Sam Riegel

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Sam Riegel
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Born Samuel Brent Oscar Riegel
(1976-10-09) October 9, 1976 (age 40)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Sam Regal, Jack Lingo
Occupation Voice actor, writer, director
Years active 1997–present
Notable credit(s) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
as Donatello
Fate/Stay Night
as Shirou Emiya
Paranoia Agent
as Lil' Slugger
Home town New York City, New York
Spouse(s) Quyen Tran[1]
Children 2

Samuel Brent Oscar Riegel (born October 9, 1976), also known as Sam Regal or Jack Lingo, is an American voice actor, writer and director who appears in cartoons, anime and video game series. He voiced Donatello in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Phoenix Wright in the Ace Attorney video game series, Shiro Emiya in the Fate/stay night series, Taniguchi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mephisto Pheles in the Blue Exorcist series.


Riegel hosts the All Work No Play podcast with fellow voice actor Liam O'Brien.[2] He portrays characters in the live-action web series Critical Role.[3]

September 11, 2001 experience[edit]

On September 11, 2001, Riegel and his wife Quyen witnessed the attacks on the World Trade Center. At one point, the couple was caught in the dust cloud formed by the collapse of the South Tower, but eventually escaped to Battery Park, where they witnessed the collapse of the North Tower in silence. Sam captured video footage that was featured in several documentaries.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Riegel has two sisters: Eden, also an actor; and Tatiana, who is a filmmaker. Sam currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Quyen, a cinematographer, and their two children.



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2003 Samurai Deeper Kyo Kotaro Makaora As Jack Lingo [4]
2003 Animation Runner Kuromi Nonki Hayama As Jack Lingo [4][5]
2003 K.O. Beast Wan Derbard As Sam Regal [6]
2003 Space Pirate Mito Aoi Mitsukuni As Jack Lingo [4]
2004 Comic Party Kazuki Sendou As Jack Lingo
Also specials
2004 Gungrave Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2004 Here is Greenwood Tenma Koizumi, Masato Ikeda As Sam Regal [6]
2004 Ikki Tousen Chuei Totaku, Student A As Sam Regal [6]
2004 Marmalade Boy Michael Grant, others As Sam Regal and Jack Lingo [4][6]
2004 Paranoia Agent Lil' Slugger, others As Sam Regal [6]
2004 R.O.D Criminal #2, Cafe Owner, Young Owner As Sam Regal [5][6]
2004 Texhnolyze Kazuho Yoshii, others As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Chang, others As Sam Regal and Jack Lingo [4][6]
2005 DearS Hikoro 'Oihiko' Oikawa, Assassin, others As Sam Regal and Jack Lingo [4][6]
2005 Di Gi Charat Mishter Manager As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Fafner in the Azure Hiroto Doma, others As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Ghost Talker's Daydream Souichiro Kadotake, others As Sam Regal and Jack Lingo [4][6]
2005 Grenadier - The Senshi of Smiles Yajiro Kojima As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Koi Kaze Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Kyo Kara Maoh! Gunter As Jack Lingo [4]
2005 Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Eiri's Friend As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Leave it to Piyoko! BGG Member C, Store Manager, Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Marmalade Boy movie Manager As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Mermaid Forest Fisherman, Sailor, Toba Islander As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Naruto Zaku Abumi, Shino Aburame, others [7]
2005 New Getter Robo Lab Staff, Guard As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Saiyuki Reload Impostor Demon, Mob Leader, Gate Guard As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Samurai Champloo Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Scrapped Princess Dennis, Officer, Soldier [7]
2005 Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars Toshio Mikami, others As Sam Regal and Jack Lingo
Also Director and Script Adaptation
2005 Skyhigh Various characters live-action film As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Tenjho Tenge Masayuki Sanada, Dan Inosato As Sam Regal [6]
2005 The Melody of Oblivion Male Student A, Male Guest, Person of the Cape, Eichi Hikoyama As Sam Regal [6]
2005 The Twelve Kingdoms Seishou As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Ultra Maniac Student As Sam Regal [6]
2005 Zatch Bell! Purio, others [7]
2006 The Prince of Tennis Additional voices As Jack Lingo [4]
2006 Boys Be... Kyoichi Kanzaki Voice director, script
As Sam Regal
2006 Ergo Proxy Pull As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Fate/stay night Shirou Emiya As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Gun Sword Klatt, others As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Haré+Guu Ashio As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Kamichu! Ino, others As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Saiyuki Reload Gunlock Demon, Taizou As Sam Regal [6]
2007 Digimon Data Squad Kudamon [7]
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Taniguchi, Eijirou Ohmori (Appliance Store Owner), others [7]
2007 The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Joey, others As Sam Regal [6][11]
2007 To Heart Various characters As Sam Regal [6]
2008 Aika R-16: Virgin Mission Gusto As Sam Regal [5][6]
2008 Buso Renkin Madoka Maruyama As Sam Regal [6]
2008 Code Geass Clovis la Britannia [7]
2008 Lucky Star Minoru Shiraishi, Narration [5][7]
2008 Gurren Lagann Viral as Sam Regal [12]
2012 Hellsing Ultimate Wild Geese, Vatican Officers Ep. 6, 8 [13][14]
2012–13 Persona 4: The Animation Teddie [5]
2012–13 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Kiyotsugu Kiyojuji As Sam Regal [5]
2012–17 Blue Exorcist series Mephisto Pheles also season 2 [15][16]
2013–17 K Yashiro Isana, Fox Spirit (Current Colorless King) [17]
2013–14 B-Daman Crossfire Reggie Mak, others [5]
2013 Digimon Fusion BlueMeramon [5]
2016 One-Punch Man Metal Bat As Sam Regal [18]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Crew role Notes Source
2003–10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello, others [19]
2011–14 Winx Club Riven Nickelodeon dub [20]
2013–present Sofia the First Various characters Dialogue Director [5]
2013–16 Wander Over Yonder Emperor Awesome, others Dialogue Director
Writer on Eps. "The Bad Hatter", "The Robomechabotatron"
2015–16 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Various characters Voice Director [5][22]
2015 Pickle and Peanut Sultry Dog, others Dialogue Director [23][24]
2016 Elena of Avalor Dialogue Director [25]
2017 DuckTales Dialogue Director [26]


