Veronica Taylor

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Veronica Taylor
Taylor at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Born Kathleen McInerney
(1965-11-04) November 4, 1965 (age 50)
United States
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater The Catholic University of America; Brandeis University
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Known for Ash Ketchum in Pokémon
(Seasons 1–8)
Children 1

Kathleen McInerney, known professionally as Veronica Taylor, is an American voice actress[1] known for her dubbing work in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, in particular for voicing Ash Ketchum in the Pokémon anime for the first eight seasons. Having always wanted to act since she was in her first play when she was five, Taylor went to The Catholic University of America and Brandeis University to learn acting. She was in numerous plays and toured with the National Players under the leadership of William H. (Bill) Graham, who was the Chairman of Catholic U's Drama Department,[2] and other stage companies in the Washington, D.C. area and other cities all around the United States for a few years before settling in New York.[3]

Her other roles include Delia Ketchum (Ash's mother), and May in the Pokémon anime meta series, April O'Neil from the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in the Slayers TV series, voice of Mangchi in the English dub of Hammerboy, the voice of Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece,[1] and the voice of Sailor Pluto in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.

Taylor has also lent her voice to narrate audio books written by Judy Blume, Wendy Mass, Danielle Steel, Linda Castillo, Louise Erdrich and Mary Kay Andrews among others.[2]

She was formerly based in New York City, New York, but as of 2015, she relocated to Los Angeles, California.

Taylor has developed a strong tie to Washington, D.C.: playing women's soccer for the Catholic University Cardinals[2] and becoming a Redskins fan. Both of her parents attended The Catholic University of America and toured with the National Players as well.[2]

Her favorite Pokémon is Pikachu among others.





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  1. ^ a b "Ash Dub Actress Attending Nom-Con". Anime News Network. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Hundred and One Voices of Kathleen McInerney...A Big Career Inside a Tiny Booth". The Catholic University of America. 
  3. ^ Watts, Casey (November 23, 2014). "Veronica Taylor, voice of Ash Ketchum and more, is "grateful and excited" for her opportunities as a voice actor". Western Herald. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Media Blasters Announces Bakuman. Dub Cast". Anime News Network. September 23, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kare Kano Dub List". Anime News Network. March 27, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. January 27, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sailor Moon R English Dub Casts Sandy Fox as Chibi Usa, Veronica Taylor as Sailor Pluto". Anime News Network. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ The World of Narue – Character Introductions. Central Park Media (DVD). 
  10. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast. 

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Preceded by
Susan Aceron
Voice of Sailor Pluto
Succeeded by