Sonny Strait

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Sonny Strait
Strait at the 2006 Anime Vegas
Don Rafael Strait Jr.

(1965-06-28) June 28, 1965 (age 53)
OccupationVoice actor, comic book artist, Voice director
Years active1998-present
Notable credit(s)
Dragon Ball
as Krillin, Bardock
One Piece
as Usopp
Fullmetal Alchemist
as Maes Hughes
Lupin the Third
as Arsène Lupin III
Assassination Classroom
as Koro-sensei
Davina Lynn Copsy
(m. 1986; div. 1992)

Alicia Lang Leath
(m. 1992; div. 1995)

Gayla Jackson (m. 2002)

Don Rafael "Sonny" Strait Jr. (born June 28, 1965) is an American voice actor, ADR director, and script writer at Funimation who provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series. He is also a comic book artist.


Strait is best known as the voice of Krillin and Bardock in the wildly popular Dragon Ball Z series, and as an illustrator for the independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.

As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides voicing in Dragon Ball Z as Krillin, Strait has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragon Ball series, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.

As a comic book artist, Strait has 17 published works to date. Strait's self-published debut work, Mr. Average, was featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest. Strait is considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30-year history.

In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.

In 2009, Strait voiced the titular character in the Xbox game 'Splosion Man.

In 2010, Strait reprised his roles in Dragon Ball Kai and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as Krillin and Maes Hughes, respectively.

Personal life[edit]

Strait has been married thrice. He married Davina Lynn Copsy on June 26, 1986. They divorced on April 7, 1992.[1] On June 20, 1992, Strait married Alicia Lang Leath. Strait's second marriage ended in divorce on November 15, 1995.[2] In 2002, Strait married his third wife, Gayla Jackson.[3] Strait is the stepfather of Gayla's children: Savannah and James.[4][5][6]



Program Block[edit]

  • ToonamiTOM 1 (1999–2000), The Intruder 2 (2015)

Video games[edit]

ADR credits[edit]

Voice director[edit]

Script adaptation[edit]


  • The Atomic Punk
  • B-Side Beat
  • Car Bombs (Web Comic)
  • Darwin's
  • ElfQuest: In All But Blood
  • ElfQuest: Wolfshadow
  • Goth Metal Gods
  • Jack
  • Mr. Average
  • Muff Dyver and the Sex Gophers From Hell
  • We Shadows
  • ElfQuest: the Final Quest (color artist)


  1. ^ "Davina L & Don R Strait, Divorced 4/7/1992 in Texas |". Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  2. ^ "Alicia L & Don R Strait, Divorced 11/15/1995 in Texas |". Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  3. ^ Friedman, Nicholas (2015-02-02). "Big talk: voice actor builds local talent". North Texas Daily. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  4. ^ "Gayla Strait - Historical records and family trees - MyHeritage". Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  5. ^ SSJerry, DBS Sonny Strait and Savannah Catching Up with the DB Universe, retrieved 2019-02-08
  6. ^ "r/Fallout - Dragon Ball Z Voice Actor Voicing a character in Fallout 4". reddit. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  7. ^ "Funimation Announces Assassination Classroom English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. ^ Martin, Theron (2009-05-24). "KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple DVD Season 1 Part 1 – Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  9. ^ Justin Rojas (2015-06-05). "Broadcasting Dub English Cast Announcements At A-kon 26".
  10. ^ "English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Prison School!". 2015-08-11.

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