Elizabeth Daily

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Elizabeth Daily
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E.G. Daily, October 2008
Born Elizabeth Ann Guttman
(1961-09-11) September 11, 1961 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Elizabeth Daily,
Elizabeth A. Daily
Occupation Voice actress, actress, musician
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Rick Salomon (1995–2000; 2 children)
Children Hunter And Tyson

Elizabeth Ann Guttman (born September 11, 1961), better known by her stage names of Elizabeth Daily and E.G. Daily, is an American voice actress, actress, musician and singer, who is best known for voicing Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls, Rudy Tabootie in ChalkZone, and Isbael "Dizzy" Flores in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. She also provided the voice of the title role in the live-action feature film Babe: Pig in the City, replacing Rugrats co-star Christine Cavanaugh.

Acting career[edit]

Voice acting[edit]

She has voiced television characters such as Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls, Rudy Tabootie in ChalkZone, and Isabel "Dizzy" Flores in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. She provided the voice for the title role in the live-action feature film Babe: Pig in the City, replacing Christine Cavanaugh. More recently in 2013 she began doing the voice of Julius Jr on the self title Nick JR. television show.

In a 2000 article from LA Weekly, in reference to how she portrays Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, Daily says: "Spicy Buttercup is feisty. She's passionate about things, and a little bit aggressive -- I get to rage out every now and then. You have to be pretty contained a lot of the time and Buttercup sometimes gets a little leaky."[1]

Live acting[edit]

Besides doing voice-overs, Daily has acted in film and on TV. She played Sandy Burns on the PBS series The Righteous Apples from 1980 to 1981. In 1985, she starred as Dottie in the cult classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure as well as Loryn in Valley Girl (film). She also appeared on such shows as Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs, Fame and Friends. She was also in the video for Rod Stewart's song "Young Turks" as Patti, one of the runaway teens.[2]

Stand-up comic[edit]

Daily created and performed a one-woman stand-up comedy tour about the ups and downs of her career and life.[citation needed]

Singing career[edit]

Daily at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2008

Daily signed with A&M Records in 1985, working with Madonna's frequent collaborators John "Jellybean" Benitez and Stephen Bray. In 1986, that label released the R&B/Rock single "Say It, Say It". The song made it to #70 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the #1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. (Other versions of the song appeared as early as 1981). Her songs "Shake It Up" and "I'm Hot Tonight" were included in the soundtrack to the film Scarface. Those same songs were later included in the lineup of fictional radio station Flashback 95.6 in the Grand Theft Auto III video game. They were also included in the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game, based on the 1983 film. Her hit "Love in the Shadows" was featured in the films Thief of Hearts and Circuit.

Also in 1985, she provided back-up vocals for Human League front-man Philip Oakey's debut solo album, Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder.[3] That same year she appeared in the comedy film Better Off Dead, singing two songs as a member of a band performing at a high school dance; both songs were included on the soundtrack album credited to E.G. Daily.

In 1987 she released the song "Mind Over Matter", which is featured in the film Summer School. Daily plays guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and percussion. In her 1988 song, "Some People", from her Lace Around the Wound album, produced by Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, she plays guitar and harmonica. She performed a song on The Breakfast Club soundtrack called "Waiting". In 1999, she released her third studio album Tearing Down the Walls.

Daily released a song titled "Changing Faces" in 2003. The song was used on the end credits of Rugrats Go Wild. She also released a single titled "Beautiful" which she made available through iTunes on April 29, 2008. She also sang the song "Dawn's Theme", which was used at the end of the movie Streets. From 2003 to 2011, Daily did the voiceover of Jake Harper singing the Two and a Half Men song.

The Voice[edit]

In fall 2013, Daily broke back into the world of singing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality show The Voice. In the blind audition broadcast on September 24, 2013, she sang "Breathe" from Faith Hill. Two of the four judges on the show, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, turned around their chairs for her. She chose to be on Team Blake.

Daily proceeded to win her battle in the shows battle rounds singing the song "Something to Talk About." She lost in the Knockout Rounds, with a performance of Bonnie Raitt's, "I Can't Make You Love Me."

Personal life[edit]

Daily was dating actor Jon-Erik Hexum of the television show Cover Up at the time of his death. Daily was married to Rick Salomon from 1995 to 2000.[citation needed] They have two daughters, Hunter (born in 1996) and Tyson (born in 1998).[4]

Filmography[edit]

Feature[edit]

