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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.
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 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 Pokémon 4Ever DVD commentary, Haigney explains that he didn't realize Charmander would become a major character, believing it to only be a character of the day.