|Born||Michael B. Pollock
March 9, 1965
Roslyn Heights, New York
|Other names||Herb Lawrence, Mike Pollock, Michael Pollock|
|Occupation||Voice actor, narrator|
|Notable credit(s)||Sonic the Hedgehog
as Doctor Eggman
as Raoul Contesta
Michael B. "Mike" Pollock (born March 9, 1965 in Roslyn Heights, New York) 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, Langston Lickatoad in Viva Piñata, Suikyou in Ikki Tousen, Mitsuru Minowa in Magic User's Club 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.
Sonic the Hedgehog
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.
|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|
Credited as Herb Lawerence
|2008||The Little Panda Fighter||Master Xin||English version|
|2012||A Cat in Paris||Mr. Baby
|2013||Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey||Adon|
|2014||Welcome to the Space Show||Neppo
|1993||Giant Robo: The Animation||Issei
|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|
|2002-2006||Kirby: Right Back at Ya!||Mayor Len Blustergas
|2002||Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters||Arthur Hawkins
|Episode: "The Girl from America"
"The All-Powerful Shadow Ghoul"
|2003-2006||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Garbageman
|Sonic X||Dr. Eggman
Professor Gerald Robotnik
|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
|Ah! My Goddess||Urn of Hakushon the Demon King
Lord of Terror
|2005-2008||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX||Jean Louis Bonaparte|
|2006-2009||Viva Piñata||Langston Lickatoad|
|2007||Tarchin and Friends||Kakule
|Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy||Priest|
|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|
|Slayers Evolution-R||King of Taforashia|
|2011||Tai Chi Chasers||General Zushen|
|2013||Queen's Blade Rebellion||Dogura
Calibara Tribe Elder
|Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians||Suikyou|
|2014||Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor|
|2014-present||Sonic Boom||Dr. Eggman
|2015||Holy Knight||Lilith's Father|
|2006-2014||Master Tape Theatre||Sir Hardin Thicke|
- Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Motion Comics - Beast
- Enjoy Your Heaven - Various
- Go, Go, Parody Rangers! 2 - Eyengel
- Go! Go! Parody Rangers: THE MOVIE - Part 2 "Planet Buut2dahed" - Eyengel
- RINO COMIX - Teaser Announcer
- One Piece - Promo Announcer
Awards and nominations
|2014||BTVA Voice Acting Award||Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game||Sonic Lost World||Nominated|
|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|
|Best Male Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special||Nominated|
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Mike Pollock". Retrieved July 11, 2013.
- "Mike Pollock Biography - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "Neighbors ate my Zombies! - Freen in Green". Retrieved June 4, 2014.
- Kevin Eva (ArchangelUK) - Sonic City Blognik: Out of the Mouths of Hedgehogs
- "Media Blasters Casts Mike Pollock, Michael A. Zekas in Holy Knight OVA". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
- "2013 BTVA Voice Acting Awards - Video Games - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2014-05-23.
- "2013 BTVA Anime Dub Awards - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- http://www.itsamike.com - Official site.
- Mike Pollock at the Internet Movie Database
- Mike Pollock at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Interview with Mike Pollock on Wha-chow, an online radio show at Fireball20xl.com
- Dogasu's comparison mentioning his debut as the narrator of Pokémon
- Interview with Mike Pollock on The Sonic Scene
- Interview on The Sonic Show