Ian James Corlett (born on August 29, 1962) is a Canadian voice actor, writer, and musician. He lent his voice to several animated series produced/dubbed in Canada, and he is the creator of Studio B Productions' animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon.
Ian James Corlett programed some drum tracks and helped with some computer sequences on Queensrÿche's album Operation: Mindcrime, and also sold the band some music gear in the 1980s. He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. Both children, Phillip Corlett and Claire Corlett, have done voice work for two different animated series, Dinosaur Train and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, respectively.
He was the original English voice for Goku and Master Roshi in the Ocean Dub of Dragon Ball Z. He voiced the two characters in the first 29 episodes (41 in uncut episode numbering), as well as in the edited TV version of Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might. He was also previously the voice of Monster Carrot in the BLT Productions dub of Dragon Ball. The reason for his departure from the franchise was reportedly due to disputes over non-professional conduct during and after some recordings. It was also said that he quit due to a lack of compensation for Goku's several trademark yells.
Some of his other roles include Dr. Wily in Captain N: The Game Master, Coconuts in The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the title character in Mega Man, Cheetor in Transformers: Beast Wars, Glitch-Bob in ReBoot, Andy Larkin in What's with Andy?, and Scales in Ninjago. He played Filbert on DiC Entertainment and BKN's Pocket Dragon Adventures. Corlett has also lent his voice to less known DIC Entertainment shows such as Super Duper Sumos and Sonic Underground. He also voiced Mr. Cramp in The Cramp Twins.He played Ten Cents, O.J., Zip, Zebedee and Lord Stinker in Salty's Lighthouse.
In other work, he has also written various TV series, including Rescue Heroes, Rolie Polie Olie, Being Ian, and Yvon of the Yukon, and a short film called Company Man, which he also directed.
- Through a coincidence, Corlett who voiced Dr. Wily in DIC's video-game oriented cartoon Captain N: The Game Master, would later voice his arch-nemesis Mega Man in the Ruby-Spears cartoon adaptation of the games.