"Because Vic Mignogna loves
the ladies, and the ladies love
) is a voice actor who has managed to make himself quite a niche in the Anime
community. Vic started out as Dark Mousey in D.N.Angel
although most recognize him from his role as everyone's favorite Badass reasonable height-wise person
Ed Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist
, the 2003 anime adaptation of the manga by the same name
, and quickly garnered a loyal fanbase. He's one of those guys that you just can't pigeonhole due to the diversity of his roles (though he tends to play blonds). Also happens to be quite the professional singer and songwriter, with several anime songs under his belt as well as a few albums.
Aside from inventing the Lucky Dance song for the English dub of Bleach
(where he plays Ikkaku Madarame), he and FMA
co-star Aaron Dismuke
formed their own "fanbase incarnate" in the form of the Risembool Rangers, which occasionally follow them from con to con. Travis Willingham
's Miniskirt Army is known to be their rival. He was seen enjoying Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
doing a spoof of Vic (along with Dan Green
and Johnny Yong Bosch
), and also narrated the commercial for Sakura Con (GIRUGAMESH!
). Has now moved permanently to California to pursue more varied roles and other opportunities outside Creator/Funimation, though he still works with them from time to time.
Has a YouTube account
and a Twitter account
Notable roles by Vic Mignogna:
Tropes about his roles and Vic himself:
- Big Brother Mentor: To Aaron Dismuke, which is a case of Life Imitates Art and Intergenerational Friendship.
- Berserk Button: What Ed, Ikkaku, Tamaki, Mao, and Broly have in common. In fact, a lot of fans love him because his screaming is so epically funny, which helps because his most famous roles all have Berserk Buttons as a running joke.
- Bishōnen: Most of his roles.
- Christian Rock: Some of his recorded songs could qualify as this if they actually got airplay on Christian Rock stations. Examples include "Could Be an Angel" and "Nothing I Wouldn't Give"
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Or rather, Mr. Anime-Cosplayer Guy. How ironic is it that one of the Real Fans Of Genius videos is about this, and Vic has cosplayed as several characters himself (recently donning the Cross Academy uniform to reveal his role as Zero)!
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: His Broly voice is impressive, but hurts so much he rarely does it anymore. He was extremely dismayed once, after having thought he was done with the roles after the movies, had to do Broly's voice for the video games. He's even said that when his agent calls him up to tell him he's going to voice Broly again, the first thing he hears is "Vic, I'm sorry."
- Mr. Fanservice: Besides voicing them, he himself is an example. He has a gigantic fan following of girls that pretty much watch whatever he's in.
- Large Ham: He has played several, but Broly is the most notable.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: A common joke among fans is that he sounds the same in all his roles, but the truth is he's actually got an impressively wide vocal range if given the chance to utilize it.
- This can be best seen in his live-action appearances in Fallout: Nuka Break, where he plays the Narrator (in his best Ron Perlman impression) and two different merchants.
- Also, his voice as Broly is nigh unrecognizable compared to some of his more famous roles, and he's capable of doing a near-perfect vocal impersonation of Yoda.
- Mundane Made Awesome: One of his songs, "The Legend of Middle Tennessee", is a mock-heroic account of how he won a dodgeball game against Travis Willingham.
- Older than They Look: Can you believe he's 50?
- One of Us: Has multiple Star Trek videos on his Youtube channel. He even made his own version of the famous KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN scene, even!
- Red Shirt: His song "Soldier A" is a tribute to them.
- Vocal Dissonance: His natural speaking voice is surprisingly high-pitched for his appearance and age.