Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel in 2016.
Born Sean Christian Schemmel
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Voice actor, ADR director, screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Notable credit(s) Dragon Ball Z as Goku and King Kai

Sean Christian Schemmel is an American voice actor, ADR director, and screenwriter who has worked for Funimation, NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media and DuArt Film and Video. He is best known as the voice of Goku in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball franchise, as well as King Kai. He has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime, as well as various animated shows and video games.


Schemmel began voicing the teen and adult variations of Goku for Funimation in 1999, replacing Peter Kelamis (who had in-turn replaced Ian James Corlett). He has since been the most consistent English voice actor for the character; having voiced Goku in the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z Kai anime series, and nearly all Dragon Ball-related video games and animated movies (including the two recent theatrically-released movies in 2014 and 2015). In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel was also an ADR Director and Script writer for NYAV Post, where he had directed and adapted for English dubs of several Japanese anime series.


Sean Schemmel (second from left) in 2011.


List of voice performances and production work in anime TV series and OVAs
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
1999–2003, 2005 Dragon Ball Z Goku, King Kai, Nail, Mr. Musuka, Vegito Vegito shared w/ Christopher Sabat
2001–03 Dragon Ball Goku (Teen/Adult) Funimation redub
2001 Blue Gender Rick
2002 Berserk Gaston, Conrad
2002 Ultimate Muscle Bone Cold
2002 Yu Yu Hakusho Shigeru Murota, Roto, Mr. Akashi
2003 Hades Project Zeorymer Gisou OVA
2003 Samurai Deeper Kyo Nobuyuki Sanada ADR voice director, script writer
2003 Space Pirate Mito ADR voice director, script writer
2003 Sadamitsu the Destroyer Junk/Helmet ADR voice director, script writer
2003–05 Shaman King Amidamaru, Rio, Nichrom
2003–15 Pokémon Archie, Morrison, Cyrus, Clay, Various characters
2003–05 Dragon Ball GT Goku (Adult, Super Saiyan 4), King Kai, Gogeta Gogeta shared w/ Christopher Sabat
2004 Kiddy Grade Carvo Episode 4
2004 F-Zero: GP Legend Announcer, Baba, Additional Voices
2004 Seven of Seven ADR voice director, script writer
2004 Case Closed Kowalski Episode 8
2004 Giant Robo Tetsugyu OVA
2004 Domain of Murder Dispatch OVA
2004–09, 15 One Piece
  • 4Kids edit
  • Funimation dub
2004 Gokusen Minoru Tatsukawa, Kohei Iwamoto
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Clause's Father Episode 4
2004 Spiral Takashi Sonobe
2004 Munto Munto OVA
2004 Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos Shinzaburo Kuki
2004 Shrine of the Morning Mist Naonori Hieda ADR voice director
2005 Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files Hiromi Yamazaki OVA
2005–06 Sonic X Black Narcissus Season 3
2005 Magical DoReMi Mirabelle's Father, Simon
2005 Mew Mew Power Elliot Grant, The Blue Knight 4Kids dub of Tokyo Mew Mew
2005 Midori Days Jigoru ADR voice director, script writer
2005 Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart Seiji Nomura
2005–06 The Galaxy Railways Humanoid B, Additional Voices
2005 Samurai 7 Genzo
2005 Ah! My Goddess 3rd Class Earth Spirit ADR voice director
2005–06 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Bobasa Season 5
2005–08 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Vellian Crowler, Ojama Yellow, Additional Voices
2006 Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time Munto, Munto's Father OVA
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Jimmy
2006 Ninja Nonsense Onsokumaru
2006 Outlanders Tetsuya Wakatsuki, Geobaldi OVA
2007 BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad Hiroto Episodes 23-24
2008-09 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Greiger, Additional Voices
2010–12 Dragon Ball Z Kai Goku, King Kai, Nail
2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Flaste Schole, Additional Voices OVA
2011–15 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Bronk Stone, Kazuma Tsukumo
2016 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 Flaste Schole
2016 Dragon Ball Super Goku, King Kai Funimation dub[1]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
2003–09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nobody, Yukio Mashimi, Constable Biggles,
Sh'Okanabo, Master Khan, Zippy Lad, Various characters
2005–06 G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 Firefly
2006–07 Winx Club Baltor 4Kids version
2006–08 Kappa Mikey Gonard
2006 Wulin Warriors Scar
2006 Viva Piñata Chortles Chippopotamus, Hamilton Horstachio
2006–11 Thumb Wrestling Federation Mr. Extremo, Various characters
2007–09 Chaotic Maxxor, Afjak
2008–09 Speed Racer: The Next Generation Dickie Ranford, Racer X / Rex Racer, Dr. Chezko / Sparky, Narrator
2009 Pat & Stan Stuart
2011 Shaktimaan Animated Tock
2015 DC Super Friends Hawkman
2015 Sofia the First Slim, King Habib, Additional Voices[2][3]
2015 Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror Charlie, Treasure Hunter #2
2016 Trip Tank Wayne, Announcer[4][5]


