Tara Platt

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Tara Platt
Tara Platt by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Platt in 2013
Born (1978-06-18) June 18, 1978 (age 40)[1]
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
EducationRutgers University
OccupationVoice actress, producer, actress
Years active1993–present
Home townChelsea, Michigan, U.S.[2]
Spouse(s)
Yuri Lowenthal (m. 2002)
[3]
Children1
Websitetaraplatt.com

Tara Platt (born June 18, 1978)[1] is an American actress, voice actress and producer who has provided voices for dozens of English-language versions of Japanese anime films, television series, and video games.[2] Her notable roles in anime include Temari in Naruto[4] and Reina in Rave Master.[2] In video games, she has voiced Noir in Tales of the Abyss and Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3, Anna Williams from the Tekken series, as well as characters in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Saints Row: The Third, Soulcalibur IV, and League of Legends.[5][6] On screen she has appeared in television shows like Scandal, Hawaii Five-0, Castle and Revenge, as well as the feature film The Call. She has a production company Monkey Kingdom Productions with her husband, Yuri Lowenthal, where they have produced several films that have made the film festival rounds, and a live-action web series called Shelf Life. They authored the book Voice-Over Voice Actor and its follow-up The Extended Edition which gives career tips.

Biography[edit]

Platt speaking with fans at the 2016 Saboten Con.

Platt moved around a lot when she was young, and her family settled in Chelsea, Michigan when she was 14.[2] She studied at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in theatre arts. She also studied at the London Academy of Theatre.[4][5] She lived in New York and worked off-Broadway, and later moved to Los Angeles.[2]

She has performed in a number of shows written and directed by John de Lancie. She played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (with both the Pasadena Civic and the Toyota Youth Shakespeare Series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic);[5] Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew; and appeared in First Nights: Clara and Robert Schumann at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as Clara Schumann, in a role written for her by de Lancie.[5]

In 2004 Platt and husband Yuri Lowenthal founded Monkey Kingdom Productions, an independent film production company which has produced two feature films including Lowenthal's Tumbling After, and mockumentary Con Artists.[2] They also created a live-action web-series Shelf Life about a group of superhero figurines; the series ran for four seasons on YouTube.[2]

Tara and Yuri co-authored a book called Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic and follow up Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition, which gives tips and information for aspiring voice actors.[2] Their first child, was born in 2016.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Voice roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[5][8]
2003 Ultra Maniac Tama, Voodoo Doll CA
2004 Marmalade Boy Jinny Golding as Zoe Oliver Press[9]
2004–05 Rave Master Reina CA
2005 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Kenta Hirooka CA
2005 Girls Bravo Hakana [10]
2005 DearS Eiko CA
2005 Ghost Talker's Daydream Girl Student A Ep. "Ghost Talker" CA
2006–09 Naruto Temari Press[11]
2006 Boys Be... Mizuki Takano Ep. 2 [12]
2006 Gun Sword Marie, Marianne Ep. 17 CA
2006 Kamichu! Benton, others CA
2006 Fate/stay night Caster Resume
2007 Tales of Phantasia Meryl, Sylph CA
2007 MÄR Queen [citation needed]
2007 Tokko Suzuka Kureha CA
2007 Rozen Miaden Träumend Barasuishou [13]
2008 Buso Renkin Tokiko Tsumura Press[4][14]
2008 AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission Risako Nagase [13]
2008 Strait Jacket Filisis Moog [15]
2009 Ah My Buddha Yuko Atoda [16]
2009–13 Bleach Lisa Yadōmaru, Sode no Shirayuki [14]
2009–10;
2013–18
Naruto Shippuden Temari Character was absent in series for 2010–12. Press[11]
2009–10 Monster Eva Heinemann [17]
2010–14 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Marida Cruz Press[6][18]
2011 Rozen Maiden Ouvertüre Barasuishou [13]
2012–13 Tiger & Bunny Agnes Joubert [19]
2013 K Seri Awashima [20]
2014–present Sailor Moon Ikuko Tsukino, Kaolinite, others Viz dub [21][22]
2015 Digimon Fusion Mervamon [23]
2015 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Vert First anime role recorded at OkraTron 5000/Funimation [24]
2015–17 Sailor Moon Crystal Ikuko Tsukino [25]
2018 Aggretsuko Washimi [26]
2018 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Temari [27]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2003 The Proud Family Deorgeous Woman Ep. "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" [28]
2007–08 Legion of Super Heroes Dream Girl Press[6]
2010–12 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Jennifer Nocturne Ep. "Hero Time"; "Catch a Falling Star" Press[6][13][14]
2011 Regular Show Mom Ep. "Terror Tales of the Park" [13]
2012–14 Ben 10: Omniverse Ester, Subdora, Jennifer Nocturne, others [13][29]
2015 X-Ray and Vav Woman Ep. "Divide & Conquer" [30][31]
2016–18 RWBY Kali Belladonna [32]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2005 Digimon Frontier: Island of Lost Digimon D'Arcmon   Resume
2008 Kite Liberator Manatsu Mukai   [13]
2011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Anna Williams   [13][33]
2012 Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Vikki   [34]
2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore Sasha Hammer   [13]
2015 Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Agnes Joubert   [35]


Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2004 Halo 2 Genie, Isabel, Cassie Resume
2005 Rave Master Reina Also Special Attack Force Resume
2005 ObsCure Ashley Thompson Resume
2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Hrist, Leone [13]
2006 Tales of the Abyss Noir, Gelda Nebilim Uncredited[a] Resume
2007 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology Raine Sage Uncredited[a] Resume
2007-present Persona (series) Mitsuru Kirijo, Elizabeth Uncredited[b] Resume[13]
2007 Eternal Sonata Claves [13]
2007 Warriors Orochi Mori Ranmaru, Oichi Uncredited[a] Resume
2007 Soul Nomad & the World Eaters Juno Resume
2007 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Red Queen Uncredited[a] Resume
2007–present Naruto video games Temari [13][9]
2008 Soulcalibur IV Setsuka Uncredited[a] Resume
2008 Warriors Orochi 2 Mori Ranmaru, Oichi Uncredited[a] Resume
2008 Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Raine Sage Uncredited[a] Resume
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Wonder Woman [13]
2008 Star Ocean: First Departure Mavelle Froesson [13]
2009 League of Legends Katarina du Couteau Press[29]
2009–present Tekken series Anna Williams Uncredited[a] Resume
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants [36]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Tron Bonne Press[4][37]
2011 Dynasty Warriors 7 Wang Yuanji Resume
2011 Saints Row: The Third Female Voice 2, Production and Character Voices [13]
2012 Warriors Orochi 2 Mori Ranmaru, Oichi Uncredited[a] Resume
2012 Resistance: Burning Skies Eleanor 'Ellie' Martinez Press[6]
2012 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Alice Uncredited[a] Press[38]
2012 Karateka Mariko 2012 remake [13]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Flavia, Miriel [13]
2013 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta English Voiceover Cast [39]
2013 Palace Pets Pumpkin [13]
2013 Killer Is Dead Vivienne Squall [13]
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population [40]
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Punk Shock Grouped under Voice Talent [41][42]
2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Valeera Sanguinar Tweet[43]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Dreamcatcher, Punk Shock Grouped under Voice Actors [41][44][45][46]
2014 Bayonetta 2 Glamor, Alraune, others [13]
2014 Sunset Overdrive Tweet[47]
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Punk Shock Grouped under Voice Actors [41][48]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Female Avatar (Heroic) [49]
2018 Spider-Man NYPD Captain Yuri Watanabe [13]


Live-action roles[edit]

Television[edit]

List of live-action performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2001 One Life to Live Stewardess Episode #1.7260 Resume
2004 Gilmore Girls Shelly Ep. "Afterboom" Resume, Press[11]
2004 Passions Nurse #1 Episode #1.1375 Resume
2005 Charmed The Muse   Resume, Press[11]
2005 The Playbook DLiteLA, Profile Girl Ep. "Gaming and Taming Technology" Resume
2006 Days of Our Lives Cheryl, Manuela   Resume
2011 The Young and the Restless Jade   Resume
2012 Castle Janelle Ep. "Dial M for Mayor" Resume, Press[11]
2012 Revenge Becca Ep. "Legacy" Press[11]
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Allie Ep. "Hoa Pili" Press[11]
2013 Scandal Navy Servicewoman Ep. "It's Handled" Resume
2015 The Player Surgeon Ep. "Downtown Odds" Resume

Film[edit]

List of live-action performances in films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2004 Scarecrow Gone Wild Lynn   Resume
2013 The Call Female Trainee   Press[11][37]
2013 Con Artists Herself Mockumentary [6][11][29]
2014 Topsy McGee vs. the Sky Pirates Topsy McGee Producer, Writer, short film [50]


Web series[edit]

List of live-action performances in web shows
Year Series Role Notes Source[5]
2007 Galacticast Bride of RoboJew, Son   Resume
2011–13 Shelf Life Hero Lass Creator, producer [51][52]
2012;
2015
Tabletop Guest Eps. "Castle Panic", "Kingdom Build" [53][54]

Books[edit]

