Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

Date Of Birth: Apr 9, 1978
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA

Popularity: 95th All Time, 184th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Favorite role: Ash Ketchum 
  • Favorite Pokemon: Pikachu and Ho-Oh

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said at 6:38 PM on Thu Mar 2 2017
I always confused her looks for Nancy Cartwright.
said at 1:36 AM on Wed Feb 22 2017
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When it was announced she was playing Sailor Pluto I was excited cuz I expected her to be a regular in scene again. Sadly doesn't appear to be the case. Hopefully she pops up in some other shows. Like given the large cast, I could totally see her showing up in Hunter x Hunter.
said at 10:36 AM on Wed Feb 22 2017
@Unknownsage13 Same here, I wouldn't mind hearing her in another title since her ONLY voice work she's doing right now is "Sailor Moon" (also Crystal) and "Gundam: The Origin". However, if she is set to do roles at Bang Zoom! it will depend on not just her schedule since she currently is raising her daughter, but also if the power to be of the production team (ADR directors, Casting directors, producers) at Bang Zoom! Entertainment know her. They are a lot different compared Studiopolis when it comes to the actors they frequently hire and bring in to use in their dub's.

It's literally a business all about relationships which would explain why the studio doesn't frequently hire the likes of: Neil Kaplan, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Cindy Robinson, Kate Higgins, Tara Platt, Wally Wingert, Erin Fitzgerald, Michael Sinterniklaas, the actors that ONLY primarily work in titles done at New Generation Pictures, just to name a few in their dub's as they're either busy doing other projects, or they don't have strong ties with them, which would explain why most of the actor's that they use in their dub's in the last 5-6 years are the actors through the AX voice acting contests/workshops and the ones that have strong ties with the studio (Cristina Vee, Johnny Yong Bosch, Karen Strassman, Mela Lee, Patrick Seitz etc..) as they have a budget and knowledge on which ones they frequently use. But hey, I wouldn't mind if Veronica show up in "HxH" given that Bang Zoom! who are currently recording the show are starting to bring in voice actor's that normally don't do anime (Imari Williams, Jake Eberle) and those that haven't work as often at the studio (Ezra Weisz, John DeMita, Rachael Lillis) so we shall see. ;)

Speaking of which, it still surprises that Karen Strassman, David Vincent and Mela Lee primarily work at Bang Zoom!! but not at Studiopolis as they are one of the few actors the latter studio doesn't normally hire in their anime dub's despite the studio's reputation on hiring veteran actor's!!
said at 2:42 AM on Wed Feb 15 2017
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Veronica Taylor was always one of my great anime heroes. She showed me the world of Pokemon through Ash Ketchum & I look forward to meeting her in person at the Armageddon Expo in Christchurch
said at 10:20 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
I love Veronica Taylor, to me she is Ash Ketchum.
said at 9:00 PM on Thu Jul 28 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
Wondering if she's waiting to wrap up work on the Sailor Moon franchise before pursing union-only jobs.

Seems to be a recurring pattern with anime VAs who move to California.

They want more (better paid) opportunities but patience, connections/networking and a bit of luck needs to be established which can take several years as a union-only VA.

So it's probably hard to resist plentiful non-union anime work if that's all you have available in the beginning.

Not easily to make that full transition to union-only but Crispin Freeman did it, Troy Baker did it and Sean Schemmel (so far) seems to have as well.

On an unrelated note here's an interesting story.

My sister baby sits some young kids and they're in to Pokemon. We both grew up with the original series and voice cast.

These kids were watching newer episodes and my sister starting talking about the older episodes and the kids had no idea what she was talking about. She "against their will" showed them the old episodes and they became hooked and liked it much better.

During a music class the teacher had this game where you can to guess the name of the song based on a tune. It was "I wanna be the very best" and one of the kids my sister baby-sat was the only student in the class to guess correctly.

Well done, kid. Classics never die and neither will the memory of the better VAs. :)
said at 6:01 PM on Sat Oct 1 2016
Many fans have stopped watching the English dub at this point, myself included, but I still enjoy the first 8 years with the original dub VAs before the dub goes downhill (and currently, the dubbing is somehow even worse than when the current cast first started, amazingly enough).

Taylor will always be the best Ash, May, and Delia, hands down.
said at 10:05 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday April O'Neill & Ash Ketchum!!!
said at 10:02 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Veronica Taylor!!!

