Creator: Travis Willingham
If authority needs to kick some ass
, it needs a proper charismatic voice to do so.
Enter Travis Willingham.
Travis Willingham is one of the more recent voice actors, originally starting out as Col. Roy Mustang in the 2003 anime adaptation
of Fullmetal Alchemist
. After that, he started getting 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 Playing with Fire
). He is somewhat memetically popular
thanks to his infamous "tiny miniskirts" decree and the fact that "HE LOVES DOGS!" (and he actually does like cute things
— not hard to believe considering his recent role as Mori-senpai
). Like Vic Mignogna
and Aaron Dismuke
'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 Monica Rial
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 by Vic Mignogna
, one by Monica Rial
, and one by the man himself
Recently he has begun doing dubbing for many California-based works, as have many other FUNimation
voice actors such as Troy Baker
and Laura Bailey
. And now, he's even living
there. He's married to Laura Bailey as of 2011, and thus he's now officially a family man
Has a Twitter account
Notable roles from Travis Willingham:
- Surprisingly enough, one of the four young punks at the bar in the live action film Secondhand Lions. Surprising because instead of portraying an authority figure, he plays 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.
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