Veronica Taylor

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Veronica Taylor
Veronica Taylor Florida SuperCon 2016.jpg
Taylor at Florida Supercon in 2016
Kathleen McInerney
Alma materCatholic University of America
Brandeis University
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1996–present

Kathleen McInerney, better known by her stage name Veronica Taylor, is an American voice actress known for her dubbing work in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, in particular for voicing Ash Ketchum and his mother Delia in the Pokémon anime for its 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, April O'Neil in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and has voiced video game characters like Cosmos from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

Early life[edit]

Taylor wanted to act professionally since she was in her first play when she was five.[1] She studied acting at The Catholic University of America and Brandeis University.[1] She worked as a teacher at Pigeon Forge High School for a year while starting her voice-acting career.[citation needed]


Taylor was featured in numerous plays and toured with National Players under the leadership of William H. Graham, 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.[1]

Her other roles include Ash Ketchum, his mother Delia, and May in the 4Kids dub of the Pokémon anime series,[3] 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.[4]

Taylor has also narrated audio books written by Judy Blume, Wendy Mass, Danielle Steel, Linda Castillo, Russell Ginns, Louise Erdrich and Mary Kay Andrews among others.[2] She has also narrated for Gayle Foreman.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor has one daughter, Rena, born in 1998.[6] After living in New York City, New York, she relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2015.[citation needed]

Taylor has developed strong ties to the Washington, D.C. area and to Boston: playing women's soccer for the Catholic University Cardinals;[2] and being a Redskins, Capitals and Red Sox fan. (She lived 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.[2]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1996 Legend of Lemnear Lian English dub; [7]
1996 The Slayers Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun English dub, second voice [7]
1998–2006 Pokémon Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum, May, additional voices English dub, seasons 1-8 [8]
1999 Slayers Next Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun, Auntie Aqua English dub [7]
2000 Irresponsible Captain Tylor Shia Has English dub [7]
2001 Harlock Saga Emeraldas, Freya English dub [7]
2001 Ping Pong Club Rika Abe English dub [7]
2001 Slayers Try Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun English dub [7]
2001 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Chris, Kenta English dub [7]
2001 Cubix Abby English dub [7]
2002 Berserk Griffith (young) English dub [7]
2002 His and Her Circumstances Yukino Miyazawa English dub [7]
2002 Legend of Himiko Himiko Himejima English dub [7]
2002 Maetel Legend Emeraldas English dub [7]
2003 Alien Nine Megumi Hisakawa English dub [7]
2003 Samurai Deeper Kyo Yuya Shiina English dub [7]
2003–2004 Shaman King Iron Maiden Jeanne English dub [7]
2003–2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles April O'Neil, child Nanobot [7]
2004 Arcade Gamer Fubuki Fubuki Sakuragasaki English dub [7]
2004 Munto Yumemi Hidaka English dub [7]
2004 Seven of Seven Nana Suzuki, other Nanas English dub [7]
2004–2006 One Piece Nico Robin 4Kids English dub [7]
2004–2009 Winx Club Princess Diaspro 4Kids English dub [7]
2004 World of Narue Narue Nanase English dub [7]
2005 Angel Sanctuary Kurai English dub [7]
2005 Genshiken Tokino Akiyama English dub [7]
2005 G.I. Joe Sigma 6 Scarlett Second voice [7]
2005 Piano Hitomi Nomura English dub [7]
2005 Mew Mew Power Ms. Rosbe English dub [7]
2005–2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Fonda Fontaine, Ms. Dorothy, Princess Rose English dub [7]
2006–2010 Chaotic Skithia, Ajara [7]
2006 GaoGaiGar: The King of Braves Mamoru Amami English dub [7]
2006 Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time Yumemi Hidaka, Toche English dub [7]
2006 Ninja Nonsense Miyabi English dub [7]
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Delia Ketchum, Ash Ketchum English dub [8]
2006 Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Chihiro Fujumi, Nozomi the Clairvoyant English dub [7]
2006 Dinosaur King Max Taylor, Aki Taylor English dub [7]
2006 To Heart Aoi Matsubara English dub [7]
2007–2011 WordWorld Sheep, Cow [7]
2008–2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Carly Carmine, Haluna, Ancient Fairy Dragon English dub [7]
2009–2011 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers Scarlet Burne, Sandra Lambert [7]
2009-2011 Angel's Friends Sai, Angelie English dub [7]
2009 Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny Gentoku Ryuubi English dub [7]
2010 Iron Man: Extremis Mallen's Mother, Mother [7]
2010 Slayers Evolution-R Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun English dub [7]
2010 Slayers Revolution Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun English dub [7]
2011 Bakuman Aiko Iwase, Miyuki Azuki English dub [7]
2011–2012 Tai Chi Chasers Tori English dub [7]
2011–2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Jen, Ponta, Mira Tsukumo, Meredith English dub [7]
2013 Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians Gentoku Ryuubi, Youjou Bashoku English dub [7]
2014–present Astroblast! Sputnik English dub [7]
2014 Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor Gentoku Ryuubi, Youjou Bashoku English dub [7]
2014–2017 Super 4 Ruby English dub [7]
2015 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Astraia Tor Deikun English dub [7]
2015–2019 Sailor Moon Sailor Pluto/ Setsuna Meio, Unazuki Furuhata Viz Media English dub [7]
2015–2016 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Pluto/ Setsuna Meio English dub [7]
2016 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ayame Yomogawa English dub [7]
2017–present Dragon Ball Super Brianne de Chateau/ Ribrianne Funimation English dub [7]
2017–2019 The Ollie & Moon Show Flight Attendant [7]
2017–present Welcome to the Wayne Yelena Bishop, Computer [7]
2018 Aria The Animation Akari Mizunashi English dub [7]
2019 Aria The Natural Akari Mizunashi English dub [7]
2019 Kung Fu Pork Choppers Hampton English dub [7]
2019 Rilakkuma and Kaoru Tokio English dub [7]
2019–present Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Pauline English dub [7][9]
2020 The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? Vilma Crunchyroll dub [10]
2020 The God of High School Yu Mi-Ra Crunchyroll dub [11]
2020 Akudama Drive Executioner Boss Funimation English dub [12]
2021 Jungledyret Hugo (TV Series) Rita the Fox English dub
2021 The Casagrandes Plane Computer
2021 So I'm a Spider, So What? Ariel English dub
2021 The Faraway Paladin Mary Crunchyroll dub [13]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1997 Art Of Fighting Yuri Sakazaki English dub [7]
1998 Grave Of The Fireflies Mother Central Park Media English dub [7]
1998 Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report Botan, Yukina English dub [7]
1999 Pokémon: The First Movie Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum English dub [8]
2000 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 English dub [7]
2001 Pokémon 3: The Spell Of The Unown English dub [7]
2001 Night On The Galactic Railroad Giovanni English dub [7]
2001 Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns Ash Ketchum English dub [7]
2002 Pokémon 4Ever Ash Ketchum, Towa English dub [7]
2003 Hammerboy Mangchi English dub [7]
2003 Jungle Emperor Leo Lyre English dub [7]
2003 Pokémon Heroes Ash Ketchum English dub [7]
2003 The Weathering Continent Lakushi English dub [7]
2004 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Ash Ketchum, May English dub [7]
2005 Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek Sorincha, Suku English dub [7]
2005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Ash Ketchum, May English dub [7]
2006 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew English dub [7]
2007 Ratatoing Maria English dub [7]
2008 Impy's Wonderland Babu English dub [7]
2008 Little Spirit: Christmas In New York Younger Brother, Girl on Santa's Lap English dub [7]
2008 Mia and the Migoo Juliette English dub [7]
2009 Turtles Forever 2003 April English dub [7]
2010 Animals United The Mole English dub [7]
2011 Rapunzel Mrs. B English dub [7]
2012 The Dino King Speckles (young) English dub [7]
2013 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero Gaga (young) English dub [7]
2014 Ikki Tousen in Kyoto Gentoku Ryuubi English dub [7]
2014 Welcome To The Space Show Marie English dub [7]
2017 Napping Princess Ikumi Morikawa English dub [7]
2018 Sailor Moon S: The Movie Sailor Pluto/ Setsuna Meio Viz Media English dub [7]
2018 Sailor Moon SuperS: Black Dream Hole Viz Media English dub [7]
2019 Dragon Ball Super: Broly Berryblue English dub [7]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2000 Valkyrie Profile Aelia, Freya, Jayle English dub [7]
2000 Pokémon Puzzle League Ash Ketchum [7]
2004 Trivial Pursuit DVD for Kids Bobby [7]
2005 One Piece: Grand Battle Nico Robin English dub [7]
2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure [7]
2006 One Piece: Pirates Carnival English dub [7]
2006 Sonic the Hedgehog Princess Elise English dub[14] [7]
2008 Insecticide Chrys Liszt [7]
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Cosmos [7]
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up April O'Neil [7]
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled [7]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Cosmos English dub [7]
2011 L.A. Noire Cynthia Graham [7]
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Brianne de Chateau/ Ribrianne English dub [7]
2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Carly Carmine; Dark Signer English dub [7]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Micaiah; Manuela Casagranda English dub [7]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Narrator English dub [7]
2018 Dragon Ball Legends Brianne de Chateau/ Ribrianne English dub [7]
2018 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Crymaria Raven English dub [15]
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Manuela Casagranda English dub [7]
2020 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Tsukasa Okino English dub [16]
2021 Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Additional voices English dub [17]