Easily one of my favorite voice actors I listened to in the 4Kids era. Loved her voice over work as Ash Ketchum, May and Delia Ketchum in "Pokemon" and more recently Sailor Pluto in "Sailor Moon". Hope to see her continue gaining more voice over work this year. :)
Skeeter Mania
said at 2:39 AM on Sat Apr 9 2016
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Happy 38th birthday, Veronica Taylor!

Still love your voice work as always, especially as characters like April, Ash, May, Amelia, Delia, etc.!
said at 1:06 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
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Excellent job as Sailor Pluto, Veronica!
Joel the Pokekid
said at 7:37 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
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I hope Aniplex hires her and gets her more roles in shows like Fate.
said at 12:43 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
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Once again, I think Veronica was one of 4Kids' best voice actors. She really made Ash, May, and Delia his own, as well as others like April O'Neil. Thankfully, unlike others I actually liked from that talent pool though, I'm happy for Taylor, because she's been getting more voice work recently, like Sailor Pluto, and I think the move to LA she made (as did Rachael Lillis beforehand) was a smart decision on her part, since New York's dubbing scene is dying in recent years.

Here's hoping she gets more work from Viz, because truthfully I always like hearing from her.
Skeeter Mania
said at 9:15 PM on Sat Apr 16 2016
@Dr.Who I wonder what you think about her Amelia take.
said at 3:26 PM on Mon Dec 14 2015
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Hope 2016 will be the year she has a lot of LA projects being released.

Her move to LA is bitter-sweet in a way... I think she stayed in New York longer than she should have (with the dubbing work drying up) on the 0.000000001% chance she might be able to voice Ash again someday in Pokemon. Sadly since TPTB don't care about quality she probably accepted the reality of the situation and decided to move on to bigger opportunities and a change of scenery.

Best of luck Miss Taylor, you definitely deserve good things to come your way.

Probably unlikely but would be neat if she was one of the Hunter x Hunter leads.

Since she's already working on the Sailor Moon dub at Studiopolis maybe she got cast as Kaguya Otsutsuki in Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 :)
said at 7:16 PM on Mon Dec 14 2015
@Omar_Lopez Agreed, she is one of my favorite voice actresses from the 4Kids era, was hoping she would gain more roles after moving to LA earlier this year, but guess it took a while to get her feet wet in LA, after the move. Not to mention it took Sean Schemmel to get a lot more LA roles in 1 1/2-2 years time, here's to hope she gains more major voice over work in 2016.

Also, what does TPTB mean?
said at 8:11 PM on Mon Dec 14 2015
@DisneyAnimefan1995 "The powers that be"
said at 7:25 PM on Tue Dec 15 2015
@Omar_Lopez Which of the main characters would be a good choice for Taylor:

1. Gon Freecss
2. Killua Zoldyck
3. Kurapika Kurta
said at 12:44 AM on Sat Dec 19 2015
"Sadly since TPTB don't care about quality"

TPTB = TPCi, just for reference, but I agree on everything.
said at 7:07 PM on Fri Nov 13 2015
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Heard her Sailor Pluto voice and performance recently in English- Taylor did an excellent job with them, imo.
said at 3:37 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
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Now that she's living in LA, I'd like to hear her also providing some voice over work in Texas with Funimation like other LA based actors such as Patrick Seitz, Lauren Landa, Matthew Mercer & Johnny Yong Bosh.
said at 6:11 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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Taylor was definitely one of the best actors out of the NY talent pool: glad she's continuing her career in LA with Viz Media. I hope to hear her Sailor Pluto soon!
said at 1:06 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
Before she moved to Los Angeles, she was Venus Terzo of New York City.
said at 3:37 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Such a sweetheart, and really talented too. I've really been enjoying hearing her in the new Sailor Moon dub. Hopefully now that she's in LA, she'll start getting more work.
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Jul 28 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm so happy for her!
Definitely gonna check out Sailor Moon, now!
said at 11:01 AM on Mon Jul 20 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Can't wait to hear her in the new Sailor Moon dub!
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Jul 20 2015
@Pokeshipper9000 Ditto!
said at 2:40 PM on Sun Apr 19 2015
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She was really the heart of the Pokemon dub: without her, it's just lacking a lot of its soul and emotion for me.

