Mike Pollock

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Mike Pollock
File:Mike Pollock Headshot.jpg
Pollock in May 2010
Born Michael B. Pollock
(1965-03-09) March 9, 1965 (age 56)
Residence New York City
Other names Herb Lawrence[1][2]
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1988–present
Notable credit(s) Sonic the Hedgehog
as Doctor Eggman
Pokemon
as Narrator
Website
www.itsamike.com

Michael B. Pollock (born March 9, 1965)[3] is an American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian, best known as the current voice of Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He voices many characters in English dubs of Japanese anime as well as cartoons dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment, NYAV Post, DuArt Film and Video, and Studiopolis. Outside of Sonic, he served as the narrator the Pokémon anime series, having voiced in multiple seasons in the franchise. Other major roles include Meat in Ultimate Muscle, Langston Lickatoad in Viva Piñata, Adon in Berserk, Mitsuru Minowa in Magic User's Club, and Beast in the motion comic adaptation of Astonishing X-Men.

Career

Pollock voices several characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, most notably Doctor Eggman, Professor Gerald Robotnik, and Eggman Nega, first appearing as Eggman in the English language release of the 2003 anime series Sonic X.[1][4] In 2005, beginning with Shadow the Hedgehog, he began voicing his characters for the Sonic video game series as well, replacing Deem Bristow as the voice of Eggman following his death.[4]

On July 15, 2010, Sega announced it was recasting the voice actors for the Sonic the Hedgehog characters, but that Pollock would be the only one retained from the previous cast. [4][5] Pollock currently also voices Dr. Eggman on the animated series Sonic Boom, which premiered in November 2014.[6]

Filmography

Anime

Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
Template:Dts Demon Fighter Kocho Professor Kamo [7]
Template:Dts Twin Signal Professor [7]
Template:Dts Magic User's Club Mitsuru Minowa, others [7]
Template:Dts Weiß Kreuz Reiji Takatori, others [7]
Template:Dts Berserk Adon [7]
Template:Dts–04 Ultimate Muscle Meat First major recurring roles [7][8]
Template:Dts–06 Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Various characters First major recurring roles [8]
Template:Dts Space Pirate Mito Okuyo, Nandab [7]
Template:Dts Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Arthur Hawkins, Guerimo
Template:Dts Hades Project Zeorymer Narrator, others [7]
Template:Dts Samurai Deeper Kyo Muramasa [7]
Template:Dts Sadamitsu the Destroyer Ido, Hakuji [7]
Template:Dts–06 Sonic X Dr. Eggman, Professor Gerald Robotnik, Ella, others
Template:Dts Pokemon Narrator, Mr. Contesta [9]
Template:Dts Seven of Seven Ido, Hakuji [7]
Template:Dts The Gokusen Kouzou Wakamatsu [7]
Template:Dts Giant Robo: The Animation Issei, Prof. Shizuma [7]
Template:Dts–06 Munto Elder, others Also Munto 2 [7]
Template:Dts Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos Sasuke [7]
Template:Dts Midori Days Monk [7]
Template:Dts Ah! My Goddess Urn of Hakushon the Demon King (season 1), Priest (season 2), others Season 2 as Herb Lawrence [7]
Template:Dts Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars Velosh, Cabinet Secretray, Caretaker [7]
Template:Dts–08 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jean Louis Bonaparte
Template:Dts Animation Runner Kuromi The Boss, Yu Tokahara [7][1]
Template:Dts Cutie Honey Group Manager, Det. Goki live-action dub [7]
Template:Dts Phoenix Lamp, others [7]
Template:Dts Joe vs. Joe George Takizawa, others [10]
Template:Dts–14 Ikki Tousen series Suikyou Starting with Dragon Destiny [1][11][12]
Template:Dts–12 GoGoRiki Bigoriki
Template:Dts Bakuman Fumio, various teachers [13]
Template:Dts Queen's Blade Rebellion Dogura, Elder [14]
Template:Dts Holy Knight Lilith's father [15][16]
Template:Dts–present Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Curio Sawatari [17]


Animation

Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
Template:Dts–06 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Garbageman, Jack Kirby
Template:Dts–09 Viva Piñata Langston Lickatoad
Template:Dts–12 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers The Professor As Herb Lawrence [18]
Template:Dts–present Sonic Boom Dr. Eggman, Fastidious Beaver, Mayor Fink, others [19][20]

