Sean Christian Schemmel (born November 21, 1968) is an American voice actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer who has worked for FUNimation Entertainment & OkraTron 5000, NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, 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, as well as King Kai.

Biography

Schemmel first began voicing Goku for FUNimation in 1999, replacing Peter Kelamis (who had in-turn replaced Ian James Corlett) from the previous voice cast. He has since been the most consistent English voice actor for the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise, having voiced the adult version of Goku in every Dragon Ball anime series produced to date and most Dragon Ball animated movies and video games. He has also voiced the characters King Kai, Nail and Goku Black in the Dragon Ball franchise.

In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel had a full-time position as an ADR director and script writer for NYAV Post, where he has directed and adapted several Japanese anime series into English. He now currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography

Animation Dubbing

Animated Series

Anime Dubbing

Anime

  • Dragon Ball (1986-1989) - Adult Goku, Taxi Driver (ep. 43), Assassin (ep. 61), Hotel Doorman (ep. 61)
  • Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996) - Goku, King Kai, Nail, Vegetto, Mr. Musuka (ep. 204), Goku Actor (ep. 210), Driver (ep. 248) (FUNimation Dub)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho (1992-1995) - Roto, Shigeru Murota, Mr. Akashi, Additional Voices
  • Case Closed (1996-present) - Additional Voices
  • Dragon Ball GT (1996-1997) - Adult Goku, King Kai, Gogeta (FUNimation Dub)
  • Pokémon (1997-2002) - Goneff (ep. 192), Kim (ep. 272)
  • Pokémon Chronicles (1998-2003) - Jimmy (eps. 1-3)
  • Magical DoReMi (1999-2000) - Mr. Haywood, Simon, Parsley
  • One Piece (1999-present) - Helmeppo, Hatchan, Kuroobi, Toto, Additional Voices (4Kids Dub)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000-2004) - Bobasa, Additional Voices
  • Fighting Foodons (2001-2002) - Chet, Davey Gravey (ep. 19)
  • Kirby: Right Back At Ya! (2001-2003) - Additional Voices
  • Shaman King (2001-2002) - Amidamaru, Rio, Nichrom, Additional Voices
  • Mew Mew Power (2002-2003) - Elliot Grant, Blue Knight
  • Pokémon Advanced Generation (2002-2006) - Robert (eps. 35, 122-123), Old Man (ep. 35), Professor Cozmo (ep. 54), Male Aqua Grunt #1 (ep. 54), Male Aqua Grunt #3 (ep. 54), Male Magma Grunt #1 (ep. 54), Male Magma Grunt #3 (ep. 54), Mr. Moore (eps. 55-56), Old Man Obee (ep. 73), Guard #2 (ep. 73), Archie (eps. 97-98), Juan (eps. 110-111), Morrison (eps. 118, 126-131), Hoenn League Referee (eps. 126-131), Spectator #1 (ep. 130), Customers in Line (ep. 139)
  • Ultimate Muscle (2002-2004) - Bone Cold
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2004) - Clause's Father (ep. 4)
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo (2003) - Nobuyuki Sanada, Jyukaman (eps. 6-7)
  • Sonic X (2003-2006) - Black Narcissus
  • Samurai 7 (2004) - Genzo
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004-2008) - Dr. Vellian Crowler, Ojama Yellow, Professor Thelonious Viper, Trapper, Dr. Eisenstein, Guardian Baou, Chaos Sorcerer, Czar, Jinzo (ep. 14), Mad Dog (ep. 65), T-Bone (ep. 77), Mathmatica (ep. 90), Elroy Prescot (ep. 90), Dr. Collector (ep. 97), Sky Scout (ep. 132)
  • Pokémon Diamond & Pearl (2006-2010) - Cyrus, Alan (ep. 58), Christopher (ep. 117), Provo (ep. 118), Olivier (ep. 131)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters (2006) - Additional Voices
  • Dinosaur King (2007-2008) - Dr. Owen, Hotel Manager (ep. 18), Lucius Cornelius Sulla (eps. 53-54), Zayid (eps. 67-70), Cardinal Richelieu (eps. 71-74)
  • Naruto Shippūden (2007-2017) - Jinin Akebino (ep. 284), Himushi (ep. 287)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (2008-2011) - Greiger, MC, Zigzix, Torunka, Rudolph Heitmann (ep. 67), Hans (eps. 97, 104-105)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009-2011) - Goku, King Kai, Nail
  • Pokémon Best Wishes! (2010-2013) - Clay (eps. 57, 59, 61, 103), Professor Malveaux (ep. 81), Jervis (eps. 86-98), Rodney (ep. 134)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011-2014) - Bronk Stone, Kazuma Tsukumo, Orbital 7 (eps. 13-46), Kaze
  • Pokémon XY (2013-2016) - Pokémon Hunter (ep. 63), Belmondo (ep. 66)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters (2014-2015) - Goku, King Kai, Vegetto, Saiyan Ape (ep. 133)
  • Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018) - Goku, King Kai, Goku Black, Vegetto, Red Dragon (ep. 12) (FUNimation Dub)
  • Pop Team Epic (2018) - Popuko (ep. 11b)
  • Pokémon Journeys: The Series (2019-present) - Group Leader (ep. 14), Additional Voices

OVAs & Specials

Anime Films

Video Game Dubbing

Music

Voice Director

Trivia

  • Sean originally auditioned for the role of Captain Ginyu (which would be cast to Dale D. Kelly, and later replaced by Brice Armstrong) in Dragon Ball Z, but ended up being cast as Goku instead and was initially unaware that he was actually voicing the main protagonist of the series.
  • It was rumored that Sean passed out while dubbing Goku's transformation into a Super Saiyan 3 in Dragon Ball Z. In fact, Sean confirmed that he passed out while recording although it was in Dragon Ball GT, during a Super Saiyan 4 transformation or Kamehameha.

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