Mignogna in May 2012, at the Phoenix Comicon.
|Born||Victor Joseph Mignogna
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, composer, singer, director|
|Years active||1999–present[N 1]|
Victor Joseph "Vic" Mignogna // is an American actor, voice actor and musician best known for his work for ADV Films/Seraphim Digital, Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000, and Viz Media/Studiopolis. He has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime series and video games. Mignogna is best known for his dub role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (which earned him an American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007). He also voices Broly in the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight. Recently he has done the voices for Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater, Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, and Nagato, Obito Uchiha and Fuen in Naruto Shippuden. He is the voice of E-123 Omega from the SEGA franchise Sonic the Hedgehog.
Early life and education
Mignogna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in television and film production. He helped produce and arrange some of the songs on DC Talk's eponymous first album. He was a Drama and Speech teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, and an officer with the Ocean City Police Department. He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1990, and was a film and video production instructor at the Art Institute of Houston. In 1993, he was a contestant on Star Search, where he sang "Worth Waiting For".
While working in video production with John Gremillion in Houston, Mignogna got involved in voice acting in anime at ADV Films and made his debut as Vega in Street Fighter II V and he later got the title role in Generator Gawl. He started attending anime conventions, where he got in contact with Funimation and landed the voice role of Broly in their Dragon Ball Z films.
In 2007, the American Anime Awards presented Mignogna an award for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist. He often gains much attention due to his role in Fullmetal Alchemist, and he attends conventions as often as 15–25 times a year. One of Mignogna's career goals in voice acting was "to record at all of the major places where dubbing is done." He stated that he was "the first ADV voice actor to record at Funimation in Dallas and then I was the first to go to New York". He has also recorded in Los Angeles; he tried out for Bleach, and received the part of Ikkaku Madarame.
In addition to voice acting, Mignogna has been involved in music and sound production, and video production. He has produced hundreds of jingles for commercials, and he was a worship leader with Houston's First Baptist Church. As a musician, he has released several albums, some of which feature English cover versions of anime songs from shows such as One Piece and the Dragon Ball series. He also handled some of the ADR direction for the English dub of Claymore, in which he voices Rigaldo.
He has been involved with several fan productions, including Fullmetal Fantasy and Star Trek: Phase II. In the latter series, he co-directed the episode "Enemy: Starfleet" and played the Andorian Captain, and he directed "KITUMBA" and played Malkthon the Klingon, and was slated to direct the episode "Mindsifter". In 2012, he worked with the Starship Farragut production group, and has directed and starred as Captain Kirk in their webisode series Star Trek Continues. To date, three short "vignette" style episodes have been released, followed by the first full-length episode titled "Pilgrim of Eternity".
- 009-1 – Egg, Priest
- A Certain Scientific Railgun – Trick (Ep. 9)
- Accel World – Yellow Jester (Yellow King)
- Air – Yukito Kunisaki
- Air Gear – Sora Takeuchi
- AM Driver – Ragna Lawrelia
- Angelic Layer – Host
- Aquarion – Johannes
- Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution – Shingo Hirota
- Aura Battler Dunbine – Neal Gibbons, Tokamaku
- Birdy the Mighty Decode – Kinzel Hower (Ep. 5)
- Bleach series and movies – Ikkaku Madarame, Senbonzakura, Mue (Bleach: Memories of Nobody)
- Case Closed – various guest characters
- Cat Girl Nuku Nuku – Young President/Hell Mishima
- Casshern Sins – Robot (Ep. 12)
