Mike Pollock

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Mike Pollock
Mike Pollock Headshot.jpg
Born Michael B. Pollock
(1965-03-09) March 9, 1965 (age 49)
Roslyn Heights, New York
Nationality American
Other names Herb Lawrence, Mike Pollack, Michael Pollock
Occupation Voice actor, narrator
Years active 1988-present
Notable credit(s) Sonic the Hedgehog
as Doctor Eggman
Pokémon
as Raoul Contesta
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
as General Blanque
Website
www.itsamike.com

Michael B. "Mike" Pollock (born March 9, 1965 in Roslyn Heights, New York)[1] is an american voice actor who has been notable for voicing Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and playing many characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment, NYAV Post and DuArt Film and Video.

Career[edit]

Pollock has provided voices for many characters including Raoul Contesta, Cheren and Drayden in Pokémon, Meat in Ultimate Muscle,[2] Langston Lickatoad in Viva Piñata,[2] Suikyou in Ikki Tousen, General Blanque in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,[3] Mitsuru Minowa in Magic User's Club[2] and Beast in the motion comic adaptation of Astonishing X-Men.

Pollock has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV.

In the song "Neighbours Ate My Zombies" by the progressive-rock band "Freen In Green," Pollock voices the Neighbour.[4]

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

Starting with the 2003 premiere of Sonic X, Pollock plays the roles of Doctor Eggman, Professor Gerald, and Eggman Nega. Pollock took over the role of Eggman in the video games starting with the 2005 game Shadow the Hedgehog. This is because Sega decided to make the voices in the series and games match, removing all of their previous actors. (It is a common misconception that the reason for this was that the death of actor Deem Bristow led to this decision, when in actuality, it was already decided by the time of his death).

Unlike several 4Kids voice actors, which have often received negative reaction from some fans and critics, Pollock was widely praised for his role, and has been deemed as a worthy successor to Deem Bristow.

On July 15, 2010, it was announced that Sega will be changing the voice actors for the Sonic the Hedgehog characters, moving the voice recording from 4Kids in New York to Studiopolis in California; however, it was also announced that Pollock will continue to voice Dr. Eggman.

Pollock will reprise his role for the character in the upcoming video game and TV series, Sonic Boom, to debut autumn of 2014.[5]

Voice roles[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Weathering Continent Deputy Commander English version
Jungle Emperor Leo Dr. Moustache
2004 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Narrator
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Newscaster
2005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Narrator
2006 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
2007 Cutie Honey Goki
Group Manager
Ratatoing Greg English version
Credited as Herb Lawerence
2008 The Little Panda Fighter Master Xin English version
2012 A Cat in Paris Mr. Baby
Zookeeper
Additional voices
2013 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey Adon
2014 Welcome to the Space Show Neppo
Moose Alien

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Giant Robo: The Animation Issei
Professor Shizuma
2000 Demon Fighter Kocho Professor Kamo
2001 Twin Signal Professor Otoi
Weiß Kreuz Reiji Takatori
Magic User's Club Mitsuru Minowa Credited as Mike Pollack
2002 Berserk Adon
2002-2006 Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Mayor Len Blustergas
Samo
Belly Buster
Additional voices
2002-2004 Ultimate Muscle Meat
2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Arthur Hawkins
Grerimo
Episode: "The Girl from America"
"The All-Powerful Shadow Ghoul"
2003-2006 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Garbageman
Jack Kirby
Additional voices
Sonic X Dr. Eggman
Ella
Professor Gerald Robotnik
2003-2013 Pokémon Narrator
Raoul Contesta
Cheren
Drayden
Additional voices
2004 Seven of Seven Rokuzo Suzuki
The Gokusen Kouzou Wakamatsu
Shura no Toki - Age of Chaos Sasuke
2005 Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars Cabinet Secretary
Velosh
Ah! My Goddess Urn of Hakushon the Demon King
Midgard
Lord of Terror
Priest
2005-2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jean Louis Bonaparte
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Viper
2006-2009 Viva Piñata Langston Lickatoad
2007 Tarchin and Friends Kakule
Crayons
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Priest
2007-2010 Dinosaur King Helga
Dr. Drake
Ieyasu Tokugawa
2009-2013 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers The Professor
2008 Magical DoReMi Santa Claus Episode: "Saving Santa"
2009 Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny Suikyou
2010 Slayers Revolution Additional voices
Slayers Evolution-R King of Taforashia
2011 Tai Chi Chasers General Zushen
2011-2012 GoGoRiki Bigoriki
2011 Bakuman Fumi Mashiro
Additional voices
2013 Queen's Blade Rebellion Dogura
Calibara Tribe Elder
Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians Suikyou
2014 Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor
Sonic Boom Dr. Eggman

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generation Meat Uncredited
2004 Galactic Wrestling: Featuring Ultimate Muscle
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus General Blanque
2005 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare
Shadow the Hedgehog Doctor Eggman
Gerald Robotnik
English version
Sonic Rush Doctor Eggman
Eggman Nega
2006 Sonic Riders Doctor Eggman
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Rivals
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings King Shahryar
Sonic Rush Adventure Doctor Eggman
Eggman Nega
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Doctor Eggman
Sonic Rivals 2 Doctor Eggman
Eggman Nega
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Doctor Eggman
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Unleashed
2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Doctor Eggman
Eggman Nega
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Doctor Eggman
Sonic Free Riders
Sonic Colors
2011 Sonic Generations Doctor Eggman
Classic Eggman
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Doctor Eggman
Eggman Nega
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Doctor Eggman
2013 Sonic Lost World
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006-2014 Master Tape Theatre Sir Hardin Thicke

Other roles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Award Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game Sonic Lost World Nominated[6]
BTVA Anime Dub Award Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Movie/Special
Shared with entire cast
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey Nominated[7]
Best Male Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special Nominated[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Mike Pollock". Retrieved 07-11-2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Mike Pollock Biography - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mike Pollock Credits - Giant Bomb". Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Neighbors ate my Zombies! - Freen in Green". Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kevin Eva (ArchangelUK) - Sonic City Blognik: Out of the Mouths of Hedgehogs
  6. ^ "2013 BTVA Voice Acting Awards - Video Games - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  7. ^ a b "2013 BTVA Anime Dub Awards - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

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