Tara Sands

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Tara Sands
Born (1975-09-20) September 20, 1975 (age 39)
Hartford, Connecticut
Residence Southern California
Other names Tara Jayne
Alma mater Hofstra University
Occupation Voice actress, television host
Website
www.tarasands.com

Tara Sands (born September 20, 1975) is an American voice actress and a former co-host of the Cartoon Network's weekly block, Fridays.[1] 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.[2]

Biography[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.

Sands has narrated numerous audio books, including Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes series[2] and Ellen Potter's Olivia Kidney series.[3]

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[1] and television series including Everybody Hates Chris. She also hosts on red carpet premieres.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Live action[edit]

Anime[edit]

Animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tara Sands - Watch Reels". TaraSands.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Talking with Wendelin Van Draanen". audiofile.com. Oct–Nov 2003. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Tara Sands - Random House Audio - Listening Library". Random House Audio. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ Tara Sands (2012-07-21). "Lots of exciting stuff happening....". Tara Sands Blogspot. 
  5. ^ a b c "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"
  6. ^ "The Sky's the Limit". Tiger & Bunny. Episode 15. http://www.hulu.com/watch/648999#i0,p12,d0.
  7. ^ "My Kid Could Paint That - Press Kit" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Classics. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  8. ^ Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  9. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Singularity". Behind The Voice Actors.  - role was confirmed using screenshots of closing credits

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