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Full Name  John Jay Bosch
Name  Johnny Bosch
Children  Novi Bosch
Genres  Rock
Spouse  Amy Bosch (m. 2003)
Years active  1994–present
Height  1.75 m
Status  Married
Role  Actor

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Born  January 6, 1976 (age 39) (1976-01-06) Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Residence  Los Angeles, California
Other names  Kevin Hatcher, Eyeshine
Occupation  Actor, martial artist, voice actor, musician
Albums  Sidewalk Dreams and Chalk Dust, Sonosis
Movies and TV shows  Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Ra, Mighty Morphin Power Ra, Wolf's Rain, Sengoku Basara: Samurai
Similar People  Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley, Jason Narvy, Jason David Frank, David Yost

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John Jay Bosch (born January 6, 1976), known as Johnny Yong Bosch, is an American actor, voice actor, martial artist and musician. His first major role was the portrayal of Adam Park, the second Black Power Ranger and later, the Green Zeo Ranger and first Green Turbo Ranger in the Power Rangers franchise, which led to roles in some martial arts television and feature films. He provides the English voices for a number of anime productions and video games, including Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Sasori in Naruto, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Noby Nobi in Doraemon, Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi in the Persona 4 series, Yukio Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Hajime Hinata/Izuru Kamukura in the Danganronpa series. He is the front man of the band Eyeshine. Bosch is located in Los Angeles and does most of his voice-over work at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Animaze, New Generation Pictures, Studiopolis, and on some occasions travels to Dallas to record shows for Funimation. In the Viz Media dubbing of Sailor Moon and the newer Sailor Moon Crystal, he voices Artemis, and in Yo-kai Watch he voices the protagonist Nate Adams.


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Life and career

Bosch was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Garland, Texas. His father was a soldier in the Army and met his mother while stationed in South Korea. He was interested in martial arts at an early age, inspired by martial arts movies and Bruce Lee. He taught himself martial arts at first, mimicking moves from Lee as well as Jackie Chan. He said he was ridiculed a lot when he was young and became a bully, but made a change for the better after studying kung fu. In addition to training in martial arts, in which he won several competitions, he also played soccer.

Power Rangers

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Bosch auditioned for the Power Rangers show in Dallas when he was informed by his martial arts instructor. In 1994, he landed the role of Adam Park, the new Black Power Ranger, replacing Walter Emanuel Jones in the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Bosch said that when he got the part, he changed his middle name to Yong, which was part of his mother's given name, at the request of Saban who thought his credited name needed to be more Asian. For the feature film Power Rangers: The Movie, he did all of his stunts after his stuntman had broken his leg. He also noted that among all the different animal characters the Rangers got to be associated, his was associated to a frog. In Power Rangers Zeo, Bosch's character became a Green Ranger. His final regular stint in the franchise was in Power Rangers Turbo, where his character passes his Green Turbo Ranger powers to a new member. He played Park in the second feature film Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. In looking back at his acting for the show, Bosch said that "Power Rangers was a lot of fun but it was a kid's show and very cheesy because of it, which made getting work after that really hard. Plus, I didn't know squat about acting then." His best friends on the set included Jason David Frank (who played Tommy Oliver), Jason Narvy (who played Skull) and Nakia Burrise (who played Tanya Sloan). At the request of Power Rangers director Koichi Sakamoto, he had a guest appearance in the episode "Once A Ranger" 'in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive in 2007 for the franchise's 15th anniversary; where he mentioned he got to go to New Zealand. He and Narvy also starred in the film Wicked Game, also known as Extreme Heist, which was directed by Sakamoto and features several other Power Rangers alumni. He is cast in the upcoming sci-fi action movie The Order, which features many former Power Rangers actors.

Voice acting

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Bosch voiced Vash the Stampede in Trigun as his first job and for various Japanese anime, including notably Bleach as Ichigo Kurosaki. In 2006, he worked once again with Koichi Sakamoto on the film Broken Path. In 2007, Bosch co-starred alongside Ray Park in a comic-book style action film, Hellbinders. Among other works, Bosch also voiced Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass in 2008 and Izaya Orihara in Durarara in 2011. Among video games, Bosch liked voicing Nero in Devil May Cry 4 as he got to visit Japan to do the motion capture.

He voiced Final Fantasy game's character Firion in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Yang in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Tohru Adachi and the protagonist Yu Narukami in the Persona 4 games and anime adaptation, and host of AnimeTV, which started its second season on Revision3 In 2015, he voiced character Kung Jin, in the new Mortal Kombat X. He is also the voice of Zero from the Mega Man X series in the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

In the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and the newer Sailor Moon Crystal, he voices Artemis. On the anime show Yo-kai Watch which has aired on Disney XD in the U.S., he voices the lead character Nate Adams. He also voices Noby in the US release of Doraemon.


Bosch got involved in music by teaching himself how to play guitar. In his band Eyeshine, he provides vocals, songwriting, and guitar. He describes the type of music he plays as "Edge Rock. We're somewhere on the edge of sounding like Grunge, Alt. Rock, Punk and Pop." His musical inspirations include The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Oasis, Led Zeppelin and also movie soundtracks.

The band released an instrumental album called Sonosis. Bosch described the album as "something you could just listen to and could move you to feel something" and that "the titles were a reflection of the emotions we felt as we wrote the songs".

Personal life

Bosch is of half Korean descent. He is the second oldest of four children in his family. He has mentioned being a Christian in some of his interviews. He is married, and has a daughter named Novi and a son named Jetson.


A list of Eyeshine albums:

Studio albums
  • Red Stripes White Lights (2008)
  • My Paper Kingdom (2009)
  • Tone of Echoes (2010)
  • Sonosis (2011)
  • Revolution Airwaves (2012)
  • Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight (2013)
  • Sidewalk Dreams and Chalk Dust (2015)
  • Gone Tomorrow (2017)
  • EPs
  • How About That (2006)
  • I'm Dreaming On (2015)
  • Compilation albums
  • Afterglow (2011)
  • Xmas (2011)
  • Sansvox (2011) – karaoke album
  • Like Yesterday (2012)
  • Sansvox II: Acoustic (2014) – Karaoke album
  • References

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