Dragon Ball is one of the biggest anime franchises and undoubtedly one of the most popular ones. The franchise has made five series, 21 movies, a number of specials, and multiple video games over the course of 34 years. This led to the franchise having hundreds of characters that were a part of the universe. Dragon Ball has always managed to surprise us throughout, and here’s another one. Here’s a list of celebrities you did not know were voice actors for the Dragon Ball franchise.
The celebrity has ever been a fan of the franchise and that is why he took the role of King Piccolo in the live-action movie. Though the movie was poorly received and did not do well, James Marsters’s love for the movie did not change. The actor became the voice of evil Zamasu for the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super. Not just that, he also reprised the role in the video games, Dragon Ball Fighters Z and Dragon Ball Legends.
It was before Steve Blum became the man, Spike and who took over the anime world with his voice. He was offered to become the voice of Goku, the God-man himself. It was for the video game – Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout. In the game, none of the original anime voice actors were allowed to voice the characters in the game as Bandai was in charge. Steve Blum got to be the voice of Goku and half of Vegito for the game.
The voice behind Deku, the lead of My Hero Academia, Justin Briner, nowadays is at the top of the list of voice actors for anime. But did you know he has voiced multiple characters for the Dragon Ball franchise? His journey started in 2016 when he voiced Majuub in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. He has also voiced Kuru, Blue Ogre, and young Vegeta for the franchise.
Yes, Matthew Mercer from Critical Role has been the voice actor for the Dragon Ball franchise. He is known for his voice acting in anime for characters like Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) and Jotaro Kujo (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure). But he has also been Hit in the Dragon Ball Super and two of the video games – Dragon Ball Fighters Z and Dragon Ball Legends.
Apart from being Detective Munn from Breaking Bad, Jason Douglas has also been King Cold, Killa, South Kai, and Lord Beerus. He was a part of the franchise for 10 years, playing these characters in 12 different series, movies, and video games. He had been with the franchise for so long and we did not even know it was him.