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Anko Mitarashi
Saturn Girl
Black Canary
Carol Ferris
Wonder Woman
Invisible Woman
Jane Foster
Emma Frost / White Queen
Jill Valentine
Maria Hill
Willow Rosenberg
Sasami Jurai
Irene Lew
Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Birth Place: Hoisington, Kansas, USA
Date Of Birth: Jul 13, 1977
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Auditioned for Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, but didn't get the part due to having voiced main character Ashe in the previous game.

Contact Info:

Official Website:

THE VOICES OF Kari Wahlgren

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Credited Roles On BTVA: 348





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said at 6:44 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
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Her Emma Frost is incredible!
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Just like what Autovolt said... Though at the same time, Happy Birthday Kari!

Very thrilled and can't wait to hear in Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) & many best wishes to you.
said at 3:06 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
hbd to u and Tom Kenny (53)
said at 12:17 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Kari Wahlgren!

She is now without a doubt my favourite female VA of all time now, thanks to her many roles in anime, cartoons and video games. My favourite roles of hers are a three-way tie between Saber, Celty Sturluson and Haruko Haruhara, I don't know which one I love the most because all of those performances and characters were excellent.

And of course I also loved her performances as Emma Frost, Enchantress, Invisible Woman, Gwen Stacy, Maria Hill, Fuu, Saya Otonashi, Diva, Anemone, Karina Lyle/Blue Rose, Charmcaster, Phosphora, Dark Lord Gaol, Marianne vi Britannia, Michiru Satomi, Luca, Mika Asagi, Kyoko Milchan, Shandra Jimenez, Joan Grody, Jessica, Wonder Woman, Carol Ferris and Arcee (as brief as that was, seriously she needs to take another whack at the role).

I think it's great that she's been in a lot of anime this year. I hope this is a sign that more unionized dubs are coming in the near future, Kari's involvement is always a plus in my books. I also hope she gets another role in the Transformers franchise someday soon.
said at 11:33 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday, Kari Wahlgren.

She has done an Incredible job on providing voice over work on several different iconic characters in Original Animation, Video games, and Anime for over a decade.

My favorite roles from Kari include Saber, Celty Sturluson, and her brief voice role as Meg in "Paperman".

Good luck for more voice over work to come, and happy birthday. ;)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:14 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday to one of the loveliest voice actresses around!
Shaun Ince
said at 2:32 PM on Mon Jul 13 2015
@Music Meister Damn straight.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:07 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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Happy Birthday Kari Wahlgren. Who would have thought that Saber & Spongebob(Tom Kenny) would share the same birthday XD! I couldn't believe it myself.
kisa tiger
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Jul 12 2015
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I really love her role as meg even though it was just a laugh. Such a cute short with the wreck it Ralph dvd. LOVE Ashe, The Grid, Princess Attina, Cher and Fuu

said at 7:21 PM on Fri Jul 3 2015
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Watching The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan and Durarara 2x right now and showing a friend Fate/Zero. I am seeing multiple sides of her... And basically all the other actors from those shows, alot of reused voice actors.
said at 11:50 PM on Tue Jun 9 2015
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I love her. Her voice is so fantastic. She is adorable as Celty in DRRR!! and she shows so much depth as the strong yet vulnerable headless rider. I think my other favorite is her as Shellsea from Fish Hooks. It's such an off the wall character for her and she nailed it. I love her being a ridiculous teenage girl "Guuuuuuuuuuurl".
said at 9:57 AM on Wed Mar 4 2015
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Kari Wahlgren, The Female Steve Blum!
kisa tiger
said at 8:50 PM on Sun Jul 12 2015
@Troodon2 hell yeah!!!!!
said at 12:00 PM on Tue Feb 3 2015
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Congrats for getting 300 role I know she reach it.

She is most talented it voice actresses and beautiful .

Saber, Charmcaster, Tigress, Elika, Karina Lyle /blue Rose.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:36 PM on Mon Feb 2 2015
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Great job on 300 roles Kari! All well deserved
said at 7:14 AM on Mon Feb 2 2015
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Congrats on reaching 300 roles Kari! :D
said at 6:07 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
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Happy Birthday Kari.
You are a sensation from cartoons to anime and to video games. The best of her roles so far are Emma Frost, Haruko, Saber, and Charmcaster, and she excellent as Darl Lord Gaol, Fuu(both of them), Wonder Green, Nova, Suzy, Abbey Grey, Jeane, Tigress, Jeera, Ellie, Karin Lyle, and Kimmy.
said at 4:07 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday, Kari.

She was brilliant as Emma Frost and Saber.
said at 2:39 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday Kari.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:08 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Happy birthday, Kari.
said at 4:48 PM on Fri May 23 2014
She is Lu Lingqi in Dynasty Warriors 8 XL. It's pretty obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNScOwbn7Q0
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:56 PM on Fri May 23 2014
@rebelcheese That is not her. Kari stopped doing non-union work years ago.
said at 8:52 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@NCZ I am dead certain it's her. She's been confirmed by voice identification at other sites as Bao Sanning in Dynasty Warriors 7 and 8 as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZJQEwW9Qp4 < Just like I'm dead sure this is Crispin Freeman here in Dynasty Warriors 8 XL too.

Either Wahlgren and Freeman went fi-core recently or Dynasty Warriors 7 & 8 are union projects.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:24 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@rebelcheese And I'm dead certain it's not her. All those sites that supposedly confirm her are user-submitted and/or unreliable. These are the same places that claim Chris Sabat voiced Deng Ai despite his saying that it wasn't him. If it doesn't come straight from a primary source, it's not a confirmation, but simply wild speculation.

