Vic Mignogna, Edward Elric from “Fullmetal Alchemist,” Joining the Wizard World Comic Con Tour!
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|Vic won a 2007 American Anime Award for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist!|
|Victor Joseph “Vic” Mignogna (born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American Anime Award winning voice actor and musician primarily known for his work for ADV Films, Funimation Entertainment, and Viz Media. He has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime films and television series as well as video games.|
Mignogna is best known for his dub role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Broly in Dragon Ball Z films, Forbesii in Shuffle!, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach and Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel. He is also the voice of Zero Kiryu and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight. Recently he has done the voices for Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater, Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, and Nagato and Fuen in Naruto Shippuden. He is now the official voice of E-123 Omega from the SEGA franchise Sonic the Hedgehog.
Mignogna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in television and film production. He also helped produce and arrange some of the songs on DC Talk’s eponymous first album.
Mignogna held various jobs early in his career, including a Drama and Speech teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, and an officer with the Ocean City Police Department.
Mignogna moved to Houston, Texas in 1990, and was a film and video production instructor at the Art Institute of Houston.
In 1993, Mignogna was a contestant on Star Search, where he sang “Worth Waiting For.”
While working in video production with John Gremillion, Mignogna started getting involved in voice acting in anime at ADV Films. His made his debut as Vega in Street Fighter II V and he later got the title role in Generator Gawl. He started attending anime conventions where he got in contact with Funimation and landed the voice role of Broly in their Dragonball Z series.
In 2007, the American Anime Awards presented Mignogna an award for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist. He often gains much attention due to his role in Fullmetal Alchemist, and attends conventions regularly.
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.” Mignogna has also recorded in Los Angeles; he tried out for Bleach, and received the part of Ikkaku Madarame.
In addition to voice acting, Mignogna has been involved in music and sound production, and also video production. He has produced hundreds of jingles for commercials, and he was also a worship leader with Houston’s First Baptist Church.[note 1] As a musician, Mignogna has released several albums, some of which feature English cover versions of anime songs in shows such as One Piece and the Dragonball series. Mignogna also handled the ADR Direction for the English dub of Claymore in which he also voices Rigaldo.
Mignogna has been involved with several fan productions, including Fullmetal Fantasy 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.”
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