Christopher Eric Johnson Jr. (born April 28, 1974), better known by the stage name Eric Vale, is an American voice actor, ADR director, script writer and head writer at Funimation, who provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series. He is known for voicing adult Trunks in the Dragon Ball series, Ferid Bathory in the Seraph of the End series, Yuki Soma in Fruits Basket series, Sanji in One Piece and Loke in Fairy Tail.

Eric Vale
Eric Vale at Anime Expo 2013.jpg
Vale at the 2013 Anime Expo
Born
Christopher Eric Johnson Jr.

(1974-04-28) April 28, 1974 (age 45)
OccupationVoice actor, ADR director, script writer
Years active1999–present
AgentMary Collins[1]
Websitewww.therealericvale.com

Contents

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[2]
1999 Dragon Ball series Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer, Dr. Flappe Funimation dub
2001 Yu Yu Hakusho Sakyo, Rando, Kokoda Hatanaka
2002 Fruits Basket Yuki Soma also 2019 reboot [3]
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Solf J. Kimblee
2005 Desert Punk Kanta Mizuno [4]
2005 Gunslinger Girl series Jean Croce
2005 Initial D series Koichiro Iketani Funimation dub [5]
2007 B't X Teppei Takamiya Illumitoon dub [6]
2007-present One Piece Sanji Funimation dub [7]
2007 School Rumble series Oji Karasuma [8]
2008 Hetalia: Axis Powers series America, Canada Funimation dub [9]
2009 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Hermit Season 2 only [10]
2009 D.Gray-man Arystar Krory III also Hallow [11]
2009 Nabari no Ou Tobari Durandal Kumohira [12]
2009 Spice and Wolf Weiz [13]
2010 Soul Eater Justin Law
2010 Casshern Sins Casshern [14]
2011 Dance in the Vampire Bund Akira Kaburagi Regendorf Credited as Alpha Lagrange [15]
2011 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Solf J. Kimblee
2011–present Fairy Tail Loke [16]
2012 Deadman Wonderland Tsunenaga Tamaki [17]
2012 Is This a Zombie? King of the Night [18]
2013 We Without Wings Hariu Kurodo [19]
2013 Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero Akatsuki Ousawa [20]
2013 Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing Victor [21]
2013 Maken-ki! Battling Venus series Akaya Kodai [22]
2014 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Tsumugi [23]
2014 Jormungand series Kasper Hekmatyar [24]
2014 Robotics;Notes Ko Kimijima [25]
2014 Tokyo Ghoul Nishiki Nishio also season 2 and :re [26]
2014 Attack on Titan Luke Cis season 1 [27]
2014 Sengoku Basara: Judge End Keiji Maeda [28]
2015 Death Parade Takashi Eps. 1-2 [29]
2015 Gangsta Barry Abbott Eps. 1, 4 [30]
2015 Noragami series Kazuma [31]
2015 Ping Pong: The Animation Egami [32]
2015 Prison School Takehito "Gakuto" Morokuzu [33]
2015 Seraph of the End Ferid Bathory [34]
2015 Yona of the Dawn Sinha [35]
2016 Aquarion Logos Hayato Kujo [36]
2016 Brothers Conflict Iori Asahina [37]
2016 Chaos Dragon Qisha Tianling [38]
2016 Dimension W Albert Schuman [39]
2016 First Love Monster Kanade Takahashi [40]
2016 My Hero Academia Tomura Shigaraki [41]
2016 Snow White with the Red Hair Izana Wisteria [42]
2016 Terror in Resonance Kato [43]
2016 Joker Game Jiro Gamo [44]
2016 Trickster Kogoro Akechi [45]
2016 Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace Akechi [46]
2016 The Vision of Escaflowne Dryden Fassa Funimation dub [47]
2017 Knight's & Magic Tsubasa Kurata [48]
2017 Sakura Quest Soichiro Koharu Ep. 14 [49]
2017 Classroom of the Elite Kakeru Ryuen [50]
2017 A Sister's All You Need Kenjiro Toki [51]
2018 Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright anime adaptation [52]
2018 Darling in the Franxx Hachi [53]
2018 Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Yamato [54]
2018 Junji Ito Collection Makoto Tokura ep5B [55]
2018 B't X Teppei Takamiya Anime Midstream dub [56]
2018 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Takuma Sakamoto/Diablo [57]
2018 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Kurobe [58]
2019 Radiant Grim [58]
2019 YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Takuya Arima [59]


FilmsEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Keiji Maeda [60]
2012 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Essex [61]
2014 One Piece Film: Z Sanji [62]
2016 The Boy and the Beast Kyuta [63]
2017 One Piece Film: Gold Sanji [64][65]

Video gamesEdit

List of dubbing performances in video games
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Future Trunks [66]
2003 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Future Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [66]
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Future Trunks [66]
2004 Dragon Ball Z Budokai: 3 Future Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [67]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Future Trunks [66]
2005 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Future Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [66]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Future Trunks [66]
2006 Super Dragon Ball Z Future Trunks [66]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Future Trunks [66]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Future Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [66]
2007 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Future Trunks [66]
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Future Trunks [66]
2008 Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World Future Trunks [66]
2009 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [66]
2009 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Future Trunks [66]
2010 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Future Trunks [66]
2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Future Trunks [66]
2011 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Future Trunks [66]
2012 Borderlands 2 Boom, Will the Bandit, McNally [67]
2012 Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect Future Trunks [66]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Future Trunks [67]
2015 Dragon Ball Xenoverse Future Trunks [66]
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Future Trunks [67]
2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ Future Trunks, World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer [67]

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