Mike Pollock

Mike Pollock

Date Of Birth: Mar 9, 1965
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA

Popularity: 253rd All Time, 313th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • First voice actor to be a registered user of the BehindTheVoice forums.
  • Wrote a section in the "Animation" chapter of the voice acting book Voice for Hire.
  • He is the longest running English-language voice actor associated with the Sonic series, playing Eggman from 2003 to the present day.

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THE VOICES OF Mike Pollock

Credits On BTVA: 120 Roles from 80 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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said at 11:53 AM on Wed Feb 7 2018
He's the perfect English voice for Eggman.
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Jan 10 2018
Mike is one talented voice actor he great as Volcanion, Arthur Hawkins, Beast / Hank McCoy, Garbageman, The Professor, Adon, and Dr. Eggman
said at 3:58 PM on Thu Jun 29 2017
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Well I found out the reason that he never got recast as Eggman. Turns out he auditioned for the part again, and they rebooked him!
said at 11:41 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Once again, happy birthday, Mike. Keep it up as Eggman!
said at 8:58 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Happy Birthday Mike Pollock!
said at 8:17 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
You know what they say: THE MORE THE MERRIER. TIME FOR A CHANGE OF PACE. Happy Birthday, Mike Pollock! My favorite roles from him consist of Meat, Adon, Dr. Eggman, Fastidious Beaver, Mayor Fink, Raoul Contesta, Arthur Hawkins, and Beast/Hank McCoy.
said at 6:39 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Happy Birthday Mike Pollock! Truly an amazing actor!
said at 6:30 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Happy Birthday Mike Pollock!

My top 10 favourite roles from him are:

1.) Dr. Eggman (Sonic The Hedgehog)
2.) Adon (Berserk)
3.) Beast/Hank McCoy (Astonishing X-Men)
4.) Charon (Pokemon)
5.) Raoul Contesta (Pokemon)
6.) Langston Lickatoad (Viva Pinata)
7.) Garbageman (TMNT)
8.) Teabolo Mass (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin)
9.) King of Taforashia (The Slayers)
10.) Arthur Hawkins (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Definitely one of the most talented and consistently great voice actors in New York City.
said at 2:59 AM on Thu Mar 9 2017
Happy Birthday Mike Pollock!
said at 11:42 PM on Wed Mar 8 2017
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Happy Birthday Mike! In particular I will always have fond memories of waking up Saturday mornings and watching Sonic X and Ultimate Muscle!
said at 12:40 PM on Wed Jan 18 2017
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Since Mike Pollock frequents here, I was hoping he could answer some questions I've had on the chance he sees this comment:

1. Arthur Hawkins first appears near the end of Season 1 for Yu-Gi-Oh!, and does not make another appearance until season 4. Was it difficult to get back into the swing of things to get his voice back, or any other character where it's been years since you last did the role?

2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, had written many other books, and was irritated that nobody mentioned his other books. Do you suffer from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Syndrome in regards to a certain mustached evil super-genius?

3. I heard an Auquafina commercial on the radio, and was able to recognize the speaker as you instantly. Is this recognition something voice actors strive for, especially with how VAs are not as easily identifiable on the train as a normal actor?

4. Do you stay in touch with any of the previous Sonic voice actors from 4Kids (Jason Griffith, Dan Green, Lisa Ortiz, etc.)?

5. What is your favorite voice role you have done that has not been credited on BTVA?

Thanks in advance.
said at 9:04 AM on Thu Mar 2 2017

Hi. Sorry for the delay.

1. All I needed was a vocal reference. The rest fell into place naturally.

2. People only know what they know, and just like at rock concerts, people want to hear the hits. I work on dozens of projects a year that most people will never see or hear. As long as I pay attention to everything I do, especially when I'm doing it, that's really all that matters.

3. It's always nice to be recognized, but commercials are about the product, not about the voice talent.

4. Not intentionally, but I run into them around town as we all careen from gig to gig, and that's always fun. They're all on social media, so we keep in touch that way.