List of voice performances and production work in direct-to-video, television films and feature films
Year Title Role Crew Role, Notes
2000 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku Goku
2001 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Goku Funimation dub
2002 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Goku Funimation dub
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Goku Funimation dub
2003 The Weathering Continent Guard 2 ADR voice director
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2004 Blue Gender: The Warrior Rick Compilation film
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2004 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy Goku
2005 Lupin III: Island of Assassins Gordeau
2005 Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek Noshiga
2005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Professor Lund
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Goku Funimation dub
2006 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Lucario
2006 Negadon: The Monster from Mars Ryuichi Narasaki
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Goku, King Kai, Gogeta Gogeta shared w/ Christopher Sabat
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Goku Funimation dub
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Goku
2006 Impy's Island King Pumponell the 55th
2006 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Goku, King Kai Funimation dub
2009 TMNT: Turtles Forever 1984 Raphael
2010 Animals United Biggie the Rhinoceros[6]
2011 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time Paradox
2011 Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions Grings Kodai
2012 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King Gaston, General Gien
2013 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey Gaston
2013 One Piece Film: Strong World Dr. Indigo[7]
2014 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent Gaston, Conrad
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Goku, King Kai
2014 Time of Eve Katoran
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Goku
2015 009 Re:Cyborg Navy Man
2016 Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Alva
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Dark Opal

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Goku, King Kai
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Goku, Vegito, Gokule
2003 Bionicle: The Game Makuta
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Goku
2004 Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament Roto
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Goku, King Kai, Vegito, Gogeta, Nail
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Goku
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2005 Shadow the Hedgehog Black Doom
2006 Shadow Hearts: From the New World Ricardo Gomez
2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure Wapol
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2006 Super Dragon Ball Z Goku
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Goku, King Kai, Vegito, Gogeta
2007 Bullet Witch Maxwell
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Goku, Vegito, Gogeta, Nail
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Goku
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World Goku
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Goku, Vegito, Gogeta
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Goku, Vegito, Gogeta, Nail
2011 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Goku, Kaio, Vegito, Gogeta
2012 Skullgirls Horace
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Batman/Bruce Wayne Mobile game
2012 Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect Goku, Vegito
2013 Gangstar Vegas Jason Malone, Radio Ads
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Goku, Vegito
2014 Smite Sun Wukong
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Lucario
2014 Natural Doctrine Nebula
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Tread Head
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Tread Head
2015 Dragon Ball Xenoverse Goku, Vegito, Gogeta, Tokitoki
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Additional Voices
2015 Fallout 4 Strong, Male Ghouls
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Goku, Gogeta, Vegito, Nail, Tokitoki, Goku Black


  1. "Funimation Reveals Dragon Ball Super English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. November 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  2. "Cool Hand Fluke". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 1. August 5, 2015. Disney Junior.
  3. "New Genie on the Block". Sofia the First. Season 3. Episode 7. October 16, 2015. Disney Junior.
  4. "How the Sausage Is Made". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 12. June 27, 2016. Comedy Central.
  5. "Deuce Ex Machina". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 17. August 2, 2016. Comedy Central.

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