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Vic Mignogna is an American voice actor and musician primarily known for his work for ADV Films/Seraphim Digital, Funimation/OkraTron 5000, and Viz Media/Studiopolis/Bang Zoom Entertainment. He has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime series and video games.


Mignogna was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Pittsburgh.[1] He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in television and film production.[2] He helped produce and arrange some of the songs on DC Talk's eponymous first album.[1][2] He was a drama and speech teacher in Jacksonville, Florida,[3] and an officer with the Ocean City Police Department.[2] He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1990, and was a film and video production instructor at the Art Institute of Houston.[1] In 1993, he was a contestant on Star Search, where he sang "Worth Waiting For".[4]

Vic Mignonga

Vic Mignogna

While working in video production with John Gremillion in Houston, Mignogna got involved in voice acting in anime at ADV Films[1][3] and made his debut as Vega in Street Fighter II V[3][5][6] and he later got the title role in Generator Gawl.[3][7][8] He started attending anime conventions, where he got in contact with Funimation and landed the voice role of Broly.


Vic Mignogna in June 2011

Vic does work in other anime and has also mentioned that he would like to play Brook in One Piece when the time comes as seen in a YouTube video, though Ian Sinclair was eventually chosen for the role.[9]

In 2007, the American Anime Awards presented Mignogna an award for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist.[10][11][12] He often gains much attention due to his role in Fullmetal Alchemist, and he attends conventions as often as 15–25 times a year.[5][13] One of Mignogna's career goals in voice acting was "to record at all of the major places where dubbing is done." He stated that he was "the first ADV voice actor to record at Funimation in Dallas and then I was the first to go to New York".[14] He has also recorded in Los Angeles; he tried out for Bleach, and received the part of Ikkaku Madarame.[15][16]


Mignogna in Phoenix in May 2012

In addition to voice acting, Mignogna has been involved in music, sound, and video production.[2][17] He has produced hundreds of jingles for commercials,[14] and he was a worship leader with Houston's First Baptist Church.[1] As a musician, he has released several albums, some of which feature English cover versions of anime songs from shows such as One Piece and the Dragon Ball series, he handled some of the ADR direction for the English dub of Claymore, in which he voices Rigaldo. He has been involved with several fan productions, including Fallout: Nuka Break, Fullmetal Fantasy[14] and Star Trek: Phase II. In the latter series, he co-directed the episode "Enemy: Starfleet" and played the Andorian Captain, and he directed "KITUMBA" and played Malkthon the Klingon, and was slated to direct the episode "Mindsifter".[5][8][18] In 2012, he worked with the Starship Farragut production group to direct and star as Captain Kirk in their webisode production of Star Trek Continues.[19][20][21][22]

On January 22, 2019, in the wake of the MeToo movement, Sony Pictures executive director Tammi Denbow under the behalf of Funimation had dismissed Mignogna due to sexual harassment allegations that he vehemently denied.[23] The allegations date back to when his career as a musician began in 1989. Several voice actresses, including Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi, have also alleged that they have been sexually harassed by Mignogna,[24] leading to him suing the voice actresses, along with Funimation itself and Rial’s fiancé, Rob Toye, for defamation and tortious interference, asking for $1,000,000 in damages. On June 12th of the same year, Funimation shot down his accusations with anti-SLAPP motions in July, and on October 4th, the case was officially dismissed by the judge.

In response to the unsuccessful lawsuit, Mignogna founded his own dubbing studio with convention Anime Matsuri in 2021,[25] but has been largely blacklisted from many studios in the voice acting industry in response to the allegations.[26] Mignogna had partnered with UK talent agency 'Davidson & Co. Talent Agents' in 2024.[27]



  • Attack on Titan - Eld Jinn
  • Bleach - Ikkaku Madarame
  • Claymore - Rigaldo
  • D.N.Angel - Dark Mousy
  • Dragon Ball Super - Geppuman
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai - Burter
  • Fullmetal Alchemist - Edward Elric
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Edward Elric, Barry the Chopper (human body)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Rohan Kishibe
  • Kekkaishi - Yoshimori Sumimura
  • Naruto Shippuden - Nagato, Fuen, Young Obito
  • One Piece - Nezumi, Lake, Wetton, Sabo (Film: Gold, Episode of Sabo)
  • Ouran High School Host Club - Tamaki Suoh
  • RWBY - Qrow Branwen (Season 3 - 6)
  • Sailor Moon - Ryo Urawa
  • Shuffle! - Forbesii
  • Soul Eater - Spirit Albarn
  • Street Fighter II V - Vega
  • Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Fai D. Flowright
  • Vampire Knight - Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu
  • Yu Yu Hakusho - Bui, Ura Urashima


Video Games[]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog - E-123 Omega (2010-2017)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 - Junpei Iori



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Career in TV cartoons is no joke. chon (July 21, 2005).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Vic's Professional Resume. vicsworld.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Vic Mignogna Biography. risemboolrangers.
  4. Vic's Music. last.fm.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fullmetal Trekkie: Voice Actor Vic Mignogna to Direct Star Trek: Phase II Episode. laweekly (MAy 28, 2009).
  6. An Interview with Vic Mignogna. otakunews (January 18, 2018).
  7. Anime Expo 2006, stated at his panel that his first starring role was Gawl in Generator Gawl.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Vic Mignogna: Heavy Metal. totalscifionline (September 15, 2009).
  9. FUNimation Posts One Piece: Strong World Film's English Dub Trailer. animenewsnetwork (September 16, 2013).
  10. American Anime Awards. broadbandvideo.
  11. American Anime Award Winners: First Large Scale Fan-Driven Awards. icv2 (February 26, 2007).
  12. 2007 American Anime Awards Vic Mignogna Best Actor. youtube (February 25, 2007).
  13. Vic Mignogna Biography. Animecons.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Interview: Vic Mignogna. Anime News Network (August 1, 2005).
  15. Vic talks VIZ at AOD 06. youtube (August 6, 2006).
  16. Vic Explains Ikkakus Lucky Dance. youtube (April 9, 2007).
  17. {{|url=http://www.vicsworld.net/music.htm%7Ctitle=Music and Sound Production|work=vicsworld|date=October 5, 2011}}
  18. Vic Mignogna Slated to Direct "Kitumba". startreknewvoyages (May 15, 2009).
  19. Farragut Films Adds to Management Team and Secures Largest Studio of Trek Sets. starshipfarragut (December 29, 2011).
  20. Starship Farragut: New Team Members and Studio. starshipfarragut (February 3, 2012).
  21. Vic Mignogna Directing Star Trek Continues. startrekcontinues (March 23, 2012).
  22. Interview with Vic Mignogna. mcbuzz (March 22, 2012).
  23. Mignogna Deposition: The Funimation Investigation. Anime News Network (July 29, 2019).
  24. Vic Fired from Funimation. Twitter (February 11, 2019).
  25. Anime Matsuri launches new dubbing studio with Vic Mignogna. NicheGamer (July 19, 2022).
  26. Vic Less Active. Twitter (February 19, 2021).
  27. Vic UK. Twitter (April 3, 2024).