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[[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 {{badass}}es 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; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZoe5ctqxI one by Vic Mignogna]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkWJchjv6k&feature=related one by Monica Rial]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8iWp1p5us&feature=fvwrel and one by the man himself]].

Recently he has begun 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 and Creator/PatrickSeitz could be considered his {{Spiritual Successor}}s in terms of the similar vocal ranges and typecasting (especially the latter in both L.A. and Creator/{{FUNimation}} side of things), as Travis Willingham primarily does video game voice overs and western animation nowadays, rarely getting any new anime roles in recent years, generally only reprising roles when he does anime. If he does get a new anime role, it's usually with Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.

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!!Notable roles from Travis Willingham:
!!!Anime
* 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}}!'' (with Creator/VicMignogna as the King of Demons)
* Kojuro Katakura in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* Kugo Ginjo, Love Aikawa, Ashido, Charlotte Chulhorne, and Findorr Calius in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Kokuto in Bleach Soul Resurrección, which he reprised in Movie 4
* Portgas D. Ace in the ''Funimation'' dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''
* 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''

!!!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''
* Evan Bernard in ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 4''
* Gabriel Cunningham in ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]''
* Gaius in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''
%%* Garon in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' (rumored)
* Guile in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''
* Johnny Ariga in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Jul 'Mdama ([[StarfishLanguage Not that you could tell by listening to him]]) and Paul [=DeMarco=] in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'', and Frederic-104 in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} Anniversary'' and ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''
* Knuckles the Echidna and Storm the Albatross (2010-current) and Zavok in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
* Lon'qu and Brady in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
* O'neil in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
* Reggie Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
** Shane in the DLC for that game, ''First Light''.
* Relius Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' (reprised the role in Creator/FUNimation's dub of ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'')
* Rell Nightwind in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''
* Ryid Uruk in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0''
* 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''
* Gazlowe in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''
* Satan in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell''

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

!!!Other
* 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.
* Plays as the goliath barbarian Grog Strongjaw in the D&D campaign currently running on ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''.

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!!Tropes associated with Travis Willingham:
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]] and among others.
* {{Badass}}: A lot of character he voices fit into this.
** BadassBaritone: A good factor as to why his vocal performances are so effective for this type of character.
* FriendlyRival: With Creator/VicMignogna.
* GentleGiant: Very tall, but can be a big 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.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: As he's 6'4", he is most likely to be this with his wife Creator/LauraBailey, who is 5'2
* 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.
* 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 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!"
* [[MeaningfulName/RealLife Meaningful Name]]: See above.
* 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]]. [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Guile]], and recently [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]]. However, he's slowly moving away from his typecasting ever since he moved to California.
** Considering one of his most recent 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!
* 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'').
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The now famous Travis Willingham tequila story.


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-->''TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, [[Franchise/StreetFighter so go home and be a family man.]][[note]]I mean, I did become a family man with Creator/LauraBailey[[/note]]''
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