Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mako, RIP

One of my favorite voice actors, Mako, is dead at the age of 72. Yes, it is perhaps sad that I watch enough cartoons to have favorite voice actors, and perhaps even more sad that I am less familiar with the rest of his long career, since he has apparently done a lot to pave the way for Asian actors in Hollywood (although, looking through his filmography, it's obvious I need to go back and watch some movies again). For those of you who watched Samurai Jack, he was the voice of Aku. For those who currently watch Avatar, his is(was) Zuko's Uncle Iroh. With subtle shifts in tone, he could go from light and jovial to warm and caring to downright sinister and back again. And he had wonderful comedic timing. He will be missed.

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