Linda Young

Linda Young

Date Of Birth: April 27
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Popularity: 299th All Time, 281st This Week

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said at 11:16 AM on Thu Apr 27 2017
Happy Birthday Linda Young!

My top 5 favourite roles from her are:

1.) Genkai (Yu Yu Hakusho)
2.) Porlyusica (Fairy Tail)
3.) Fortuneteller Baba (Dragon Ball Z)
4.) Piiza (Dragon Ball Z)
5.) Shan (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

I actually like the fact that even though she's no longer Freeza, Chris Sabat did at least keep her as Baba and Piiza, I definitely prefer her in both of those roles.

I do have to wonder if Chris Sabat will cast her or Brina Palencia as Arale for when her episodes in Super are dubbed. Come to think of it I have no idea how that sounds. I'm a bit curious how Linda portrays a little girl robot.

also it's interesting and amusing that she's John Burgmeier's mother. Genkai being Kurama's mother and son in real life.
said at 11:16 AM on Fri Apr 28 2017
I just found out she was just cast in the dub of Hyouka, and they announced it on her birthday.

Great Timing FUNimation!
said at 11:30 AM on Thu May 4 2017
@Autovolt propably not, otherwise sabat would not have replaced her in the games
said at 11:30 AM on Thu May 4 2017
@Autovolt when it comes to arale
said at 6:14 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
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Her performance as Frieza in DBZ back in 1999 is kinda outdated. She's improved tremendously since then if you look at the video games from 2009-2011. She 's actually quite comparable to Chris Ayers.
said at 3:48 AM on Wed Apr 27 2016
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Happy Birthday Linda Young!

While I've never been that big of a fan of her Frieza. I do however think she was just perfect as Genkai in Yu Yu Hakusho, she had a lot of spunk to the role of the wise old mentor.

She was also pretty good as Porlyusica in Fairy Tail also.

It'd be nice to see her get another major role again in the near future.
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
The Texas Melodee Spevack.
said at 11:34 PM on Thu Feb 11 2016
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She was a great Frieza and spot on as Genkai. A lot of people like Chris Ayers better, but I'm half and half. I think she gave Frieza a more creepy feel, where as, Ayers made Frieza more articulate.
Joel the Pokekid
said at 4:29 PM on Thu Dec 24 2015
The original Frieza.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:12 PM on Thu Dec 24 2015
@Joel the Pokekid Ryusei Nakao, Pauline Newstone and Kevin Seymour would disagree.
The Ear of One
said at 2:30 AM on Thu Jun 18 2015
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shame she doesnt play more old ladies in the anime culture.
her, Barbara Goodson and juli erickson are one of the voices that come to mind when I think of it.
for me, the voice of Genkai really worked.
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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Never been a big fan of her Frieza but he is unbeatable as Genkai
The Ear of One
said at 2:28 AM on Thu Jun 18 2015
@Jarred95 yeah. he genkai is awesome
said at 5:42 AM on Sun Mar 11 2012
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It appears that Linda's made a sort of comeback in voice acting for anime. She's had roles in several shows recently. Granted, not big roles, but she does have a knack for playing older women (it would've been interesting if she had played the grandmother in Summer Wars). It would be interesting if she was cast as some younger women. Her voice does have an interesting tone to it, and it would work well for younger women in certain cases, such as Fasha in DBZ (granted that casting was likely a result of FUNi having a very small talent pool at the time, but still, I enjoyed that voice).
said at 12:26 AM on Fri Jun 3 2011
Um, crediting her as Frieza for DBZ Kai is kind of misleading since she only voiced his laughs in the first episode's opening. Chris Ayres voiced him afterwards.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:20 AM on Fri Jun 3 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus We know that, but regardless of how little material she got, she still voiced him.
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@NCZ IIRC wasn't it reused from the Bardock special anyway?
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Who's your favorite Linda Young role? *
54.1% (33 votes)
32.8% (20 votes)
8.2% (5 votes)
Fortuneteller Baba
1.6% (1 vote)
Old Woman
1.6% (1 vote)
1.6% (1 vote)
61 Total Votes
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