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Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

Birth Place: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Date Of Birth: Nov 21, 1968
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Favorite Roles: Goku and Onsokumaru

One of the roles Sean originally auditioned for in Dragon Ball Z was Captain Ginyu. He was disappointed at the time when he didn't get the role and was given the role of Goku, until he realized he was voicing the lead character several episodes into production. 

After years as a professional classical musician, Sean Schemmel began his career in voice acting by doing voice-overs for puppet theatres.

As the voice of Goku, Sean is a very popular draw for voice actor signings.

He was very excited about voicing Rick (Blue Gender) because he got to use his natural speaking voice for the first time.

First professional voice actor to comment on our Facebook page.

Quotes:

[As posted by Sean on our Facebook page]

"My favorite color was blue, but has shifted into Orange as of late. Long story.

My favorite junk food is Entenmenn's donuts, cookies, Doritos, and various sodas, (virgil's rootbeer is the best. period.)"

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 197
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BCHolbrook
said at 2:30 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
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I must be the only die hard DBZ weaboo that has any respect for Sean. Seriously. -_-
Even though I really don't like his Son Goku, I overlook that and see that all his other roles are absolutely outstanding. In my opinion, he was one of the better voices for the 4kids dub of One Piece and I LOVED that he returned for Funimation's dub of Strong World.
As for his Goku, what bothered me wasn't really as much as his voice as it was the fact that the original dub was horribly rewritten, and made Goku VERY out of character. Wasn't his fault in the slightest.
Once the dub for Dragon Ball Kai came around (which stuck to the original dialogue), I warmed up to it a lot more and noticed that it actually is a LOT better than what it was when he first started. :)
Dustinman2012
said at 4:24 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Forgot to say Happy Birthday to Goku yesterday. So, Happy belated birthday, Goku!
OmegaRider99
said at 9:12 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
almost forgot Happy Birthday Sean Schemmel best Goku
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:22 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
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Happy birthday, Sean! You have truly made the most iconic anime character of all time your own throughout the years! And I can't wait to see the rest of Kai, and whatever else (Battle of Gods! Please Funimation, please!) the future of Dragon Ball has in store for Goku! I hope to see you get as many new roles as possible as well, you're a very talented person who deserves it!
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 9:08 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
Happy Birthday Sean Schemmel! Superb and fantastic job as Goku, King Kai, Dark Doom and Dr. Indigo.

Hope you'll get more roles soon in the near future.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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Sean's Twitter account says he lives in LA. I really hope he gets more work now. He's got a lot of untapped talent.
Fulgore2005
said at 2:21 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Same here. At least he has reprised Gaston for the Berserk films, so that is a good start.
spider-batmanx12
said at 9:22 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Nightmare Crusher it's great that he's getting roles in LA but he should also be more suited in roles for funimation since his only role is goku most of the time and should get a number of roles in funimation. but, if sean moved to LA, I predict he'll get less roles in LA anime and some roles in video games
Blues
said at 7:13 AM on Sun Sep 15 2013
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Heard Sean's moved out to LA. Hope to hear him in even more western animation soon. =D
OldSchoolFTW
said at 12:52 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
He has a very comforting voice and I grew up with him and the FUNimation cast. It's been awesome as a fan to see how much he's improved as an actor since then: he's really expanded his range in recent years as well. He's my favorite voice for Goku, and he was hilarious as Dr. Crowler and Gonard as well.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 9:14 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Awesome Black Doom voice.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:14 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
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Man, you can tell just by looking at this list and listening to some of these secondary characters that he has gigantic range that simply is not being used. He may mostly be known for his performance as Goku, but his range really is incredible and it's a shame there are a lot of people that haven't realized it.

I would compare him to the versatile likes John of DiMaggio and Daran Norris! To have that much range and the power to voice a character like Goku... dang.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:46 AM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy "likes of John DiMaggio"
Fulgore2005
said at 5:06 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Happy birthday, Sean.

To me, you can't go wrong with his Goku. His work on NY shows/games such as Berserk, Sonic are great too.
Madness Abe
said at 2:25 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
KAME..............................

HAME.........................................................

HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, Sean! :)
Darth Satsui
said at 9:19 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Happy Birthday Sean. Youre one of the best voice actors of all time and you along with many other voice actors inspire me to be a voice actor too and for that I thank you. Long Live FUNimation and Long Live DBZ.
OmegaRider99
said at 12:35 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Happy Birthday Sean Schemmel Best Goku
ImmaAnime
said at 9:48 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
Viva Pinata, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Watched them religiously when I was a kid...AND I DIDN'T FLIPPING KNOW SEAN WAS IN THEM!?!? WHAT ROCK HAVE I BEEN UNDER!?!
jeddikah
said at 8:52 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
Sean is totally awesome! love Goku! and Onsokumaru is the single most hilarious character on the planet!
Andy15Tran
said at 3:51 PM on Thu May 17 2012
If he voices a character of the One Piece Funimation Dub he should voice Jabra using his Archie and Cyrus voice from Pokemon. But unfortunately he not in more Funimation dubs.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:22 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
@Andy15Tran Sean lives all the way up north in NY; it'd be difficult for him to commute between there and Dallas.
YamiFangirlQueen
said at 4:24 PM on Fri May 4 2012
He's also the Goku from my childhood, same with the other two.
freezeframe100
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
Some great performances in other anime but he'll always be the voice of Goku (blessing and a curse). :P

Kind of cool how he's worked on both the 4Kids One Piece dub and the Funimation One Piece dub; the latter only being additional voices though.

