Michael Dobson (actor)

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Michael Dobson
Born Michael Richard Dobson
(1966-08-12) August 12, 1966 (age 50)
London, England, U.K.
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Voice actor, Voice director
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Krista LeGresley
Children 5
Relatives Paul Dobson (brother)
Brian Dobson (brother)
Website www.michaelricharddobson.com

Michael Richard Dobson (born August 12, 1966) is an English-born Canadian voice actor, who works for Ocean Studios and various other studios in British Columbia, Canada. He is best known for voicing Starscream in the Transformers Unicron Trilogy (Armada, Energon and Cybertron), Nappa in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z, Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Spy Troops and G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Blob in X-Men: Evolution, Leonardo in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Bulk Biceps in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Pythor in Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, as well as voicing many other characters in animated shows and anime dubs. He is the brother of Paul Dobson and Brian Dobson, who are also voice actors.[1] He owns a voice recording studio Makena Sound Ltd. in South Surrey, British Columbia.

Dobson is a trustee of Flute Theatre, a touring theatre company which performs the works of William Shakespeare to interactive audiences mainly composed of people who could not ordinarily access the performing arts such as children with autism and their families.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Adventures of T-Rex Black Knight
1994 Conan and the Young Warriors Sukura
1995–97 G.I. Joe Extreme Sgt. Savage
1995–97 Street Fighter Colonel Sawada, Cody
1997–99 ReBoot Powerlock
1998–99 Shadow Raiders Mica, Captain Blaze
1998 Fat Dog Mendoza Cry Baby Cry Host
1999 Cybersix Lucas Amato, Fixed Ideas
2000–01 Action Man Desmond "Grinder" Sinclair
2000 Generation O! Michael Lawrence, Artie
2000 D'Myna Leagues Schlitzy, Flamingo Kid
2000–03 X-Men: Evolution Blob/Freddy Dukes, Caliban
2001–03 Gadget & the Gadgetinis R2K
2001–03 Broken Saints Oran Bajir
2001–02 Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show! Various characters
2001–02 Ultimate Book of Spells Steps the Dragon, Prince Erbert
2001–02 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe
2002 ¡Mucha Lucha! Mayor
2002–03 Super Duper Sumos Billy Swift, Genghis Fangus
2002–03 Yakkity Yak Mac, Marcus
2003 Silverwing Goth, Atlas
2005–07 Make Way for Noddy Big Ears
2005 Alien Racers Minister Prime Apex
2005–08 Being Ian Tony Parsons, Coach Folter, Rutherford, Reggie, Jailbird, Dr. Peter Clooney, Cagematch Color Commentator,
Award Show Emcee, Sailor Captain, Member of Parliament, Milk Truck Driver, Mr. Mann
2005–06 Krypto the Superdog Bulldog
2006–07 Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Ronan the Accuser, Mr. Bonner-Davis
2006–08 Pucca Ho
2006–08 3-2-1 Penguins! Various characters
2007 George of the Jungle Monkey Master
2007 A Kind of Magic Mr. Lumberg
2007 Class of the Titans Scamander
2007 Edgar & Ellen Curly Brown-Haired Guy, Blake Glide, Arnold Thistle
2008–09 Batman Black and White Batman/Bruce Wayne, Joker, Thomas Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Various characters Motion comics
2009 Dinosaur Train The Old Spinosaurus
2009–11 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Lord Zemerik, Kytren, A.J. Dalton, Boralis, Sol, Tors-10
2011 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Ghost
2012–16 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Pythor, Skalidor, Chokun, Kruncha
2012–16 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Bulk Biceps, Dr. Caballeron, Crescent Moon, Jeff Letrotski
2012–16 Slugterra Millard Milford, Organizer, Malvolio Drake, Various characters
2012 The New Adventures of Peter Pan Captain Hook
2013 Animism Declan Gray, Elder #4, Hive Mind
2013–16 Max Steel Forge Ferrus, Dr. Thornhill, Vin, Additional Voices
2013 Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Hulk, Panda, Murphy Motion comic
2014 Wolverine versus Sabretooth Romulus Motion comic
2015–16 The Deep Will Nekton

