[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist When I become Roy Mustang, all female cast members will be required to wear...TINY MINISKIRTS!]]]]
If [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority needs to kick some ass]], it needs a proper charismatic voice to do so.

Enter Travis Willingham.

Travis Willingham is a voice actor, originally starting out as Col. Roy Mustang in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. After that, he started getting [[PigeonholedVoiceActor pigeonholed]] into voicing characters that are either badasses or have a high rank or status, be it military or some other thing (not to mention a few characters PlayingWithFire). He is somewhat [[MemeticMutation memetically popular]] thanks to his infamous "tiny miniskirts" decree and the fact that "HE LOVES DOGS!" (and he actually ''[[CutenessProximity does]]'' [[CutenessProximity like cute things]] -- not hard to believe considering his role as [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Mori-senpai]]). Like Creator/VicMignogna and Creator/AaronDismuke's Risembool Rangers, his loyal Miniskirt Army follows him from con to con. He is among the few voice actors to also get many live-action roles.

In 2005, he become famous for his non-anime activities when he took on Creator/MonicaRial in a tequila shot contest after Anime Weekend Atlanta. Needless to say, the result was hilarious and has come to be known as The Travis Willingham Tequila Story. Multiple versions were told; one each by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZoe5ctqxI Vic Mignogna]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkWJchjv6k Monica Rial]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8iWp1p5us and of course, Travis himself]].

He has been doing dubbing for many California-based works, as have many other Creator/FUNimation voice actors such as Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/LauraBailey. And now, he's even ''living'' there. He's married to Laura Bailey as of 2011, and thus [[MemeticMutation he's now officially]] [[Franchise/StreetFighter a family man]].

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/WillingBlam account]].

His New York counterpart is Creator/DanGreen. Creator/KaijiTang, Creator/PatrickSeitz, and Creator/IanSinclair could be considered his {{Spiritual Successor}}s in terms of the similar vocal ranges and typecasting (especially the second in both L.A. and Creator/{{FUNimation}} side of things), as Travis Willingham primarily does video game voice overs and western animation, rarely getting any new anime roles, generally only reprising roles when he does anime. If he does get a new anime role, it's usually with Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.

!!Notable roles from Travis Willingham:
* Amagiri in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Andreas Dalton in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''
* Christof Sievernich in ''Anime/{{Monster}}''
* Free in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Ginko in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''
* Iggy in ''Anime/ErgoProxy''
* Jugo and Zetsu in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* The King of Gods in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''
* Kojuro Katakura in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* Kugo Ginjo, Love Aikawa, Ashido, Charlotte Chulhorne, and Findorr Calius in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. He also voiced Kokuto in both the ''Bleach: The Hell Verse'' film and in ''Bleach Soul Resurrección''.
* Portgas D. Ace in the ''Funimation'' dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Relius Clover in ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory''
* Roy Mustang in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' and ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Takigawa in ''Manga/GhostHunt''
* Toga Yagari in ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* [[LargeHam Tougou]] in ''Manga/SchoolRumble''
* Yu Kanda in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' (First 51 episodes only; [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/IanSinclair for the 2nd half of the 2006 series and ''D.Gray Man Hallow'')

!!!Video Games
* Bacchus D-79 in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''
* Cell in ''Franchise/DragonBall: Raging Blast'', ''Raging Blast 2'', and ''Tenkaichi Tag Team'' (replacing Creator/DameonClarke)
** Was set to continue voicing Cell in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', but Creator/DameonClarke (Cell's original voice actor), opted to rejoin the project.
* Dan Marshall in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''
* Death in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''
* Evan Bernard in ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 4''
* Gabriel Cunningham in ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]''
* Gaius in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''
* Gazlowe in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''
* Guile in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''
* Hal-Fred Glitchbot in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''
* Harvey Dent in ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries''
* Johnny Ariga in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Jul 'Mdama ([[StarfishLanguage not that you could tell by listening to him]]), Paul [=DeMarco=], and Frederic-104 (replacing Creator/AndrewLove) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
* K in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''
* Knuckles the Echidna and Storm the Albatross (2010-current) and Zavok in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
* Lon'qu and Brady in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
** King Garon and Lloyd in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''
* O'neil in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
* Reggie Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
** Shane in the DLC ''[[VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight First Light]]''
* Relius Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
* Rell Nightwind in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''
* Reno Jackson in ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft''
* Ryid Uruk in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0''
* Satan in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell''
* Sideswipe in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' (also Hot Rod in the DS version)
** Sideswipe, Onslaught, and Slug in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''
* Franchise/{{Superman}}, [[DownloadableContent Bizarro and Gorilla Grodd]] in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes]]''
* Tadashi Nikaido in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked]]''
* Tahu in ''BIONICLE: The Game''
* Talon and Azir in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* Tayama in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''
* Theodore in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Portable''
* Xu Huang and Zhou Tai in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7''
* Yodai Higashizawa in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''
* Phasesmith Karax in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid''.

!!!Web Animation
* Cameron Campbell in ''WebAnimation/CampCamp''
* [[DeathByCameo An Atlas ship captain]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume 3.

