Sonny Strait

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Quotes (3)

  • (when asked about low points early in his career) Strait: Oh, nothing but typical self-doubt stuff.

  • (when asked about his comic book consumer preference juxtaposed to his producing of them) Strait: I like the art in Tellos and Battle Chasers. I still read Cerebus, Hellboy, Bone, and Usagi Yojimbo. Other than that I don’t read too many comic books. Occasionally something will catch my attention. I do read a lot, however. I tend to gravitate to non-fiction, metaphysical and philosophical texts as well as “how-to” books (I am the perpetual student). I especially love books on shamanism.

  • (when asked about his likes, pastimes, etc..) Strait: I love entertaining. Not just on stage but at home. I love having intelligent people at my house to discuss and argue with. I love reading. Mostly non-fiction, but I did read a collection of short stories by Steve Martin recently called Pure Drivel that was brilliant. I don’t watch a lot of television except for Ally McBeal and David Letterman. I love being in nature. I love dancing. And I love trying to think of things I love to do!

Trivia (19)

  • According to the DVD extras on FullMetal Alchemist Volume 13, Sonny became the choice for voicing Maes Hughes when, after he had finished his audition, he casually quoted Hughes’ line: “Sorry, I have to go home to my wife and daughter.”

  • Will be doing the voice of Usopp in the 2007 Redub of One Piece.

  • Sonny’s responsibilities at FUNimation have increased dramatically, he is now staff writer as well as director.

  • Mr. Strait grew up in Mesquite, Texas before moving to Denton to study, later he moved to Dallas, then to California when he worked with his mentor Wendy Pini.

  • Sonny Strait, along with his fellow voice actors, recently won Best Cast for their work on Fullmetal Alchemist at the first ever American Anime Awards. These awards were hosted in New York, Feb 24 2007.

  • Sonny Strait is married with two step kids.

  • Appearing at the north Texas community theater scene is what started more advances in the theatrical field for Sonny. With keen writing, acting and directing skills he produced many programs, of which a few are still running today such as a traveling puppet theater troupe The Puppahams and an acting program for teens called The Back Stage Players.

  • Sonny, a lover of drama and acting long before his voice acting career began, has appeared in many plays both professional as well as scholastic since he was as young as 14.

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