Rik Thomas, also spelled Rick Thomas, is an English businessman and former film dubber. A lieutenant colonel of the British Special Forces, Thomas settled in Hong Kong in the early 1970s after serving in Vietnam and the Congo. His career in film dubbing began in 1972, when he was approached about entering the business while at a pub; by the 80s, Thomas was in charge of the dubbing studio Chasen Company, organizing and performing in dubs of various Asian films. Sometime later, he established the studio Omni Productions which he ran with his wife, Ina Chow. Over the course of his career, he performed in numerous English dubs of Toho science fiction films, beginning as early as the 1980 film Magnitude 7.9. He notably voiced Lieutenant Gondo in Godzilla vs. Biollante, Yasuaki Shindo in vs. King Ghidorah, Commander Aso in vs. Mechagodzilla II, vs. SpaceGodzilla and vs. Destoroyah, Hirotoshi Isayama in GMK, Prime Minister Igarashi in the Kiryu duology, and many more. Thomas seemingly retired from dubbing after 2004, making his final contribution to the Godzilla series as UN Secretary-General Daigo in Red Angel Media's English dub of Godzilla Final Wars.
- Magnitude 7.9 (1980) as Professor Marumo / chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / bearded man [voices; English export dub]
- Gunhed (1989) as Bancho [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) as Colonel Goro Gondo [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) as Yasuaki Shindo / Prime Minister Hayashida / Morrys [voices; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) as Takeshi Tomokane / captain [voices; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) as Colonel Takaaki Aso [voice; Omni Productions English dub]
- Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994) as Tsukinowa / Kumaso Takeru [voices; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) as Colonel Takaaki Aso / Dr. Alexander Mammilov / salaryman boss [voices; Omni Productions English dub]
- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) as Colonel Takaaki Aso / Marvin [voices; Omni Productions English dub]
- Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997) as fisherman [voice; English export dub]
- Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998) as Principal Kocho [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) as Miyagawa [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) as Hirotoshi Isayama [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) as Prime Minister Hayato Igarashi [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003) as Prime Minister Hayato Igarashi [voice; English export dub]
- Godzilla Final Wars (2004) as UN Secretary-General Naotaro Daigo [voice; English export dub]
Rik Thomas (background) with Craig Allen, et al. at Shanghai Studio
in the 1990s
- ↑ Thomas was stated to be 60 years old in issue 30 of Giant Robot magazine, published in 2001. This would make his birth year between 1940 and 41.
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