|Birth name||Donna Margaret Burke|
|Born||12 December 1956|
|Origin||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, narrator, voice actress, businesswoman, teacher|
From 1989 to 1995 Burke taught Media, English and Religious Education to senior students at Chisholm Catholic College. She moved to Japan in 1996 and initially worked as a teacher of English before obtaining some recording work.
Burke married Bill Benfield,[when?] a British former teacher. In 2004, Burke and Benfield started a record label, Dagmusic, which catered for foreign artists. Burke released her debut album, Lost and Found, through Dagmusic.
Burke has worked as a freelance announcer at NHK since 1999. She also is the lyricist for numerous Japanese TV commercials, anime songs, and J-pop group tunes.
Burke created Hotteeze,[when?] a company she created to export Japanese heat pads worldwide.
Burke's voice has been used in Japan since 2005 for announcements on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train system. Her voice is also used in Narita Airport Delta lounges and in English-language guidance for the Emperor Showa Memorial Museum.
In 2007, Burke narrated a documentary titled Climate in Crisis - Part 1, which won the 2007 silver medal for Environment/Ecology at the New York Television Festival and the 2007 Earth Vision Award at the Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival.
- Fastening Days - Anna, Kelly
- Little Charo 2 - Kanon
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series - Raising Heart
- Strange Dawn - Yuko Miyabe
- Trip Trek - Catherine, Bee #2
- Voices of a Distant Star - Operator of the Lysithea
- Bloody Roar 4 - Uranus
- Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand - Hel
- Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django - Lady, Dvalinn
- Diabolical Pitch - Christina
- Dino Crisis 3 - Sonya Hart (motion capture)
- F-Zero GX - Mrs. Arrow
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Storytelling Narrator
- Let's Go Jungle!: Lost on the Island of Spice - Norah
- Lunar Knights - Ursula
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces - Raising Heart
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny - Raising Heart
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - iDROID
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - iDROID
- NightCry - Jessica, Angie, Maria, Kelly
- Rumble Roses - Anesthesia / Dr. Cutter
- Shenmue - Others
- Shenmue II - Additional voices
- Silent Hill 2 - Angela Orosco (original release and HD Edition)
- Silent Hill 3 - Claudia Wolf (original release only)
- Virtua Fighter 4 - Vanessa Lewis
- Virtua Quest - Vanessa Lewis
- Lost and Found (with Bill Benfield) (2000)
- Éirí na Gréine (2001)
- Donna Burke with the David Silverman Quartet (2002)
- Goodbye Nakamura EP (2004)
- Blue Nights (1 June 2005)
- The Yamaha Educational Children's Songs CDs - Various Artists (1997-2003 - vocals for several tracks)
- Para Para Panic CDs - Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 / Various Artists (2000 - vocals for several tracks)
- Elebits - "The Smile of You" (2006 - in collaboration with Naoyuki Satō)
- ABBA Ibiza Caliente Mix - ABBA, Sabu (2001 - vocals for several tracks)
- The Bleep Brothers (2001 - vocals for three tracks)
- Vandread: Original OVA Soundtrack 1 - Yasunori Iwasaki, Various Artists (2001 - vocal for "What a Wonderful World")
- Vandread: Original OVA Soundtrack 2 - Yasunori Iwasaki, Various Artists (2001 - vocal and lyrics for "Somedays")
- Strange Dawn - "To The Sky" (2002)
- Turn A Gundam: Original Movie Soundtrack - "Wakusei no Gogo, Bokura wa Kisu wo Shita" - Yoko Kanno (2002 - vocal for "After All")
- "Seven" - V6 (2002 - lyrics for "One")
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - "Morning Sky" and "Moonless Starry Night"
- Haibane Renmei: Original OVA Soundtrack 1 - "Hanenone (ハネノネ)" - Kow Otani, Masumi Sakaue (2003 - vocal and lyrics for "Wondering")
- Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova - "Star Gate Heaven" and "Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix)" - Various Artists (2006 - in collaboration with Sōta Fujimori)
- Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation - "Hero ~Dancing Summer Mix English Ver.~"
- OutRun 2 - "Life Was a Bore"
- The Last Remnant - "Journey's End"
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers - "Kuule tää unelmain" and "Ephemeron"
- God Eater - "God and Man"
- Tales of Legendia - "Hotarubi" and "My Tales" with Gab Desmond
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - "Heavens Divide"
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - "Sins of the Father"
- Metal Gear Solid Vocal Tracks (2015 - vocals for several tracks)
- Tokyo Ghoul √A - "Glassy Sky"
- Implosion - Never Lose Hope - "Way in the Dark"
- Kato, Mariko (16 February 2010). "Instinct Key for Singer-Entrepreneur". The Japan Times. Toshiaki Ogasawara. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
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- Nibayashi, Maki. "Life in Japan: Donna Burke". Metropolis (341). Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Lost and Found – Donna Burke". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- Burke, Donna; Benfield, Bill (2000), Lost and Found, Dag Music. National Library of Australia, retrieved 16 January 2014
- "YKK presents "FASTENING DAYS"". ykkfastening.com. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Acting". donnaburke.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Donna Burke". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 27 January 2016. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
- "English Voice Cast Announced For NightCry ｜ Rely on Horror". Rely on Horror. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- Kemps, Heidi (31 December 2014). "Interview: Donna Burke, veteran singer and voice actor". Gaming.moe. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "Blue Nights – Donna Burke". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "METAL GEAR SOLID VOCAL TRACKS". Konami. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- "Singing". donnaburke.com. Retrieved 7 April 2016.