Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel (born November 21)[1] is an American voice actor, ADR director and screenwriter who has worked for Funimation, OkraTron 5000, NYAV Post, 4K Media Inc., Central Park Media, and DuArt Film and Video. He has provided voices for English adaptations of Japanese anime, as well as various other animated series and video games. His most notable voice role has been the adult version of Goku in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball franchise as well as other characters such as King Kai.

Sean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Schemmel at the 2016 Taiyou Con
BornNovember 21
Occupation
  • Voice actor
  • ADR director
  • screenwriter
Years active1999–present
AgentArlene Thornton and Associates

CareerEdit

 
Sean Schemmel (second from left) in 2011

Schemmel first began voicing Goku for Funimation in 1999, replacing Peter Kelamis (who had in-turn replaced Ian Corlett) from the previous Ocean Studios cast. He has since been the most consistent English voice actor for the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise, having voiced the older teen and adult incarnations of Goku in every anime series produced to date (Dragon Ball, Z, GT, Kai and Super) and most Dragon Ball animated movies and video games. In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel was also an ADR Director and scriptwriter for NYAV Post, where he had directed and adapted for English dubs of several Japanese anime series. In the field of narration, he has won two awards for his audiobook recordings.

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances and production work in anime television series and OVAs
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
1999–2003; 2005 Dragon Ball Z Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito

[2]

  • FUNimation dub (ep.68–291) and redub (ep.1–67)
  • Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat
2001 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku Goku (adult) TV Special
2001–03 Dragon Ball Goku (older teen)
2001 Blue Gender Rick
2002 Berserk Gaston, Conrad, others [3]
2002 Ultimate Muscle Bone Cold
2002 Yu Yu Hakusho Shigeru Murota, Roto, Mr. Akashi
2003 Hades Project Zeorymer Gisou OVA
2003 Samurai Deeper Kyo Nobuyuki Sanada ADR voice director, script writer
2003 Space Pirate Mito ADR voice director, script writer
2003 Sadamitsu the Destroyer Junk/Helmet ADR voice director, script writer
2003–05 Shaman King Amidamaru, Rio Umemiya, Nichrom
2003–15,2020- Pokémon Robert, Morrison, Cyrus, Lampent, Sir Aaron's Lucario, Various characters

[4][5]

  • 4Kids dub
  • DuArt dub
  • Iyuno Media Group dub
2003–05 Dragon Ball GT Goku (adult, Super Saiyan 4), King Kai, Gogeta (SS4)
  • Episode 1, Episode 32, Episodes 34–40, Episodes 46–47, Episodes 52–61, Episode 64
  • Goku (young) voiced by Stephanie Nadolny
  • Gogeta shared w/ Christopher R. Sabat
2004 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy Goku TV Special
2004 Kiddy Grade Carvo Episode 4
2004 Seven of Seven ADR voice director, script writer
2004 Case Closed Kowalski Episode 8
2004 Giant Robo Tetsugyu OVA
2004 Domain of Murder Dispatch OVA
2004 The Gokusen Minoru Tatsukawa, Kouhei Iwamoto
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Clause's Father Episode 4
2004 Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning Takashi Sonobe Episodes 1-4
2004 Munto Munto OVA
2004 Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos Shinzaburo Kuki
2004 Shrine of the Morning Mist Naonori Hieda ADR voice director
2004–07; 2013– One Piece
  • 4Kids dub
  • FUNimation dub
2005 Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files Hiromi Yamazaki OVA
2005 Magical DoReMi Mirabelle's Father, Simon
2005 Mew Mew Power Elliot Grant, The Blue Knight 4Kids dub of Tokyo Mew Mew
2005 Midori Days Jigoru ADR voice director, script writer
2005 Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart Seiji Nomura
2005–06 The Galaxy Railways Humanoid B
2005 Samurai 7 Genzo
2005 Ah! My Goddess 3rd Class Earth Spirit ADR voice director
2005–06 Yu-Gi-Oh! Bobasa, Karim [4]
2005–08 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Vellian Crowler, Ojama Yellow, Thelonious Viper, T-Bone, Mad Dog, Elemental Hero Neos, Crystal Beast Amber Mammoth, Doctor Collector [4]
2005 Lupin III: Island of Assassins Gordeau TV Special
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Jimmy [4]
2006 Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time Munto, Munto's Father OVA
2006 Ninja Nonsense Onsokumaru
2006 Outlanders Tetsuya Wakatsuki, Geobaldi OVA
2007 BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad Hiroto Episodes 23–24
2007–10 Dinosaur King Zander, Spectre, King Louis
2008–11 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Zigzix, Greiger, MC, Rudolph Heitmann, Hans, Mr.Pitts (Season 3)
2010–13;
2017–18
Dragon Ball Z Kai Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito

