Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel #bulbagarden on
From our friends

Veronica Taylor

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor (born April 9, 1978) was a voice actress for the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime by 4Kids Entertainment.


Taylor began acting in school plays when she was five years old. Wanting to take her acting skills further, she went to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she participated in plays and acting workshops and continued to build on her acting skills at Brandeis University. She has also trained in voice acting and singing, which were skills she picked up while on tour with CUA's National Players. 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.

Pokémon roles

Taylor voiced two of the main characters, Ash and May, and various other roles until the end of the eighth season, when Pokémon USA and TAJ Productions took over the dubbing and distribution of the anime. Her main roles were taken over by Sarah Natochenny (Ash and Delia) and Michele Knotz (May). She has not returned to provide voices in the anime since.





Musical appearances

Video Games

Famous non-Pokémon roles


  • She is one of the few 4Kids voice actors that did not leave the series before TPCi's takeover to leave the series permanently.
  • 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 that 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.
  • In 2011, both she and Wayne Grayson would work together on Chuck Vanderchuck's Something Something Explosion exclusively for PBS Kids Go!. Grayson voices Chuck while Taylor voices Romona. Three years later, they would collaborate again. This time, it was Astroblast for Sprout and NBC. Taylor voices Sputnik while Grayson voices Comet.

External links

Project VA logo.png This article is part of Project VA, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each voice actor of the Pokémon anime.