William Ross

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William Ross
William Ross in The War in Space
Born September 7, 1923
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States[1]
Died April 19, 2014 (aged 90)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor, producer, writer
First work The Mysterians (1957)
Notable work The War in Space (1977)

William James Ross (ウィリアム・ロス,   Wiriamu Rosu), also credited as Bill Ross (ビル・ロス,   Biru Rosu), was an American actor, writer, producer, and film dubber. Ross came to Japan after the Korean War to join the U.S. state department.[2] By the late 1950s, however, he found steady work in the Japanese film industry, both in front of the camera and as a writer, director, and performer of English-dubbed versions of Japanese films.[2] In 1964, he opened his own dubbing firm in Tokyo, Frontier Enterprises, which dubbed over 465 feature films into English over the next several decades.[1] Ross passed away in Tokyo on April 19, 2014 at the age of 90.

Selected filmography


Voice actor


  • The Green Slime (1968) - Associate producer
  • Gappa (1967) - English dialogue writer [Frontier Enterprises dub]


This is a list of references for William Ross. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Steve Ryfle (1998). Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. pp. 152, 153.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stuart Galbraith IV (1998). Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo! The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films. Feral House. pp. 66, 94.


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