She has also provided voice talent for several movies, television shows, and video games outside the world of Pokémon.
Taylor began acting in school plays when she was five years old. In college, she participated in plays and acting workshops, and continued her acting education through graduate school. She has also trained in voice acting and singing. Her first anime job came when her acting coach recommended her to the director. With reference to the interview with Veronica Taylor on YouTube, she appears to be embarrassed to voice Ash in public or in front of the camera, by covering her mouth when doing Ash's voice. She also revealed that she had to deepen her voice and do warm-ups and cool-downs in the process of voicing Ash in 4Kids.
Taylor, as well as Maddie Blaustein, Rachael Lillis, Jim Malone, and Norman Grossfeld, among others, did a commentary for Pokémon 4Ever. During this, Veronica revealed that she was embarrassed to do the voice of a male character, yet delighted to be a part of such a successful show.
Veronica Taylor's most famous roles in Pokémon were that of Ash Ketchum followed by Delia Ketchum and May. She played all three characters up until the end of season eight, when Pokémon USA took over the rights of the anime. Ash and Delia Ketchum's roles we're taken over by Sarah Natochenny and May's roles we're taken over by Michele Knotz. As of Season 14, she has not returned to do voices in the anime.
Musical appearances in Pokémon
- Under the Mistletoe
- It Takes Two
- I'm Giving Santa a Pikachu for Christmas
- Pokémon Christmas Bash
- Must Be Santa
- Christmas Medley
Famous non-Pokémon roles
- Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun (Slayers)
- Nico Robin, Bellemere, Young Sanji (One Piece)
- Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report)
- Yukino Miyazawa (His and Her Circumstances)
- Amy (Tama and Friends)
- Abby, Pexticide (Cubix)
- Alice Elliot (Shadow Hearts)
- April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003))
- Clawdia (Fighting Foodons)
- Emeraldas (Harlock Saga)
- Himeko Himejima (Legend of Himiko)
- Sheep (Word World)
- Narue Nanase (The World of Narue)
- Kisara, Kenta (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
- Ms. Dorothy (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
- Dextra, Jen Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
- Ancient Fairy Dragon, Carly Carmine, Martha (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
- Max Taylor, Mrs. Taylor (Dinosaur King)
- Galaxina (Sonic X)
- Jody Summer (F-Zero: GP Legend)
- Ms. Rosbe (Mew Mew Power)
- Jimmy/Hikaru (Ape Escape 2; uncredited)
- Silica (Kirby: Right Back At Ya)
- Fubuki (Arcade Gamer Fubuki)
- Tori (Tai Chi Chasers)
- Veronica Taylor was interviewed in the special 10th anniversary issue of Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector.
- Taylor's favorite Pokémon are Pikachu and Lapras.
- On the Adventures in Voice Acting DVD, Veronica Taylor stated that after recording her lines as Ash for the pilot, she was fired, saying 4Kids wanted to hire a child instead. The idea was apparently rejected, since Veronica was rehired as Ash.
- Sentret's voice is the unique combination of Veronica's voice and her daughter's voice.
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