- Chaos;Head – The General
- Chrome Shelled Regios – Lintens Savoled Hidens
- Claymore – Rigaldo
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – Luciano Bradley
- Coicent – Shinichi
- Cromartie High School – Restaurant Owner's Son
- Crying Freeman – Tateyou
- Cyberteam in Akihabara – Mayor, Old Man
- D.Gray-man – Akuma Clown (Eps. 3–5), Alphonse Clouse (Ep. 45)
- Dance in the Vampire Bund – Romulus (Eps. 8–9)
- Daphne in the Brilliant Blue – Davis
- Darker Than Black – Itzahk
- Diamond Daydreams – Radio Boy
- Digimon Fusion - Christopher Aonuma, MadLeomon
- Dirty Pair Flight 005 Conspiracy – Dornenschtern
- D.N.Angel – Dark Mousy, Male Reporter (Ep. 25)
- Dragon Ball Z (Movie 8, 10, 11) – Broly
- Dragon Ball Z Kai – Burter
- Dream Eater Merry – Ryota Iijima
- E's Otherwise – Dzhyuma
- Excel Saga – Wolf (aka Takahashi)
- Full Metal Panic! series – Kurz Weber, Pony Man (Fumoffu), Beart (Fumoffu)
- Fullmetal Alchemist series and movies – Edward Elric
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Edward Elric
- Gasaraki – Colonel Okawa
- Generator Gawl – Gawl Kudo
- Ghost Stories – DaVinci (credited as Obi Frostips)
- Giant Robo – Zangetsu
- Glass Fleet – Louis
- Gravion series – Raven
- Gunslinger Girl – Dr. Belgonzi
- Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor – Dr. Shirai
- Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick – Dew
- Hell Girl – Yoshiyuki Honjo
- Heroic Age – Rom Ror
- Hetalia: Axis Powers – Greece
- Initial D – Shingo Shoji (Funimation dub)
- Innocent Venus – Jin Tsurasawa
- Jinki:Extend – Kalis
- Kaze no Stigma – Takeya Ōgami
- Kekkaishi – Yoshimori Sumimura, Hakota
- Kaleido Star – Arlon Brass, Ian, Investor, Master Linn
- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple – Kensei Ma
- Kiddy Grade – Dextera
- Kino's Journey – Trader A, Male Examiner, The King, Comrade B, Hypnotist, Groom
- Kurau: Phantom Memory – Regal Delyus
- Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne series – Moid
- Le Chevalier D'Eon – Francis Dashwood
- Level E – Prince Baka Ki El Dogra
- Legend of the Mystical Ninja – Goemon
- Linebarrels of Iron – Eiji Kiriyama
- Lucky ☆ Star – Boy B (Ep. 13)
- Madlax – Carrossea Doon
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Ka Kobun
- MÄR – Alibaba, John Peach
- Martian Successor Nadesico – Ikeda
- Marvel Anime: Wolverine – Hideki Kurohagi, Agent Takagi
- Mass Effect: Paragon Lost – Messner
- Megazone 23 series – Shougo Yahagi
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yutaka Tamaru
- Mezzo DSA – Mugiyama
- Monster – Gustav Milch
- Murder Princess – Falis's father
- Mushishi – Kisuke (Ep. 14)
- Najica Blitz Tactics – Yoshiki
- Naruto: Shippuden the Movie – Yomi
- Naruto Shippuden – Young Obito Uchiha, Fuen, Nagato, C, Nagato's father
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (Director's Cut) – Shigeru Aoba
- Nerima Daikon Brothers – Katuhama
- Nodame Cantabile – Mamoru Ookouchi, Youhei Hashimoto
- Noir – Domenic, Heinz, Wellman
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Inugamigyobu Tanuki Tamazuki
- Oh! Edo Rocket – Tetsuju
- One Piece – Nezumi, Lake, Wetton, 1st and 3rd FUNimation Intro
- Orphen – Cox, Lai
- Orphen Revenge – Montgomery
- Ouran High School Host Club – Tamaki Suou
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – Oscar H. Genius (Ep. 5A), Male Student (Ep. 6)
- Papuwa – Gionkamen Arashiyama
- Paradise Kiss – Suguru Hayasaka (Older)
- Peacemaker Kurogane – Tatsunosuke Ichimura
- Peach Girl - Student (Ep. 6)
- Persona 4: The Animation – Kou Ichijo
- Pokémon: Black & White – Professor Icarus, Sylvester (Ep. 30)
- Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice – Keldeo
- Princess Nine – Hiroki Takasugi
- Princess Tutu – Femio
- Pumpkin Scissors – Hans
- RahXephon and RahXephon movie – Mamoru Torigai
- Red Garden – Randy Forrest (Claire's Brother)
- Rune Soldier – Leonard/Prince Lidler
- Saint Seiya – Jabu/Saint of Unicorn & Silver Saint Lizard Misty
- Saiyuki and Saiyuki:Requiem – Kougaiji
- School Rumble – Masked Comet
- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman – Blackbird Captain (ADV Dub)
- Sengoku Basara – Akechi Mitsuhide
- Sengoku Basara: The Last Party – Tenkai
- Shadow Skill – Zal Zachary, Lynn
- Shin-chan – Biker Bastard
- Shuffle! – Forbesii (King of Demons)
- Sin: The Movie – Tim Perko
