Mario Cuitláhuac Castañeda Partida (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo kwit̚ˈlawak kastaˈɲeda paɾˈtida]; born June 29, 1962 in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico), known professionally as Mario Castañeda, is a Mexican voice actor and dubbing director known for his voice work in Japanese anime, such as Son Goku in the Latin American dub of Dragon Ball Z, as well as the dubbing voice of many actors in movies, including Jim Carrey, Jackie Chan and Bruce Willis.
Mario Cuitláhuac Castañeda Partida
June 29, 1962
Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
|Residence||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Occupation||Voice actor, director|
(m. 1987; div. 2002)
Susana Melgarejo Franco (m. 2004)
Early life and education
When he was very young, his parents moved to Mexico City where he resides currently. He studied drama in the Andrés Soler Institute from 1979 to 1982.
In June 1983, Castañeda started to work as a voice actor in Mexican dubs of several television series, including Diff'rent Strokes, The Powers of Matthew Star, and The Visitor. Castañeda has also done voice work in Japanese anime, such as Son Goku in the Latin American dub of Dragon Ball Z, as well as the dubbing voice of many actors in movies, including Jim Carrey, Jackie Chan and Bruce Willis. He was also the announcer for Boomerang in Latin America from 2001 to 2006.
- Blue Submarine - Tokuhiro Iga
- Bakugan Battle Brawlers - Darkus Exedra, Darkus Razenoid.
- Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku/Dragon Ball GT/Dragon Ball Super - Son Goku (adult), Bardock (Goku's father), Turles
- Saint Seiya - Sea Dragon Kanon (Poseidon and Hades Chapter Inferno - TV version)
- Los Caballeros del Zodíaco - Lune de Balrog (Hades Chapter inferno - DVD version)
- Naruto Shippuden - Hidan
- Sailor Moon - Neflyte
- Slam Dunk - Tatsuhiko Aota, Toru Hanagata.
- Ace Ventura: Detective de Mascotas - Ace Ventura
- Anastasia - Dmitri
- MacGyver - MacGyver
- El Chavo - Don Ramon / Ñoño
- Iron Man - Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Spider-Man - Tony Stark/Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk - Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Demolition Man - Simon Phoenix
- The Mask - Stanley Ipkiss/La Máscara (Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask) and Ace Ventura
- Captain Planet - Capitán Planeta (Captain Planet)
- Yo Yogi! - Yogi Bear
- Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law - Droopy
- Tom and Jerry Kids - Lobo/Droopy/Dripple
- Thomas & Friends - James the Red Engine (Seasons 13-onwards)
- Futurama - Zap Branigan
- Bruce Almighty - Bruce Nolan
- The Wonder Years - Kevin Arnold (Adult)
- Boyz n the Hood - Ricky (Adult)
- Transformers - Glen Whitmann
- You, Me and Dupree - Carl
- Hannah Montana - Robbie Steward
- Dragonball Evolution - Goku
- Dueños de la Noche - Capt. Joseph 'Joe' Grusinsky
- Anacondas: Trail of Blood - Scott
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Hank Pym
- Saw (franchise) - Eric Matthews (DVD Version)/Art Blank
- "La fiebre por el anime se vivió en la pasarela Cosplay". Radio Programas del Perú (in Spanish). 31 October 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2011.