Audiobook Narration[edit]

Book Release Title Author Notes Ref.
2009 Fourth Apprentice Erin Hunter Warriors: Omen of the Stars series
2010 Fading Echoes
2010 Night Whispers
2010 Sign of The Moon


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Herself Documentary
2010–2021 Case Closed Conan Edogawa Voice, 1 episode


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  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. ^ a b "Ash Dub Actress Attending Nom-Con". Anime News Network. May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Forman, Gayle; McInerney, Kathleen; Library, Listening. Just One Day. Listening Library.
  6. ^ "A Chat With Pokemon Voice Actress Veronica Taylor [Interview]".
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di "Veronica Taylor (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Supanova Pop Culture Expo Gold Coast on this Weekend!". Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Crunchyroll Announces Premiere Dates for Two New Dubs". Crunchyroll. November 7, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Mateo, Alex (May 14, 2020). "'The 8th son? Are you kidding me?' Anime's English Dub Reveals Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  11. ^ "The God of High School Reveals English Dub Release Date, First Cast Additions".
  12. ^ "The Dub Cast for Akudama Drive just got even more stacked! 😱". Twitter. December 17, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Mateo, Alex (October 28, 2021). "Crunchyroll Announces Dubs, Casts for Platinum End, ODDTAXI, Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Sakugan, More Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  14. ^ She initially voiced Elise before being replaced with Lacey Chabert.
  15. ^ Taylor, Veronica (October 24, 2018). "Valkyria Chronicles 4 CV announcement". Twitter. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  16. ^ Espiritu, Abby (September 14, 2020). "13: Sentinels: Aegis Rim Official English Dub Cast Announced". TheGamer. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  17. ^ Toylogic Inc. Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Square Enix. Scene: Ending credits, 25:57.

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Preceded by Voice of Sailor Pluto
Succeeded by