Dutch is one of the main protagonists and anti-heroes in the manga/anime series Black Lagoon. He is the leader of the Lagoon Company and captain of the ex-U.S. Navy PT boat Black Lagoon. He is a former United States Marine who fought in the Vietnam War. Shortly before the war ended (presumably in 1973), Dutch went AWOL, escaping to Roanapur, Thailand to work as a mercenary.

He is voiced by Tsutomu Isobe in the Japanese version of the anime and Dean Redman in the English version.


Dutch functions as the leader and primary navigator of The Lagoon Company. He is incredibly level-headed and is always committed to completing missions, even when those missions may come in contrast with his morals. For instance, in Rasta Blasta, Dutch told Rock to try to maintain as detached from Garcia as possible, as to not make himself feel guilty about transporting a child as cargo.

Dutch represents the most level-head in the group; where Revy overreacts and becomes violent and where Rock and Benny freak out, Dutch remains calm, cool, and collected even in the most dangerous situations. Dutch has the respect of the entire Lagoon company, even being able to keep Revy in check when the situation calls for it, as seen in episode 6 of season 1. Dutch also has the respect and admiration of Balalaika for his past services. Overall, Dutch represents a calm, cool, and collected mercenary who is committed to his missions and commands respect.

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