I'm glad to hear that she's going to voice Sailor Pluto in the Viz Sailor Moon dub, though: hopefully she gets more VA work in Los Angeles as a result of that in general, too.
said at 10:33 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
Happy Birthday!
said at 6:37 PM on Thu Apr 9 2015
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Happy Birthday Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum, May, Nana, and April O'Neil.
said at 2:14 PM on Thu Apr 9 2015
 9 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Veronica Taylor!

You were such a delight to meet last year at the Ottawa Comic Con, so nice, friendly and very down to earth.

Still to this date It blows my mind that she voiced both Ash and May in Pokemon, two of the main characters and neither sound anything like each other. I have so many fond memories of the 4Kids dub of Pokemon and it's a crime you still haven't been given the chance to come back. Delia's voice is easily one of the best mom voices I've ever heard.

Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun is another role I absolutely adore of yours, such a funny and endearing character.

I'm also glad that you finally made the move to LA and got cast as Sailor Pluto. I can already see this working perfectly and I eagerly await to hear it when R's dub finally comes out. I hope we'll see you in a lot more anime in LA as well as some cartoons and video games down the line.
said at 11:04 AM on Sun Apr 10 2016
Her Sailor Pluto is absolutely perfect in just about every way, striking a perfect balance of mature yet youthful, she is without a doubt The Best English voice this character has ever had (not that there was much competition to begin with she blows all of the other voices right out of the water), not only a standout from the Viz dub of the series but also one of the best in her career.

I also liked her other roles in the series including Unazaki Furuhata (where she re-uses her May voice, which is sweet) as well as Katarina and Janelyn.

I also love her performance as April O'Neil in the 2003 TMNT cartoon, which that too is also my favourite voice for the character and the young Griffith in Berserk.

I'm really glad she's moved to LA and got a major role in one of my favourite series, I'm hoping eventually she'll make it into other anime series and other major cartoons series.

Anyways Happy Birthday Veronica Taylor! One of my favourite VA's and all round people I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

Seriously if she's ever attending a convention not too far from your neck of the woods, please do go out of your way to meet her, lovely woman in every way.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 12:14 PM on Thu Apr 9 2015
My favorite character that Veronica Taylor voices is May, and here's a video I made to wish her a happy birthday this year!:
said at 4:05 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
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I want to hear her as Sailor Pluto so badly!
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Feb 18 2015
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Congratsulations on being cast as Sailor Pluto, Veronica!
said at 2:19 AM on Sun Feb 15 2015
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She's gonna be playing Sailor Pluto in the new Sailor Moon Viz dub! How cool! So does that mean she's now living in LA & not New York anymore?
said at 3:39 PM on Sun Feb 15 2015
@UK-Otaku She has recently moved to LA. She updated both Facebook and Twitter with a picture of the LA sunset. She moved very recently from the looks of it.
said at 1:26 AM on Tue Feb 3 2015
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I will admit something I don't think most people ever say because it's always ASH KETCHUM yadda yadda yadda but her women roles are amazing, in my opinion most of her females are BETTER than her Ash
said at 11:50 AM on Wed Aug 20 2014
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I want you to be Ash again, you were so awesome Veronica.....
said at 12:18 PM on Tue Jun 10 2014
Awesome. I love how in Ape Escape Rachel's character and Veronica's character both argue and it soudns like Ash and Misty are xD
Element Riser
said at 10:44 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
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Happy Birthday, Veronica Taylor!
said at 9:20 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
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Happy birthday Ash Ketchum
said at 8:38 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Happy Birthday Veronica Taylor. I enjoy your memorable performance as Ash, May, Delia, Amelia, Nana, Ryuubi and Cosmos. Hope you will come back to do more roles.
said at 6:55 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Happy Birthday!!!
said at 2:11 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Happy Birthday to Veronica Taylor, the woman who inspired me to catch them all! ...And that dream has yet to be fulfilled!
said at 5:09 AM on Sun Mar 23 2014
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Nice to see Taylor making a sort of comeback thanks to the recent dubbing of the Ikki Tousen series. Perhaps she may get to do more work in the future.
said at 5:51 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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One of the best 4Kids voice actors and my favourite Ash and April O Neil
said at 5:15 PM on Tue Sep 10 2013
What are you doing nowadays Veronica? I miss the good old days when you were Ash Ketchum? You didn't deserve to be replaced like that! If I was an actor who lost a role so dear to me, I'd really get upset with the jerks who replace me. So upset, I'd have them sued for life!
said at 3:21 AM on Sat Sep 14 2013
@Legacyman Uh, Veronica doesn't use or go on this site.
said at 6:25 PM on Sat Feb 8 2014
If you're trying to contact her, you should do so on her website.
said at 8:29 AM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Midna Don't even bait this guy, he doesn't use this account anymore
said at 5:52 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
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Let me say this Veronica. I am a true fan of Pokemon that believes in you. Things went downhill when you got replaced. I'm planning a special gift for you, but I might take a while. If this makes you feel any better, I have a plan that can help you do Pokemon again. I'll tell you once you respond to my message to you.
said at 9:25 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
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She'll always be Ash, May, and Ash's Mom to me. She was an excellent VA for the Pokemon dub, and I can't thank 4Kids enough for casting and directing her so well in the role. :')
said at 7:55 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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Happy Birthday Veronica Taylor true Ash Ketchum
said at 1:15 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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Happy birthday, Veronica.

