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May 4, 1944
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Other names||Russi Allwine
|Years active||1976 - Present|
|Known for||The voice of Minnie Mouse|
(1991-2009; his death)
Russell "Russi" Taylor (born May 4, 1944) is an American voice actress. She is the current voice actress of Disney's Minnie Mouse character. She has retained this role since 1986, longer than any other voice actress. This includes performances in the Disney's House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Mickey Mousekersize and television series and the Kingdom Hearts video game series, among many others. She also does the voices of Martin Prince, Sherri and Terri, and Üter on the animated television series The Simpsons. She also stars as Baby Joy in Super Why!.
She has voiced Huey, Dewey, and Louie and Webby Vanderquack in the DuckTales television series, the Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers video game, and in other appearances such as in the holiday movies Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. In appearances where the three young ducks appear at an older age, such as in Mickey Mouse Works and Disney's House of Mouse, Tony Anselmo, the voice of Donald Duck, reprises Taylor's role as their voice actor. In Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse Works and in Disney's House of Mouse, she plays Clara Cluck. She voiced Daisy Duck in Fantasia 2000.
Taylor provides the voices of numerous characters in the animated series The Simpsons, including fourth grade nerd Martin Prince, purple-haired twins Sherri and Terri, and German exchange student Üter. In addition, she has participated in two anime dubbing projects. The first is Daisy Nohara, Max, and Shin's Grandmother in the first English dub of Crayon Shin-chan, while the other is the voice of Otama in Disney's re-dubbing of Pom Poko.
She was the original voice of Strawberry Shortcake in the six 1980s TV specials.
She voiced Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstones Comedy Show for Hanna-Barbera in 1980. Taylor was also the voice of Baby Gonzo in Muppet Babies, Nova in Twinkle, the Dream Being, Pac-Baby in the Pac-Man TV series, the high-pitched Nurses that were mice in The Rescuers Down Under, Melissa in the Pound Puppies episode Garbage Night: The Musical, Morning Glory in My Little Pony, and the lasted non-Disney role was Birdie the Early Bird in McDonaldland commercials. She is also the current voices of Drizella and Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
She also appears in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, playing Fauna and Sofia The First, alongside her Simpsons castmates, Tress MacNeille and Frank Welker. She was nominated for an Emmy for her voice work in PBS' series Jakers! in 2006. She recently voiced a witch in her second Scooby-Doo movie, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King.
Russi Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was married to Wayne Allwine, the third voice of Mickey Mouse, from 1991 until his death on May 18, 2009. They were both named Disney Legends in 2008.
|Voice of Minnie Mouse
- Allwine/Taylor Invited Talk Transcript
- McLellan, Dennis (2009-05-21). "Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times.