Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett (born August 29, 1962) is a Canadian–American voice actor, musician, animator, and author. He is the creator of Studio B Productions' animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon. One of his best-known animation roles was the first-ever English voice of Goku in the Saban dub of Dragon Ball Z in 1996–1997.

Ian James Corlett
Born (1962-08-29) August 29, 1962 (age 57)
NationalityCanadian, American
Other namesIan Corlett
OccupationVoice actor, animator, author, musician
Years active1984–present[1]
AgentAtlas Talent Agency
Notable credit(s)
Dragon Ball Z
as Goku
Key the Metal Idol
as Shuichi Tataki
Beast Wars: Transformers
as Cheetor
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
as Coconuts
Mega Man
as Mega Man
TelevisionBeing Ian, Yvon of the Yukon
Children2; including Claire Corlett


In addition to programming some drum tracks and helping with some computer sequences on Queensrÿche's album Operation: Mindcrime, and also selling the band some music gear in the 1980s, Corlett also lent his voice to several animated series produced/dubbed in Canada. His most notable voice roles included the title character of the Mega Man TV show, Cheetor in Beast Wars: Transformers, Glitch-Bob in ReBoot, Coconuts in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Andy Larkin in What's with Andy?. Another notable, yet brief starring role of Corlett's was Goku in Funimation/Saban's original dub of Dragon Ball Z. Corlett has also lent his voice to less known DIC Entertainment shows such as Super Duper Sumos and Sonic Underground. He also voiced Mr. Cramp in The Cramp Twins. In Salty's Lighthouse, he played Ten Cents, Otis, Zeebee, Zip, Lord Stinker, Frank, Eddie, and the Lighthouse Clock.

Through a coincidence, Corlett who voiced Dr. Wily in DIC's video-game oriented cartoon Captain N: The Game Master would later voice his nemesis Mega Man in the Ruby-Spears cartoon adaptation of the games.

Personal lifeEdit

Corlett lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children, Philip (born 1997) and Claire Corlett (born 1999).[3] They have done voice work for two different animated series, Dinosaur Train and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, respectively. He also has a home in Palm Springs, California whenever he and his family go to the drip and drizzle of the west coast of Canada. In addition to his work in Vancouver, he does voice work in Los Angeles, California in the United States.



List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1989–91 Captain N: The Game Master Dr. Wily [4]
1993–94 The Bots Master Dr. Hiss [1][5]
1993–96 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Coconuts, Additional Voices [6]
1994–01 ReBoot Bob / Glitch-Bob Season 3 & Season 4 [1]
1994–95 Mega Man Mega Man, Rush, Additional Voices
1995 The Littlest Pet Shop Elwood [1][7]
1996 Pocket Dragon Adventures Filbert [8]
1996–99 Beast Wars: Transformers Cheetor [1]
1996 Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad Hardfire [9]
1996 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Mutter [1]
1998 Fat Dog Mendoza Onion Boy, others [8]
1998 Salty's Lighthouse Ten Cents, Otis, Zeebee, Zip, Lord Stinker, Frank, Eddie, Lighthouse Clock [8]
1998–05 CatDog Mail Man, Dog 2 and the People of Nearburg
1998–99 The Wacky World of Tex Avery Pompeii Pete, Einstone [1]
1999–01 NASCAR Racers Mark "Charger" McCutchen
1999 Yvon of the Yukon Willy Tidwell, King Louis, Gym Coach, others [8]
1999–02 Weird-Oh's Wade [1]
2000 D'Myna Leagues Paully, Bart [8]
2001 The Zeta Project Lowe [8]
2001–07 What's with Andy? Andy Larkin, Mr. Hutchins (season 1) [8]
2001 Justice League Thug, Sarge [8]
Error in Template:Date table sorting: months must be an integer between 1 and 12 Baby Looney Tunes Baby Taz [8]
2002–03 Yakkity Yak Mr. Highpants, Rondo Jr., others [10]
2003 The Cramp Twins Horace Cramp, others [8][11]
2003 Something Else Something Else [8]
2003 Silverwing Mercury, Scirocco, others [8]
2004–05 Dinosaur Baby Holy Heroes Erick Moreau
2005–08 Being Ian Odbald, others Creator and Producer [8]
2005 Alien Racers Vakkon, Skrash [12]
2005–14 Johnny Test Hugh Test, others [8][13]
2007–08 Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot Funshine Bear [8][14]
2007–08 Edgar and Ellen Poe, Slug, others [8][14]
2007–09 GeoTrax Bunsen [8][14]
2008–09 Monster Buster Club Various characters [15]
2009 League of Super Evil Line Master [8]
2009–17 Dinosaur Train The Conductor, others [16]
2010 Hero: 108 ApeTrully, Mr. No Hands, Mighty Ray, others [8]
2010 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Silver Shill [8]
2012 Action Dad Baron Von Dash, Major Break, others [8]
2012 Slugterra Gar Revelle, Straggus [8]
2013 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Blinky, Sir Cumference, others [8]
2013 Beware the Batman Joe Braxton [8]
2013–14 Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch Salem, others [8]
2014 Nerds and Monsters Skur, others [8]
2014–15 Dr. Dimensionpants The Cortex [8]
2015 Pirate Express Poseidon, Gordon [8]
2015–17 Bob the Builder Roley and Mr. Bentley US dub
2016–present Ready Jet Go! Uncle Zucchini and Mr. Peterson
2016–present The Loud House Jeffery, Lincoln's Double, Various voices
2017–present Vampirina Chef Remy Bones
2018–present The Hollow Benjamin