[2]

  • Includes The Final Chapters
  • Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat[6]
2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Flaste Schole OVA
2011–15 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Bronk Stone, Orbital 7(episode 13–75), Kazuma Tsukumo [5]
2016 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 Flaste Schole
2017–19 Dragon Ball Super Goku, King Kai, Goku Black, Vegito
  • FUNimation dub
  • Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat[7]
2020 Radiant Pen Draig Knight B Second Season
2021 Mars Red Yoshinobu Maeda [8]

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
2003–09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nobody, Yukio Mashimi, Constable Biggles,
Sh'Okanabo, Master Khan, Zippy Lad, Various characters
2005–06 G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 Firefly [4]
2006–07 Winx Club Baltor 4Kids version
2006–08 Kappa Mikey Gonard [4]
2006 Wulin Warriors Scar
2006 Viva Piñata Bart, Chortles Chippopotamus, Hamilton Horstachio
2006–11 Thumb Wrestling Federation Colonel Cossack, Face-Off Phil, Mr. Extremo, Dorsal Flynn, James Montgomery Flag, Lucky O'Leary, Pierre Pamplemousse, Knockout Ninja, Evil Ira, Flashback, The Visitor, The Scorchion, Mugsy Thumbscrew, Scoutmaster Scott.
2007–09 Chaotic Maxxor, Ulmar [4]
2008–09 Speed Racer: The Next Generation Dickie Ranford, Racer X / Rex Racer, Dr. Chezko / Sparky, narrator
2009 Pat & Stan Stuart
2009–12 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers LeBlanche, Mr. Mactavish, Ghost of Sir Lancelot
2011 Shaktimaan Animated Tock English dub
2015 DC Super Friends Hawkman
2015 Sofia the First Slim, King Habib [9][10]
2015 Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror Charlie, Treasure Hunter No. 2
2016 Trip Tank Wayne, Announcer [11][12]
2017 Spider-Man Sal Salerno [13]
2020 Lego Monkie Kid Monkey King

FilmsEdit

List of dubbing performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Time of Eve Katoran
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Goku, King Kai Limited U.S. theatrical release
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Goku Limited U.S. theatrical release
2019 Dragon Ball Super: Broly Goku, Gogeta Limited U.S. theatrical release
Gogeta shared w/ Christopher Sabat
List of dubbing performances in anime films
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
2001 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Goku Funimation dub
2002 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Goku Funimation dub
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Goku Funimation dub
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2003 The Weathering Continent Guard 2 ADR voice director
2004 Blue Gender: The Warrior Rick Compilation film
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2005 Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek Noshiga
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Goku Funimation redub
2006 Negadon: The Monster from Mars Ryuichi Narasaki
2006 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Lucario
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Goku, King Kai, Gogeta Gogeta shared w/ Christopher Sabat
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Goku
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Goku Funimation redub
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Goku, King Kai Funimation redub
2011 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time Paradox [5]
2011 Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions Grings Kodai [5]
2012 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King Gaston, General Gien
2013 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey Gaston
2013 One Piece Film: Strong World Dr. Indigo [14]
2014 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent Gaston, Conrad
2015 009 Re:Cyborg Navy Man
List of voice and dubbing performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
2006 Impy's Island King Pumponell the 55th
2009 TMNT: Turtles Forever 1984 Raphael
2010 Animals United Biggie the Rhinoceros [15]
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Dark Opal
2017 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Mr. Salt, Mr. Turkentine

