Mike Pollock

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Mike Pollock
Mike Pollock Headshot.jpg
Born Michael B. Pollock
(1965-03-09) March 9, 1965 (age 50)
Roslyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Herb Lawrence, Mike Pollock, Michael Pollock
Occupation Voice actor, narrator
Years active 1988-present
Notable credit(s) Sonic the Hedgehog
as Doctor Eggman
as Raoul Contesta
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, DuArt Film and Video, and (most recently) Studiopolis.


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, 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.[3]

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. (He still lives in New York, but communicates with the Studiopolis cast via headphones and edited voice-tracks.)

Pollock reprised his role for the character in the video game and TV series, Sonic Boom, to debuted in autumn 2014.[4]

Voice roles[edit]


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


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Domain of Murder Inspector Yamagishi
1993 Giant Robo: The Animation Issei
Professor Shizuma
2000 Demon Fighter Kocho Professor Kamo
2001 Twin Signal Professor Otoi
2001 Weiß Kreuz Reiji Takatori
2001 Magic User's Club Mitsuru Minowa Credited as Mike Pollack
2002 Berserk Adon
2002–2006 Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Mayor Len Blustergas
Belly Buster
Additional voices
2002–2004 Ultimate Muscle Meat
2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Arthur Hawkins
2003–2006 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Garbageman
Jack Kirby
Additional voices
2003–2006 Sonic X Dr. Eggman
Professor Gerald Robotnik
English dub
2003–2013 Pokémon Narrator
Raoul Contesta
Additional voices
English dub
2004 Seven of Seven Rokuzo Suzuki
2004 The Gokusen Kouzou Wakamatsu
2004 Shura no Toki - Age of Chaos Sasuke
2005 Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars Cabinet Secretary
2005 Ah! My Goddess Urn of Hakushon the Demon King
Lord of Terror
2005–2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jean Louis Bonaparte
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Viper
2006–2009 Viva Piñata Langston Lickatoad
2007 Tarchin and Friends Kakule
2007 Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Priest
2007–2010 Dinosaur King Helga
Dr. Drake
Ieyasu Tokugawa
2008 Magical DoReMi Santa Claus Episode: "Saving Santa"
2009 Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny Suikyou
2009–2012 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers The Professor
2010 Slayers Revolution Additional voices
2010 Slayers Evolution-R King of Taforashia
2011 Tai Chi Chasers General Zushen
2011 Bakuman Fumi Mashiro
Additional voices
2011–2012 GoGoRiki Bigoriki
2013 Queen's Blade Rebellion Dogura
Calibara Tribe Elder
2013 Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians Suikyou
2014 Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor Suikyou
2014–present Sonic Boom Dr. Eggman, Fastidious Beaver, Mayor Fink, additional voices [5]
2015 Holy Knight Lilith's Father[6] English dub
2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V TBA English dub
2016 Galaxy World of Alisa President Dziki American English dub

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generation Meat Uncredited
2004 Galactic Wrestling: Featuring Ultimate Muscle Meat
2005 Shadow the Hedgehog Dr. Eggman
Professor Gerald Robotnik
English version
2005 Sonic Rush Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2006 Sonic Riders Dr. Eggman English version
2006 Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Eggman English version
2006 Sonic Rivals Dr. Eggman English version
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings Dr. Eggman as King Shahryār English version
2007 Sonic Rush Adventure Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2007 Sonic Rivals 2 Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2007/2008 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Dr. Eggman English version
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Dr. Eggman English version
2008 Sega Superstars Tennis Dr. Eggman English version
2008 Sonic Unleashed Dr. Eggman English version
2009 (2010) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Dr. Eggman English version
2010 Sonic Free Riders Dr. Eggman English version
2010 Sonic Colors Dr. Eggman English version
2011 Sonic Generations Robotnik (Classic Eggman)/Eggman (Modern Robotnik) English version
2011/2012 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Dr. Eggman English version
2013 Sonic Lost World Dr. Eggman English version
2014 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Dr. Eggman
Eggman Nega
English version
2014 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Dr. Eggman
Mayor Fink
Fastidious Beaver
English version
2016 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Dr. Eggman English version
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Dr. Eggman English version


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[7]
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[8]
Best Male Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special Nominated[8]


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