Actor Dean Turner, who voiced many English dubs of anime series, died Dec. 28, 2006, at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Hawaii, reports BCDB.COM. He was 84. Turner died of respiratory failure after fighting diabetes for several years, said his partner of 40 years, actor Richard Pellett.
Turner voiced Lee and the Secretary Of Commerce in GASARAKI (1998), the Department Chief in HEPPOKO [SILLY] ANIMATION EXCEL SAGA (QUACK EXPERIMENTAL ANIME EXCEL SAGA) (1999), the Maitre D in A.D. POLICE: TO PROTECT AND SERVE (1999), and a driver and council member in NOIR (2001).
For his live-action TV roles, he guest starred on episodes of MAGNUM, P.I., BLOOD AND ORCHIDS and other TV shows filmed in his home state of Hawaii.
Turner was born on Sept. 7, 1922, in Pocatello, Idaho. His parents vaudeville were performers and, by the age of five, he was performing with them.