5. My first stand-alone voice over gig: the voice of the Gordon the Gorilla's animatronic head on Syracuse, New York's Zoo Bus back in about 1990. Sadly all remnants of it have been lost to history. Other than that, my commercial work doesn't get tracked at BTVA, but I collect it in a YouTube playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFD306F09DB3837E7

said at 10:36 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016
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I was surprised how great he was as Beast. Probably ny favorite voice for the character.
said at 6:00 AM on Tue Nov 8 2016
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For me, the best NY actor.
said at 2:58 PM on Sat Aug 20 2016
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I'm so glad Sega didn't let him go when they replaced the entire voice cast in 2010. I still can't even picture of what he would sound like today without Pollock. He wouldn't sound the same, I give a whole lot of credit to Sega for not replacing him and letting him go. They made the right choice for keeping him to this day. He's the best Eggman!
said at 9:49 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
@Anthonyiscool64 The best part is that he now has the opportunity to work with work with more LA-based voice actors--like Vic Mignogna, Kate Higgins, Steven Blum, Crispin Freeman, and even Troy Baker (although I'm still hoping that he'll get to work with Johnny Yong Bosch someday and/or re-locate to LA in the near future).
said at 8:00 AM on Mon Jul 4 2016
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He was epic as Zorc Necrophades.
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016
@Damalis That's what everyone says, but no one believes me when I say I didn't voice him, so thanks anyway.
said at 11:15 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016
Hey Bonaparte,

Ran a quick fact check. That arc's cast credits initially reused those of the previous arc (the end of your major period as Arthur Hawkins), and towards the end you're still on, as if the creditmakers just didn't bother (because neither Arthur or Gurimo were in it).

Saw a few names added (Mathew Nichols, Cameron Thomas, Tom Wayland). One of them could be the effect-heavy Zorc, but you know how much the people love ya. :)

Just thought I'd put your mind at ease.
said at 9:05 AM on Thu Mar 2 2017
@rosebr10 Thanks for clearing that up.
said at 11:30 AM on Mon Jun 27 2016
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Mike Pollock should totally get a voice role in one of the DLCs that are coming out for Fallout 4.

What? Sean Schemmel was in the main game, and he does voice-work in both Texas AND New York.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:06 PM on Mon Jun 27 2016
@Bauglir100 The difference is that Sean Schemmel actually lives in California (is signed to an agency and everything). Mike Pollock lives in New York.
said at 12:51 AM on Tue Jun 28 2016
@NCZ But there are studios in the New York area that can relay to the DC area (where Bethesda is located).
said at 10:16 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016
@Bauglir100 And Amtrak runs frequent trains between the two cities.
said at 9:35 PM on Tue Jun 14 2016
Mike should do the voice of Zhang Fei in the next Dynasty Warriors game.
said at 5:49 AM on Sat Apr 23 2016
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He's a great bad guy voice but as good guys eh
said at 5:51 AM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@HienFan Meat in Ultimate Muscle was a good guy and he was pretty good as him in my opinion.
said at 3:09 AM on Wed Mar 9 2016
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Happy Birthday Mike Pollock!

Not only are you a fantastic Dr. Eggman, you were also absolutely hilarious as Meat in Ultimate Muscle, he also had perfect chemistry with Marc Thompson's Kid Muscle!
said at 2:36 AM on Wed Mar 9 2016
Happy 51st Birthday Mike Pollock. It's been nice talking you you, and it's nice you've now come along way with Dr. Eggman, having started in 2005.
said at 2:15 AM on Wed Mar 9 2016
Happy birthday, Mike.
said at 5:40 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
Is he still in NY or did he move to California for Sonic?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:49 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
@DarkWhite He records his lines from NY via ISDN, but occasionally travelled to be in the booth for Sonic Boom.
said at 10:43 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
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Am I wrong to say I prefer his narration over Rodger Parsons?
said at 12:20 PM on Sat Sep 19 2015
No, I kind of do too now: Parsons used to be great, but since the Unova League, he's been blatantly phoning it in to me.
said at 9:32 PM on Sat Sep 19 2015
@Dr.Who Parsons had great narrations in Battle Frontier and Sinnoh but by XY Cathcart just decided to give him corny lines. Plus he fell out of my favorite voices after I heard his rendition of Flint.
said at 9:35 PM on Sat Sep 19 2015
I agree, though it was around the League in BW Parsons began phoning it in as narrator, but you're right in XY his lines are corny and IMO he sounds lifeless compared to how energetic he used to be from OS-DP.
said at 10:49 AM on Sun Sep 20 2015
@MatthewC17 i agree because i never liked Rodger Parsons
at least he doesnt say "our three heroes!" anymore.
said at 2:37 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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Happy Birthday Mike Pollock.

