March 6, 1950
August 6, 2006
|Birthplace||Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
Wife (????-2006, his death)
Other roles of his included Tenshinhan in "Dragon Ball", Eternal Bright Noa in "Mobile Suit Gundam", its sequel Zeta Gundam and the movie Char's Counterattack, Tatewaki Kuno in "Ranma ½", Starscream, Slingshot & Powergilde in "The Transformers", Dragon Shiryuu in "Saint Seiya", and Saitou Hajime in "Rurouni Kenshin". He was also the official Japanese voice-over actor for Tom Cruise.
He also worked with special effects, in live-action productions, and on stage.
Hirotaka died on August 6, 2006 from lung cancer.
- His height was 166cm or 5'4".
- His blood type was A.
- He was good friends with Kaneto Shiozawa, Ryo Horikawa, and his Gundam franchise costars Tohru Furuya and Shuuichi Ikeda.
- He was known to be a drinker and a smoker.
- He was a big fan of baseball, and enjoyed cooking and doing the laundry.