To me, Veronica is definitely one of 4kids' best actresses.
said at 9:11 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
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Without Veronica Pokemon is just not the same anymore
said at 9:49 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
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DuArt really needs to let her come back. And those who believe they won't let her back because she was antagonizing them and supporting SOVA - they let the unfortunatley, late Maddie Blaustein return, and she caused even more trouble than Veronica.
said at 5:40 PM on Sun Nov 8 2015
@Animefan98 What is/was SOVA?
said at 12:13 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
SOVA was/is basically a fan campaign to bring back the original 4Kids English actors, and it's still apparently going on FaceBook (by that, I mean it's really just there to be there rather than them doing anything now), although I really don't know what they hope to achieve seeing as Veronica Taylor and Rachael Lillis are in California now, Eric Stuart's in Tennessee, etc.

That said, I fully agree with the sentiments the group has, and I think what TPCi did to the 4Kids crew was unfair- here's basically a video a YouTube user uploaded explaining what exactly I'm talking about:
said at 2:48 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
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she's the best. i love her as Ash, but when i hear some of her other work it's like i'm hearing him.

i feel that she was perfect for May's voice in Pokemon, it sucks they replaced her.
said at 12:54 PM on Fri May 11 2012
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Some other trivia is her favourite Pokemon movie she voiced Ash in was the first movie :). She says so on Youtube. It really touched her heart that one so she said she liked it most :). It is my fave too

On another note, I adore her voice. Pokemon was the first anime I ever saw..heck..maybe even the first tv show too! I get a little sad when I think of her because Pokemon was a happy part of my life and she was part of it and knowing Pokemon changed so much after they got rid of her and the other main voice actors it broke my heart. I'm 20 now and I still love Pokemon (well, when she was still voicing). It just isn't the same without her.

People say she is shy about the fact she voiced a boy because of how she covers her mouth when she voices him in public. I don't think so, I think she does it to get his voice out right
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said at 9:52 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
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Not to make her feel old, but this woman was basically my childhood. :)

Hopefully someday TPTB will let her voice Ash again.

Nice to know fans still remember her work on Pokemon (watch convention videos on youtube and you see massive lineups to get her autograph).

I missed a great opportunity to meet her at Fan Expo Canada recently so I hope she returns to another Toronto convention in the future.

My 5 favorite roles of hers (at the moment) are:
- Ash Ketchum (Pokemon)
- Amelia (Slayers)
- Delia Ketchum (Pokemon)
- May (Pokemon)
- Carly (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
Faved by 225 BTVA Members
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Veronica Taylor role? *
Ash Ketchum
64.5% (78 votes)
8.3% (10 votes)
Gentoku Ryuubi
6.6% (8 votes)
Sailor Pluto / Setsuna Meio
4.1% (5 votes)
Yukino Miyazawa
2.5% (3 votes)
Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun
2.5% (3 votes)
April O'Neil
1.7% (2 votes)
Carly Carmine
1.7% (2 votes)
1.7% (2 votes)
Delia Ketchum
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Max Taylor
0.8% (1 vote)
Nana Suzuki
0.8% (1 vote)
Iron Maiden Jeanne
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Nico Robin
0.8% (1 vote)
Anime Conan
0.8% (1 vote)
121 Total Votes
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