Year Film / Notes Role
1978 Disco Fever Audition Dancer
(credited as Elizabeth Guttman)
1982 One Dark Night Leslie Winslow
The Escape Artist Sandra
Wacko Bambi
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains Motel Maid
1983 Funny Money Cass
Valley Girl Loryn
1984 Streets of Fire Baby Doll
No Small Affair Susan
1985 Fandango Judy
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Dottie
Better Off Dead Singer
1988 Bad Dreams Lana
1989 Loverboy Linda
1991 Dutch Hailey
Dogfight Marcie
1992 Lorenzo's Oil vocal effects for Lorenzo
1994 The Little Rascals dubbing voice of Froggy
The Flintstones dubbing voice of Bamm-Bamm
(Uncredited)
1995 A Goofy Movie
1996 Jungle Cubs
(first season only)
Bagheera
1998 The Rugrats Movie Tommy Pickles
Babe: Pig in the City Babe
1999 Gen¹³
(unreleased in US, but direct-to-video in Europe and Australia)
Freefall
2000 Bob's Video V.C.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
(direct-to-video)
Nathan
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Tommy Pickles
2001 Recess: School's Out Cap'n Sticky
The Trumpet of the Swan Ella
2002 The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family'
(documentary)
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Buttercup
The Country Bears Beary Barrington (vocals)
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Tommy Pickles
2005 Potheads: The Movie Mrs. B Johnson
The Devil's Rejects Candy
2006 Cutting Room Joanne Kramer
Mustang Sally Mustang Sally
Happy Feet Baby Mumble
National Lampoon's Pledge This! Catherine Johnson
2007 White Air Alex's Mother
The Unlikely's Natalie Redding
2008 Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Junior
2009 My Sister's Keeper Nurse Susan
2010 Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Catherine's Niece (Voice)
Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial Junior
The Unlikely's Natalie Redding
2011 Boy Toy Helen
Happy Feet Two Erik (vocals)/Additional voices
2012 Yellow Aunt Netty
Wreck-It Ralph Additional Voices

Short subjects[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1985 The Orkly Kid
2004 Stop That Cycle
2004 Wait
2007 Up-In-Down Town

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Saturday Night Live Herself (as E.G. Daily) Musical guest (episode 212, May 17, 1986)
1987 Popples Potato Chip
1991–2004 Rugrats Tommy Pickles 172 episodes
1991 Darkwing Duck Lightwave Episode: The Frequency Fiends
1992–1997 Eek! The Cat Wendy Elizabeth (voice) 30 episodes
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quarx (voice) Episode: "The Star Child"
1994–1997 Duckman Mambo (voice) 15 episodes
1995 Bump in the Night Germ Girls (voice) 1 episode
1995-97 The What-A-Cartoon! Show Buttercup 2 episodes
1996 Timon & Pumbaa Girl voice
Episode: "Shopping Mauled / Library Brouhaha"
1998–2005 (2008, 2014, 2016?) The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup 81 episodes
1995–1996 What-a-Mess voice
1996 Jungle Cubs Bagheera (voice) 13 episodes
1996–1997 Quack Pack Louie (voice) 39 episodes
1997 Friends Leslie (as E.G. Daily) Episode: "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner"
Spicy City Nisa/Darleen (voice) Episode: "Love is a Download"
1997–1998 The Crayon Box Piggy Banks voice
1998 The New Batman Adventures Thrift Store Manager (voice) Episode: "Beware the Creeper"
1998–1999 Recess (voice) 2 episodes
1999–2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Knothead (voice) 15 episodes
1999–2000 Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Private Isabel "Dizzy" Flores (voice) 40 episodes
2000–2002 Baby Blues Zoe
2002–2004 ChalkZone Rudy Tabootie (voice) 42 episodes
2003–2008 All Grown Up! Tommy Pickles (voice)
2003–2010 Two and a Half Men Jake Harper (voice – opening theme song)
2006 Curious George Steve Episode: "Several Episodes"
2007 Phineas and Ferb Various
The Land Before Time Rhett/Shorty (voice) Episodes: "The Brave Longneck Scheme" (as Rhett), "The Big Longneck Test" (as Shorty)
Random! Cartoons Victor/One-Eyed Bird/Co-Worker #1 (voice) Episode: "Victor"
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird/Veranke Episode: "Widow's Sting"
2010–present Pound Puppies Dolly/additional voices
2013 The Voice Herself/Contestant
2014–present Julius Jr. Julius Junior

Video games[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Wild Child
Lace Around the Wound
  • Released: May 25, 1989
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
Tearing Down the Walls
  • Released: April 13, 1999
  • Label: EGDP
  • Formats: CD
Changing Faces
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: EGDP
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US US Club US Dance US R&B CAN FR IT NL NZ
1986 "Say It, Say It" 70 1 4 71 46 22 13 14 Wild Child
"Love in the Shadows" 6 14 37
1987 "Mind Over Matter" 7 17 Summer School soundtrack
1989 "Some People" 33 Lace Around the Wound
1990 "This Time" 5
1999 "Don't Even Care" Tearing Down the Walls
"Breath of Heaven"
2003 "Changing Faces" Changing Faces
2008 "Beautiful" 19
2010 "Somebody's Loving You" Non-album single

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E.G. Daily's interview from LA Weekly's review on The Powerpuff Girls
  2. ^ Official site of EG Daily - Film and TV
  3. ^ Giorgio Moroder Discography
  4. ^ "Pam Anderson Weds Rick Salomon". US Magazine. 2007-10-07. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-01. "Among the guests were ... his daughters Hunter, 11, and Tyson, 9." 

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