Dr. Eggman is easily the highlight of his career, no matter how bad the Sonic franchise sinks into Mike is the best part of it.

He was also hilarious in Berserk, Viva Pinata and had a lot good roles in Pokemon....yes even in the TCPI dub.

He's by far one of the best in New York and he's one of the friendliest too, not too long ago he replied to a Youtube comment I made on a RebelTaxi video which was simply "Oh Hi Mike Pollock". Simply put he's awesome.
Jared Delgado
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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Happy Birthday to the prolific Eggman that is, Mike Pollock!
said at 12:15 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Happy Birthday Dr. Eggman from Sonic X, Viper from Pokemon Chronicles, General Blanque and Garbageman from TMNT 2003.
said at 10:14 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016
@tmnisaac Not General Blanque, but thanks.
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Dec 11 2016

Your welcome :)
said at 9:59 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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Happy Birthday, Mike Pollock aka "The best Eggman voice ever"
said at 6:38 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Happy 50th Birthday, as well as 10th Anniversary for voicing Dr. Eggman in the games. Been a pleasure to have Mr. Pollock with us even to this date.
said at 6:13 PM on Mon Jul 28 2014
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I know Mike best as Eggman!
said at 1:03 AM on Fri Mar 28 2014
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Mike Pollock is an EXCELLENT second choice for Eggman that Sega picked. of course Deem Bristow will always be in my heart and I'll always have memories of his voice. but Mike has also created memories for me as well. even though I got the Sonic Riders games for the PS2 late. maybe two or three years ago if memory serves me correct. and I'm extremely thankful that they found another person that is also awesome as Eggman.
said at 2:31 PM on Sun Mar 9 2014
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Happy birthday, Mike Pollock.

Excellent as Eggman and Berserk's Adon.
said at 2:09 PM on Sun Mar 9 2014
Happy Birthday Mike, You rock as Eggman!
said at 11:23 AM on Sun Mar 9 2014
Happy birthday Mike.
said at 9:41 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
A true Eggman voice actor. He's the best out of them all & always will be.
said at 9:43 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Happy birthday Mike
said at 3:28 AM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Happy Birthday Mr.Mike Pollock true Dr.Eggman
said at 4:10 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
Best Eggman voice ever! ;)
said at 12:18 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
Having played SONIC COLORS in its entirety I can agree wholeheartedly about Pollock's performance as Eggman (as well as everyone else in that dub, too). But my favorite role from him is as another doctor of a different nature: Dr. Moustache from the seldom seen Jungle Emperor Leo movie. He sounded very warm and kindly, and did an excellent job of breaking down at the end of the film (you'd have to see it to know where I'm coming from).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:29 PM on Wed Mar 9 2011
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Happy birthday, Mike!

I'm actually glad he stayed as Eggman, even with the new cast. He was the best of the Sonic X VAs (next to David Wills as Espio).
said at 11:58 PM on Fri Jan 28 2011
@werehog655 AMEN! =D
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Mike Pollock role? *
Dr. Eggman
84.9% (73 votes)
5.8% (5 votes)
2.3% (2 votes)
1.2% (1 vote)
1.2% (1 vote)
Lilith's Father
1.2% (1 vote)
Raoul Contesta
1.2% (1 vote)
Beast / Hank McCoy
1.2% (1 vote)
Arthur Hawkins
1.2% (1 vote)
86 Total Votes
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