Michael Haigney

Michael Haigney is an American voice actor, voice director, and English-language adaptation writer who was one of the original voice actors of 4Kids Entertainment for its dub of the Pokémon anime.

Michael Haigney


Haigney was the original voice director on Pokémon from the first season through the third season, and was also one of the original voice actors, originally providing fill-in voices for Pokémon that had not been cast; under this capacity, he went under the alias Roger Kay. During the sixth season, Haigney left the series. After his departure, stock footage was used to voice Ash's Snorlax in Wheel Of Frontier, as well as Brock's Geodude in Grating Spaces!.

In the DVD commentary for Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, Haigney explained that he didn't realize Charmander would become a major character, believing it to only be a character of the day.

In 2022, Haigney started a Podcast series called Original Pokéman where he would share memories, mysteries, and behind-the-scenes stories on the episodes that he adapted and directed.

Pokémon roles






Video games

Super Smash Bros.

Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Puzzle League

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

External links

  This article is part of Project VA, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each voice actor of the Pokémon anime.