Fa Zheng doesn't even sound that much like Crispin. The inflections and the throatiness of the voice don't match Crispin's smooth, clear, from-the-diaphragm baritone. Likewise, Lu Linqui only sounds vaguely like Kari. She reminds me more of someone like Lauren Landa if anything (not saying it is her).

DW7 and 8 are most assuredly not union projects. The lack of credits for voice actors should be a dead giveaway, not to mention the fact that the series has always been non-union or non-dubbed for budget purposes. Koei aren't big enough internationally to do union dubs.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:34 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@NCZ Thank you! It's nice to finally see someone call out the baseless speculation on DW voices, even if it's just on a small scale.
said at 10:37 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@NCZ @NCZ I understand your skepticism. I'm just going by what my ears tell me, after all.

And honestly, Fa Zheng has that sound to me, the smooth, clear baritone. I don't know of any other significant voice actor from LA who has that type of sound. Obviously it can't be ruled out that a sound-alike did the voice, though.

Quinton Flynn was confirmed involved in DW 7 and 8, though, and he's definitely union. So who knows, really?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:07 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@rebelcheese Quinton Flynn does plenty of non-union work to this day, such as Silver the Hedgehog. Crispin Freeman and Kari Wahlgren haven't done non-union work for years. Why would they make an exception for this one game? It doesn't add up.
said at 11:12 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@Nightmare Crusher

I guess not...

I did some skulking around, and apparently a voice on Sword Art Online sounded identical to Crispin Freeman and it turned out to be Marc Diraison. It might be Diraison as Fa Zheng, then. I can't tell you who Bao Sanning/Lu Lingqi might be tho. They both sound like Kari (could very well be Lauren Landa tho who has a Wahlgren-esque delivery).

This would explain why Roger Craig Smith suddenly vanished from the franchise with 8 XL too, he probably went full union.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:15 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@rebelcheese Roger is still playing Sonic so he's probably not full union. My guess is that he was busy or Koei didn't think it was worth getting him back when they could use another actor who was already there. XL's dub probably didn't have a very large budget.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:10 PM on Sat May 24 2014
@rebelcheese Roger is most likely fi-core considering that he's been a union member for a long time and is very public about his work on stuff like Sonic. As Nightmare Crusher said, scheduling conflicts are the most likely reasons for the replacement, since Roger's a pretty busy guy. I don't really like to discuss VAs' union status though.
said at 12:15 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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I hope she voices Saber in the "Stay Night" Remake.
said at 9:35 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
@xstationo As long as Aniplex of America gets it, which is pretty much guaranteed since Aniplex is producing it.
said at 11:11 PM on Sun May 18 2014
@Domayv I'm pretty sure they will.
said at 11:25 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
She has a lot of talent when voicing characters.
said at 8:16 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
I was never even aware that Kari auditioned for Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII. She would've done a good job, but I like Ali Hillis all the same anyways. :)

Did she mention it in a past interview?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:05 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Mikel Yes, I actually don't have the exact link to the interview, but I believe it was an audio interview/podcast with Jack Fletcher. It was mentioned that she didn't get the part because she already voiced a main character (Ashe) in XII. I'll try to dig it up in the morning; there was lots of really fascinating information in there.
said at 10:48 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
My favorite roles:
Emma Frost(Wolverine and the X-Men)
Jeanne(No More Heroes)
Dark Lord Gaol(Kid Icarus Uprising)
Charmcaster(Ben 10)
Tigress(Kung Fu Panda)
Fuu(Naruto Shippuden)
All of her roles in Naruto(The Show and the Movies)
said at 10:55 AM on Thu May 30 2013
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She totally needs to play Black Canary in something.
said at 7:55 AM on Wed Apr 3 2013
I honestly think she would make the perfect voice for Tatle from The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask.
said at 11:20 AM on Wed Oct 31 2012
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She has a very pretty voice. I would have liked to have heard her as Jean Grey for the X-Men. Hell, she could have played Jean with her normal voice while playing Emma Frost with the British accent and no one would have known the difference.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:52 AM on Fri Jul 13 2012
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Happy Birthday Kari, you have a beautiful voice
said at 9:29 AM on Fri Jul 13 2012
@Music Meister That's not the only beautiful thing she has. ;)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:45 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Agreed
said at 10:10 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
I think I saw her in a recent commercial for Swiffer.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:27 AM on Mon Apr 25 2011
@jrcarter you sure did. she was wearing a mud outfit. Kari was also in an episode of the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place a couple of months ago.

Way to go Kari for live action roles!

#1 favorite Voice Actor
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A favorite Voice Actor
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"Haruko mainly "

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Who's your favorite Kari Wahlgren role? *
Celty Sturluson
16.8% (26 votes)
15.5% (24 votes)
Haruko Haruhara
9.0% (14 votes)
Emma Frost
8.4% (13 votes)
4.5% (7 votes)
4.5% (7 votes)
Haruko Harahara
4.5% (7 votes)
Enchantress / Amora
3.2% (5 votes)
3.2% (5 votes)
Kagami Hiiragi
2.6% (4 votes)
Raine Sage
1.9% (3 votes)
Saya Otonashi
1.9% (3 votes)
1.9% (3 votes)
1.9% (3 votes)
1.9% (3 votes)
Rip Van Winkle
1.9% (3 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
Sakura Kinomoto
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
Marianne vi Britannia
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
Sasori (Young)
0.6% (1 votes)
Mio Amakura
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
Kyon's Sister
0.6% (1 votes)
Aurica Nestmile
0.6% (1 votes)
Courtney Collins
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
0.6% (1 votes)
Karina Lyle / Blue Rose
0.6% (1 votes)
Lavie Head
0.6% (1 votes)
155 Total Votes