Creator / Vic Mignogna

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Like if Brad Pitt was a voice actor.

"Because Vic Mignogna loves the ladies, and the ladies love Vic Mignogna."

Vic Mignogna ("min-YAH-na") 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 frequently gets cast as characters who happen to be blond). 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 creator LittleKuriboh doing a spoof of Vic (along with Dan Green and Johnny Yong Bosch), and also narrated and directed the infamous commercial for Sakura Con (GIRUGAMESH!). He also developed a friendly rivalry with fellow voice actor Todd Haberkorn, fueled in part by them both having passionate fanclubs, and also that their similar vocal niches have led them to voicing characters that also shared Japanese seiyuu. They've even relayed stories of nearly getting cast as each others respective characters more than once. Has now moved permanently to California to pursue more varied roles and other opportunities outside FUNimation, though he still works with them from time to time.

Has a YouTube account and a Twitter account.

Is one of Mamoru Miyano's English speaking counterparts, having shared four roles with him to date.


Notable roles by Vic Mignogna:

Anime

Video Games

Web Video


Tropes about his roles:

  • Berserk Button: His most famous roles involve characters that have Berserk Buttons that become running jokes. He is therefore well known for extremely funny screaming. Notable character roles include Ed, Ikkaku, Tamaki, Mao and Broly.
    • Ironically, in Mana-Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy, he plays a giant fairy who hates being called large.
    • Honestly, it's shocking he hasn't given himself a heart attack from all the screaming he does for his roles.
  • Bishōnen: Most of the characters he play tend to be pretty-boys.
  • 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)!
  • 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.
    • If the Volume 3 trailer is anything to go by, the voice he uses for Qrow in RWBY is a nice medium between his Broly voice and the blond, pretty boy voice he's (in)famous for.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: One of his songs, "The Legend of Middle Tennessee", is a mock-heroic account of how his fanbase, the Risembool Rangers, won a dodgeball game against Travis Willingham's Miniskirt Army.
  • Playing Against Type: Although his vocal range is varied, he plays Akechi Mitsuhide in the Sengoku Basara series who is an Ax-Crazy Combat Sadomasochist.
  • Red Shirt: His song "Soldier A" is a tribute to all those nameless characters who appear in shows just to die.

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