September 20, 1975 |
|Other names||Tara Jayne, Rita Joesph, Rita Stephens|
Tara Sands (born September 20, 1975) is an American voice actress, television host and actress. She was a co-host of the Cartoon Network's weekly block, Fridays. She has voiced in a number of anime dubs and cartoons, including Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons and Filia Ul Copt in Slayers. She also provides narration on audio books.
Sands was raised in New Jersey and studied theater at Hofstra University. She has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She also voiced Tiara in Shamanic Princess, and Hikaru Shidou in the OVA 'remake' of Magic Knight Rayearth, among others.
In addition to providing voiceovers for numerous commercials, Sands has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the 'Office Cheerleader' in a series for Lipton's Cup-a-Soup and television series including "Everybody Hates Chris" She also hosts on red carpet premieres!
- Fridays (Cartoon Network) - Co-Host
- Everybody Hates Chris - Hotel Clerk, Waitress
- The Sarah Silverman Program - Campaign Manager
- The Newsroom - Secretary
- Agent Aika - Ria
- Ah! My Goddess: The Movie - Chrono
- Angel Sanctuary - Sara Mudo
- Descendants of Darkness - Princess Tsubaki
- Dinosaur King - Michelle
- F-Zero: GP Legend - Dream, Female Ninja
- Fencer of Minerva - Diana
- Fighting Foodons - Chase
- Geobreeders - Eiko Rando
- Ghost Talker's Daydream - Anzai
- Girls Bravo - Nanase Koh Haruka, Reporter (Ep. 21)
- Jungle Emperor Leo - Lune/Rune
- Legend of Himiko - Tadami
- Maze - Solude Schfoltzer
- Mew Mew Power - Additional Voices
- One Piece - Kaya, Nojiko, young Luffy, Makino (4kids version)
- Patlabor: The Mobile Police - Takeo Kumagami
- Photon - Aun Freya
- Pokémon (anime) - multiple characters (seasons 1-8) including Bulbasaur, Phanpy, Larvitar, Clefairy, Tori Lund, Bugsy, Jasmine, Ritchie
- Rayearth OVA - Hikaru Shidou
- Rurouni Kenshin - Seta Sōjirō, Osamu Masukami
- Samurai Deeper Kyo - Santera
- Shaman King - Anna Kyoyama, Opacho
- Shamanic Princess - Tiara (OVA)
- Shrine of the Morning Mist - Tadahiro Amatsu (Child), Tama Hieda
- Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos - Kesshomaru/Shiori
- Slayers Try - Filia Ul Copt
- Sonic X - Additional Voices
- Stitch! - Audrey
- Tiger & Bunny - Additional Voices
- Time Bokan - Ohana, Yatterman (1&2)
- ToHeart - Multi HMX2 (credited as Lenore Lenore)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! - Mokuba Kaiba
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Sherry Le Blanc
- Electric City - Roger Moore
- Generator Rex - Circe
- Ice Age: Continental Drift - Additional Voices
- I Spy (HBO animated series) - Spyler
- My Kid Could Paint That - Voice Over Talent
- Phineas and Ferb - Danielle
- Supernormal - Buzz Girl, Eric's Mom
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) - Angel, Tyler
- Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse - Summer
- Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright - Nancy
- Ape Escape 2 - Pipotchi
- Avatar: The Game - Fulson, RDA
- Dead Island - Jin
- Infamous - Additional Voices
- Saint's Row: The Third - Additional Voices
- Singularity - Katya
- Soulcalibur IV - Additional Voices
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Genis Sage
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Genis Sage
- Valkyrie Profile - Nanami, Shiho, Yumei
- "Tara Sands - Watch Reels". TaraSands.com.
- "Talking with Wendelin Van Draanen". audiofile.com. Oct/Nov 2003. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
- "Tara Sands - Random House Audio - Listening Library". Random House Audio. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
- Tara Sands (2012-07-21). "Lots of exciting stuff happening....". Tara Sands Blogspot.
- "The Trials, Trevails, and Bitterness of Voice Acting: Straight Talk with Tara Jayne". Akadot. 2001-04-09. Retrieved 2011-11-15. - "Pokemon was my first voice acting job"
- "My Kid Could Paint That - Press Kit" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Classics. Retrieved 2012-02-28.