List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
1993 Ranma ½ Jusenkyo Guide, Dr. Tofu, Mikado Sanzenin Grouped under "Featuring the Voices of" [8]
1996–97 Dragon Ball Z Goku, Master Roshi, Cui Saban dub [17][18]


List of voice and dubbing performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Adventures of Mowgli Mowgli [8]
1997 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Goku, Master Roshi Saban dub
1997 Warriors of Virtue Mayor Keena [8]
1997 The Fearless Four Dr. Greed [8]
2000 Help! I'm a Fish 1st fish waiting for bus [8]
2000 Casper's Haunted Christmas Little Kid [8]
2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Captain Candy [8]
2002 Barbie as Rapunzel Hobie, Palace Guard [8]
2003 Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure Baby Taz [8]
2003 Ben Hur Gesius, Andrew, Another Man [8]
2003 Barbie of Swan Lake Ivan [8]
2004 Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Wolfie, Guard #3 [8]
2005 Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure Mr. Mint, Snow Beaver [8]
2007 Bratz Kidz: Sleep-Over Adventure Mr. Wisping [8]
2007 Barbie as the Island Princess Pat [8]
2007 Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale Paulie [8]
2007 Bratz: Super Babyz Newsperson #2, Announcer [8]
2010 Altitude Center Controller [8]
2011 Quest for Zhu Mr. Squiggles, Stinker, Zhuquasha [8]
2013 Superman Unbound Kryptonian #1 [8]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Blarg
2016 Sausage Party Apple, Bag of Dog Food, Ticklish Licorice, Relish [19]
2017 Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Mr. Bentley US dub

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2017 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Firebrand [20]
2017 Thimbleweed Park Ransome [21]


  • E is for Ethics (Simon & Schuster, Atria Books, 2009; ISBN 9781416596691)[2]
  • E is for Environment (Simon & Schuster, Atria Books, 2011; ISBN 9781439194577)[2]



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  2. ^ a b c "Ian James Corlett". simonandschuster.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Home Page: Claire Margaret Corlett". Ian Corlett. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 160
  5. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 127
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/IanJames007/status/1108627329536933888
  7. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 614
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av "Ian James Corlett". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  9. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 1145
  10. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 1201
  11. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 217
  12. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 25
  13. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 542
  14. ^ a b c Terrace 2008, p. 299
  15. ^ Terrace 2009, p. 239
  16. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 263
  17. ^ Chance 2010, pp. 395–396
  18. ^ "Dragon Ball cast to return or not?". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  19. ^ Ian James Corlett [@IanJames007] (January 27, 2016). "@Phreak_91 doing a bunch of voices! So thrilled to be involved! #sausagepartymovie"" (Tweet). Retrieved July 12, 2016 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Capcom. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Capcom. Scene: Credits, "Cast".
  21. ^ Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick. Thimbleweed Park. Terrible Toybox. Scene: Credits, "Cast".

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