Sean Schemmel at the 2016 Taiyou Con
|Born||Sean Christian Schemmel
November 21, 1968
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Voice actor, ADR director, screenwriter|
|Agent||Arlene Thornton and Associates|
|Notable credit(s)||Dragon Ball franchise as Goku|
Sean Christian Schemmel (born November 21, 1968) is an American voice actor, ADR director, and screenwriter who has worked for Funimation, OkraTron 5000, NYAV Post, 4K Media Inc., Central Park Media and DuArt Film and Video. He has provided voices for a number of English adaptations of Japanese anime, as well as various animated series and video games. His most notable voice role has been the adult version of Goku in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball anime franchise.
Schemmel first began voicing Goku for Funimation in 1999, replacing Peter Kelamis (who had in-turn replaced Ian James Corlett). He has since been the most consistent English voice actor for the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise; having voiced the adult and older teen variations of Goku in every anime series produced so far (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Z Kai and currently Dragon Ball Super), and nearly all Dragon Ball animated movies and video games, as well as the supporting character King Kai. In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel was also an ADR Director and Script writer for NYAV Post, where he had directed and adapted for English dubs of several Japanese anime series. In the field of narration, he has won two awards for his audiobook recordings.
|Year||Title||Role||Crew Role, Notes|
|1999–2003; 2005||Dragon Ball Z||Goku, King Kai, Nail, Mr. Musuka, Vegito||Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat
|2002||Berserk||Gaston, Conrad, others|||
|2002||Ultimate Muscle||Bone Cold|
|2002||Yu Yu Hakusho||Shigeru Murota, Roto, Mr. Akashi|
|2003||Dragon Ball||Goku (age 18)||Funimation redub|
|2003||Hades Project Zeorymer||Gisou||OVA|
|2003||Samurai Deeper Kyo||Nobuyuki Sanada||ADR voice director, script writer|
|2003||Space Pirate Mito||ADR voice director, script writer|
|2003||Sadamitsu the Destroyer||Junk/Helmet||ADR voice director, script writer|
|2003–05||Shaman King||Amidamaru, Rio, Nichrom|
|2003–15||Pokémon||Morrison, Cyrus, Lampent, Lucario, Various characters|||
|2003–05||Dragon Ball GT||Goku (Adult, Super Saiyan 4), King Kai Gogeta||Gogeta shared w/ Christopher Sabat|
|2004||Kiddy Grade||Carvo||Episode 4|
|2004||Seven of Seven||ADR voice director, script writer|
|2004||Case Closed||Kowalski||Episode 8|
|2004||Domain of Murder||Dispatch||OVA|
|2004–07; 2013-||One Piece||
|2004||Gokusen||Minoru Tatsukawa, Kohei Iwamoto|
|2004||Fullmetal Alchemist||Clause's Father||Episode 4|
|2004||Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos||Shinzaburo Kuki|
|2004||Shrine of the Morning Mist||Naonori Hieda||ADR voice director|
|2005||Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files||Hiromi Yamazaki||OVA|
|2005||Magical DoReMi||Mirabelle's Father, Simon|
|2005||Mew Mew Power||Elliot Grant, The Blue Knight||4Kids dub of Tokyo Mew Mew|
|2005||Midori Days||Jigoru||ADR voice director, script writer|
|2005||Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart||Seiji Nomura|
|2005–06||The Galaxy Railways||Humanoid B, Additional Voices|
|2005||Ah! My Goddess||3rd Class Earth Spirit||ADR voice director|
|2005–06||Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters||Bobasa, Karim|||
|2005–08||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX||Vellian Crowler, Ojama Yellow, Additional Voices|||
|2006||Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time||Munto, Munto's Father||OVA|
|2006||Outlanders||Tetsuya Wakatsuki, Geobaldi||OVA|
|2007||BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad||Hiroto||Episodes 23-24|
|2008–11||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's||Zigzix, Greiger, Additional Voices|
|Dragon Ball Z Kai||Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegito||Also The Final Chapters
Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat
|2010||Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn||Flaste Schole, Additional Voices||OVA|
|2011–15||Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal||Bronk Stone, Orbital 7|||
|2015–||Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V||Nico Smiley|
