Sean Schemmel

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Sean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sean Schemmel in 2016.
Born Sean Christian Schemmel
(1968-11-21) November 21, 1968 (age 47)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Voice actor, ADR director, screenwriter
Years active 1998–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Notable credit(s)

Dragon Ball
as Goku (adult) and King Kai

Shaman King
as Amidamaru and Ryu

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
as Dr. Crowler and Ojama yellow

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
as Bronk Stone

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
as Constable Biggles

Kappa Mikey
as Gonard

Ninja Nonsense
as Onsokumaru

Sean Christian Schemmel (born November 21, 1968) is an American voice actor, ADR director, and screenwriter who has worked for NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Funimation, DuArt Film and Video. He has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime, television series, and video games. He is best known for voicing the adult version of Goku, the lead character in the popular Dragon Ball franchise, in the Funimation dub for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Z Kai and nearly all Dragon Ball related video games and animated movies.


Schemmel began voicing the teen and adult variations of Goku for Funimation in 1999, replacing Peter Kelamis. He has since almost consistently been voicing the character since then, including most video games and the animated movies, including the recent two in 2014 and 2015. In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel was also previously an ADR Director and Script Writer for NYAV Post, where he had directed and adapted for English several Japanese anime series.

As of 2013, Sean Schemmel has relocated to Los Angeles, California.


Sean Schemmel (second from left) in 2011.

Anime roles[edit]


  • Pokémon series – Jimmy, Morrison, Lucario, Archie, Cyrus, Kodai, Colress, Hugh, various















Animation roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

ADR staff credits[edit]

Voice director[edit]

Script writer[edit]

  • Midori Days
  • Sadamitsu the Destroyer
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo
  • Seven of Seven
  • Space Pirate Mito


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Sean Schemmel". Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cool Hand Fluke". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 1. August 5, 2015. Disney Junior. 
  3. ^ "New Genie on the Block". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 7. October 16, 2015. Disney Junior. 
  4. ^ 343 Industries. Halo 5: Guardians. Scene: Closing credits, 7:01 in Additional Voices.