Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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Colleen O'Shaughnessey
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O'Shaughnessey at the 2022 GalaxyCon Columbus
Colleen Ann O'Shaughnessey

(1971-09-15) September 15, 1971 (age 51)
Other namesOlivia O'Connor
Olivia Charles
Maggie O'Connor
Colleen A. Villard
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1990–present
Jason Villard
(m. 2000)

Colleen Ann O'Shaughnessey (born September 15, 1971)[1][2] is an American voice actress. She is best known as the voice of Sora Takenouchi in the Digimon anime, Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom, Wasp in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Ino Yamanaka and Konohamaru Sarutobi in the Naruto anime. Since 2014, O'Shaughnessey has been the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, a role she reprised in its first two live-action film adaptations.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

O'Shaughnessey was born on September 15, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and she earned a B.F.A. degree in musical theatre from the University of Michigan.[1][5]


She is perhaps best known for her roles as Sora Takenouchi from the first and second seasons of Digimon (her first major voiceover role), Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom, Ino Yamanaka and Konohamaru Sarutobi in Naruto, Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck in Bleach, and Janet Van Dyne/Wasp in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.[6]

She has also worked in the video game industry, where she voiced Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia and KOS-MOS in Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse. Since 2010 and 2014 respectively, she has been the voice of Charmy Bee and Miles "Tails" Prower in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.[6]

She reprised her role of Sora Takenouchi for the Digimon Adventure tri movie series.[6]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2018, she resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Jason Villard, and her two children; son Connor (b. 2001) and daughter Maggie (b. 2004).[7]





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  2. ^ Colleen O'Shaughnessey [@VOColleen] (September 15, 2021). "50's fine by me! Had so much fun commemorating my milestone birthday doing a photo shoot with the amazing @MaureenAPrice and @JennyKarlMakeup!! Thank you, ladies! 🎉🥂🥳 #50yearsold #BirthdayGirl" (Tweet). Retrieved April 10, 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "Sonic Boom". Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (December 7, 2021). "Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie casts Tails classic voice actor". Polygon. Archived from the original on December 7, 2021. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
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  7. ^ @VOColleen (November 11, 2018). "Happy Anniversary, Husband! I love you as much today as I did then and am so grateful for our beautiful life togeth…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Twitter". November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Viz Media Announces K TV Anime's Dub Cast". June 14, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Destroy the Avengers". Marvel Future Avengers. Season 1. Episode 1. February 28, 2020. Event occurs at 22:15. Disney+. Credits
  11. ^ "Gundam the Origin I's 1st 7 Minutes English–Dubbed & Subtitled". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Sorrowful Artesia' Anime Episode Gets English Language Trailer". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Second 'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' Anime Episode Titled". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "My Next Life as a Villainess Anime's English Dub Reveals Cast". Anime News Network. May 15, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, March 18 Premiere". Anime News Network. March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  16. ^ Jenna Busch (February 8, 2010). "AVENGERS Animated Assembling w/ Phil Lamarr". Newsarama. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Colleen O'Shaughnessey (visual voices guide)". Retrieved November 18, 2015. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  18. ^ @tobytobyjones (July 19, 2019). "@MannerDeg @RogerCraigSmith and @VOColleen" (Tweet). Retrieved July 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "What's New Scooby-Doo? 1x03 Space Ape at the Cape – ShareTV".
  20. ^ "What's New Scooby-Doo? 3x06 Farmed And Dangerous – ShareTV".
  21. ^ "What's New Scooby-Doo? Episode List – ShareTV".
  22. ^ O’Shaughnessey, Colleen (February 13, 2020). "I did!". @vocolleen. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  23. ^ Hill, Kenneth (February 22, 2022). "New Sonic 2 Posters Highlight Characters And Cast Members". Game Rant. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  24. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. Scene: Closing credits, 2:55 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  25. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  26. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices.
  27. ^ Nippon Ichi Software. La Pucelle: Tactics. Nippon Ichi Software, Mastiff. Scene: Closing credits, 44:21 in, English Voice Talent.
  28. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  29. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, closing credits, 4 minutes in – Metal Gear Online Unit – Voice–Over Cast – Soldiers
  30. ^ Carbine Studios. WildStar. NCSOFT. Scene: Credits, 2:45 in, Cast.
  31. ^ Violetta. Season 1. Episode 1 – via Netflix.

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Preceded by English voice of Miles "Tails" Prower (video games)
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Preceded by English voice of Miles "Tails" Prower (broadcast TV series)
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