Christopher Sabat

Christopher Sabat

Date Of Birth: Apr 22, 1973
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States
Voice Over Language: English

Popularity: 16th All Time, 19th This Week. *

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Favorite Color: Kermit Green
Favorite Junk Food: Anything Thai

Frequently cast as a tough or gruff-voiced character

Out of all the characters he voiced in the Dragon Ball franchise, he liked doing the voice of Vegeta the most.   

Favorite Ginyu Force member: Recoome

He was a voice announcer for Superbowl XXXVIII promos.

First big role in voice acting was Yamcha in Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle

One of FUNimation's original voice actors

He was very disappointed after seeing Dragon Ball: Evolution

Narrator of many anime trailers for Funimation Entertainment.

Studied Opera/Voice at the University of North Texas.

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"Other than Vegeta, who is my favorite character despite the fact that I voice him, I have to admit I really like Trunks. He is just Think about it-Trunks-the lone survivor of the apocalypse, son of the most angry and the most headstrong characters. Frieza- BAM! King Cold-BAM!! Cell-BAM!! Androids-BAM!! He comes on strong and leaves even stronger. You've gotta love him. Eric Johnson, the voice of Trunks, is an astounding actor."

Other Professions:

- Founder, Owner and Director of Okratron5000

THE VOICES OF Christopher Sabat

Credits On BTVA: 543 Roles from 227 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 1:55 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
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Am I the only one who notice how hoarse his older roles sound? He certainly sounds a lot smoother over time
said at 6:16 PM on Wed Nov 25 2015
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Damn, Chris has a ludicrous amount of roles.
said at 12:40 PM on Sun Oct 4 2015
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One of Funimatiln's earliest voice actors. It's pretty amazing how much he's evolved since the early days of Funimation's in-house DBZ dub. His voice for Vegeta back then, and his current voice for Vegeta sound completely different from one another.
said at 10:00 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015

I caught that to. Yeah lol he seems more professional now, but to be honest, I sort of liked his voice deeper with Vegeta and Piccolo. But that's probably just the nostalgia.
said at 8:02 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
I gotta admit, his Kikuchiyo ain't too bad!
said at 7:54 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
Hey, Christopher Sabat, I just wanted to let you know that you're really an awesome voice actor xD Your roles as the characters of Dragon Ball are absolutely perfect, I'm looking forward to watching Resurrection F in Theaters soon *_* We all love you man, keep up the excellent work xD
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Jun 30 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
He was on Pokemon?!

Now that is surprising.
said at 4:41 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:53 PM on Fri May 29 2015
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Just heard he's gonna be Solid Snake in Deathbattle, can not wait for that
said at 12:45 AM on Mon May 4 2015
Rock and roll! Love you as Vegeta, Piccolo and Yamcha man! You're an inspiration and an icon to me!
Polyester Funk
said at 11:11 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat.
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday, Chris Sabat!!!

You are definitely an inspiration to many deep-voiced guys in the voice acting world.
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Christopher R. Sabat

1) Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
2) Vegeta (Dragon Ball series)
3) Giroro (Sgt. Frog)
4) Piccolo (Dragon Ball series)
5) Narrator (Negima!?)
6) Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
7) Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
8) Ritsu Kasanoda (Ouran High School Host Club)
9) Roy Recant (Solty Rei)
10) Recoome (Dragon Ball Z)
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday Chris Sabat!! Amazing work as Zoro,Vegeta & Piccolo. ☺
said at 2:38 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Jared Delgado
said at 1:54 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday, Sabat! Awesome job as Vegeta, Piccolo and everyone else!
said at 1:35 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
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Happy Birthday Christopher Sabat!

Perhaps the most well known and iconic voice actor in the entire FUNimation talent pool and it's hard not to see why? He was one of the first VA's they had employed back in the 90's and hasn't stopped since.

Chris's work on the Dragon Ball franchise alone is worth favouriting...come on he's Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Shenron, Porunga, Kami, Recoome....and sometimes Burter and Jeice. I know that's probably a bit too much but for the most part he makes it work...with that said Vegeta and Piccolo are easily his two best roles in the franchise.

Luckily that's not all he's done, he's also Alexander Louis Armstrong, Elfman Strauss, Ddraig/Boosted Gear, Eibon, Mr. Braun, Marlheit, Maestro and Zero/Judas. Essentially he's Rated M for Manly.