!!!Web Video
* Grog Strongjaw in ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''

!!!Western Animation
* Ganbat in '' WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra''
* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]], Piledriver and Skurge the Executioner in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* King Roland II in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''
* Mackie Hand and Meat Fork in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''
* Thor in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel''

* Surprisingly enough, one of the four young punks at the bar in the '''live action''' film ''Film/SecondhandLions''. Surprising because instead of portraying an authority figure, he plays [[PlayingAgainstType a rebellious youth with a lot of disdain towards authority]].
** Also the source of one of his favorite stories to tell at conventions, as the director assumed Travis was a stuntman (given the fact that he's tall and quite buff), which resulted in Robert Duvall actually hitting him during the fight scene. After learning that Travis is a regular actor, Duvall apologized profusely and gave him some money to make up for it.
!!Tropes associated with Travis Willingham:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]], among others.
* BadassBaritone: A good factor as to why his vocal performances are so effective.
* FriendlyRivalry: With Creator/VicMignogna.
* GentleGiant: Very tall, but is a ''gigantic'' sweetheart. Exhibit A: Playing [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Mori]] for a Honey cosplayer at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi4apf4hiHo Kawaii-Con]]. He looks like he'll beat you up but wouldn't hurt a fly.
* HappilyMarried: To Creator/LauraBailey.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With TroyBaker, who's just as friendly with his wife.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: At 6'4", Travis stands just short of a full foot taller than his 5'5" wife, Creator/LauraBailey.
* InkSuitActor:
** Paul [=DeMarco=] in ''Halo 4'' is essentially him with a shaved head.
** ''Infamous Second Son'' uses motion capture performances so his character, Reggie Rowe, is directly modeled after him.
** Harvey Dent in ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' is also modeled on him.
* KillItWithFire: The modus operandi of several of the characters he has been cast as in his career, something he himself is happy to point out.
* LargeHam: Oh YEAH!!! There's a reason why he's called Travis Willing'''[[IncrediblyLamePun HAM]]'''! Apparently he auditioned for Armstrong in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', but got Roy's part instead.
** And then there's his performance as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Charlotte]], which is massively PlayingAgainstType but still manages to be so absurdly CampGay and FABULOUS it borders on ridiculous.
*** Going further than that, there's also [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover]]. Although given that he looks a lot like the Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, it was obvious he would be this. And thanks to some leaked footage of the English dub, his performance doesn't disappoint.
---->'''Relius:''' EXPERIMENTATION HO!
** Ironically he plays one of the less hammy characters in Code Geass, a series otherwise known for being filled with them.
* OrderVersusChaos: If AuthorityEqualsAsskicking rings a bell, a lot of his characters he voices will fall into the "order" side.
* OneHeadTaller: With voice acting wife/partner in crime Creator/LauraBailey.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Normally the high authority[=/=]military figure or law-abiding character who [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking shows his authority by kicking some ass]] - e.g. [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Guile]], and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]]. However, he's slowly moving away from his typecasting ever since he moved to California.
** Considering one of his most notable roles was [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Char]][[DragQueen lotte]]... mission accomplished.
*** And now he's [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover]], practically the furthest character from his pigeonhole, being a MadScientist and all. Unless you count that despite this, Relius is still one of the highest ranking members of NOL and one of the few people who can match [[BigBad Hazama]] in terms of power, thereby adhering to AuthorityEqualsAsskicking.
*** Brady, from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', is a huge softy who happens to look like a thug, so kudos!
*** Phasesmith Karax from ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' is a soft-spoken Khalai class (the lowest class of the Protoss caste system) Protoss, phasesmith being the Protoss equivalent of "engineer". That's about as far from LargeHam Badass Authority Figure as you get.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm Gazlowe]]. Seriously, Ratchet's Boss or whatever, do you actually expect Travis doing ''a goblin?'' Note: He's not using any sort of [[BadassBaritone baritone]] he's known for, and he still pulled it off.
* PromotedFanboy:
** Though he got into it pretty late, he was a massive fan of Dragon Ball Z and therefore [[JumpedAtTheCall jumped at the chance to voice an anime character.]] ''ANY'' anime character. He eventually got to play Cell, one of the show's iconic villains.
** He's also a huge comic book fan; he got to play several characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' and he also played Thor in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', a role which he reprised in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. And then he got to play freaking [[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Superman]]...
* RunningGag: A likely unintentional one is that Travis and Laura Bailey seem to wind up fighting or straight up killing one another quite often when they play competent fighters (See: ''Avengers Assemble'', ''Infamous First Light'' and ''Fullmetal Alchemist'').
* VocalEvolution: There's a quite noticeable difference in his performances in the two ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' series. In the 2003 series he was just starting out and went through some growing pains, while in ''Brotherhood'' he'd racked up several years experience and was far more confident in his performance.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The now famous Travis Willingham tequila story.
-->''TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, [[Franchise/StreetFighter so go home and be a family man.]][[note]]I mean, I did become a family man with Creator/LauraBailey[[/note]]''