  • Lowenthal, Yuri; Platt, Tara (2010). Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic. Bug Bot Press. 259pp. ISBN 9780984074006. OCLC 429727108.
  • Platt, Tara (2015). Zartana. Bug Bot Press. pp. 52pp. ISBN 9780984074037.
  • Platt, Tara (2015). Relax Your Toes. Bug Bot Press. pp. 32pp. ISBN 9780984074044.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The closing credits or manual lists only the Japanese voice actors.
  2. ^ The closing credits or manual does not list the voice actors involved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birthday references:
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  9. ^ a b Bozon, Marc (July 21, 2006). "Comic-Con 2006: Naruto Party Interview". IGN.
  10. ^ "Bravo at the Hot Springs". Girls Bravo. Season 1. Episode 10.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i Spotlight PR Company (July 17, 2013). "Spotlight PR Company : Voice Superstars YURI LOWENTHAL and TARA PLATT Premiere Trailer for New Convention Circuit Mockumentary "CON ARTISTS"". New.pitchengine.com. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "Memorial Essence". Boys Be... Episode 2. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:48 character credit. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
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  15. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. Event occurs at Closing credits, Original Japanese Cast, English Cast. OCLC 244206876.
  16. ^ "Ah My Buddha (Amaenaideyo) Dub Cast list /". Mania.com. Archived from the original (website) on July 3, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
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  21. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014.
  22. ^ "Viz Media Reveals English Voice Cast for Sailor Moon S Villains". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  23. ^ "Sweet Revenge: The Horrors of Honeyland!". Digimon Fusion. Episode 36. March 22, 2015. Nicktoons.
  24. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 6, 2015). "Hyperdimension Neptunia Cast and Release Date". Funimation Blog. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  25. ^ "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  26. ^ "A Day in the Life of Retsuko". Aggretsuko. Season 1. Episode 1. April 20, 2018. Event occurs at Credits, English Version. Netflix.
  27. ^ "Metal Lee Goes Wild!". Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Episode 3. Viz Media. October 13, 2018. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  28. ^ The Proud Family. Season 2. Episode 9.
  29. ^ a b c Kate, Laura (October 29, 2013). "MCM Buzz Interview with Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt about Con Artists". MCM Buzz. London MCM Expo. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  30. ^ "X-Ray & Vav: Divide & Conquer - Season 2, Episode 8". Retrieved December 28, 2016 – via Tumblr.
  31. ^ "X-Ray & Vav: Divide & Conquer - Season 2, Episode 8". YouTube. October 4, 2015. Closing credits. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  32. ^ RWBY. Season 4. Episode 5. Event occurs at Closing credits.
  33. ^ "Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D Film's English Cast Announced – News". Anime News Network. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  34. ^ "Oblivion Island Film's English Dub to Premiere in NYC in December". Anime News Network. November 18, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  35. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising 'New Driver' English Dub Clip Streamed". February 22, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  36. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 2:15 minutes in, Cocoon Inhabitants, Additional Voices.
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  39. ^ Semaphore. Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. Semanoor International. Scene: Closing credits, 0:30 in, English Voiceover Cast.
  40. ^ Rockstar North (September 17, 2013). Grand Theft Auto V. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Rockstar Games. Level/area: Credits, 21:32 in, The Cast, The Local Population.
  41. ^ a b c Coin-Op TV (April 5, 2014). Skylanders Punk Shock Voice Tara Platt Interview (YouTube). Interviewed by Robert Welkner.
  42. ^ Vicarious Visions (October 13, 2013). Skylanders: Swap Force. Scene: closing credits, 8 minutes in, VO Production by Soundelux, Voice Actors.
  43. ^ Platt, Tara [@taraplatt] (June 26, 2015). "Thanks @bikerhm. She was a fun one to voice #hearthstone #valeera #vo" (Tweet). Retrieved January 28, 2017 – via Twitter.
  44. ^ Coin-Op TV (April 7, 2015). Skylanders Dreamcatcher Tara Platt Interview Wondercon 2015. YouTube.
  45. ^ "Skylanders: Trap Team review". Kidz Coolit.com. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  46. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.
  47. ^ Platt, Tara [@taraplatt] (October 22, 2014). "Counting the days til you can get your hands on @SunsetOverdrive ... Both @YuriLowenthal & I are in it, so strap in & enjoy the ride #fizzco" (Tweet). Retrieved March 1, 2016 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  49. ^ Xenoblade Chronicles X - All English Voice Options for Player Characters. November 13, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2016 – via YouTube.
  50. ^ "Dragon Con Independent Film Festival » Blog Archive » Topsy McGee VS. the Sky Pirates -". filmfest.dragoncon.org. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  51. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (February 9, 2012). "Shelf Life: Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt Bring Action Figures to Life in Web Series". LA Weekly Blogs. LA Weekly.
  52. ^ "Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal Talk About Their SHELF LIFE Web Series, Their Comic-Con Experiences, Tips on How to Succeed in Voice Acting and Much More!". collider.com. July 16, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  53. ^ "International TableTop Day: Wil Wheaton wants you to play board games". latimes.com. March 7, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  54. ^ "TableTop: Kingdom Builder with Paul Scheer, Tara Platt, and Yuri Lowenthal - Geek and Sundry". geekandsundry.com. June 18, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2018.

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