KAAAAA... MEEEEE... HAAAAAAAAAA... MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE... HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
DESCRIBE... Sean Schemmel... HEEEEEERRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
. Plain and simple.
Sean Schemmel started dubbing in 1999. His first (and breakout) role would be the providing the voice for Goku in Dragon Ball Z
(in other words, he became the English voice of possibly the most powerful and famous Shōnen
hero of all time). He originally wanted one of the villain roles, since he only saw a few episodes of the series before being cast, and NEVER knew who Goku was before walking into the recording studio! Once he saw that he was pasted on all the posters on the wall, he realized he was cast as "The Guy"! With Kai
, and new video game adaptations, he is still voicing Goku to this day.
He did some other roles for FUNimation
before moving to New York to work for 4Kids Entertainment
. Still occasionally returns to FUNimation, since Kai
is recorded there today, and since 4Kids Entertainment
currently has less work available.
He has a MAJOR voice range
; no pigeon hole
And his scream, EPICALLY!
. His screams are often recycled any time any other
character needs to scream in the same show! This alone makes for Absolute Crowning Moment Of Awesome
Notable roles from Sean Schemmel:
- Adult Goku in the Dragon Ball series
- King Kai, Nail, Vegito, and Gogeta in Dragon Ball Z
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Gogeta in Dragon Ball GT
- Gonard (and additional voices) in Kappa Mikey, who is rumored to be a Goku Expy. He stated it was a coincidence. He also voices nearly all the Large Ham Villains Of The Week.
- Morrison (Masamune), Archie (Aogiri), Juan (Adan), and Cyrus (Akagi) in Pokémon
- Black Narcissus in Sonic X
- Onsokumaru, the lecherous, round, yellow... thing... in Ninja Nonsense
- Mr. Akashi and Shigeru Murota in YuYu Hakusho
- Amidamaru in Shaman King
- Helmeppo, Hachi, and Kuroobi in the 4Kids dub of One Piece
- Mr. Haywood in MagicalDoReMi
- Dickie Ranford in Speed Racer: The Next Generation
- Zander in Dinosaur King
- Bobassa in Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Hamilton Horstachio in Viva Pińata
- Sh'Okanabo, Constable Biggles, Master Khan, and about three dozen minor characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series).
- Gaston and Conrad in Berserk. Lampshaded in the Outtakes, where Guts asks "So, which one of you is Goku?"
- Ricardo Gomez in Shadow Hearts: From the New World
- Elliot Grant in Mew Mew Power
- Fender in Car's Life 2
- Batman in The Dark Knight Rises Android Game. Yes, Goku is also the Goddamn Batman.
Apologies from stealing the Nobuyuki Hiyama
joke from his page.