Keiji Fujiwara (Kanji: 藤原啓治) was a Japanese actor and voice actor.
His best known works are voicing Shinnosuke's father Hiroshi Nohara in the long-running anime series Crayon Shin-chan, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, Holland in Eureka Seven, Axel in Kingdom Hearts, Leorio in HUNTER×HUNTER, Shiro Fujimoto in Ao no Exorcist, and Esidisi in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency.
In the live-action field, he was most known for dubbing actor Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark.
Fujiwara founded his own talent management and production company, Air Agency, in 2006.
Fujiwara was born in Tokyo. He spent the majority of his childhood in Iwate Prefecture. In high school, he handled vocals in a band he formed with his friend Kotaro Furuichi, future guitarist of rock band The Collectors.
Around 18, he moved back to Tokyo on his own and joined the Bungakuza acting school. He spent the 1980s performing in several theater troupes while working odd jobs. Fujiwara was introduced to his first voice acting agency, Ken Production, in the early 1990s. The first TV anime in which he appeared as a regular was Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi, but his breakout role was Hiroshi Nohara in Crayon Shin-chan.
In November 2006, he left Ken Production and founded his own agency, AIR AGENCY Co., Ltd, of which he also served as the Representative Director of the company. Aside from talent management, the company went on to release original drama and situation CDs through its child company Air Label, as well as produce live events. in 2010, Fujiwara made his own sound directorial debut in Kakkokawaii Sengen!
Fujiwara was a regular lecturer at the Japan Newart College since 2008.
In August 2016, Air Agency announced that he was going on hiatus in order to undergo medical treatment for a then-unspecified illness. He officially resumed work in June 2017. Fujiwara died of cancer on April 12, 2020.
Anime Voice Roles
- Gekijō-ban Chō-Base (1995) - Tadahiko Hoshino