- Sister Princess – Mac Yamato
- Soul Eater – Spirit Albarn
- Spiral – Hunter
- Steel Angel Kurumi – Bully Leader
- Street Fighter II V – Vega (ADV Dub) - debut role
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross – Hikaru Ichijyo
- Super GALS – Good Looking Guy (Ep. 18), Kouichi Akagi (Ep. 20)
- Suzuka – Tetsuta Kinugusa
- Sword Art Online – Salamander Soldier (Ep. 16), Salamander Mage (Ep. 19), Slug Scientist #1 (Ep. 21)
- Tactics – Sugino, Shinsaburo Aoyagi (Ep. 5)
- The Wallflower – Takenaga Oda
- Those Who Hunt Elves – Dr, Bruno's Father, Infomercial Santa, Goblin #1
- Tiger & Bunny – Hans Chuckman (Eps. 10–12), Rotwang (Eps. 15, 23–25)
- Tokyo Majin – Tendo Kozunu, Ryuzo
- Trigun: Badlands Rumble – Blue-Shirted Ladies Man
- Trinity Blood – Virgil Walsh
- Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Fai D. Flowright
- UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie – Mar
- Utawarerumono – Benawi
- Vampire Knight series – Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu
- Xenosaga: The Animation – Wilhelm
- Yu Yu Hakusho – Bui, Ura Urashima
- Yugo the Negotiator – Lall
Animation and live-action dubbing
- Rock 'N Learn – Marko the Pencil (Reading Comprehension), Bill (Learn Math – Money & Making Change)
- Starship Farragut – Various Voices
- Four Dragons – Ace
- Guns & Talks – Jung-woo
- Dark Water – Kono
- Shinobi (movie series directed by Kenji Tanigaki) – Rokkaku
- The Lion of Judah – Raven 1
Video Game roles
- Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia – Radolf Schnaizen (uncredited)
- Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel – Luphan (uncredited)
- Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm – Edge Vanhite (uncredited)
- Bleach: Dark Souls – Ikkaku Madarame
- Bleach: Shattered Blade – Ikkaku Madarame
- Bleach: The 3rd Phantom – Ikkaku Madarame
- Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, 'Disgaea Infinite' – Mao (uncredited)[a]
- Divina – Orwell
- Dynasty Warriors 7 – Jia Xu, Xiahou Ba
- Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends – Jia Xu, Xiahou Ba
- Dynasty Warriors 8 – Jia Xu, Xiahou Ba
- Dynasty Warriors Next – Jia Xu, Xiahou Ba
- Dragon Ball series – Broly, Burter, Baby (Ultimate Tenkaichi)
- Dragon's Dogma – Valmiro
- Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir – Edward Elric
- Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel – Edward Elric
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy – Edward Elric
- Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight – Kamen Rider Spear
- League of Legends – Malzahar
- Luminous Arc – Alph
- Magna Carta 2 – Nilhty, Various Guards
- Marvel Heroes – Uatu
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 – Young Obito Uchiha
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – Nagato
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations – Young Obito Uchiha
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Young Obito Uchiha, Nagato
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact – Madara Uchiha, Nagato
- Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes – Tenkai
- Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures - Spiral
- Phantom Brave – Walnut (uncredited, Wii Port only)
- Project Sylpheed – Katana Faraway
- Rune Factory 4 - Vishnal
- Samurai Warriors 3 – Mitsuhide Akechi, Yoshimoto Imagawa
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – Gigolo (Loki) (uncredited)
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 – Junpei Iori (uncredited)[b]
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES – Junpei Iori (uncredited)[b]
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable – Junpei Iori (uncredited)[b]
- Sonic the Hedgehog (series) – E-123 Omega
- Soulcalibur Legends – Iska (uncredited)
- Star Ocean: First Departure – T'nique Arcana
- Time Crisis 4 (console version) – Wild Fang (uncredited)[c]
- Unlimited Saga – Mythe, Armand
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment – Tobias Martin, Toroah the Messiah
- Ys: The Oath in Felghana – Father Jean Pierre, Bob (Uncredited), Antonio
- Yggdra Union - Nessiah, Russell
- Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman – Narrator
- Fallout: Nuka Break (2011) – Merchant/Narrator
- Fullmetal Fantasy – Fanboy turned Edward Elric[importance?]
