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Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Stephanie Nadolny characters.
Kid Goku
East Kai
Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Date Of Birth: May 19, 1972
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

A.K.A. Stephanie Ann Nadolny

Favorite Role: Kid Goku

Of German decent

Her inspiration for her East Kai voice was her Aunt.

Idol: Donna Summer (who inspired her to take a singing career)

Also auditioned for Chi-Chi, Bulma, Chiaotzu, Android 18, Videl, and Goten.

Says she would like to play more female roles, as she is mostly cast as young males.

Her fiance proposed to her in Sidney, Australia while on a trip to the Supernova Anime Convention.

Was the original singer for both the Dragon Ball Ending, and the Blue Gender ending. She was replaced on both counts by Daphne Gere after the Japanese producers of Dragon Ball thought it was inappropriate for the voice of Goku to sing the ending theme.

Contact Info:

FanMail: boygokan@yahoo.com

Email: snadolny05@yahoo.com

Other Professions:

Staff (English version):
- Case Closed: Opening/Ending Theme 2
- Kiddy Grade: Opening Theme, Ending Theme


Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 65





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said at 12:12 AM on Tue Jul 15 2014
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I love Stephanie! she is amazing. i don't like anyone else as gohan besides her. I've even met her in person!!
said at 7:45 AM on Mon May 19 2014
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Happy birthday, Stephanie! It's a dang crying shame she hasn't gotten more voice-acting opportunities lately. She has such an excellent, distinct, lovable little boy voice and a nice amount of vocal range. She still has a big nostalgic part in my childhood, and it would make me incredibly happy to hear her in anime/cartoons again (PLEASE LET THAT HAPPEN!!!).
said at 4:23 PM on Wed Oct 23 2013
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Stephanie actually appears in a Cartoon Network pilot called Lakewood Plaza Turbo as a character named KO using her Gohan/Goku voice. Unfortunately, there seems to be no available credits or sources for me to provide to prove this. Still, anyone who hasn't seen it, look it up, if you're a big fan of her like me I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it.
said at 9:32 PM on Sun May 19 2013
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Happy birthday Kid Gohan!
said at 3:29 PM on Sun May 19 2013
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Happy Birthday!!! I love your Kid Gohan and Kid Goku voices.
said at 1:16 AM on Tue Jun 12 2012
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She does make Kid Goku and Kid Gohan sound cuter.
said at 1:10 PM on Mon May 21 2012
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We all miss you as Gohan and Goku. Sincerely hope you come back someday...Clinkenbeard is alright but can never measure up to your standard of voice acting work.
said at 10:59 PM on Tue May 28 2013
@JSD Colleen is a great voice actress in her own way, but when it comes to Kid Goku and a lot of her little boy voices... yeah, Stephanie has her beat.
said at 4:58 PM on Sat Jun 22 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy ehh as teen gohan maybe but kid gohan not at all Stephanie made gohan's voice to gruff and raspy especially since he's only 4 and 5 as kid gohan she sounded too old and unnatural
said at 5:40 PM on Sat Jun 22 2013
@Seandream91 I admit Stephanie's voice sounded a little too old and rough for Gohan at that age, but I would still take it over Colleen's voice any day of the week. Colleen's speaking voice may be a little more age-appropriate and less rough and raspy (seriously though, no five-year old sounds like Colleen either), but Colleen's screaming is absolutely horrible (excluding the Cell saga). Also, her acting doesn't have a lick of charm and warmth in comparison to Stephanie.

Stephanie has a lot more personality and does a much more competent job at portraying Gohan's politeness and gentle nature than Colleen, whose voice is just generic and didn't really do anything for me until the Cell saga. If you want my further thoughts on this, check my comment on the Gohan and Kid Goku voice compares.
said at 12:36 AM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy ehh i dont agree with that either i found nothing cute about her gruff raspy voice and colleen sounded way more polite especially if you compare both voices when gohan meets roshi bulma and krillin and her acting had plenty of charm especially when gohan fought frieza in his second form but if you like Stephanie's performance as unfitting as it was imo cool
said at 12:42 AM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy and im not seeing where she's somehow generic when her gohan voice is just a higher pitch version of her luffy voice obviously less gruff
said at 1:59 AM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@Seandream91 You try and tell me "but if you like Stephanie's performance as unfitting as it was imo cool", but if you seriously thought about it objectively, Colleen sounds unfitting as well because her screaming doesn't fit what a five-year old should sound like at all.

