Maddie Blaustein

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Maddie Blaustein
A middle-aged Caucasian woman with medium-to-short black hair and glasses peers at the camera.
Born Adam Seth Blaustein
October 9, 1960
Long Island, New York, United States
Died December 13, 2008(2008-12-13) (aged 48)
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Cause of death Acute stomach failure
Other names Madeleine Joan Blaustein
Addie Blaustein
Adam Blaustein
Kendra Bancroft
Occupation Voice actress
comics creator
Years active 1985–2008
Notable credit(s) Pokémon as Meowth

Madeleine Joan "Maddie" Blaustein (also credited as Addie Blaustein and Adam Blaustein; October 9, 1960 – December 13, 2008) was an American voice actress and comics writer. She was known for her voice acting work for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video and NYAV Post, and for comics written for Milestone Comics.

Career[edit]

In the late 1980s Blaustein worked for Marvel Comics, as an editor (several issues each of Web of Spider-Man, Marvel Tales, and Marvel Saga) as a writer (several issues of Conan the King), and penciling a one-shot of Power Pachyderms.[1][2] She wrote assorted comics published by DC Comics in the early 1990s, including a few for the Impact Comics imprint and TSR line.[1] For Milestone Media, she cowrote with Yves Fezzani several issues each of Hardware and Static, and (credited as Addie Blaustein) the 1994 limited series Deathwish,[1] whose protagonist was a character created by Blaustein: a transgender female police officer named Marissa Rahm.

She was also an animation director.[citation needed] Later she served as Creative Director for Weekly World News.[citation needed]

Blaustein was a voice actress at 4Kids Entertainment, where she voiced Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She also performed the voices of Meowth in Pokémon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) in the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She voiced Chef Kawasaki in Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and Arngrim, Lawfer, and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She was the third English-speaking voice actor for E-123 Omega of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She performed a wide variety of voices. For example, in Valkyrie Profile, she performed a very "tough" masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer), and the somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth).[citation needed] During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she voiced Sméagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.[3]

Beginning in 2004 under the pseudonym Kendra Bancroft, Blaustein was a content creator on the Second Life platform, earning a reputation as an innovative, competent, and reliable 3-D modeller in the communities where she participated.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Blaustein was born the second oldest of 5 children in Long Island, New York. She was intersex, and was raised as male with the name Adam. She lived as her assigned gender before transitioning to female in the 1990s. Her experience as an activist in the transgender community helped her to organize and support groups of people in Second Life.[5]

Video-game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

Blaustein died on December 13, 2008 at the Hospital of Jersey City, New Jersey[6] from an untreated stomach virus that she had suffered from since late November.[citation needed]

Work[edit]

Voice roles[edit]

Writing[edit]

  • DeathwishMilestone Comics, 4-issue miniseries, with Yves Fezzani
  • Hardware – Milestone Comics, The Hunt for Deathwish with Yves Fezzani
  • Static – Milestone Comics, with Yves Fezzani

Art[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Madeleine S. Blaustein - 'Adam S. Blaustein' - Comic Book DB". www.comicbookdb.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b "GCD :: Issue :: Power Pachyderms #1". Comics.org. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived December 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "New World Notes". Nwn.blogs.com. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Greenberger, Robert (2008-12-18). "Maddie Blaustein, 1960-2008". ComicMix. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  6. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index". Familysearch.org. Retrieved 21 February 2013. Adam Blaustein, 11 December 2008; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing) 
  7. ^ "A Seeker Is Born". Huntik. Season 1. Episode 1. 

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