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Nika Futterman
Born
Nika Futterman

(1969-10-25) October 25, 1969 (age 49)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesNika Futterman Frost
OccupationVoice actress, singer
Years active1985–present
Children1[1]

Nika Futterman (born October 25, 1969) is an American voice actress[2] and singer, best known for voicing Adam Lyon in My Gym Partner's A Monkey, Sticks the Badger in Sonic Boom, Luna Loud in The Loud House, and Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Personal life[edit]

Futterman was born on October 25, 1969, in New York City.[3] She is Jewish,[4] and has one child.[1]

Career[edit]

Among her first professional acting roles were single episode appearances on Chicago Hope and Murphy Brown.[5]

Voice acting[edit]

Futterman has provided her voice in many cartoons, including Hey Arnold!, CatDog, Mike, Lu & Og, Xyber 9, The Zula Patrol, ChalkZone, Kim Possible, Avatar: The Last Airbender, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Handy Manny, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Bubble Guppies, Teen Titans Go!, Sanjay and Craig, Tenkai Knights, The Loud House, and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.[5] She has performed recurring roles on animated adventure and superhero series such as G.I. Joe: Renegades, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Futterman is the voice of Asajj Ventress in the 2008 animated film The Clone Wars and its subsequent TV series as well as several related video games.[5] She has provided the voice for Sy Snootles among other characters. She attended her first Star Wars Weekend on the last weekend of June 2012. She was on the show Behind the Force along with her cast members Ashley Eckstein and James Arnold Taylor with Supervising Director Dave Filoni. Futterman also voices Sticks the Jungle Badger in the Sonic Boom TV series[6] and its associated video games, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.[7]

Futterman has voiced 'PAD' in the animated adult comedy YouTube Red series, Paranormal Action Squad, alongside YouTube stars Evan Fong, Adam Montoya, and Scott Robinson.

Singing career[edit]

Futterman performed the vocals "Give it to me, baby" in The Offspring hit single "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" and cameo backup vocals "Careless Whisper" on Kids Incorporated. Some of Futterman's animated characters sing songs within the soundtrack of a show, as well. She sings the theme song of My Gym Partner's A Monkey in-character as Adam Lyon, Sandy of Bubble Guppies sang a song about coconut water several times in the episode she was featured in, Kip Ling of Histeria! usually only shows up in the songs on the show, the second title character of Fanboy & Chum Chum sings many times (Futterman is also often accompanied on lead vocals during the FB&CC songs by David Hornsby, who voices Fanboy), Stretch and Squeeze of Handy Manny sing two songs called "We Work Together" and "Hop Up, Jump In" alongside the other tools, and Luna Loud of The Loud House is a musician, and frequently sings. Futterman also performed the vocals as Catwoman for the song, "Birds of Prey" in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, "The Mask of Matches Malone," along with Grey DeLisle and Tara Strong, who voiced Black Canary and Huntress respectively.

Filmography[edit]

Animated television[edit]

Animated films[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly Fry Kid #3 [3]
2003 Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Baby Rats [3]
2005 The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Rocky [3]
2006 The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers Petrie's Brothers and Sisters, Tricia [3]
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Takhisis, Slave #3 [3]
2008 Dead Space: Downfall Alissa Vincent [8][3]
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Jennifer Severin [3]
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High Hawkgirl
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Hawkgirl [3]
2016 Only Yesterday Granny
2017 DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Hawkgirl [3]
2017 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Olga Pataki [9][3]
2018 Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Catwoman [3]

Live-action television[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nika Futterman [@nfutterman] (May 11, 2016). ""..."" (Tweet). Retrieved February 4, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Horwitz, Jane (August 15, 2008). "Watching With Kids in Mind". Washington Post. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw "Behind The Voice Actors - Nika Futterman". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 9, 2016. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b c Nika Futterman acting credits at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ a b "Sonic Boom". Sonicthehedgehog.com. 2014-11-18. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  7. ^ Perlman, Jake (2014-05-29). "Meet Sonic the Hedgehog's new pal, Sticks the Jungle Badger | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  8. ^ "Dead Space:Downfall". Hulu. Closing Credits. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  9. ^ Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold! movie gets title; 19 original voice actors returning Entertainment Weekly, Retrieved June 13, 2016
  10. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  11. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  12. ^ "Nika Futterman". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  13. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.
  14. ^ Chalk, Andy (February 17, 2016). "Master of Orion trailer reveals a cast of sci-fi stars". PC Gamer. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  15. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, closing credits, 4 minutes in - Metal Gear Online Unit - Voice-Over Cast - Soldiers
  16. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  17. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.

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