Tara Sands

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Tara Sands
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesTara Jayne
Alma materHofstra University
OccupationVoice actress, television host
Years active1998–present

Tara Jayne Sands is an American voice actress and a former co-host of the Cartoon Network's weekly block, Fridays.[1] She has voiced in a number of anime dubs and cartoons, including Bulbasaur in Pokémon, Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons and Filia Ul Copt in Slayers. She also provides narration on audio books.[2]


Sands was raised in New Jersey and studied theater at Hofstra University. She has been involved with voice acting since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She also voiced Tiara in Shamanic Princess, and Hikaru Shidou in the OVA 'remake' of Magic Knight Rayearth, among others.

Sands has narrated numerous audio books, including Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes series[2] and Ellen Potter's Olivia Kidney series.[3]

In addition to providing voice-overs for commercials, Sands has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the 'Office Cheerleader' in a series for Lipton's Cup-a-Soup[1] and television series including Everybody Hates Chris and The Newsroom.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c "Tara Sands - Watch Reels". TaraSands.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27.
  2. ^ a b "Talking with Wendelin Van Draanen". audiofile.com. Oct–Nov 2003. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  3. ^ "Tara Sands - Random House Audio - Listening Library". Random House Audio. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ Tara Sands (2012-07-21). "Lots of exciting stuff happening..." Tara Sands Blogspot.
  5. ^ "Aniplex Of America Previews "Anohana" Dub". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  6. ^ Terrace, Vincent (6 November 2008). "Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed". McFarland. Retrieved 1 November 2016 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Fighting Foodons". tvguide.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "TARA SANDS (Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Shaman King) – Epoch Talent". epochtalent.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  9. ^ "One-Punch Man Is Coming to Toonami!". Viz Media. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "The Trials, Trevails, and Bitterness of Voice Acting: Straight Talk with Tara Jayne". Akadot. 2001-04-09. Retrieved 2011-11-15. - "Pokemon was my first voice acting job"
  11. ^ "Tara Jayne Sands on Twitter". twitter.com. 2018-08-07. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  12. ^ "An Artful Attack". Sailor Moon (BD/DVD). Episode 28. Viz.
  13. ^ "The Sky's the Limit". Tiger & Bunny. Episode 15.
  14. ^ "Mokuba Kaiba". yugioh.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  15. ^ "My Kid Could Paint That - Press Kit" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Classics. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  16. ^ "I'm allowed to announce I'll be playing Masaru in Danganronpa Another Episode! So fun!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  17. ^ Techland. Dead Island. Deep Silver. Scene: Credits, 4:35 in, US Voice Talents.
  18. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Scene: Closing credits, 1:54 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  19. ^ Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent.
  20. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  21. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors – Singularity". Behind The Voice Actors. - role was confirmed using screenshots of closing credits
  22. ^ "Tara Jayne Sands on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  23. ^ "Tara Jayne Sands on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-25.

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