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Sean Schemmel (born in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American voice actor who voices many characters in the Pokémon anime, notable examples being the Team Aqua leader, Archie and the Team Galactic leader, Cyrus. His most famous role is Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise.




Non-Pokémon roles

  • Goku (Adult), King Kai, and Nail (Dragon Ball series (Funimation dub))
  • Black Doom (Shadow the Hedgehog)
  • Bronk Stone, Orbital 7, Kazama Tuskumo (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL)
  • Paradox (Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time)
  • Bobasa (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Dr. Crowler, Ojama Yellow, Elemental Hero Neos, Guardian Baou, Chaos Sorcerer, Jinzo (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Greiger/Dark Greiger, MC, Zigzix, Dr. Heitmann, Hans (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Nico Smiley (Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V)
  • Baltor (Winx Club (4Kds adaptation)), Merman Guard (Winx Club (Nickelodeon Adaptation))
  • Xander (Dinosaur King)
  • Amidamaru, Rio Umemiya (Shaman King)
  • Gonard (Kappa Mikey)


  • Schemmel has voiced the two leaders of two rogue teams, the first being Archie, the leader of Team Aqua which took place during the Hoenn series. Two years later, Schemmel returned to the Pokémon anime, voicing Cyrus, the leader of Team Galatic which happened during the Sinnoh series.
  • In addition to voicing the leaders of two villainous teams, Schemmel has also played two Gym Leaders, Juan in the Hoenn region and Clay in the Unova region.
  • Schemmel has also voiced two different characters in two different Pokemon movies set in two different regions: Lucario (MS008) in MS008: Pokémon - Lucario and the Mystery of Mew which took place during Ash Ketchum's travels to the Battle Frontier in Kanto and later, Grings Kodai in MS013: Pokémon - Zoroark: Master of Illusions which was set in Sinnoh.