Grant James, One Piece actor and Fullmetal Alchemist, dies at 87

Today, the anime community is mourning the loss of a top cast. Grant James, the godfather of acting, has passed away in Dallas. He was 87 years old.

The news was shared by Juli Erickson on Facebook She also co-voice actress her husband lost. The two married in 1986, a few years after James earned his MFA. The pair were together for 36 years, and their love of acting led them to teaching. Erickson taught many classes with James, and their knowledge of acting earned them the titles of “…the godfather and godmother of acting” in Dallas.

For those who don’t know James by name, you’ll definitely know his voice. The dub actor has been involved in several anime series over the years including Dragon Ball Z, Detective Conan, Fairy Tail, and more. Famously, James supervised the role of Zeff in One Piece and Scar’s Master in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Our thoughts are with James’ loved ones at this time. May he rest in peace.

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