Roger Craig Smith’s departure from Sonic was his decision

Roger Craig Smith Sonic Decision

Sonic fans probably know about Roger Craig Smith’s departure from the franchise after voicing Sonic the Hedgehog for 10 years. Fans speculated whether or not this was the voice actor’s decision. After a string of events where other Sonic voice actors announced their retirement from the series, no one truly knew what was going on. However, Smith has confirmed that Sega had nothing to do with his decision. In an interview with Voices of Krypton, Smith stated that he felt like he accomplished what he could with Sonic.

His commentary suggests that he felt like it was the right time to leave Sonic behind. When asked about his reason for departing, Smith said, “I think my response would be, ‘It’s just one of those things.’ It’s a time in looking at the way things are being handled and the way that you are, where you’re at, and what you kind of want to deal with and do. And I found myself going, ‘I think it’s time. I think it’s time to be done.'”

Despite wrapping things up with Sonic, Roger Craig Smith recently reassured fans that he wasn’t done with voice-acting in a heartfelt thank-you video. Despite this confirmation, we still don’t know the true reason behind Cindy Robinson’s (the voice of Amy) and Colleen O’Shaughnessey’s (the voice of Tails) departure. In other news, the voice of Dr. Eggman, Mike Pollock, confirmed that he’ll continue to voice the character for years to come.


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.