Roger Craig Smith Is Voicing Sonic The Hedgehog Again

Roger Craig Smith Is Voicing Sonic The Hedgehog Again
Roger Craig Smith at WonderCon 2016. (Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)

Roger Craig Smith announced this morning that he will return as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in future games.

“I can’t fully express my gratitude for the [Sonic the Hedgehog] crew and community,” Smith wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of a mended blue heart. “I hope to honour your support and passion.”

Smith surprised fans in January when he revealed he would no longer play Sonic. Neither he nor Sega provided a reason for this brief departure, but some fans speculated at the time that he was to be replaced by Ben Schwartz, who voiced Sonic in the 2020 live-action film. No Sonic projects have been released in those intervening months.

A veteran voice actor, Smith first took on the role of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2010’s Sonic Free Riders before going on to voice Sega’s speedy mascot in over a dozen games, including Sonic Colours, Sonic Generations, and multiple installments of the Super Smash Bros. series. He’s also voiced Sonic in animated projects like Sonic Boom and Wreck-It Ralph.

While the Sonic franchise has certainly had its ups and downs in recent years, Smith’s voice acting has rarely been an issue. Let’s hope future projects make good use of his talents.


  • I thought you weren’t going to be doing your voice of Sonic anymore since you made that announcement 4 months ago that you were stepping away from voicing the blue hedgehog.
    But as it turns out Roger Craig Smith you changed your mind and you still want to reprise your role as Sonic since you don’t want to make Sonic fans like myself disappointed well I’ve got two words for you Roger Craig Smith.
    Welcome back and I can’t wait to see what future Sonic games you and SEGA are going to be working on all will be revealed in tomorrow’s livestream to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary.
    One more thing Roger Craig Smith make sure you surprise your return at the voice of Dr.Eggman himself Mike Pollock.

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