|2016||Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096||Flaste Schole|
|2017–||Dragon Ball Super||Goku, King Kai, Goku Black, Vegito||Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat
|2003–09||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Nobody, Yukio Mashimi, Constable Biggles,
Sh'Okanabo, Master Khan, Zippy Lad, Various characters
|2005–06||G.I. Joe: Sigma 6||Firefly|||
|2006–07||Winx Club||Baltor||4Kids version|
|2006||Viva Piñata||Chortles Chippopotamus, Hamilton Horstachio|
|2006–11||Thumb Wrestling Federation||Mr. Extremo, Various characters|
|2008–09||Speed Racer: The Next Generation||Dickie Ranford, Racer X / Rex Racer, Dr. Chezko / Sparky, Narrator|
|2009||Pat & Stan||Stuart|
|2015||DC Super Friends||Hawkman|
|2015||Sofia the First||Slim, King Habib, Additional Voices|||
|2015||Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror||Charlie, Treasure Hunter #2|
|2016||Trip Tank||Wayne, Announcer|||
|2014||Time of Eve||Katoran|
|2014||Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods||Goku, King Kai||Limited U.S. theatrical release|
|2015||Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'||Goku||Limited U.S. theatrical release|
|Year||Title||Role||Crew Role, Notes|
|1992||Tom and Jerry: The Movie||Alley Cat #3||Voice Actor|
|2006||Impy's Island||King Pumponell the 55th|
|2009||TMNT: Turtles Forever||1984 Raphael|
|2010||Animals United||Biggie the Rhinoceros|||
|2016||DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year||Dark Opal|
|2017||Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory||Mr. Salt, Mr. Turkentine|
|2008||Earphones Award||The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo||Won|
|2013||Audie Award||I Suck at Girls by Justin Halper||Won|
- Birthday references:
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Sean Schemmel". Retrieved June 19, 2017.
- sean schemmel [@SeanSchemmel] (November 21, 2016). "A hearty and warm thank you for all the birthday wishes! And if you're single (or not) this holiday season remember you can always..." (Tweet). Retrieved June 19, 2017 – via Twitter.
- Hanson, Brian (November 13, 2010). "Hey, Answerman! - Hentai Schmentai". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
Perhaps worse is realizing that one voice actor has multiple roles. As Hope Chapman noted, Steven Blum voices a police officer talking with Onizuka. Sean Schemmel voices every third character in Berserk. When you hear the same voices over and over in the same show, it makes it immediately obvious that you're being entertained instead of being part of a story.
- "Sean C. Schemmel". arlenethornton.com/. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
- "Sean Schemmel Awesome Con". awesome-con.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
- "Sean Schemmel on Twitter". Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Funimation Reveals Dragon Ball Super English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. November 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "Cool Hand Fluke". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 1. August 5, 2015. Disney Junior.
- "New Genie on the Block". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 7. October 16, 2015. Disney Junior.
- "How the Sausage Is Made". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 12. June 27, 2016. Comedy Central.
- "Deuce Ex Machina". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 17. August 2, 2016. Comedy Central.
- "Brook’s English Voice Actor Revealed! - Funimation – Blog!". Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Sean Schemmel". Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Sean Schemmel at WasabiCon 2016 (Schedule)". wasabicon.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
- Gameloft Divertissements Inc. (June 21, 2013). Gangstar: Vegas. Android. Gameloft S.A. Scene: Closing credits, Cast, 22:57.
- Sean Schemmel [@SeanSchemmel] (May 30, 2014). "I'm voicing Lucario in that game..." (Tweet). Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Twitter.
- "THE BIG SPLASH by Jack D Ferraiolo Read by Sean Schemmel | Audiobook Review | AudioFile Magazine". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
- Tanya (2013-06-03). "Winner of the 2013 Audie Awards | Industry News - Awards | Voices.com Blog". Voices.com Blog. Retrieved 2017-06-06.