Vic Mignogna

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Vic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Mignogna in May 2012, at the Phoenix Comicon.
Born Victor Joseph Mignogna
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Voice actor, singer, director, actor, composer
Years active 1999–present[1][N 1]
Religion Nondenominational Christianity[2]
Website
vicsworld.net

Victor Joseph "Vic" Mignogna /mɪnˈjɑːnə/ is an American voice actor and musician best known for his work for ADV Films/Seraphim Digital, Funimation/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,[3] 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.[4] 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[edit]

Mignogna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[5] He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in television and film production.[6] He helped produce and arrange some of the songs on DC Talk's eponymous first album.[5][6] He was a Drama and Speech teacher in Jacksonville, Florida,[7] and an officer with the Ocean City Police Department.[6] He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1990, and was a film and video production instructor at the Art Institute of Houston.[5] In 1993, he was a contestant on Star Search, where he sang "Worth Waiting For".[8]

Career[edit]

Mignogna in June 2011, attending a comic expo in Calgary, Canada.

While working in video production with John Gremillion in Houston, Mignogna got involved in voice acting in anime at ADV Films[5][7] and made his debut as Vega in Street Fighter II V[9][7][10] and he later got the title role in Generator Gawl.[7][11][12] 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.[7][10]

In 2007, the American Anime Awards presented Mignogna an award for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist.[13][14][15] He often gains much attention due to his role in Fullmetal Alchemist, and he attends conventions as often as 15–25 times a year.[9][16] One of Mignogna's career goals in voice acting was "to record at all of the major places where dubbing is done."[17] 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".[17] He has also recorded in Los Angeles; he tried out for Bleach, and received the part of Ikkaku Madarame.[18][19]

In addition to voice acting, Mignogna has been involved in music and sound production, and video production.[20][21] He has produced hundreds of jingles for commercials,[17] and he was a worship leader with Houston's First Baptist Church.[5] 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[17] 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".[9][12][22] 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.[1][23][24][25] To date, three short "vignette" style episodes have been released, followed by two full-length episodes titled "Pilgrim of Eternity"[26] and "Lolani".[27]

Filmography[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Animation and live-action dubbing[edit]

Video Game roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Documentary[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Anime song covers[edit]

  • "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

Singles[edit]

  • "Nothing I Won't Give"
  • "Soldier A"
  • "Could Be An Angel"
  • "Hello My Beautiful"
  • "Je n'ai pas de mots"
  • "Chance"
  • "Far From Home"
  • "The First Noel" - (duet with Johnny Yong Bosch)

Audio recordings[edit]

  • Gospel Of John

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The closing credits or manual lists only the Japanese voice actors.
  2. ^ a b c The closing credits or manual does not list the voice actors involved.
  3. ^ The closing credits or manual did not list this character.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kate, Laura (2012-03-22). "Interview with Vic Mignogna". MCM Buzz. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  2. ^ Bertschy, Zac; Sevakis, Justin (August 29, 2013). "Down with the Vic-ness". ANNCast (Podcast). Anime News Network. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Anime Snacktime Special: Interview with Vic Mignogna". Madman Entertainment (Australia). 
  4. ^ a b Vampire Knight's Yuki, Kaname, and Zero say hello from Comic Con! (YouTube). Viz Media. 2010-07-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Meeks, Flori (2005-07-21). "Career in TV Cartoons is no joke: Uptown man juggles careers, builds success in Japanese anime". Houston Chronicle. 
  6. ^ a b c Mignogna, Vic. "Vic's Professional Resume" (doc). Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Vic Mignogna Biography". Risembool Rangers. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ "last.fm". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  9. ^ a b c d Ohanesian, Liz (2009-05-28). "Fullmetal Trekkie: Voice Actor Vic Mignogna to Direct Star Trek: Phase II Episode". LA Weekly. 
  10. ^ a b c "An Interview with Vic Mignogna (MCM London Expo)". Otaku News and Voiceacting.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  11. ^ He stated at his panel in Anime Expo 2006, his first starring role was Gawl in Generator Gawl.
  12. ^ a b c "Vic Mignogna: Heavy Metal". TotalSciFi online. 2009-09-15. 
  13. ^ a b "American Anime Awards". Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  14. ^ a b "American Anime Award Winners:First Large Scale Fan-Driven Awards". icv2. 2007-02-26. 
  15. ^ a b 2007 American Anime Awards Vic Mignogna Best Actor (YouTube). 2007-02-25. 
  16. ^ "Vic Mignogna Biography". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  17. ^ a b c d Dong, Bamboo (2005-08-01). "Interview: Vic Mignogna". Anime News Network. 
  18. ^ Vic talks VIZ at AOD 06 (YouTube). 2006-08-06. 
  19. ^ a b Vic Explains Ikkakus Lucky Dance (YouTube). 2007-04-09. 
  20. ^ Mignogna, Vic. "Music and Sound Production". Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  21. ^ Mignogna, Vic. "Video Production". Vic's World. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  22. ^ "Vic Mignogna Slated to Direct "Kitumba"". startreknewvoyages.com. 2009-05-15. 
  23. ^ "Farragut Films Adds to Management Team and Secures Largest Studio of Trek Sets". Farragut Films (Press release). 2011-12-29. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  24. ^ "Starship Farragut: New Team Members and Studio". Farragut Films. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  25. ^ a b "Vic Mignogna Directing Star Trek Continues". Star Trek Continues (Press release). Washington, D.C.: Farragut Films. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  26. ^ "Pilgrim of Eternity, episode STC-E01". Farragut Films. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  27. ^ "Lolani, episode STC-E02". Farragut Films. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  28. ^ "Reading Comprehension – Rock 'N Learn". Rock 'N Learn. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  29. ^ Learn Math: Money & Making Change (YouTube) (trailer). Rock 'N Learn. 2009-11-25. 
  30. ^ "The Lion of Judah (2011)". ChristianAnswers.net. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  31. ^ Rodanes, Michelle (2012-04-11). "Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast & win - final episode". Japanator.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  32. ^ "Fallout: Nuka Break – Fan Film" (YouTube). Wayside Creations. 2011-01-24. Event occurs at 15:01. 
  33. ^ "Fallout: Nuka Break Released". GameSpy. 2011-01-24. 
  34. ^ "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. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 1999 was the year that Mignogna began voice acting for anime dubs for television shows and videos. He has been composing and producing music since DC Talk's album in 1989, and appeared on television in 1993 as a contestant on Star Search.

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