I also really enjoy his voice direction and I think its extremely fitting he does the Dragonball franchise, they could not have picked anyone else better to do it. His direction since DBZ Kai and on have been spot on and just incredible. Battle of Gods might have been his best work yet and I can't wait to see how he'll do Resurrection 'F' doubt he'll nail it.
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday Funimation voices of Vegeta, Piccolo. Yamacha, Zoro, Kazuma Kuwabara, Shenron, and Alex Armstrong. Also Mr. Munch from Chuck E Cheese's.
said at 10:03 AM on Wed Apr 22 2015
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Happy of Birthday Christopher Sabat! Without a doubt, one of FUNimation's best voice actors & ADR Directors.

Marvelous job as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Zoro, Kuwabara, Elfman, Alex Armstrong, Shio Sakaki, Masa, Kikuchiyo, Giroro, Ritsu Kasanoda & the Narrator of Negima.
said at 1:26 AM on Wed Mar 25 2015
said at 12:44 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
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Is this guy JUST an anime voice actor? Because he is pretty awesome and it might not be a good idea to restrict him to just anime.
said at 12:52 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 The issue is that most cartoons and video games are recorded in California, and he lives in Texas. I agree that he's awesome and would probably do excellently in cartoons and video games, but not only does he get a fair amount of work with Funimation, he also owns and operates his own sound production company here in Texas, Okratron5000. So the chances of him up and leaving Texas to go to L.A. are pretty slim when he has plenty of work both from sound production and anime voice acting at Funimation.

I'd love to see him do other stuff, but I'm pretty sure he's said before that he's comfortable where he is.
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ok then, though the Ocean Group Voice Actors have a pretty good range. Just an example.
said at 7:27 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
Happy Late B-Day Chris Sabat.
said at 5:00 AM on Wed Apr 23 2014
Happy Birthday to you Christopher Sabat!
said at 5:02 AM on Wed Apr 23 2014
@Zillah *Happy LATE Birthday*
Blurgh I forgot for a moment what day it was.
said at 9:58 PM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat! He is pretty much my favorite VA at Funimation. Anyone who can play dark and bitter characters like Vegeta and then turn right around and voice goofier, lovable characters like Sakaki, Kuwabara and Yamcha while still having plenty of range to spare definitely has my respect.
said at 11:03 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Mr. Sabat.
said at 10:37 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy Birthday Chris Sabat. Your voice knows no bounds. Unless you were voicing a teenage girl.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat!
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy Birthday to Chris Sabat. Making Screaming and Yelling seem like it's a cake walk. Happy Birthday!
said at 11:44 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Holy Crap, 500 ROLES. Has he got an award yet? HE NEEDS AN AWARD.
said at 5:59 PM on Thu Mar 13 2014
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He used to be in everything, but while he still gets work, he's kinda scaled back some. I'd love to hear him voice another main character (he actually would've made a decent Space Dandy).
Dark Kuja
said at 2:21 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
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Also, this man should voice Kazuya Mishima.
Dark Kuja
said at 1:41 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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Is it wrong that I can see him voicing Batman?
said at 8:24 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Dark Kuja He would probably make an awesome Batman!
Dark Kuja
said at 8:49 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013

If his Piccolo voice is anything to go by, hells yeah.
said at 9:22 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Dark Kuja

Because of the deep, almost intimidating sound of his voice I have to say he would make an incredible Batman.
said at 3:41 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
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He has a very versatile range, and he is a great voice actor all around. I feel he really shines as Yamcha, Vegeta, Kami, and Kazuma Kuwabara myself.
said at 9:03 PM on Sun Jun 30 2013
IT'S OVER 9000!!
Dragon Warrior
said at 2:58 PM on Wed May 22 2013
Guys can anyone tell me how to add the sound clip of the character PLEASE
said at 12:10 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@Dragon Warrior Try contacting an administrator on the forum and asking them about whatever you want to do.
said at 2:41 PM on Sun May 19 2013
Christopher Sabat is my #1 Voice Actor, he's voices many characters in the Dragon Ball Franchise and is almost voice in every funimation Dub here is my favorite roles of his so far

Vegeta (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
Piccolo (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Kurogane (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
Shio Sakaki (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)
Yamcha (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Elfman (Fairy Tail)
said at 11:27 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Andy15Tran His Garterbelt ain't bad either.

That came out wrong.
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy birthday, Chris! One of the coolest voices/voice actors ever!
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy birthday Vegeta!
said at 2:48 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy Earth(birthday)day to you! Happy Earth Day to you! Happy birthday Chris Sabat! Happy Earth Day (birthday) to you!
said at 2:07 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy Birthday Chris! Awesome work with Vegeta, Zoro, Kuwabara, Kurogane & General Cross.
said at 4:40 PM on Sat Mar 30 2013
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My favorite non-DBZ role of his will always be Giroro in Sgt. Frog. Seriously, Sabat's voice is PERFECT for a drill sergeant character like that!