List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2006 Patlabor the Movie Isao Ota As Sam Regal [6]
2006 Patlabor 2 Isao Ota As Sam Regal [6]
2009 Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike Flynn Scifo As Sam Regal [5]
2009 Turtles Forever 2003 Donatello As Sam Regal [5]
2010 Freak Dance Bario As Sam Regal [5]
2011 Back to the Sea Short Seagull As Sam Regal [5]
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Mori Motonari As Sam Regal [5]
2013 Zambezia Hurricanes [5]
2014 Khumba Jock [5]
2015 Tiger and Bunny: The Rising Mark Schneider [27]
2017 K: Missing Kings Tashiro Isana As Sam Regal [28]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum Rex Raptor [5]
2006 Blue Dragon King Jibral, Turbulent Mai As Sam Regal [5]
2006 God Hand Azel, Bruce, Ravel, Sensei, Villagers [5]
2006–07 .hack//G.U. series Silabus, miscellaneous voices [5]
2007 Eternal Sonata Allegretto As Sam Regal [5]
2008 Final Fantasy IV Edward As Jack Lingo [4]
2008 Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo [5]
2009 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Steve Burnside [5]
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up Donatello [5]
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled Donatello, Baxter Stockman, Foot Solders [5]
2009 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Incisor, System Voice As Sam Regal [5]
2010 Resonance of Fate Jean-Paulet [5]
2010 Fallout New Vegas Ghouls As Sam "Jack Lingo" Riegel [5]
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers / Extras [5]
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Starscream, additional voices [5]
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Phoenix Wright [29]
2012 Battleship Captain Brent Franklin As Sam Regal [5]
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Amazing Spider-Man (Peter Parker) [5]
2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Starscream, additional voices [5]
2013 Tales of Xillia Jude Mathis [5]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Stahl, Donnel As Sam Regal [5]
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Marines [5]
2013 Naruto video games Baki [5]
2013 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Phoenix Wright [30]
2013 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Tennessee Kid Cooper, Red-Eye Robles [5]
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Aftermath Survivor, Survivor Three, Lab Polanski [31]
2014 Tales of Xillia 2 Jude Mathis [5]


