Voice Actor Tuesday: Kari Wahlgren


Kari Wahlgren is another very busy voice actor, with over 300 credits listed on IMDB. She has been doing English voice overs for anime since the early 2000s, where she went under several different names, including Kay Jensen and Jennifer Jean. She has also voiced other animated series and films. Some of her recurring roles include: Tenchi Muyo! GXP (various characters), Heat Guy J (Kyoko Milchan), Wolf’s Rain (Cher Degre), Samurai Champloo (Fuu), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Sales Person/Saori), Blood+ (Saya Ontonashi), Naruto (Tayuya and other characters), Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (Nova and other characters), Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (Allie Underhill, Sasha and other characters), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (various characters including Tigress), Henry Hugglemonster (Ivor) and many, many more.

In gaming, you may have heard Wahlgren in roles such as Elika from the 2008 Prince of Persia game, Kasumi from the Dead or Alive franchise, or Lady Ashe from Final Fantasy XII. More recently, she portrayed Caithe, one of the major NPCs from Guild Wars 2 and its ongoing story. She also voiced the female Jedi Knight playable character in Star Wars: The Old Republic. She has also given voices to various Marvel characters in several games, most recently in LEGO Marvel Superheroes.

First video game role: Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003)

Major video game roles: Caithe (Guild Wars 2), Ashe (Final Fantasy XII), title character of Jeanne d’Arc




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