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
1994 Green Legend Ran Communicator
1995 Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf Ripper
1995 Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle Axel Hawk
1995 The Hakkenden Dosetsu Inuyama, Additional Voices Director
1995 Ogre Slayer Additional Voices Director
1996–2001 Ranma ½ Gendo, Daihakuse, Various characters Dialogue Director (Season 3)
1996 Please Save My Earth Kazuto Tamura
1996 The Humanoid Alan
1996 Ultimate Teacher Principal Suzuki, Scientist
1996–2000 Dragon Ball Z Nappa, Nail, Supreme Kai, Various characters Ocean dub
1996 Maison Ikkoku Kozue's Father
1997 Key the Metal Idol Staff C
1998 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge Hannya
1998 Monkey Magic Batty, Adm. Dopuck
1999 Monster Rancher Roko
2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Additional Voices
2000–01 The Vision of Escaflowne Dryden Fassa, Additional Voices Ocean/Bandai dub
2001 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Dekim Barton, Attah
2001–02 Mobile Suit Gundam General Revil
2001 Zoids: New Century Dr. Laon
2002 Z-Mind Uncle
2002–03 Hamtaro Dylan
2002–03 Transformers: Armada Starscream, Thundercracker
2002 Earth Maiden Arjuna Sakurai
2003, 2005, 2010 InuYasha Jinenji, Hoshiyomi, Additional Voices
2002–04 Project ARMS series White Knight
2002 Trouble Chocolate Ganache, Ham-Ham
2003–04 MegaMan NT Warrior MagnetMan
2003 Master Keaton Professor William Stephane
2003 Zoids: Fuzors Dan, Alpha Richter
2003 Infinite Ryvius Additional Voices
2004–05 Transformers: Energon Starscream, Signal Flare
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED George Glenn, Captain Fredrik Ades
2004 Mega Man NT Warrior: Axess MagnetMan
2004 Galaxy Angel Z Additional Voices
2005 Star Ocean EX Ururun
2005 Human Crossing Eiji Sasama
2005–06 Transformers: Cybertron Starscream, Brakedown, Colonel Franklin
2005 Tetsujin 28-go Ryusaku Murasame
2005 Starship Operators Dure Elroy, Amateras Captain
2005 Hikaru no Go Mr. Shu
2006 Ōban Star-Racers Rick Thunderbolt, Flint
2006 Shakugan no Shana Dantalion Season 1
2007 Nana Kudo
2007 The Story of Saiunkoku Voice director (Episodes 20–23)
2007 Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales Kuhei Yamazumi
2007 Black Lagoon Vice President, Spielberger
2007 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Takekawa, Somerset OVAs
2007–08 Death Note President David Hoope, Gelus, Armonia Justin Beyondormason
2008 Powerpuff Girls Z Mojo Jojo, Mackerel Monster/Daddy Mackerel
2008–09 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Sergei Smirnov
2012 Kurozuka Izana, Kentoku, Tonba
2013 InuYasha: The Final Act Magatsuhi

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video, television films and feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China Daihakusei
1998 Snowden: Raggedy Ann and Andy's Adventure Animal Walla
2001 A Christmas Adventure... From a Book Called Wisely's Tales Comet
2002 Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Kazuki Fuse
2002 Escaflowne Dryden Fassa
2002 Inspector Gadget's Last Case: Claw's Revenge R2K
2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops Cobra Commander
2003 Barbie of Swan Lake Erasmus, Villager
2003 Ben Hur Joseph, Soldier #2
2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light Kopaka Nuva, Hewkii
2004 G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Cobra Commander
2004 Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui Lhikan, Krekka
2005 Barbie: Fairytopia Quill
2005 Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Saya
2005 Dragons II: The Metal Ages Kraugn
2006 Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage Larry Grimley, Homey Clown, Worker
2007 The Condor Nigel Harrington
2007 Death Note 2: The Last Name Rem Live-action dub
2008 Barbie & the Diamond Castle Edgar the Innkeeper
2009 Barbie and the Three Musketeers Bertram, Musketeer Guard
2010 Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Zombie Peas
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Secret Wedding Officiant
2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard Geirmarr
2012 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar Limburger, Palace Guard #2
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Shanker's Father
2014 Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond Milford
2015 Mune: Guardian of the Moon Leeyoon, Xolal, Cousin 1
2015 Barbie in Rock'n Royals Finn Oxford
2016 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree Bulk Biceps
2016 Sausage Party Queso

Live-action[edit]

List of voice performances in live-action series
Year Title Role Notes
1997–98 Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Leonardo

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Kessen Ishida Mitsunari
2003 Hulk: The Video Game The Leader/Samuel Sterns
2003 Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space Gadem
2004 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Inquisitor Mordecai Toth, various others
2004 Under the Skin Additional Voices
2005 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Johnny Ohm, Niles Van Roekel
2005 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Winter Assault Chaos Lord Crull, Techpriest Engiseers, Sanctioned Psykers
2006 The Godfather Video Game Sergeant Joe Galtosino, Rocco Lampone
2007 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Johann Ibrahim Revil
2010 DeathSpank: Orphans of Justice Deathspank
2010 DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Deathspank
2011 The Baconing Deathspank
2011 Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll Dorado
2011 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Master Asia
2011 Driver: San Francisco Charles Jericho
2012 Shank 2 General Magnus, Razor

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Preceded by
Doug Parker
Voice of Starscream
2001-2007
Succeeded by
Charlie Adler
Preceded by
Scott McNeil
Voice of Cobra Commander
2003-2004
Succeeded by
Marc Thompson