- Star Trek: New Voyages[year needed] – Andorian Captain / Klingon Commander Malkthon
- Star Trek Continues (2012-2013) – Captain Kirk
- Todd of the Rings (2012) – Vodo
- Adventures in Voice Acting – Himself
- If These Walls Could Talk (1992)
- Selah – Music for the Quiet Time (2004–2005)
- Metafiction (2006)
- Christmas (2008)
- Selah II (2009)
- Revix (2010) – a remix album of some of his earlier singles
Anime song covers
- "Brothers" – English Translation and licensed recreation of insert song for Fullmetal Alchemist
- "Byakuya: True Light (白夜～true light～ White Night ~true light~ )" – English Translation and licensed recreation of opening song for DN Angel
- "We Are!" – English version opening song for One Piece
- "Hikari e (光へ lit. To the Light )" – English version opening song for One Piece
- "A to Z" – English version ending song for One Piece
- "Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku (Bit by Bit)" – English version opening song for Dragon Ball GT
- "Dragon Soul" – English version opening song for Dragon Ball Z Kai
- "Guilty Beauty Love" – English Translation and licensed recreation of character song for Ouran High School Host Club
- "Shissou" – unofficial cover of the ending song for Ouran High School Host Club
- "Nothing I Won't Give"
- "Soldier A"
- "Could Be An Angel"
- "Hello My Beautiful"
- "Je n'ai pas de mots"
- "Far From Home"
- "The First Noel" - (duet with Johnny Yong Bosch)
- Gospel Of John
- The closing credits or manual lists only the Japanese voice actors.
- The closing credits or manual does not list the voice actors involved.
- The closing credits or manual did not list this character.
- Ohanesian, Liz (2009-05-28). "Fullmetal Trekkie: Voice Actor Vic Mignogna to Direct Star Trek: Phase II Episode". LA Weekly.
- Kate, Laura (2012-03-22). "Interview with Vic Mignogna". MCM Buzz. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
- Bertschy, Zac; Sevakis, Justin (August 29, 2013). Down with the Vic-ness. "ANNCast". ANNCast (Anime News Network). http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2013-08-29. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- "Anime Snacktime Special: Interview with Vic Mignogna". Madman Entertainment (Australia).
- Vampire Knight's Yuki, Kaname, and Zero say hello from Comic Con! (YouTube). Viz Media. 2010-07-23.
- Meeks, Flori (2005-07-21). "Career in TV Cartoons is no joke: Uptown man juggles careers, builds success in Japanese anime". Houston Chronicle.
- Mignogna, Vic. "Vic's Professional Resume" (doc). Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- "Vic Mignogna Biography". Risembool Rangers. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- "last.fm". Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "An Interview with Vic Mignogna (MCM London Expo)". Otaku News and Voiceacting.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-18.
- He stated at his panel in Anime Expo 2006, his first starring role was Gawl in Generator Gawl.
- "Vic Mignogna: Heavy Metal". TotalSciFi online. 2009-09-15.
- "American Anime Awards". Retrieved 2009-12-10.
- "American Anime Award Winners:First Large Scale Fan-Driven Awards". icv2. 2007-02-26.
- 2007 American Anime Awards Vic Mignogna Best Actor (YouTube). 2007-02-25.
- "Vic Mignogna Biography". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- Dong, Bamboo (2005-08-01). "Interview: Vic Mignogna". Anime News Network.
- Vic talks VIZ at AOD 06 (YouTube). 2006-08-06.
- Vic Explains Ikkakus Lucky Dance (YouTube). 2007-04-09.
- Mignogna, Vic. "Music and Sound Production". Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
- Mignogna, Vic. "Video Production". Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
- "Vic Mignogna Slated to Direct "Kitumba"". startreknewvoyages.com. 2009-05-15.
- "Farragut Films Adds to Management Team and Secures Largest Studio of Trek Sets". Farragut Films (Press release). 2011-12-29. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Starship Farragut: New Team Members and Studio". Farragut Films. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Vic Mignogna Directing Star Trek Continues". Star Trek Continues (Press release). Washington, D.C.: Farragut Films. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
- "Pilgrim of Eternity, episode STC-E01". Farragut Films. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
- "Reading Comprehension – Rock 'N Learn". Rock 'N Learn. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
- Learn Math: Money & Making Change (YouTube) (trailer). Rock 'N Learn. 2009-11-25.
- "The Lion of Judah (2011)". ChristianAnswers.net. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- Rodanes, Michelle (2012-04-11). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast & win - final episode". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "Fallout: Nuka Break – Fan Film" (YouTube). Wayside Creations. 2011-01-24. Event occurs at 15:01.
- "Fallout: Nuka Break Released". GameSpy. 2011-01-24.
- "Anime star VIC MIGNOGNA talks “Todd of the Rings” parody on TORn TUESDAY *live* today 5pm Pacific | Hobbit Movie News and Rumors". Theonering.net. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
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