Don Rafael "Sonny" Strait Jr. (born June 28, 1965 in Kaufman, Texas) is an American comic artist and voice actor (mainly anime related). He is best known as Krillin from Dragon Ball; the first voice of Toonami's mascot, TOM; Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist; and the current voice of Usopp from One Piece.
He and his friend William "Bill" Foster made a comic called Muff Dyver and the Sex Gophers From Hell and, after being noticed by some local celebrities in the small college town Denton, Texas, they went on to make more such as The Atomic Punk and Mr. Average.
His first voice audition was as Krillin (from the hit anime series Dragon Ball). He mainly works with Funimation.
Besides his voice acting career, Strait has also penciled several comic strips as well as two stories for the ElfQuest series.
Strait was under contract to publish a manga titled We Shadows with Tokyopop. The first volume debuted in August 2007 and was nominated shortly after for YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens list in 2008. However, when Tokyopop went belly-up, the rights to the series reverted to Strait, who has revived it as a Webcomic.
His most recent work is an online comic, Car Bombs. He and his wife also sing in a cover band called White Girl.
Has one of those Twitter things.
Notable roles include:
- Assassination Classroom and Koro-Sensei Quest!: Koro-sensei
- Battleborn: Benedict
- Black Butler: Drocell Keinz
- Brothers Conflict: Juli
- Cat Planet Cuties: Yuichi Miyagi
- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley: Dr. Winklemeyer
- D.Gray-Man: Skin Boric
- Dragon Ball series: Krillin, Bardock, General Blue, Giru as well as multiple background and bit characters that pop up throughout the franchise.
- Drifters: Tamon Yamaguchi
- Fire Force: Joker
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Maes Hughes
- Gosick: Rupert de Gilet
- I'm Gonna Be an Angel!: Kai, Masaru, Mikael (Strait's only known Los Angeles dubbing role)
- Kodocha: Zenjiro
- Lupin III: Arsene Lupin III (Funimation's dubs of some of the TV specials, Farewell to Nostradamus, Dead Or Alive and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, also served as voice director for all except Fujiko Mine note )
- My Hero Academia: Hizashi "Present Mic" Yamada (Season 1), Re-Destro
- Nichijou: Crow
- One Piece: Usopp
- Ouran High School Host Club: Misuzu Sonoda
- Pop Team Epic: Popuko (Episode 2 Part B)
- Prison School: Reiji Andou
- Samurai 7: Kyuzo
- School Rumble: Noboru Tennouji
- Show by Rock!!: Maple Arisugawa
- Soul Eater: Ragnarok
- 'Splosion Man: Splosion Man
- Toonami: TOM 1.0. Also, the Intruder as of The Intruder II, given it took over Tom's original body.
- Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru: Konnosuke
- The Vision of Escaflowne (Funimation dub): Allen Schezar (also voice director)