- Not to be mistaken for Yōji Ueda, a similarly-named seiyū.
is a popular Japanese seiyū
He is most known for the roles of Sagara Sanosuke (Rurouni Kenshin), Akito Tenkawa (Martian Successor Nadesico), Takeshi (Pokémon), Horohoro (Shaman King), and Keitaro Urashima (Love Hina).
He was born in Fukuoka
and has a number of notable roles to his name, including some as the main character, as in "Love Hina" and "Martian Successor Nadesico". He is married
to fellow seiyū Omi Minami
, who co-worked with him in Martian Successor Nadesico series.
In July 2004, he left Arts Vision and officially made his name into an all-hiragana form. In April 2005, Ueda joined Osawa Production, and currently works for Osawa as of April 2006.
Ueda currently has 160 voice works credited to his name-to-date according to the Anime News Network and as of July 24, 2006. He's a versatile voice actor, voicing characters ranging from simpletons (Urashima Keitaro in Love Hina and Bantaro in the Jubei-chan series) to tough, even vicious men (Sagara Sanosuke in Rurouni Kenshin and Zolf J. Kimblee in Fullmetal Alchemist).