Film

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
Template:Dts The Weathering Continent Deputy Commander [7]
Template:Dts Jungle Emperor Leo Dr. Moustache [7]
Template:Dts Ratatoing Greg As Herb Lawrence [1]
Template:Dts A Cat in Paris Mr. Baby, Zookeeper [1][8]
Template:Dts Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey Adon [21]
Template:Dts Welcome to the Space Show Neppo, Moose Alien [22]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
Template:Dts–present Sonic the Hedgehog games Dr. Eggman, Eggman Nega, Professor Gerald Robotnik, others [1]
Template:Dts Viva Piñata Langston Lickatoad
Template:Dts Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Langston Lickatoad


Other roles

Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
Template:Dts The Machine Girl Sushi Chef, Van Thug Live-action dub [10]
Template:Dts Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Beast Motion comic
Master Tape Theatre Sir Hardin Thicke (presenter) Radio replays of The Howard Stern Show [23]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2014 3rd Annual BTVA Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game Sonic Lost World Template:Nom[24]
2014 2nd Annual BTVA Anime Dub Award for Best Male Supporting Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special Adon in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II: The Search for Doldrey Template:Nom[21]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Behind The Voice Actors – Mike Pollock". Behind The Voice Actors. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Mike-Pollock/. Retrieved June 29, 2016. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources 
  2. "Mike's Fan FAQ - Voice Over Actor Mike Pollock - It's A Mike!". itsamike.com. http://www.itsamike.com/faq. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Mike's Résumé". It's A Mike! (Mike Pollock's official website). http://www.itsamike.com/resume. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Parker, Kellie (July 15, 2010). "SEGA Blog - Out of the Mouths of Hedgehogs". Sega.com Blogs. http://blogs.sega.com/2010/07/15/out-of-the-mouths-of-hedgehogs/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  5. Hazeldine, Julian. Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic The Hedgehog. Lulu.com. p. 108. ISBN 9781291831887. https://books.google.com/books?id=R3OwBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA108. 
  6. Parker, Kellie (February 25, 2014). "Go Behind the Scenes with Sonic Boom". Sega Blog. Sega. http://blogs.sega.com/2014/02/25/go-behind-the-scenes-with-sonic-boom/. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 "Mike Pollock - CrystalAcids.com". Crystal Acids. http://www.crystalacids.com/database/person/3461/mike-pollock/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Interview with Mike Pollock". gatheryourparty.com. June 27, 2013. http://www.gatheryourparty.com/2013/06/27/interview-with-mike-pollock/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  9. "Japanese Episode AG 021". bulbagarden.net. http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/houen/ep021.html. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Herb Lawrence - CrystalAcids.com". Crystal Acids. http://www.crystalacids.com/database/person/8852/herb-lawrence/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  11. "Funimation Unveils Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians' Dub Cast". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-11/funimation-unveils-ikki-tousen/great-guardians-dub-cast. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  12. "Funimation Reveals Ikki Tousen XX's English Dub Cast, Trailer". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-09/funimation-reveals-ikki-tousen-xx-english-dub-cast-trailer. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  13. "Media Blasters Announces Bakuman. Dub Cast". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-23/media-blasters-announces-bakuman-dub-cast. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  14. "Queen's Blade: Rebellion's English Dub Cast Confirmed". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-23/queen-blade/rebellion-english-dub-cast-confirmed. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  15. "Media Blasters Casts Mike Pollock, Michael A. Zekas in Holy Knight OVA". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-05/media-blasters-casts-mike-pollock-michael-a-zekas-in-holy-knight-ova/.84141. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  16. "Media Blasters Casts Michele Knotz, Melanie Ehrlich, More in Holy Knight OVA". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-16/media-blasters-casts-michele-knotz-melanie-ehrlich-more-in-holy-knight-ova/.85057. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V credit:
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  19. "SONIC BOOM". sonicthehedgehog.com. http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/boom/en/sonic-boom-tv-overview/sonic-tv-credits/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  20. "Mike Pollock on Twitter". Twitter. https://twitter.com/itsamike/status/538831291240964099. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "2nd Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2013". Behind The Voice Actors. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/btva-anime-awards/2013/movies/. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  22. "Dub Cast for Welcome to the Space Show Announced". animenewsnetwork.com. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-04-07/dub-cast-for-welcome-to-the-space-show-announced. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  23. "Mike Pollock Is Sir Hardin Thicke". soundcloud.com. https://soundcloud.com/itsamike/mike-pollock-is-sir-hardin-thicke. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  24. "3rd Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2013 - Video Games". Behind The Voice Actors. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. http://web.archive.org/web/20150710030321/http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/btva-awards/2014/video-games/. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 

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