Susan Blu

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Susan Blu
Susan Maria Blupka

Other namesSue Blu
  • Voice actress
  • voice director
  • casting-director
Years active1968–present
Tania Themmen
(m. 2013)
Partner(s)Cynthia Songé
(1982; died 2010)
RelativesParis Themmen (brother-in-law)
Ivana Marburger Themmen (mother-in-law)

Susan Maria Blue, better known as Sue Blu, is an American voice-actress, voice-director, and casting-director in American and Canadian cinema and television. She most notably voiced Arcee in The Transformers: The Movie and Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers (she later reprised the role in Transformers: Animated). She is also known for playing the roles of Stormer/Mary Phillips and Lindsey Pierce in the 1980s animated series Jem. She also served as a Casting- & Voice-Director for Handy Manny, for which she also guest-starred as Marion.

Life and career[edit]

Blu graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1968.[citation needed] Her voice roles include Nanny Smurf on The Smurfs, Judge J.B. McBride on BraveStarr, Jessica Wray, Futura and Belfry on Ghostbusters, Aimee Brightower on Galaxy High, Kim on Fangface, Hiccup on Little Clowns of Happytown, Lofty, Paradise, Buttons and other minor characters on My Little Pony, the character Transmutate in the episode of the same name of the series Beast Wars, and one of Petrie's brothers and sisters in The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006). She also played Princess PawPaw on Hanna-Barbera's Paw Paws, the Sphinx on Tiny Toon Adventures, and provided the voice of Sibella from the television movie Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School (1988).

Blu has worked as a voice-director for the Ocean Group, a Canadian-based company most notable for providing the voice-actors for Viz Communications and Beast Wars series. She was the voice director for Beast Wars, a prequel (and sequel) of The Transformers, and the sequel, Beast Machines. She was the dialogue director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series and is also the voice director on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series. She was the voice-director for Transformers: Animated and reprised the role of Arcee. She also played the role of Vikki Grimm from the Army Men series. She is also the voice director and voice actor for The Magic School Bus. She worked as voice director for Transformers: Prime until Season 1, Episode 7, when the death of her wife forced her to turn the position over to Jamie Simone.

Blu's on-screen appearances include an appearance on the 1977 television series Three's Company, an appearance on the television series Knight Rider, and the role of Amanda Shepard in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).

Personal life[edit]

Blu is openly lesbian. Blu's domestic partner, actress Cynthia Songé, died in Arroyo Grande, California, on May 19, 2010.[1] Prior to her death, Songé and Blu were the owners of Blupka Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based television and film voiceover school. They also were authors of the industry-related book, Word of Mouth... A Guide to Voiceover Excellence.[citation needed] .

In August 2013, Blu married girlfriend Tania Themmen in Stamford, Connecticut.[2] Tania is the daughter of composer Ivana Marburger Themmen and the sister of actor Paris Themmen (who is best known for his role as Mike Teavee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory),[citation needed]


Live-action television[edit]

Single-episode roles in the following series

Television animation[edit]


Video games[edit]

Crew work[edit]


  1. ^ Kent, Sari N. (May 21, 2010). "Vancouver Voiceover Actress Cynthia Songé Passes Away". Archived from the original on February 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Fury, Sol (September 8, 2013). "Congratulations Sue Blu and Garry Chalk!". TFW2005. Retrieved November 23, 2013.

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