Melissa Fahn

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Melissa Fahn
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Melissa Charles,[1] Tina Dixon[2]
Alma mater California State University at Long Beach[3]
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1985–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Spouse(s) Joel Alpers (2002–present)
Children 1
Family Tom Fahn (brother)
Jonathan Fahn (brother)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Labels Moja Sound

Melissa Fahn is an American voice actress and singer for anime dubs, such as Cowboy Bebop, Digimon, Eureka Seven, FLCL, Noein and Zatch Bell!. She starred in the Broadway performance of Wicked and various theatre projects in Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Fahn was raised in Huntington, Long Island as the youngest of four siblings. She performed dancing at the age of 3. Her family moved to Huntington Beach, California. Her father, a jazz drummer, encouraged her to learn singing and acting in addition to just dancing. She continued in community theater productions and toured with Young Americans. She majored in dance at California State University, Long Beach but left after one year to devote her time to work and theater.[3]

Fahn has three older brothers: Michael Fahn is a musician, while Tom Fahn and Jonathan Fahn are fellow voice and stage actors. In 2000, Fahn met musician Joel Alpers on the set of Vox Lumiere in Los Angeles, and they wed at Kauai, Hawaii in 2002.[4]

Career[edit]

While working as a receptionist, her voice caught the attention of a casting director for a new Betty Boop featurette, which led to her first voice-over role in The Betty Boop Movie Mystery.[3] Fahn has voiced many animated characters, such as Luna in Mega Man Star Force, Edward in Cowboy Bebop, Haruka in Noein, Gaz as well as others in Invader Zim, and Rika Nonaka, Kristy Damon and Nene Amano in Digimon. She is the voice of Neptune in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series.[5]

She performed live on stage worldwide in shows such as Hal Prince's 3hree, Gilligan's Island the Musical, Singin' in the Rain, No, No, Nanette and the rock-operas of Vox Lumiere.

In 2007, Fahn released her music album Avignon which was produced by her husband, Joel Alpers. The album also involved her brother Tom on trombone and sister-in-law Mary Ann McSweeney in bass. Alpers also played drums and percussion.[4]

Wicked[edit]

Fahn is a member of the ensemble in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Schwartz's musical Wicked. In March 2004, Fahn played an understudy for Glinda, replacing Melissa Bell Chait who suffered a stroke. Fahn departed the show on October 31, 2004. She later became an original cast member of the Los Angeles sit-down productions, performing in the ensemble and again understudying the role of Glinda before departing on December 30, 2007.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Other roles, notes Source[6]
1992 Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again Amy As Melissa Charles
1992–03 Guyver OVAs Mizuki Segawa As Melissa Charles
Also Guyver II
1993 Moldiver Mao Shirase As Melissa Charles
OVA
1995 Black Magic M-66 Ferris As Melissa Charles [1]
1995 Phantom Quest Corp Nanami Rokugou As Melissa Charles
OVA
1995–99 El-Hazard series Alielle, others Voice acting as Melissa Charles under El-Hazard Talent
English Vocal for theme song "Clever" in Wanderers as Melissa Fahn
[7]
1997 Tokyo Revelation Kiyoko As Melissa Charles
OVA
1998–2000 Fushigi Yuugi series Nyan Nyan As Melissa Charles
1999 Cowboy Bebop Edward As Melissa Charles [8][9]
1999 Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Dorothy As Melissa Charles
1999 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Movie Trilogy Fraw Bow As Melissa Charles
2000 Apocalypse Zero Megumi As Melissa Charles
OVA
2000 Arc the Lad Shante, others As Melissa Charles
2000 Black Heaven Psychic Bell Ringer As Melissa Charles
2000 Jungle De Ikou Natsumi, Mei
2000 Magic Knight Rayearth 2 Tarta & Tatra As Melissa Charles
2000 Panda! Go, Panda! Panny
2001 Samurai: Hunt for the Sword Lei Lin As Melissa Charles
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Sora Hasegawa As Melissa Charles
2001 Blood: The Last Vampire Linda OVA
2001 Digimon Tamers Rika Nonaka [10][11]
2001 Gate Keepers Specs As Melissa Charles
2001 Mezzo Forte Mikura Suzuki As Tina Dixon
2001 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Karen (Child) As Melissa Charles
2001 Nightwalker Asami Akiba, Monique As Melissa Charles
2001 Vampire Princess Miyu Lilith, Shizuko, Mei-Fah TV series
2002 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Edward As Melissa Charles [12]
2002 Vandread series Amarone Slainthiev As Tina Dixon
2002 Ys Feena As Tina Dixon
2003 Gun Frontier Various characters As Tina Dixon
2003 Idol Project Corvette Hyers As Tina Dixon
2003 Kikaider Etsuko Sarutobi
2003 Love Hina Again Kanako Urashima As Tina Dixon
2003 Lupin III: Part II Party Guest
2003 Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden Chizuko Oe As Tina Dixon [13][14]
2003 Mahoromatic: Something more Beautiful Chizuko Oe As Tina Dixon, Eps. 5-11
2003 Please Teacher! Kaede Misumi
2003 s-CRY-ed Cammy, Girl at Party, Chuka
2003 Sakura Wars: The Movie Orihime Soletta As Tina Dixon
2003 Wild Arms: Twilight Venom Michelle Fran As Tina Dixon
2004 Burn-Up Scramble Various characters As Tina Dixon
2004 Kaze no Yojimbo Miyuki Tanokura
2004 Sakura Taisen: Sumire Orihime Soletta As Tina Dixon
2004–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series Tachikoma Also 2nd Gig, Tachikomatic Complex
2005 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Various characters As Tina Dixon
2005 Haré+Guu Rebecca As Tina Dixon
2005 Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Woman (Mistress) As Tina Dixon
OAV series
2005 Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers Rika [10]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon Rika [10]
2005 Mars Daybreak Vestamona "Vess" Lauren
2005 New Getter Robo Ruby, Lab Staff As Tina Dixon
2005 Samurai Champloo Various characters As Tina Dixon
2005 Skyhigh Sayuri Toyama As Tina Dixon
2005 Tenjho Tenge Mana Kuzunoha As Tina Dixon
2005 Zatch Bell! Tia [11][15]
2006 Karas Chizuru
2006 Noein Haruka Kaminogi [11]
2007 Digimon Data Squad Kristy Damon [11]
2013 Digimon Fusion Nene Amano [10]
2015 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Neptune [11][16]
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Rider [17]
Blue Dragon Bouquet [11][18]
Digimon Frontier Narrator
Eureka Seven Ray Beams
FLCL Eri Ninamori As Heather Lee Joelson [11][19]
Flint the Time Detective Bindi
Knights of Sidonia Izana Shinatose [11]
Panda! Go, Panda!: Rainy Day Circus Panny
Rurouni Kenshin Seta Sōjirō Eps. 54-56
Stitch! Sasha [11]
Hello Kitty's Paradise Hello Kitty [11]
Mahoromatic: I'm Home! Chizuko Oe As Tina Dixon
Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Nanako Hishinuma As Tina Dixon [2]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
1989 The Betty Boop Movie Mystery Betty Boop Debut voice-over role
1998 The Wild Thornberries Katrina, Russian teenager [10]
2001 Invader Zim Gaz Membrane, other characters, including newborn Zim in "Parent-Teacher Night" [10][20][21]
Zentrix Akina
The Ren & Stimpy Show Fan club member, others
Gormiti Jessica [11]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
2002 Digimon Rumble Arena Rika Nonaka [10]
2006 God Hand Conchita [10]
2008 SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom Gaz Membrane [10]
2008 Star Ocean: First Departure Welch Vineyard [10]
2009 Star Ocean: Second Evolution Welch Vineyard [10]
2010 Hyperdimension Neptunia series Neptune [5]
2010 Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Rosarita Aries [22][23]
2011 Nicktoons MLB Gaz Membrane [10]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Maribelle [11]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Chocochick [24]