His range really was explored in DBZ. For years, I had no idea so many characters were voiced by the same person...
said at 4:13 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
i completely love his work in DBZ!! but i also really like Kasanoda and and Ayami andhis work on Fairy Tail! awesome guys!! and i get to meet him this weekend XD
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:45 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
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As many people here already posted, his voice for Vegeta and Piccolo amazing!

Kazuma Kuwabara and Yonro are hilarious.

Roronoa Zoro is great!

Shio Sakaki is my favorite non-Dragon Ball role of his. Perfect casting!
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
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There are very few voice actors I follow and know by name. A lot of them are part of the Dragon Ball Z cast. Chris Sabat is one of my favorites, it would be nice to meet him one day. I hope work in the future is well for him and many others.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:58 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
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Happy birthday, Chris! Have to give him credit for his work on DBZ. Also a fan of his Giroro, Zoro, and Garland.
said at 7:21 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
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Happy Birthday! Thank you for the years of DragonballZ memories and a kickass childhood!
said at 1:04 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
Happy Birthday!
Madness Abe
said at 12:38 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
I bid a Happy Birthday to the Prince of all Saiyans!
said at 2:01 AM on Thu Apr 5 2012
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REPLY TO --> anonymous (Guest) said at 2:03 PM on Mon Jan 3 2011

You sound like you have some personal problem with Mr. Sabat. Because you don't have very good facts.

1. Todd Haberkorn was the director for D. Grayman. Todd has said that FUNimation said he shouldn't do accents.

2. This makes no sense. It seems like he uses FUNimation's best actors. He probably is friends with them, but he probably knows more voice actors than anyone else, so all the actors are his friends. H

3. He's said at conventions that the only people he recasts are people who are not available or don't want to do the role any more. And really the only recasting it seems like he did was on Dragonaball Z Kai, and some of those original actors aren't even acting any more.

4. In interviews and at conventions, Chris is a funny, modest person who never really brags about anything, unless he's joking. The only time it looks like he hypes something is when FUNimation is hyping it, which means he has to do it.

Your entire comment sounds suspicious to me, especially because you are "anonymous". Are you a bad actor or something that Chris doesn't like or something? Probly.

Anyway, the one thing you were right about was how good he was on Vegeta, Zoro and Armstrong.
Belial Edge
said at 2:24 AM on Sat Nov 5 2011
For some reason, I think Sabat would make for a GREAT Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters.
said at 1:44 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
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Its cool that Drummond liked Sabat's portrayal of Vegeta, does anyone know what Sabat thinks about Drummond's portrayal of Vegeta?
said at 12:59 AM on Tue Jul 5 2011
When Piccolo says THIS STRENGTH THIS UNIMAGINABLE STRENGTH in his Kai clip am I the only one hearing Vegeta?
said at 4:16 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011
How long is vegeta's Kai voice sample?
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:30 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011

I believe it's around 1 min.
said at 11:26 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Jackson_H Not surprising coming from a character who's all talk.
Sarge Ray
said at 1:39 PM on Wed Jan 26 2011
Man, how much Dragonball Z work can a guy do?
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Jan 20 2010
Sabat played Nappa for the original release of Bardock-The Father of Goku and some flashbacks in the show. But Phil Parsons redubbed Nappa's lines in Bardock for the remastered DVD release.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Christopher Sabat role? *
37.3% (90 votes)
Alex Louis Armstrong
14.1% (34 votes)
Roronoa Zoro / Zolo
12.4% (30 votes)
6.2% (15 votes)
Elfman Strauss
4.6% (11 votes)
Kazuma Kuwabara
3.3% (8 votes)
Ddraig / Boosted Gear
2.5% (6 votes)
Roronoa Zoro
2.1% (5 votes)
1.7% (4 votes)
Ritsu Kasanoda
1.2% (3 votes)
1.2% (3 votes)
Ayame Sohma
1.2% (3 votes)
1.2% (3 votes)
Roy Revant
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Zagine Axeloake
0.4% (1 votes)
Daisuke Jigen
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Mondo Ohwada
0.4% (1 votes)
Sakuya Togane
0.4% (1 votes)
King Piccolo
0.4% (1 votes)
Kasumi Gyobu
0.4% (1 votes)
Goro Sasabe
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Mr. Popo
0.4% (1 votes)
Tatsumi Saiga
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Shio Sakaki
0.4% (1 votes)
Shinogi Kosho
0.4% (1 votes)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Kitz Woerman
0.4% (1 votes)
Yamori / Jason
0.4% (1 votes)
241 Total Votes
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