Hopefully he actually gets to voice a character with an actual name in the future and then it'll be official!


I hope NYAV Post also gets dub the Berserk movies that VIZ Media unfortunately picked up... (would've preferred Sentai Filmworks or Funimation since they've outsourced dubs before)

VIZ usually keeps it local (L.A.) and only occasionally outsources to Vancouver.

Anyways although it wasn't the largest role I liked Schemmel's work as Gaston.

The interaction between Guts (Marc Diraison) and him felt very natural even though they record separately (like all dubs).

They really seemed like they were comrades with a great relationship.

I was really pissed when Gaston died. For a moment it seemed like he would survive but no!!!!

Why did Kentaro Miura have to kill a good character. :)
Andy15Tran
said at 8:09 PM on Tue Feb 14 2012
Sean Schemmel is a great Voice Actor, Nobody can voice Goku Better than him
voiceactorfan
said at 5:30 AM on Sun Jan 22 2012
it says his one of his favorite roles are goku. He loves goku too.
Madness Abe
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Nov 21 2011
Happy Birthday, Sean! You are the Light or the Hope of the Universe...CREATURE OF THE NIGHT!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Nov 21 2011
Happy birthday, Sean!
Gokufan23
said at 7:51 PM on Tue Aug 2 2011
Sean schemmel! OH he makes my heart thud in my chest! I love him!
HE plays goku really well.......I especially love his:

KA ME HA MEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
ajhz
said at 8:32 PM on Wed Jun 15 2011
Wow he kind of looks like Gambit to me
Metabad
said at 3:48 PM on Sat May 21 2011
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KA...ME...HA...ME...HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
girl (Guest)
said at 6:45 PM on Wed Feb 2 2011
i never seen goku jr episode can someone tell me how i watch those i want to see them so bad
girl (Guest)
said at 6:43 PM on Wed Feb 2 2011
u r the best i luv ur goku voice and gokus cute to i been watching dragonball z since i was 6 im 11 right now i hope i meet u
michaelkelley (Guest)
said at 11:10 AM on Fri Dec 10 2010
Sean is the true and definitive Goku..no one else on this planet can bring out the true essence of Goku like Sean can..keep up the wonderful work!
renee (Guest)
said at 6:44 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Happy late birthday Sean!!! You will always be Goku to me :)
arnaldo (Guest)
said at 7:59 PM on Sun Nov 28 2010
Thank you for all the work you do in the Dragon Ball And Dragon Ball Z video games. collected them all because Dragon Ball Z is my favorite anime in the world. And that will never change.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:31 AM on Sun Nov 21 2010
Happy Birthday!

Thanks for being the best Goku and your great villain voices.
ray (Guest)
said at 10:40 AM on Sat Oct 30 2010
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As I mentioned before on the Character page, he's fantastic as Goku.

I really like his Black Doom voice and many of his Pokemon roles.

Shame he's not in more Funimation dubs.

He's really good in 4Kids shows (given the material he receives) but it would be nice to hear him in more uncut/unedited dubs.
111333 (Guest)
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Jul 7 2010
Hes simply an amazing VA and a wonderful person, hopefully get to meet him someday.
65454 (Guest)
said at 11:11 PM on Tue Jun 22 2010
Dragon ball z
fan1 (Guest)
said at 7:52 PM on Sun May 23 2010
dragonBall z & gt are cool


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"Wow!!!! I did not know he voiced do many of my fav characters Baltore Winx Club, Blue Knight, Yugioh whole franchise, DBZ of course."

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FAVORITE ROLE
Who's your favorite Sean Schemmel role? *
Goku Son / Kakarot
72.2% (57 votes)
Lucario
6.3% (5 votes)
Black Doom
6.3% (5 votes)
Vellian Crowler
2.5% (2 votes)
Valtor / Baltor
1.3% (1 votes)
Dr. Indigo
1.3% (1 votes)
Ojama Yellow
1.3% (1 votes)
Nichrom
1.3% (1 votes)
Ricardo Gomes
1.3% (1 votes)
Nail
1.3% (1 votes)
Sun Wukong
1.3% (1 votes)
Paradox
1.3% (1 votes)
Onsokumaru
1.3% (1 votes)
Roto
1.3% (1 votes)
79 Total Votes