Actor / Director / Illustrator
See also: We Shadows and White Girl Studios
Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.
As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z, he has worked on many popular animated series including Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network's laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragon Ball series, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.
As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics and he's considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history.
In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.
He has also appeared in many video games such as the title role in S'plosion Man, the psychos in Borderlands and Neptune in Smite.
Recently, Strait has reprised his roles of Krillin in the theatrical release Dragonball Z Resurrection F and Toonami TOM 1 in the Intruder 2 series for Cartoon Network. He was also cast in his current favorite roles of Koro Sensei in Assassination Classroom and Maple in Show By Rock.
In 2015 Sonny returned to directing starting with the anime series Maria the Virgin Witch, Mikagura School Suite and the highly controversial Prison School. He has also returned to Elfquest as a colorist for Dark Horse Comics, and did a Ford commercial as Krillin! Recently he was announced as the ADR director and the new voice of Allen Schezar for the FUNimation redub of The Vision of Escaflowne.
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Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
- ConnectiCon 2021 - September 9-12, 2021 in Hartford, CT 2018
- Digi-Con 2018 - February 25, 2018 in Doncaster, UK 2017
Zenkaikon 2017 - April 28-30, 2017 in Lancaster, PACancelled Appearance
- CyPhaCon 2017 - April 7-9, 2017 in Lake Charles, LA 2014
- Meta Con 2014 - October 31 - November 2, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN
- Amelia Con 2014 - September 5-7, 2014 in Fernandina Beach, FL
- Pensacola Para Con 2014 - August 9-10, 2014 in Pensacola, FL
- Phoenix Comicon 2014 - June 5-8, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ 2013
- Meta Con 2013 - August 30 - September 1, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN
- FanExpo Vancouver 2013 - April 20-21, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada 2012
- Daisho Con 2012 - November 16-18, 2012 in Wisconsin Dells, WI
- Konsplosion! 2012 - August 17-19, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR 2011
- Archon 2011 - September 30 - October 2, 2011 in Collinsville, IL
- Geek.Kon 2011 - September 9-11, 2011 in Madison, WI
- Mobicon 2011 - May 20-22, 2011 in Mobile, AL 2010
- MegaCon 2010 - March 12-14, 2010 in Orlando, FL 2009
- New England Fan Experience 2009 - November 13-15, 2009 in Boston, MA
16 confirmed guest appearances
View Sonny Strait on FanCons.com for 128 additional guest appearances