Video gamesEdit

List of dubbing performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Goku, King Kai
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Goku, Vegito, Gokule
2003 Bionicle Makuta
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Goku
2004 Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament Roto
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito, Gogeta
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Goku, King Kai (Narration), Vegito, Gogeta
2005 Shadow the Hedgehog Black Doom [4]
2006 Shadow Hearts: From the New World Ricardo Gomez
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2006 Super Dragon Ball Z Goku
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Goku, King Kai, Vegito, Gogeta
2007 Bullet Witch Maxwell [4]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Another Road Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito, Gogeta
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Goku
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World Goku, King Kai, Vegito, Gogeta
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Goku, Nail, Vegito, Gogeta
2011 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Goku, King Kai, Vegito, Gogeta
2012 Skullgirls Horace
2012 Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect Goku, Vegito
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Batman Mobile game
[16]
2013 Gangstar Vegas Jason Malone, Radio Ads [17][18][4]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Goku, Vegito
2014 Smite Sun Wukong, Thor (Heavy Metal)
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Lucario [19]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Tread Head
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Tread Head
2015 Dragon Ball Xenoverse Goku, Tokitoki, Vegito, Gogeta
2015 Fallout 4 Strong, Male Ghouls
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Meridian Civilian
2016 Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle Goku (Narration) Mobile game
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Goku, Nail, Tokitoki, Vegito, Gogeta, Goku Black
2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ Goku, Goku Black, Vegito, Gogeta
2018 Dragon Ball Legends Goku, Vegito, Gogeta, Goku Black, Nail Mobile game
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lucario Archive Audio
2020 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito

AwardsEdit

Year Award Title Result
2008 Earphones Award The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo Won[20]
2013 Audie Award I Suck at Girls by Justin Halper Won[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Sean Schemmel". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Hanson, Brian (November 13, 2010). "Hey, Answerman! – Hentai Schmentai". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on February 27, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017. Perhaps worse is realizing that one voice actor has multiple roles. As Hope Chapman noted, Steven Blum voices a police officer talking with Onizuka. Sean Schemmel voices every third character in Berserk. When you hear the same voices over and over in the same show, it makes it immediately obvious that you're being entertained instead of being part of a story.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Sean C. Schemmel". arlenethornton.com/. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Sean Schemmel Awesome Con". awesome-con.com. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Sean Schemmel on Twitter". Retrieved December 30, 2016.[non-primary source needed]
  7. ^ "Funimation Reveals Dragon Ball Super English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. November 30, 2016. Archived from the original on December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "MARS RED English Dub Announced, Cast and Crew Revealed". Funimation. March 28, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Cool Hand Fluke". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 1. August 5, 2015. Disney Junior. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "New Genie on the Block". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 7. October 16, 2015. Disney Junior. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "How the Sausage Is Made". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 12. June 27, 2016. Comedy Central. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Deuce Ex Machina". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 17. August 2, 2016. Comedy Central. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Venom". Spider-Man (2017 TV series). Season 1. Episode 13. October 21, 2017. Disney XD. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Brook's English Voice Actor Revealed! – Funimation – Blog!". Archived from the original on November 8, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
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  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ Gameloft Divertissements Inc. (June 21, 2013). Gangstar: Vegas (Android). Gameloft S.A. Scene: Closing credits, Cast, 22:57.
  18. ^ "Sean Schemmel at WasabiCon 2016 (Schedule)". wasabicon.com. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  19. ^ Sean Schemmel [@SeanSchemmel] (May 30, 2014). "I'm voicing Lucario in that game..." (Tweet). Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "THE BIG SPLASH by Jack D Ferraiolo Read by Sean Schemmel | Audiobook Review | AudioFile Magazine". AudioFile Magazine. Archived from the original on January 25, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  21. ^ Tanya (June 3, 2013). "Winner of the 2013 Audie Awards | Industry News – Awards | Voices.com Blog". Voices.com Blog. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2017.

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