When Stephanie shouts/screams, it's still a little hard for me to imagine that voice coming out of a grown woman, even if it doesn't sound completely natural. When Colleen screams, it usually sounds like an extremely shrill middle-aged woman who might be having a psychotic episode. I admit her acting and screaming got considerably better as teen Gohan, but up to that point her screaming was ill-fitting and jarring.

Colleen's screams don't sound age-appropriate whatsoever in contrast to her speaking voice.

So, if you want to tell me that Stephanie was unfitting, at least consider that Colleen's screaming also makes Gohan sound horribly old and woman-like.
said at 2:12 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy a middle aged woman seriously woman really scream like that dude colleen's screams sounded nothing like that for one thing her screams were way to frail to sound like a woman and i have thought about it objectively i have no bias if i did have bias i assume it would be for stephanie since i grew up hearing her voice but both your points make no sense saying she sounds like a middle aged woman yet i rarely if ever hear a woman with that kind of voice
said at 2:18 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy i honestly dont see how she sounded like a middle aged woman when she screamed but i guess some people hear different things
said at 3:07 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@Seandream91 I just hate when fans try and use the "appropriate age" card when dismissing Stephanie Nadolny and yet they can't admit that Colleen has her fair share of faults with that too. And if you check the compare, a few people have the same issue with Colleen's screaming that I do. Whatever she sounds like, she doesn't sound like any five-year old boy, that's for sure. So when it comes to the "which sounds more like a little boy" argument, they both sound off. Instead of judging them by how accurately they can sound like a boy (they both have plenty of faults in that regard, I'd say Saffron Henderson does better at that as far as that goes), I'd rather judge them by their acting, and I think Stephanie sounds more consistent and genuine.

When I hear Colleen I hear a generic Anime kid, when I hear Stephanie I hear Gohan. Colleen did competently while speaking, but when she screamed (for the Saiyan and Namek sagas) she sounded almost like a completely different character. That's a problem I don't have with Stephanie, and for that reason I'll probably always have a higher opinion of her portrayal of the character.

Plus, look how much Chris Sabat improved as Vegeta in Kai! Up until Kai, his rasp hindered his performance. For all you know, Stephanie could have done even better than she ever had before.
said at 3:08 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@Seandream91 I don't want this conversation to drag too long, so if you respond again I'll PM you.
said at 6:54 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy i think the biggest problem i have with stephanie's gohan is that she makes gohan sound the same as gohan when he's 9 and when he's 4 there's almost no progression with colleen the voice gets a little deeper the older he gets i just think colleen was overall better but you can PM me if you like
said at 10:26 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
"Plus, look how much Chris Sabat improved as Vegeta in Kai! Up until Kai, his rasp hindered his performance. For all you know, Stephanie could have done even better than she ever had before."

Very, very true.

For some reason, I feel like Stephanie Nadolny had the potential to pull off an amazing performance as Kid Gohan in DBZ Kai if she was given the chance to do so.

I mean, just look at the Uncut Redub of DBZ from 2005 to 2009: Stephanie's voice for Kid Gohan dropped considerably in deepness and raspiness, and became a lot lighter sounding and cuter. Also got more nerdy, fitting Gohan's nature more.
said at 1:48 AM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Nice to hear from ya! Like I said in the Kid Goku voice compare, Stephanie seemed to give him a bit of a southern drawl (I should know, I am from Texas after all, and some of my relatives sound like total hicks) to make Goku sound a bit like a hick who's spent his entire life in the mountains.

Meanwhile, her Gohan in the Uncut Redub of DBZ you mentioned was starting to sound more light, cute, and made him sound like a shy mama's boy. She was getting to where she could differentiate the two characters' personalities, their voices, and their mannerisms just like you would imagine Masako Nozawa to do.

If she had been able to come back there's no telling how much improvement she could have brought to the role. Colleen never fit as well for most of the series. I know it's been over three years, but I'm still a little torn up that Funimation didn't bring Stephanie back for Kai.
said at 2:20 AM on Tue Oct 22 2013
Yeah, I couldn't agree more with you on all accounts.
said at 10:53 AM on Sat May 19 2012
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Happy Birthday! I'm a fan of your work since before I can remember.
michaelkelley (Guest)
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Jan 10 2011
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The TRUE Gohan.

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Who's your favorite Stephanie Nadolny role? *
Goku Son
60.9% (14 votes)
Gohan Son
21.7% (5 votes)
Fei Xin Liu
4.3% (1 votes)
East Kai
4.3% (1 votes)
Gohan Son (Young)
4.3% (1 votes)
Helen Henny
4.3% (1 votes)
23 Total Votes