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Michael B. "Mike" Pollock, sometimes credited as Herb Lawrence, is an American voice actor who has done voice work for the English dub of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He has worked on many voice overs of English-dubbed anime by 4Kids Entertainment. He is most notable for being the voice of Dr. Eggman in several media since Sonic X.

Pollock is the only English-language voice actor who was not replaced in 2010. It was revealed by Pollock in a chat session on November 16 that Sega had held auditions for Eggman, but they decided to keep him because none of the other voice actors who auditioned fit Eggman well.

Pollock confirmed that he will continue to voice Eggman beyond 2021.[1]


Voice acting


Mike Pollock's voice of Dr. Eggman is likely the most popular voice work ever in the Sonic franchise, possibly over Ryan Drummond. There has been very little criticism of any of his performances, as even Sega agreed he was the best one for the job and did not replace him in 2010 when they did for everyone else for Sonic Colors, being the only English voice actor who was not replaced.[citation needed]


  • Mike Pollock owns a Dr. Eggman-themed debit card.[2]
  • Pollock is the longest running English voice actor for the Sonic series.
  • Pollock attended Sonicon in 2010, along with Jason Griffith, Lisa Ortiz, and Pete Capella.
    • When a fan asked the panel if any of them ever used their character voices in real life, Pollock replied that he went to a carnival in New Jersey and saw some Sonic plushes as a prize at an arcade game. When a little kid went up to win one, Pollock screamed in Eggman's voice "Look! It's Sonic!"
  • During a chat in 2009, Pollock revealed that Sega was involved with the casting of Sonic X, claiming that they would record their voices during the audition and send it to Sonic Team and Sega of Japan to see which voices sounded the best.
  • The name "Herb Lawrence" is a tribute to his late father, Herbert Lawrence Pollock.[3]
  • Pollock participated actively in the Sonic community during the early stages of Sonic Boom information release, teasing the fans about possible new characters and Marine appearances.
  • According to one interview, Pollock claimed that when his voice was too scratchy to perform Dr. Eggman's higher-pitched laugh in Sonic X, he would have Dan Green perform the laugh in his place.[4]
  • Pollock's favorite episode in the Sonic Boom television series is "Eggman the Auteur".[5]
  • Pollock's favorite character to voice on the Sonic Boom series, other than Dr. Eggman, is Mayor Fink.[6]
  • Pollock's favorite Sonic game is Sonic Colors.[7]


  1. Mike Pollock on Twitter.. Twitter (6 February 2021). Retrieved on 6 February 2021.
  2. Mike Pollock on Twitter. Twitter (24 July 2018). Retrieved on 2 November 2018.
  3. Mike Pollock. Fan FAQ. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020.
  4. "I Am The Eggman" - An Interview With Mike Pollock, Voice Of Dr. Eggman. Youtube. FTCR (1 May 2013). Retrieved on 20 January 2021.
  5. Mike Pollock on Twitter. Twitter (18 March 2017). Retrieved on 18 March 2017. "Emily Lancman: Okay, this is for the whole crew. What are your favorite episodes you've done in the series so far? Love you guys! / Mike Pollock: "Eggman the Auteur." It's an award-winner, right, @evilsamdestroyr?"
  6. Mike Pollock on Twitter. Twitter (18 March 2017). Retrieved on 18 March 2017. "Demi Adenuga: Favourite character to voice that is not on Team Sonic? / Mike Pollock: The Mayor."
  7. Yuan, Kevin (5 December 2016). Media Blasters Reveals More English Dub Cast for World War Blue Anime. Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020.

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