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Most recognized as the voice of Krillin, and also Bardock 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 voice actors in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular animated characters 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. 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 in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.
Recently, Strait has reprised his roles in both the new Dragon Ball Kai and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood series and plays the title role in the Xbox game ‘Splosion Man. Strait also began illustrating Marvel Comics’s sketch cards recently for Rittenhouse and fetches eBay prices up to $800 per card for his depictions of Marvel’s superheroes.
His current ventures are being contracted to write a biography called Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini and performing in the band White Girl.
Strait also makes multiple appearances at anime conventions every year as a featured industry guest.