School, he enrolled in a drama school at the age of 17, inspired by the films he often watched as a child and his love of movies and singing. Recommended by a schoolmate, he listened to the TBS radio program Pack in Music, in which Nozawa Nachi performed, and wanted to meet him. At the age of 18, he found an article in a theater news magazine about the Rose Theater Company, which Nozawa presided, and joined. He made his debut in Chante and began his career as a stage actor.

In 1993, he founded the theater company Fedor Theater with fellow Rose Theater alumni Kiyonobu Suzuki and Shigeru Shiibashi, and performed on stage. He later joined 81 Produce and had since been active in a wide range of fields including anime, dubbing and narration.

He died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage on December 24, 2014. He was 60 years old.


Mr. Nakamura's voice type was high baritone. He is best known for his voice acting as Gorori in the TV anime Tsukutte Asobo. He was also known for playing shady characters and comedy characters with strong opinions.

After the death of his mentor, Nachi Nozawa, he began dubbing Bruce Willis, for whom Nozawa had been dubbing for a long time, and took over the role of John McClane in the theatrical release of Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard. He also dubbed Max Schreck as Nozawa's replacement for the additional recording of Batman Returns when it was broadcast on WOWOW.


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