Live action television and film[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source[25]
Passions Young Esmerelda
1993 Beverly Hills 90210 Student in Black Ep. "Emily" [26]
Head of the Class Stephanie
The Eddie Files The Waitress
Fast Food Cookie short film
A Night at the Roxbury
The Last Day
Say Anything
Cast a Deadly Spell
1988 Salsa Featured Dancer
Zombie Prom Studio singer
Tick Tock Boom Clap Sara [11]

Theater[edit]

List of acting performances in theater
Year Title Role Notes Source[27]
2003 Wicked Ensemble Soloist, Glinda (understudy) Original Broadway production, Los Angeles production [28]


Discography[edit]

  • Avignon (2007)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black Magic M-66 - Buried Treasure - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Character Bio". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "MelissaFahn.com The Official Melissa Fahn Website". melissafahn.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "MelissaFahn.com The Official Melissa Fahn Website". melissafahn.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Hyperdimension Neptunia video game reviews:
  6. ^ a b c "MelissaFahn.com The Official Melissa Fahn Website". melissafahn.com. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Drawn Into the Land of Adventure". El-Hazard: The Wanderers. Season 1. Episode 1. 
  8. ^ "Cowboy Bebop". PopMatters. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 216
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Behind The Voice Actors - Melissa Fahn". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Meet the Illustrious Melissa Fahn!". animeusa.org. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
    "Melissa Fahn – Anime USA 2015". animeusa.org. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Cowboy Bebop". theguardian.com. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Moon Flower Design". Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden. Episode 6. Hulu. 
  14. ^ Martin, Theron. "Mahoromatic". usaanime.us. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Brooks & Marsh 2009, p. 1564
  16. ^ "Funimation Announces Hyperdimension Neptunia Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "'Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works' English Language Anime Dub Cast Revealed With Trailer". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  18. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 116
  19. ^ "Fooly Cooly". FLCL. Episode 1 – via Funimation. 
  20. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 508
  21. ^ Perlmutter 2014, p. 319
  22. ^ Ciolek, Todd (2010-04-21). "The X Button – Riding, Roping, and Robots". Anime News Network. 
  23. ^ "Asia Pacific Arts: Sakura Wars: About Time, Damn it". usc.edu. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  24. ^ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/World-of-Final-Fantasy/side-by-side/
  25. ^ "MelissaFahn.com The Official Melissa Fahn Website". melissafahn.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "BH90210 Season 4 Credits". bh90210.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  27. ^ "MelissaFahn.com The Official Melissa Fahn Website". melissafahn.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "Melissa Fahn Theatre Credits". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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