2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man/Peter Parker [5]
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Starscream, Autobot Soldier 02 [5]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices [32]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Additional Voices [33]
2015 Pillars of Eternity Heodan As Sam Regal [34]
2015 Minecraft: Story Mode Griefer [5]
2015 Mad Max Additional Voices [35]
2016 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Phoenix Wright [36]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Zed, Zurkon Jr. [5]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Ultros [5]
2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Rex Raptor, Arkana, Para [5]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Stahl, Raigh, Donnel [37]


List of acting performances in documentaries
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2011 "Sam Riegel and Quyen Tran on 9/11" Himself Documentary footage on 9/11 attack, used in 102 Minutes That Changed America and other documentaries [1][38]


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  10. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:40 director and writer credit, 22:45 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sword Dancer". The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Cast – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hellsing VI". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 6. October 25, 2014. Adult Swim. 
  14. ^ "Hellsing VIII". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 8. November 8, 2014. Adult Swim. 
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  18. ^ "One-Punch Man Cast Announcement!". Viz Media. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "CRITICAL ROLE’S SAM RIEGEL: WHERE YOU’VE HEARD HIM BEFORE". February 10, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ Winx Club. Season 6. Event occurs at Closing credits. Nickelodeon. 
  21. ^ Sam Riegel [samriegel] (January 25, 2016). "Tonight! I WROTE the episode of #WanderOverYonder "The Bad Hatter" 8:30pm on @DisneyXD. Watch it! (And thanks @CrackMcCraigen!)" (Tweet). Retrieved May 11, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  22. ^ "Singing Pirate". Fresh Beat Band of Spies. Season 1. Episode 6. June 24, 2015. Nickelodeon. 
  23. ^ "Greg/Gramma Jail". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 1. September 7, 2015. Disney XD. 
  24. ^ "Bee Colony". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 2. January 26, 2016. Disney XD. 
  25. ^ "First Day of Rule". Elena of Avalor. Episode 1. Disney Channel. Event occurs at Closing credits – via YouTube. 
  26. ^ "Sam Riegel on Twitter". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising 'New Driver' English Dub Clip Streamed". February 22, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Viz Reveals English Dub Cast for K: Missing Kings Film (Update 2)". Anime News Network. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  29. ^ Sam Riegel [samriegel] (October 13, 2011). "Just got word I can officially announce I'm the voice of Phoenix Wright in UMvC3! OBJECTION!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  30. ^ Sam Riegel [samriegel] (October 2, 2013). "Look! It's me! In a video game! … #PhoenixWrightAceAttorney5" (Tweet). Retrieved May 13, 2016 – via Twitter.  referencing "Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Trailer Features English Voices". The Escapist. October 2, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Gears of War: Judgment Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  32. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  33. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Scene: Closing credits, 1:54 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  34. ^ Obsidian Entertainment [obsidian] (May 5, 2016). "@chu_bacca It's Sam. <3" (Tweet). Retrieved June 27, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  35. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent. 
  36. ^ Sam Riegel [samriegel] (May 11, 2016). "All rise! #AceAttorney6 is now in session!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  37. ^ Intelligent Systems, Nintendo EPD (February 2, 2017). Fire Emblem Heroes. iOS, Android. Scene: In-game character profiles, voice acting credits in lower left corner. 
  38. ^ "Sam Riegel and Quyen Tran on 9/11". Retrieved May 11, 2016. 

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