Sonny Strait

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

(1965-06-28) June 28, 1965 (age 55)
Other namesDon "Sonny" Strait
OccupationVoice actor, anime dubber, writer, comic creator
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
Spouse(s)
Davina Lynn Copsy
(
m. 1986; div. 1992)
Alicia Lang Leath
(
m. 1992; div. 1995)
Gayla Jackson
(
m. 2002)
Children2
Websitewww.sonnystrait.com

Don Rafael "Sonny" Strait Jr. (born June 28, 1965) is an American voice actor, anime dubber, and writer at Funimation, known for his work on a number of English versions of Japanese anime series. He is also a comic book creator.

Career[edit]

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.

Besides voicing Krillin in Dragon Ball Z, 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, until the T.I.E., The Intruder, when he was replaced by Steven Blum. 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.

In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about 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.[citation needed] The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.[citation needed]

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

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

Also, he is a voice actor in the popular anime "Black Clover"

Personal life[edit]

Strait has been married three times. 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]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animation English dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1999-2003 Dragon Ball Z Krillin, Bardock, Vodka, Wild Tiger Funimation dub [7]
2000 Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks Krillin TV Special, Funimation dub [7]
2000 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku Bardock TV Special, Funimation dub [7]
2001-2003 Dragon Ball Krillin (teen), General Blue, Piano, King Chappa, Bandages, Vodka Funimation dub [8][9]
2001 I'm Gonna Be An Angel Mikael, Masaru, Kai [10]
2002 Fruits Basket Teacher
2003-2005 Dragon Ball GT Giru, Krillin, General Blue Funimation dub [7]
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Maes Hughes [8]
2004 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy Krillin, Giru [7]
2007–present One Piece Usopp Funimation dub [11]
2009 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Apachai Hopacha [12]
2010 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Maes Hughes [13]
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Kai Krillin, Bardock [14][15]
2010 Oh! Edo Rocket Rokube [16]
2011 Chaos;Head Fumio Takashina [17]
2012 Psycho-Pass Takahashi
2013 Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Arsène Lupin III [18]
2014 Code:Breaker Gotoku Sakurakoji [19]
2015 Prison School Reiji Ando [20]
2015 Mikagura School Suite Bimii ADR director [21]
2015 Show by Rock Maple Arisugawa also season 2 [22][23]
2015 Assassination Classroom Koro-sensei also season 2 and Koro Sensei Quest [24][25]
2015 World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Taro Tanaka [26]
2016 Castle Town Dandelion Koji Matsuoka [27]
2016 Escaflowne Allen Schezar Funimation dub; ADR director [28][29]
2016 Yuri on Ice Hisashi Morooka ADR director [30][31]
2016 Drifters Tamon Yamaguchi [32]
2016 Brothers Conflict Juli [33]
2016 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis ADR director [34]
2016 Monster Hunter: Ride On Omna [35]
2016 Orange Naho's father [36]
2016 Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn Buer [37]
2016 Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace Shadow Man [38]
2017-2019 Dragon Ball Super Krillin [39]
2017 Hand Shakers Hibiki Moriyama
2017 ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Owl [19]
2017 Love Tyrant Coraly [40]
2017 My Hero Academia Present Mic Replaced with Dave Trosko due to health [41]
2017 Gosick Rupert de Giret [42]
2017 Chaos;Child Fumio Takashina [43]
2017 ēlDLIVE Melies [44]
2017 Convenience Store Boy Friends Keiichi Miki [45]
2017 Kado: The Right Answer Naoki Sasauchi [46]
2017 Sakura Quest Tora [47]
2017 Tsukigakirei Hiroshi Mizuno ADR director [48]
2017 Konohana Kitan Turtle [49]
2018 Ace Attorney Moe anime adaptation [50]
2018 Katana Maidens Shibata [51]
2018 Pop Team Epic Popuko Episode 2B (male voice)
2019 Fire Force Joker [22]
2019 Fruits Basket (2019) Demon King

Film English dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure General Blue Funimation dub [7]
2001 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Krillin, Gyoshu Funimation dub [7]
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Krillin, Bardock Funimation dub [7]
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Return of Cooler Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2003 Dragon Ball: The Path to Power General Blue Funimation dub [7]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Krillin Funimation dub [7]
2013 Wolf Children Tanabe [52]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Krillin [7]
2014 One Piece: Film Z Usopp [53]
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Krillin [7]
2017 One Piece: Film Gold Usopp [54]
2017 Genocidal Organ Counselor [55]
2019 Dragon Ball Super: Broly Bardock [56]
2019 One Piece: Stampede Usopp [57]

Video games English dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Krillin [7]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Krillin [7]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Krillin [7]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Krillin, Bardock, Giru [7]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Krillin, Bardock [7]
2005 Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir Maes Hughes [7]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Krillin, Bardock [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Krillin [7]
2006 Super Dragon Ball Z Krillin [7]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Krillin, Bardock [7]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Krillin, Bardock [7]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Krillin, Bardock, General Blue [7]
2008 One Piece: Unlimited Adventure Usopp [7]
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Krillin, Bardock [7]
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World Krillin, Bardock, Giru [7]
2009 'Splosion Man Splosion Man [7]
2009 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo General Blue, Piano [7]
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Krillin, Bardock [7]
2010 Dragon Ball: Origins 2 General Blue [7]
2010 Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley Dr. Winklemeyer [7]
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Krillin, Bardock [7]
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Krillin, Bardock [7]
2011 Ms. Splosion Man Splosion Man [7]
2011 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Krillin, Bardock [7]
2012 Tribes Ascend Medium Armor [7]
2012 Borderlands 2 Rocko, Loader 1340 [7]
2012 Dragon Ball Z for Kinect Krillin, Bardock [7]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Krillin, Bardock [7]
2015 Smite Dreadbeard Poseidon [7]
2015 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Krillin, Bardock, Giru, Sales Robot [7]
2016 Battleborn Benedict [7]
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Krillin, Bardock, Shop Clerk Robot [7]
2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ Krillin, Bardock [7]
2018 Dragon Ball Legends Krillin, Bardock [7]
2019 Borderlands 3 Sparrow [58]
2020 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Krillin [7]

Comics[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)

References[edit]

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