Veronica Taylor

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Veronica Taylor
Veronica Taylor at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Kathleen McInerney

(1965-12-04) December 4, 1965 (age 53)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materCatholic University of America; Brandeis University
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1989–present
Known forAsh Ketchum in Pokémon
(Seasons 1–8) / Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon. / April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series)

Kathleen McInerney[1] (born December 4, 1965)[2], known professionally as Veronica Taylor, is an American voice actress[3] 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. Other voices she has done include Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun from Slayers, Sailor Pluto from Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece, and has voiced video game characters like Leo Kliesen from Tekken 6 and Tekken 7 and Cosmos from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

Early life[edit]

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 featured in numerous plays and toured with National Players under the leadership of William H. (Bill) Graham, who was the Chairman of Catholic U's Drama Department,[4] 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.[5]

Her other roles include Ash Ketchum, his mother Delia, and May (4Kids dub) 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,[3] and the voice of Sailor Pluto in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.[6]

Taylor has also lent her voice to narrate audio books written by Judy Blume, Wendy Mass, Danielle Steel, Linda Castillo, Russell Ginns, Louise Erdrich and Mary Kay Andrews among others.[4] She has also narrated for Gayle Foreman.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She has one daughter, Rena, born in 1998.[8] They were 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. and Boston: playing women's soccer for the Catholic University Cardinals[4] and being a Redskins, Capitals and Red Sox fan and once living in the same Arlington neighborhood as legendary wide receiver Art Monk. Both of her parents attended Catholic University and toured with National Players as well.[4]


Anime dubbing[edit]


Audiobook Narration[edit]


Video games[edit]


  1. ^ "Kathleen McInerney".
  2. ^ "Veronica Taylor".
  3. ^ a b "Ash Dub Actress Attending Nom-Con". Anime News Network. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "The Hundred and One Voices of Kathleen McInerney...A Big Career Inside a Tiny Booth". The Catholic University of America.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Sailor Moon R English Dub Casts Sandy Fox as Chibi Usa, Veronica Taylor as Sailor Pluto". Anime News Network. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Forman, Gayle; McInerney, Kathleen; Library, Listening. Just One Day. Listening Library.
  8. ^ "A Chat With Pokemon Voice Actress Veronica Taylor [Interview]".
  9. ^ "Media Blasters Announces Bakuman. Dub Cast". Anime News Network. September 23, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  10. ^ "Dragon Ball Super VA Announcement". Twitter. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kare Kano Dub List". Anime News Network. March 27, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c "Behind The Voice Actors – Veronica Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
  13. ^ "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime's English Dub Casts Veronica Taylor, Ben Diskin". Anime News Network. October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Sailor Moon R English Dub Casts Sandy Fox as Chibi Usa, Veronica Taylor as Sailor Pluto". Anime News Network. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  16. ^ The World of Narue – Character Introductions. Central Park Media (DVD).
  17. ^ "The Spy from Apartment 8-I". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  18. ^ "ANNOUNCEMENT TIME The EPIC English dub cast of #DBSuperBroly!!!". Twitter. @FUNimation. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  19. ^ Peters, Megan (December 4, 2018). "'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' Announces New English Dub Cast". Comic Book. Anime. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  20. ^ Taylor, Veronica (October 24, 2018). "Valkyria Chronicles 4 CV announcement". Twitter. Retrieved November 25, 2018.

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Preceded by
Susan Aceron
Voice of Sailor Pluto
Succeeded by