Maddie Blaustein

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Maddie Blaustein
A middle-aged Caucasian woman with medium-to-short black hair and glasses peers at the camera.
Born Adam Joan Blaustein
October 9, 1960
Long Island, New York, United States
Died December 13, 2008(2008-12-13) (aged 48)[1]
United States
Other names Madeleine Joan Blaustein, Addie Blaustein, Kendra Bancroft
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–2008

Madeleine Joan "Maddie" Blaustein (formerly credited as Addie Blaustein; born Adam Blaustein; October 9, 1960 – December 11, 2008) was an American voice actress. Blaustein was born the second-oldest of 5 children in Long Island, New York. She was known for her voice-actor work for 4Kids Entertainment and DuArt Film and Video

Until her death, Blaustein was the voice of Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She was also best-known as the voices of Meowth in Pokémon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) from Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She was also Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and Arngrim, Lawfer, and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She was also a comic book writer and artist, having worked for both Marvel Comics and Milestone Comics, and an animation director. Later she served as Creative Director for the Weekly World News. Video-game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

She provided Margarete's voice in the English version of the PlayStation 2 game Shadow Hearts. Most notable is her great variety of voices. In Valkyrie Profile, for example, she was able to perform a very "tough", deep masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer) and a suitable and somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth). In Shadow Hearts, Margarete is voiced in a deep, feminine, and seductive style. During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she appeared as Sméagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.[2] She was also the third English-speaking voice actor for E-123 Omega of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Under the pseudonym “Kendra Bancroft”, Blaustein was one of the content creators in the Second Life platform, where she was a very eager participant since 2004, and earned a reputation as an innovative, competent, and very reliable 3-D modeller in the many communities where she participated.[3] Blaustein was born intersex. She was assigned male at birth and lived as male for many years before transitioning to female. Her experience as an activist in the transgender community helped her to organize and support groups of people in Second Life.

Blaustein died in her sleep on December 11, 2008 after a short illness. She was 48.

Voice roles[edit]

Writing credits[edit]

  • DeathwishMilestone Comics, 4-issue miniseries with Yves Fezzani
  • Hardware – Milestone Comics, The Hunt for Deathwish with Yves Fezzani
  • Static – Milestone Comics, with Yves Fezzani

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JB6J-CJH : accessed 21 Feb 2013), Adam Blaustein, 11 December 2008; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
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